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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
de Hauke, César  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L.  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Arenberg  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
MM. Jacques Seligmann & fils  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Gallery records  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Pit Card Game, Bull and Bear Edition

Object Name:
game, card
Credit Line:
Dr. Mary Eloise Green and Earle M. and Jewell S. Green
ID Number:
1986.0814.11
Accession number:
1986.0814
Catalog number:
1986.814.11
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Cultures & Communities
American Enterprise
Exhibition:
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_323758
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Price Current for Exportation, [flier]

Collector:
Agriculture, Divison of (NMAH)  Search this
Collection Author:
Swatara Railroad Company  Search this
Donaldson, William  Search this
Swatara and Good Spring Railroad  Search this
Collection Collector:
Agriculture, Divison of (NMAH)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (9.3" x 7.5")
Type:
Archival materials
Fliers (printed matter)
Date:
October 1, 1805
Scope and Contents:
Provides information about shiping quarantine regulations and prices for commodities.
Arrangement:
In box 1, folder 2.
Local Numbers:
AC0272-0000001 (AC scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use by appointment.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
International trade  Search this
Imports  Search this
Commodities -- 19th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Fliers (printed matter)
Collection Citation:
Swatara Railroad Papers, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Swatara Railroad Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0272-ref538

George W. Ludington Collection

Creator:
Turrell, Orlando B.  Search this
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Caldwell, Edwin  Search this
Camby, Henry B.  Search this
Ludington, George W., (bank cashier)  Search this
Ludington, Harrison  Search this
Ludington, B. L.  Search this
Ludington, Charles H.  Search this
Ludington, Sam  Search this
Ludington, Sims  Search this
Ludington, James  Search this
Ludington, Nelson  Search this
Names:
Bank of Kent  Search this
Caldwell and Company  Search this
H. Ludington & Company  Search this
Lathrop, Ludington & Company  Search this
Savings Bank of Caldwell, Whitney, and Company  Search this
U.S. Appraisers Office  Search this
Extent:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Date:
1817-1889
Summary:
Letters and memoranda written by Ludington family members to George Ludington, cashier of the Bank of Kent, Ludingtonville, New York.
Scope and Contents:
The Collection consists almost entirely of letters and business memoranda received by George Ludington. The major correspondents are his six brothers. Additional correspondents include other family members, friends and business associates. The documents are in varying states of physical preservation. A few fragments lack the originator's name or date.

The bulk of the correspondence is dated in the years just prior to and during the Civil War. The primary subject matter is business dealings, mainly financial transactions involving extension of loans by George Ludington, their servicing and repayment. Some correspondence relates to merchandise purchases and to dealings in commodities, primarily grain but also including cotton and lumber. There are numerous references to local "currencies" (the notes of banks, often of uncertain security) and to the credit-worthiness of individuals.

The letters often refer to matters of personal and family interest and include revealing comments on military aspects of the Civil War (particularly the draft and the then legal practice of paying substitutes for military duty.) One Ludington brother served in the Union Army and was seriously wounded. There are references to difficulties with Indian tribes in Illinois and Minnesota. A description of a disastrous railroad accident is included.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into three series.

Series 1: Family correspondence, 1848-1889

Series 2: Other correspondence, 1817-1889

Series 3: Certificates of Deposit, 1862-1863
Biographical / Historical:
George Ludington was a banker who lived in Ludingtonville, Putnam County, New York. Four of his brothers were in the lumber manufacture and merchandising and other businesses in the Midwest. Another brother was in the import/export trade in New York City.

James Ludington was a lumber dealer of Milwaukee and occasionally Bloomington, (Indiana?). Most of his letters deal with financial relations with George Ludington and his bank. The amounts mentioned were large for those times, and James seemed to be equal in status to George, frequently offering advice on business matters. He was clearly in debt to George over the period covered by the correspondence, 1856-1864.

Nelson Ludington was a lumber manufacturer and dealer in Chicago, also in a debtor relationship to George Ludington. His letters expressed strong criticism of the conduct of Civil War operations.

Charles H. Ludington was a senior partner in Lathrop, Ludington and Company, an import/export firm in New York City.

Harrison Ludington was a senior partner of H. Ludington & Co., lumber merchants of Milwaukee and later mayor of that city (1872-1876) and governor of Wisconsin (1876-1878).

Sims Ludington, apparently the youngest brother of George, was a lumber merchant in Winona, Minnesota. He served in the Union Army and was seriously wounded in 1863.

Sam Ludington, based on a single letter in 1856, was apparently poorly educated with uncertain employment.

Other family members represented in the correspondence were B.L. Ludington (relationship uncertain), employed in the U.S. Appraisers Office, New York City, and a cousin, Henry B. Camby, New York City. One brief note indicates he may have been in the apparel business.

