Off the highway truck tires; heavy duty industrial mining service tires; loader-dozer tires; scraper and road builder tires. Airplane tires and accessories: tubes, wheels, brakes, brake lining, wheel-brake parts, batteries, spark plugs, finishes. Tractor and farm implement rims; low pressure tractor tires. Rim and wheel data. Data book for trucks, buses, trailers, passenger cars and industrial vehicles. Tire repair and conservation manual. Company promotional booklets: "Liberia and Firestone;" "How Firestone gum-dipped tires are made;" "Firestone research;" "Rubber;" "Pioneer and pacemaker: The story of Firestone;" "Firestone and your success;" "Firestone: Producing for war, preparing for peace;" "Presentation of Army-Navy Production Award to the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company;" "Firestone opens new horizons in petrochemicals." Auto supply catalogs: 1936-1937, 1937, 1937-1938, 1938. Extra value catalogs: 1943-44, 1947. Butaprene synthetic rubber products; velon films and coatings; adhesives; bonded rubber-metal products; durable fabrics. Reservoir roofs, linings and embankment tanks. Vibration dampeners. Rubber grips; pedal pads; furniture guards and bumpers; pneumatic tires for toy vehicles; automobile and industrial bumpers; rubber tubing; etc. Firestone " Airstroke " actuators quick selector movable slide chart. " airstroke " actuators ; " airmount " vibration , shock , noise isolators ; " airide " springs ; stainless steel containers for soft drink industry ; tire maintenance warranty and safety manual
Photographs documenting Liberian people and their natural and built environments, including the Saint Paul River, rock formations, barricades, dwellings, and other structures.
Guy N. Collins (1872-1938) was a botanist, geneticist, and plant explorer. While on hiatus from his undergraduate studies at Syracuse, Collins developed an interest in photography during an expedition in Liberia with Orator Fuller Cook. After the Spanish-American War, he worked for the office of Botanical Investigations and Experiments in the US Department of Agriculture. Collins joined Cook's exploration of Puerto Rican plant life, the results of which were published by the Smithsonian Institution in "Economic Plants of Porto Rico." Collins later became Principal Botanist in the USDA's Division of Cereal Crops and Diseases of the Bureau of Plant Industry and was a founder of the Washington Biologists' Field Club.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 90-27, USNM ACC 374065
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Liberian objects collected by Collins and donated with the photographs can be found in the Department of Anthropology in accession 374065.
Collins's field book from 1915 can be found in the Smithsonian Institution Archives in SIA Acc. 12-011.