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The iconic Graflex Speed Graphic was used by photojournalists from the 1930s to the late 1950s. (Hugh Talman / NMAH, SI)

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Smile for the Cameras
The iconic Graflex Speed Graphic was used by photojournalists from the 1930s to the late 1950s. American History charts the evolution of photography with an exhibit of 22 cameras, from daguerreotype to digital, until June 2010.

Wide-Open Spaces
Artist John Gerrard uses customized gaming software to sculpt 3-D landscapes. Step into his virtual world at the Hirshhorn Museum until May 31, 2010.

African Influence
Through July 4, 2010, a bilingual exhibit at the Anacostia Community Museum brings to light the influence of Africans on Mexican culture.

Holiday Havoc
In General Sherman's Christmas, historian Stanley Weintraub chronicles the 1864 campaign to capture Savannah—the general's "Christmas Gift" to Lincoln.

Maternal Instincts
Federico Veronesi's photograph of a cheetah licking her cub after a downpour won the "animal antics" category of the Nature's Best Photography contest. Other winners are at Natural History through May 2, 2010.

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