Non-family correspondents include the following:

Orlando B. Turrell, an employee of Caldwell and Co., a bank in St. Paul, Minnesota and later the cashier of the Marine Bank of that city. His letters, often lengthy and spanning 1857-1864, are mostly concerned with financial transactions and general business conditions in Minnesota but are written in a friendly style with many personal references.

Edwin Caldwell, a senior partner of the Savings Bank of Caldwell, Whitney and Co., St. Paul, Minnesota. His letters, written between 1857 and 1859, are primarily business-related, and are concerned with loan transactions for George Ludington's bank. However, there are numerous personal comments, reflecting a somewhat adversarial relationship with Ludington.
Related Materials:
Materials at Other Organizations

The State Historical Society of Wisconsin's holdings include the papers of Harrison Ludington, one of the Luddington brother's and a correspondent in this collection.
Provenance:
The collection was purchased from Augusta Warshaw, widow of Isadore Warshaw, in 1971.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
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.
Topic:
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Exports -- 19th century  Search this
Indians of North America -- 19th century  Search this
Local finance -- 19th century  Search this
Draft resisters -- 19th century  Search this
Draft -- 19th century  Search this
Commercial products -- 19th century  Search this
Cashiers -- 19th century  Search this
Money -- 19th century  Search this
Bankers  Search this
Banks and banking, American -- 19th century  Search this
Lumber trade -- 19th century  Search this
finance -- 19th century  Search this
Substitute soldiers, Civil War  Search this
Indian relations  Search this
International trade -- 19th century  Search this
Imports -- 19th century  Search this
Commodities -- 19th century  Search this
Hiring of war substitutes, Civil War  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 19th century
Citation:
George W. Ludington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0135
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George W. Ludington Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0135

Leech Jar

Physical Description:
ceramic (lid material)
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 47.1 cm x 16 cm; 18 9/16 in x 6 5/16 in
overall: 17 7/8 in x 12 in x 9 in; 45.4025 cm x 30.48 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name:
leech jar
jar, leech, apothecary
Place Made:
United Kingdom: England, Staffordshire
Credit Line:
From Smith Kline and French Laboratories
ID Number:
MG.M-11504.01
Catalog number:
M-11504
Accession number:
263554
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Artifact Walls exhibit
Health & Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_736008

Rigged Model, Keel Boat Packet Barge

Measurements:
overall: 17 in x 21 in x 10 in; 43.18 cm x 53.34 cm x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
model, keel boat
model, keel boat
Date made:
1961
Related event:
Revolution and the New Nation  Search this
Expansion and Reform  Search this
Related Publication:
On the Water online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater
ID Number:
TR.318826
Catalog number:
318826
Accession number:
236169
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Maritime
On the Water exhibit
Transportation
Exhibition:
On the Water
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_844165

Male figure

Object Name:
kakenga
Maker:
Ijo artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood, pigment, metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 163.8 x 43 x 29.5 cm (64 1/2 x 16 15/16 x 11 5/8 in.)
Type:
Sculpture
Geography:
Brass, Niger River Delta, Nigeria
Date:
Mid-19th century
Topic:
Leadership  Search this
Ancestral  Search this
Male use  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Bernard J. Reis
Object number:
65-6-1
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_65-6-1

still

Maker:
F. Besnard  Search this
Measurements:
cylinder: 17.8 cm x 7.6 cm; 7 in x 3 in
condenser: 25.3 cm x 12.7 cm; 9 15/16 in x 5 in
cover: 10 in; 25.4 cm
boiler: 12 cm x 21.5 cm; 4 3/4 in x 8 7/16 in
assembled: 78.5 cm x 28 cm x 22.8 cm; 30 7/8 in x 11 in x 9 in
holder: 18 cm x 2.5 cm; 7 1/16 in x in
overall; body: 21 3/4 in x 9 7/8 in x 9 in; 55.245 cm x 25.0825 cm x 22.86 cm
overall; bottom attachment: 11 1/2 in x 7 3/8 in x 2 in; 29.21 cm x 18.7325 cm x 5.08 cm
overall; top attachment: 10 3/4 in x 11 1/4 in x 5 1/8 in; 27.305 cm x 28.575 cm x 13.0175 cm
Object Name:
still
Date made:
1800-1900
19th century
ID Number:
CH.328579
Catalog number:
328579
Accession number:
273380
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_2539
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What can two 19th century cartoons reveal about disease and hysteria?

