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Lou Newman Collection of Baseball Memorabilia

Creator:
Newman, Louis  Search this
Extent:
4 Cubic feet (6 boxes, 1 folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sheet music
Tickets
Programs
Advertisements
Posters
Ephemera
Photographs
Date:
1895-1999
Scope and Contents:
Baseball memorabilia, including postcards, of teams, players, venues and other baseball-related topics; team programs, 1930s-1990s, mostly for minor league teams but including a few major league teams; sheet music; advertising on baseball topics; posters; black-and-white photographs of baseball players and teams; and ephemeral items such as ticket stubs.
Biographical / Historical:
Lou Newman, a retired New York City businessman originally from Baltimore, is a third-generation baseball fan and collector of baseball memorabilia. He continued the tradition started by his grandfather and his father, of anything connected to baseball. Before he donated portions of it, Mr. Newman's massive collection filled an entire room in his home, and included baseball books numbering in the thousands, baseball games and toys, coin banks, watches and charms, pennants, uniforms, advertising, baseball art, bats, balls, baseball cards, products with player endorsements, buttons, pins, and numerous other types of items. Mr. Newman, in his travels throughout the U.S., expanded on the collection by gathering souvenirs and memorabilia from games and stadiums in the many places he visited, collecting not just on the major leagues but the minor leagues and spring training.
General:
OVERVIEW

SIRIS No.: AAY1660 AC NMAH 0696

LOU NEWMAN COLLECTION OF BASEBALL MEMORABILIA, 1895-1999

(2 DB, 2 Shoeboxes, 1 F/O, 1 large F/O, 1 OV Folder)

Biography

Lou Newman, a retired New York City businessman originally from Baltimore, is a third-generation baseball fan and collector of baseball memorabilia. He continued the tradition started by his grandfather and his father, of anything connected to baseball. Before he donated portions of it, Mr. Newman's massive collection filled an entire room in his home, and included baseball books numbering in the thousands, baseball games and toys, coin banks, watches and charms, pennants, uniforms, advertising, baseball art, bats, balls, baseball cards, products with player endorsements, buttons, pins, and numerous other types of items. Mr. Newman, in his travels throughout the U.S., expanded on the collection by gathering souvenirs and memorabilia from games and stadiums in the many places he visited, collecting not just on the major leagues but the minor leagues and spring training.

Provenance

Mr. Newman donated the archival collection to the Archives Center and numerous artifacts to the Division of Cultural History in 1999. He donated nearly his entire collection of baseball books to the Babe Ruth Museum in Baltimore a short time later.

Scope and content

The archival collection is divided into seven series: Series I: TEAM PROGRAMS, 1895-1999, mostly minor leagues; Series II, POSTCARDS, most undated but many go back to the turn of the 20th century, in addition to some before that date which are reproductions; Series III: SHEET MUSIC, 1908-1984, entirely on the subject of baseball; Series IV: ADVERTISING, with baseball images, including advertising for newspapers, soft drinks, beer, tobacco and other products, and many posters, including one movie poster for a 1928 silent film Warming Up; Series V: PHOTOGRAPHS, mostly black and white portraits of major league players; Series VI: MISCELLANEOUS PUBLICATIONS, undated and 1903, 1950, including a comic book, a short story magazine and a theater program; and Series VII: EPHEMERA, consisting entirely of ticket stubs.

Bibliography

Michael Benson's Ballparks of North America (McFarland and Co., 1989) was used as a reference guide for the postcards of baseball parks and venues. Former Major League Teams: An Encyclopedia by Donald D. Jones (McFarland and Co., 1997) was used as a reference guide for postcards on teams. The Official Encyclopedia of Baseball (4th Revised Edition) by Hy Turkin and S.C. Thompson (A.S. Barnes and Company) was also used as a reference.

Series List

I: Team Programs, 1895-1999

I-A: Minor league programs, 1895-1975

I-B: Major League programs, 1958-1999

II: Postcards

II-A: Postcards of baseball venues

II-A-1: Major League Venues

II-A-2: Spring Training Venues

II-A-3: Other venues, minor leagues, semi-pro, Little League, etc.

