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Otto Gerdau Collection, 1876-1900

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Gerdau, Otto
Collection specialist:
Orr, Craig
Physical description:
0.15 cu. ft
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Documents relating to the ivory importing firm of Heinrich Adolf Meyer, of Hamburg, Germany. It contains a booklet on "Ivory" published by the firm in 1889, a photographic album on ivory published around the same time, one black and white photograph showing the largest and thickest tusks on record, two photographs showing the firms factory, a photostatic copy of the firm's 1876 U.S. Centennial Exhibition catalog, and photostatic copies of notices of the awards it won at the Exhibition. Also included are photoprints from the photographic album and two copies of photoprints showing the company's exhibit at the Centennial. There is also one letter in the collection.
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Otto Gerdau Collection, 1876-1900, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Ivory industry
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