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:50:28 +0000
Topic:
American History  Search this
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_64060539680e2c22056a8a3296175bae

For the First Time in 150 Years, Anyone Can Buy One of the World’s Rarest Teas

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 13 May 2016 16:22:40 +0000
Topic:
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
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Comb Through This Framed Collection of Presidential Hair

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
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Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:59:11 +0000
Topic:
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Karl Marx, My Puppy ‘Max,’ Instagram and Me

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:25:23 +0000
Topic:
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The Best History Books of 2015

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 17 Dec 2015 16:51:55 +0000
Topic:
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The Ever Expanding World of Wine Takes Your Palate to Unexpected Places

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
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Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:07:28 +0000
Topic:
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The Story of Bartram's Garden

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 13 Apr 2010 03:00:00 +0000
Topic:
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How the Gold Rush Led to Real Riches in Bird Poop

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 17 Feb 2016 17:00:00 +0000
Topic:
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edanmdm:posts_d99bb44f872da8e25e03a6737c8261cb

How Chocolate and Valentine's Day Mated for Life

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:48:21 +0000
Topic:
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Colonel William Augustine Washington Papers

Collector:
Washington, William Augustine, Colonel, 1757-1810  Search this
Names:
Bingman, Thomas  Search this
Con, John  Search this
Cox, John  Search this
Cunnin, Robert  Search this
Dave, Caow L.  Search this
Dougs, William  Search this
Dunlap, John  Search this
Fisher, Thomas  Search this
Hipkins, John  Search this
Kelly, Alexander  Search this
Kink, Daniel  Search this
Mitchell, John  Search this
Moore, John W.  Search this
Mounts, Mernkel P.  Search this
Norris, Benjamin  Search this
Payton, T.  Search this
Riddle, Joshua  Search this
Rigden, Burnett  Search this
Riggs, Elisha  Search this
Washington, Augustine  Search this
Washington, Sarah  Search this
Extent:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Business records
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Receipts
Place:
Baltimore (Md.)
Georgetown (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1789-1840
Scope and Contents:
These papers consist primarily of bills and receipts for a large and varied number of articles. They are for such commodities as blankets, hose, flannel, linen, tea, molasses, calico, muslin, shoes, sugar, ribbons, needles, wheat, oats, salt and silk. Some of the prices are in pounds, shillings and pence, others are in dollars. The papers include an accounting of the final settlement of Colonel Washington's estate.

All the items are handwritten in ink, most are legible with some effort. Many are in excellent condition, a few are not.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into four series. Bills and receipts are filed chronologically by years. Subject matter is filed alphabetically.

Series 1: Bills and receipts

Series 2: Correspondence

Series 3: Land Deed

Series 4: Settlement of Estate
Biographical / Historical:
Colonel William Augustine Washington was the sixth son of George Washington's older half-brother Augustine. He was born November 25, 1757 and died March 6, 1810 or October 2, 1810. He is buried at Mt. Vernon. Colonel Washington married three times – first in 1777 to Jane Washington, a first cousin by whom he had six children and then to another first cousin Mary Lee, who had no children. His third marriage on May 17, 1799 was to Sarah (Sally) Tayloe, born in 1765, the daughter of Col. John Tayloe of Mt. Airy, Virginia and his wife, Rebecca Plater. Sarah bore three children, one of whom died at birth.

Colonel Washington lived first at Wakefield, the estate where George Washington was born. This house was destroyed by fire during a party Col. Washington was giving on Christmas day, 1780. He then moved to Blenheim, Virginia.

Colonel Washington was commissioned a captain in the 3rd Virginia Regiment on February 25, 1776. He was wounded at Trenton in December of that year, received his majority in January 1777 and was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on November 20, 1778. He was wounded again in the battle of Cowpens on January 17, 1781 and received a silver medal for his part in this battle on March 9, 1781. Taken prisoner at Eutaw Springs, September 8, 1781 he remained a prisoner on parole until the end of the war. Made a Brigadier General in July 1798, he was honorably discharged on June 15, 1800.

There is a Charles Wilson Peale portrait of Colonel Washington at Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia and one by Rembrandt Peale "after" the Charles Wilson Peale portrait in the Maryland Historical Society. A copy of a drawing by Charles Balthazar St. Memin, from a private collection in Virginia was exhibited by the Corcoran in 1932 in an exhibit entitled "The George Washington bicentennial Historical Loan Exhibition of Portraits of George Washington and His Family." A copy of the St. Memin drawing appears in the catalogue of this exhibit.

SourceHeitman's Historical Register of U.S. Army, 1789-1903 Vol. 1 and Burke's Presidential Families of the United States of America 2nd edition, 1981.
Provenance:
Found in collections. Immediate source of acquisition is unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
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.
Topic:
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783  Search this
Revolutions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records -- 18th century
Manuscripts -- 18th century
Manuscripts -- 19th century
Correspondence -- 18th century
Receipts -- 18th century
Citation:
Colonel William Augustine Washington Papers, 1789-1840, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0174
See more items in:
Colonel William Augustine Washington Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0174

A Brief History of the Chocolate Pot

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
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Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:45:18 +0000
Topic:
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Data Source:
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The Foods Americans Once Loved to Eat

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:18:35 +0000
Topic:
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