II-B: Non-baseball venues

II-C: Players and managers

II-D: Teams

II-D-1: Major League teams

II-D-2: Non-Major League teams

II-E: Miscellaneous postcards

III: Sheet Music, 1908-1984

IV: Advertising

V: Photographs, undated

VI: Miscellaneous publications, undated and 1903, 1950

VII: Ephemera, 1963-1999
Provenance:
Louis Newman, Gift, 1999.
Restrictions:
Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
Rights:
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Contact collection specialist for copyright information.
Topic:
Baseball  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sheet music
Tickets
Programs
Advertisements -- 20th century
Posters -- 20th century
Ephemera -- 1890-2000
Photographs -- 19th century
Citation:
Lou Newman Collection of Baseball Memorabilia, 1895-1999, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0696
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Lou Newman Collection of Baseball Memorabilia
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0696
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Eleanor Linkous Washington, D.C. Sports Memorabilia Collection

Collector:
Linkous, Eleanor  Search this
Extent:
0.12 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Tickets
Memorabilia
Programs
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- Sports
Date:
1925-1956
Scope and Contents:
A scorecard and program from the 1925 World Series; a scorecard and program for the 1937 All-Star Game; a program from the National Football League's World Championship game, 1942; and a program and scorecard from the 1956 All-Star Game. All of these games were played in Washington, D.C. Also includes some articles and two ticket stubs from the 1956 All-Star Game.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Eleanor Linkous is a Smithsonian volunteer and baseball fan. She offered the items, which she inherited from her aunt, to the Archives Center after attending a Smithsonian Associates event on April 18, 2001, highlighting the Archives Center=s baseball collections.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Eleanor Linkous in 2001.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Football -- 1940-1950 -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Sports -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Baseball -- 1920-1960 -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Tickets
Memorabilia -- 20th century
Programs -- 1930-2000
Citation:
Eleanor Linkous Washington, D.C. Sports Memorabilia Collection, 1925-1956, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0774
See more items in:
Eleanor Linkous Washington, D.C. Sports Memorabilia Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0774
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Ronald Gabriel Collection of Baseball Memorabilia

Creator:
Gabriel, Ronald L., 1941-2009  Search this
Names:
Brooklyn Dodgers (Baseball team).  Search this
Ruth, Babe, 1895-1948  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Placemats
Photographs
Ephemera
Packaging
Newsletters
Scrapbooks
Baseball cards
Tickets
Date:
circa 1912-2009
Summary:
The collection consists of newslettersDodgers Line Drives, Brooklyn Dodgers Fan Club Newsletter, and Gabe-o-gram, albums of trading cards and Hall of Fame postcards, many of which have been autographed. There are also photographs of teams, individual players, and a photograph of Ronald Gabriel with Babe Ruth. There is a large scrapbook containing over 1000 autographs and several items of baseball ephemera, including placemats, magnets, scorecards, team schedules, programs, and posters.
Scope and Contents:
The collection includes baseball memorabilia acquired over Ronald Gabriel's lifetime as a fan, especially of the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Series 1, Newsletters, 1944-2008, includes newsletters for the Dodgers Line Drives which Gabriel published, as well as the Brooklyn Dodgers Fan Club, which he founded in 1975. He also authored a newsletter called the Gabe-o-gram.The Brooklyn Bums was a newsletter to which Gabriel subscribed.

Series 2, Photographs, circa 1947-2006, consists of one oversize photo of Babe Ruth, a folder containing collectible photographs, and five packs of team photographs of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers. Notably in this series is the photograph of Ronald Gabriel as a child standing with the "Great Bambino," Babe Ruth.

Series 3, Baseball Ephemera, 1912-1990, contains five subseries: Subseries 1, Trading Cards; Subseries 2, Postcards; Subseries 3, Scrapbook; Subseries 4, Posters; and Subseries 5, Ephemera. There are two albums of baseball trading cards dating from 1912 to 1973 and two albums of autographed Hall of Fame postcards. The scrapbook contains 144 pages and over 1000 autographs acquired by Gabriel as a boy. There are oversize posters documenting Duke Snider Restaurant & Bar (autographed by Duke Snider), 1989 and "Catch Baseball Fever," undated. The ephemera includes game tickets, a letter from Dodgers' long timeradio broadcaster Vin Scully, advertising, product packaging, baseball placemats, programs, team schedules, programs, scorecards, magnets, and several other small items.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into 3 series.

