Smithsonian + Verizon

The Smithsonian Institution (SI)  has partnered with Verizon 5G Labs to create augmented reality (AR) experiences that use SI objects, scanned by the Smithsonian Digitization Program Office, to tell stories of race, culture, and our shared future.

Scan the QR codes below with your smartphone to jump in!

QR code for Roberto Clemente Roberto Clemente's helmet and jersey

Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente Batting Helmet, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1960
The batting helmet, made of fiberglass and painted with black and yellow, belonged to Puerto Rican baseball legend Roberto Clemente as part of his 18-year tenure on the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Roberto Clemente Pittsbugh Pirates jersey, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1970
Roberto Clemente was an ultimate game changer in Major League Baseball and his jersey is one of the most sought after and high-profile objects in the Smithsonian's sports collection at the National Museum of American History.

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QR code for Girlhood (It's Complicated) red prom dress, white graduation dress, blue hoodie

Girlhood (It's Complicated)

Red Native American Prom Dress
Choctaw activist, Cornell collaborated with designer Della BigHair-Stump (Crow) to design this dress, which she wore to her prom in 2018. She used the dress to call attention to the national epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women in the United States.

Minnijean Brown Trickey’s 1959 High School Graduation Dress
Civil Rights leader Brown, one of the Little Rock Nine, wore this dress to her high school graduation in 1959. She graduated from New Lincoln School in New York City, after being assaulted in Arkansas. The dress expressed Brown’s sense of beauty and dignity at her graduation.

El Camino Junior High School Titans Hoodie, Santa Maria, California, United States, ca 2007
Ramirez wore this hoodie and bandana while picking produce in California as a teenager. The hoodie and bandana protected her from the harsh conditions in the field: the sun, dust, fertilizers and pesticides.

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