Farewell, Smithsonian, for now…

Today was my last day as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Museum of American History. The good news: the weather was perfect for lunch with colleagues on our rooftop terrace, with stunning views reaching from the Library of Congress to the Washington Monument.

On the roof at NMAH on my last day at the Smithsonian.
On the roof at NMAH on my last day at the Smithsonian. Photo by Steve Velasquez.

Thanks to everyone who made my time at the Smithsonian so rewarding, productive, and valuable. I hope to come back someday.

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3 thoughts on “Farewell, Smithsonian, for now…

  1. I am reminded of Millet’s “The Gleaners” (1897) ~ in reverse: the background of this good photograph of you offers those unaccustomed to the D.C. landscape to see how, despite so many national monuments and important federal buildings of the people, even the near horizon both seems and is expansively flat, only the rare structure pushing above three or five stories, leaving plenty of room above for the visions of individuals to expand, Laus Deos, and to take count of those heads and hearts rise above the ordinary.

    Such a smile!

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