Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection  /  Work and Play

“Residents' lived experience is the heart of any city” In the 19th century, industrialization changed the workplace and allowed more time for leisure. This exhibition highlights peoples' daily labor and leisure in DC.

  • The playfulness of the typography of the mark and its embellishment reflect the 19th century.

Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection  /  The New Naval and Military Map

The GW chapter of the national history honors fraternity Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) collaborated with museum staff to curate this exhibit on a rare map of the U.S. embellished with portraits of political and military leaders, nationalistic scenes, and statistical charts.

  • The typography of the identity reflects the typography of the Naval and Military Map itself.

Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection  /  At Water's Edge

The story of the Potomac River, the “Nation's River” is the story of Washington D.C.: colonization, commerce, war, restoration, conservation, historic preservation, and recreation. Organized geographically from Great Falls to Fort Washington, objects illustrate the changing relationship between the city and the water.

  • The identity reflects the changing river and the flow of time with the juxtaposition of the old and the new.

Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection  /  An Artist's Washington

An exploration of depictions of Washington D.C. across eighteen decades by fourteen artists to give their view of the city.

  • The identity incorporates a representation of an artist at work en plein aire with an easel and paints.