HomeView Selected ObjectsExplore the KitchenSample Kitchen StoriesFlash Version
Julia Child's Kitchen at the Smithsonian



Unless otherwise specified, documentary photographs are by Paul Child and used courtesy of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University. Unless specifically noted, all object photos are credited to the National Museum of American History, Division of Cultural History, Julia Child Kitchen Collection.


Julia Child on Launch and Homepages
Courtesy of Albie Walton, Ivyland, PA
© Albie (Albert) Walton 1975-2006


Story Photos


Julia and World War II

Julia in China, with her OSS colleagues, including Paul Child, far right
Courtesy of Sam Cousins and Phila Cousins


Filming in the Kitchen

Julia and Jacques Pepin at the cooking island, preparing to tape a segment of their show
Courtesy of Julia Child


The French Chef

Taping The French Chef. Julia with Russ Morash, the "Science Guy " from WGBH-TV in Boston, who produced Julia 's first series, The French Chef
Photo by James Scherer, Courtesy of WGBH-TV


Paul photographs Julia preparing potatoes for a recipe illustration.
Paul and Julia choose a lobster with characteristic care.
Courtesy of Lee Lockwood/TimePix


Object Photos


Copper stockpot with rolling pins, wine list, and all installation shots of "Bon Appétit" in "Visiting the Museum." Richard Strauss, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution


Selected original kitchen views, Fruit bowl, Garland range, refrigerator top (rooster, cats), copper confiture pan, Cuisinart blender, German ricer, food processor, bookshelf, table and chairs, refrigerator magnets. Hugh Talman, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution


Blowtorch, fright knife, whisk, Cordon Bleu diploma, scale with weights. Steve Velasquez, National Museum of American History, Division of Cultural History


Explore the Kitchen


360 degree panoramic image of Julia Child's Kitchen
Don Hurlbert, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Instutition


Web Site


The website, Bon Appétit: Julia Child's Kitchen At the Smithsonian, is drawn from the Julia Child Kitchen Collection and the exhibition, Bon Appétit: Julia Child's Kitchen at the Smithsonian, at the National Museum of American History, August, 2002-indefinitely.


Content and Curatorial
Rayna Green, Paula Johnson

Project Management
Nanci Edwards, Laura McClure

Curatorial Support
Ann Burrola, Dara Orlando, Aimie Shreves

Collections Management and Support
Steve Velasquez, Patrick Brown, Stacey Kluck

Nancy Growald Brooks

Exhibition Design
Marcia Powell

Web Site Design and Development
New Tilt with thanks to Chris Hinkle for some tricky Flash programming

NMAH Web Management
Judith Gradwohl, Matt MacArthur

Audio and Video
A La Carte Communications producer Geoffrey Drummond, Producer; Dean Gaskill, Dir. of Photography; Aaron Frutman, Audio Engineer; Tommy Hamilton, Best Boy


Funding provided by the National Museum of American History American Food and Wine History Fund


Back to Top
Smithsonian National Museum of Amercan History  
FAQ'sEventsShare Your ThoughtsWhat's CookingVisiting the MuseumResourcesCredits