The collection consists of historical and business records for ANSCO, a company now owned by GAF (General Aniline and Film Corporation).
Collection includes business correspondence, some of it regarding a collection of Matthew B. Brady photographs; photographs, mostly of the company's products, biographical information on Edward A. Anthony, who started Anthony & Scovill, which merged with AGFA in 1928; multiple written accounts of the history of the company; trade literature; catalogs; price lists; company newsletters; scholarly journals; legal documents; and clippings. There is a small number of papers relating to Edward A. Anthony's first company, Anthony and Co., dating back to 1877.
Collection donated to the Photographic History Collections of the National Museum of American History, by GAF. Transferred to the Archives Center in 2019.
Collection is open for research.
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Polaroid Lighting, Inc. (West Haven, CT) ; Mutual-Sunset Lamp Mfg. Co. (New York, NY) ; Land-Wheelwright Laboratories ; Search this
One envelope Oversize ; cameras ; film ; slide and photograph copier ; polarizers ; H-glass filters ; samples in pamphlet entitled "Technical information, primer of polarization" (#012060) ; "Story about the synthesis of quinine," includes a photographic print of the chemists who first synthesized quinine: Robert Woodward and William Doering : "the plan for synthesizing the complex drug was originated by Woodward and incorporated as a project in the basic research program of Polaroid Corporation..."(1944) ; photographic filters ; glare-free headlights ; projection slides ; plastic goggle lenses ; variable day glasses (eyeglasses)(allowing the wearer to adjust to the brightness level) ; promotional packet of brochures entitled, "Polaroid: the first 30 years/the next 300 days," ca. 1977, with news releases and other promotional material, including photographic prints -- announcing the 30th anniversary of Edwin Land's invention of the instant picture process ; "Available reprints on using Polaroid Land Products," a bound compilation of articles and advertisements of Polaroid products ; Polaroid desk lamp ; see the "Brand History" link at the Polaroid Corporation's web site for a complete timeline of the company's history ; www.polaroid.com ; Polaroid International Instant Photomicrography Competition 1983 ; Land Cameras and Accessories ; Speedliner Land Camera Model 95B ; film holders ; Land Camera model 180 ; Type 105 Land Film ; MP-3 Land Camera ; "Polaroid Pointers" ; "slides-on-the-spot transparency systems" ; "instant halftone and line copy systems" ; "SX-70 Land Cameras" ; Industrial View Land cameras ; MP-4 Land Camera ; "Model 600 SE Cameras" ; "Portfolio of Polaroid Industrial and Scientific Photography" ; print copiers ; authorized federal supply schedule film price list ; "polaprinters" ; participating dealers for "polaprinters" ; CU-5 Land Camera
Trade catalog, price lists, manual, samples and photographs
Black and white images
Types of samples:
light polarizers ;
251 pieces; 4 boxes
Type of material:
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Topic (Romaine term):
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment Search this
Lighting (electric; gas; candle; oil; etc.) Search this