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W. L. Armstrong Washingtoniana Glass Negative Collection, 1865-1885

view W. L. Armstrong Washingtoniana Glass Negative Collection, 1865-1885 digital asset number 1
Collector:
Armstrong, W. L. Mrs
Minor, Frank (photographer)
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution
Physical description:
Glass plates, 8" X 10": silver collodion
Glass plates, 8" x 10": silver gelatin
Glass plates, 4" x 5": silver gelatin
1 cu. ft.: 1 document box; 1 original wooden plate box
Type:
Aerial views
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Wet collodion negatives
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
White House (Washington, D.C.)
Washington D.C
Manassas (Va.)
Hains Point (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1865
1865-1885
1880-1890
1860-1890
1880-1980
19th century
Notes:
Photographer(s) and circumstances of creation unknown.
Summary:
11 8" x 10" and 10 4" x 5" glass photonegatives, some marked "1885", one marked "1865" and "Libby Prison"), but most seem from ca. 1885; silver gelatin except two silver collodion plates, one of which bears the "1865." The large plates were stored in a nineteenth-century wooden, grooved plate box (now stored separately). Images depict buildings and sites in Washington, D.C., including: aerial or bird's-eye views possibly taken from the (unfinished?) Washington Monument; the Manassas Panorama building with the completed (capped) Monument visible in the background; Washington street scenes, especially Pennsylvania Avenue; the Smithsonian castle; the U.S. Capitol; the White House; and dredging operations to create Hains Point.
Cite as:
W. L. Armstrong Washingtoniana Glass Negative Collection, 1865-1885, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Architecture
Streets
Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)
Panoramas
Libby Prison
Capitols
Paintings
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
Cycloramas
Buildings
Cities and towns
Dredging
Waterfronts
History
Civil War, 1861-1865
Local number:
86-335 to 86-354 (OPPS NEgs.)
1985.3163 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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