Series 1, Newsletters, 1944-2008

Series 2, Photographs, circa 1947-2006

Series 3, Baseball Ephemera, 1912-1990

Subseries 1, Trading Cards, 1912-1973 (Bulk, 1940-1954)

Subseries 2, Postcards, undated

Subseries 3, Scrapbook, undated

Subseries 4, Posters, 1955-1982

Subseries 5, Ephemera, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Ronald Gabriel (1941-2009) grew up in Brooklyn, just two miles from Ebbets Field, home of the Dodgers. He quickly became engrossed in the baseball atmosphere around his home and developed a passion for the sport that would shape his entire life. He regularly wrote letters to baseball teams asking for player autographs. As a result he compiled a massive collection of signatures, including those from Joe DiMaggio, Warren Spahn, Mickey Mantle, Leo Durocher, Bob Feller, and hundreds more. He continued collecting baseball memorabilia for the rest of his life. The Dodgers were his team. He was born in 1941, just in time to watch the Dodgers become one of the greatest franchises in baseball history, winning pennants in 1941, 1947, 1949, 1952, and 1953. Finally, after losing to the New York Yankees in their previous five World Series, Ronald Gabriel witnessed the Brooklyn Dodgers win the 1955 World Series.

Even after his team moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in 1958 Gabriel remained passionately devoted to the Brooklyn Dodgers. He published a newsletter called Dodgers Line Drives that lasted until 2009 and started the "Worldwide" Brooklyn Dodgers Fan Club in 1975 in honor of the twentieth anniversary of their World Series victory. He was also a guest speaker at George Washington University for a class called Race, Sports, and the American Dream, where he talked about Jackie Robinson. His baseball knowledge extended far beyond the Dodgers. He became a widely known baseball historian, acted as vice-president of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), and established the Washington Metro Chapter of the SABR. Later in his life Gabriel was honored by the Dodgers when they inducted him into the Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Fame, an honor not usually given to fans. Gabriel was an important part of the Dodger community. He became close friends with a number of widows of former players and visited them often. Ronald Gabriel died in July, 2009 at the age of 68.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Archives Center Sports Memorabilia Collection, circa 1970 to present, #796

Ronald S. Korda Collection of Sports and Trading Cards, 1952-1996, AC0545

Lebanon Valley Baseball League Collection, 1936-1963, AC0067

Eleanor Linkous Washington, D.C. Sports Memorabilia Collection, 1925-1956, AC0774

Lou Newman Collection of Baseball Memorabilia, 1895-1999, AC0696

Sioux City Ghosts Collection, 1920s-1983, AC0634

Stall and Dean Company Records, 1898-1998, AC0669
Provenance:
Collection bequeathed to the National Museum of American History by Ronald Gabriel through Tom Cholis, October 15, 2008.
Restrictions:
Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from the Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Rights:
Collections items available for reproduction but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Reproudction permission from the the Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Topic:
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Collectibles  Search this
Baseball players  Search this
Baseball  Search this
Sports -- Collectibles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Placemats
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 20th century
Ephemera -- 20th century
Photographs -- Photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 2000-2010
Packaging
Newsletters -- 20th century
Newsletters -- 21st century
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Ephemera -- 21st century
Baseball cards
Tickets
Citation:
Ronald Gabriel Collection of Baseball Memorabilia, circa 1912-2009, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1178
See more items in:
Ronald Gabriel Collection of Baseball Memorabilia
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1178
Additional Online Media:

Oxford Is Digitizing UK's World War I Memorabilia

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:19:32 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_72db1fcd509781d47ec78ad8cd3333c9

Charles Lindbergh Memorabilia [Stanley King] Collection

Creator:
King, Stanley.  Search this
Names:
Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis"  Search this
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, 1906-2001  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974  Search this
Extent:
6.05 Cubic Feet (16 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Ephemera
Photograph albums
Sheet music
Date:
1927-1939
Summary:
This collection consists of approximately 6.05 cubic feet of material relating to Charles Lindbergh including photograph albums; scrapbooks; postcards; photographs; philately; sheet music; records; film; CDs (data and audio); videotapes; flyers; articles; advertisements; reception ephemera; magazines; and labels.
Scope and Contents:
The Stanley King collection was donated to the Museum in 2002, and the archival material was later transferred to the Archives. The archival material includes photograph albums; scrapbooks; postcards; photographs; philately; sheet music; records; film; CDs (data and audio); videotapes; flyers; articles; advertisements; reception ephemera; magazines; and labels. The thirteen photo albums, arranged chronologically from 1927-1938, include some lovely photographs of Anne Lindbergh and their flights in the Lockheed Sirius "Tingmissartoq;" Lindbergh's tour through Mexico and South America; and the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh, Jr. and the subsequent trial. The four scrapbooks consists of newspaper clippings (with a few pieces of sheet music) relating mostly to the 1927 flight.
Biographical / Historical:
On May 20-21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh literally flew into history when he crossed the Atlantic Ocean in his Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis, thus becoming the first pilot to fly solo and nonstop from New York to Paris. This flight made Lindbergh a household name and catapulted him into fame and celebrity. Composed of more than 400 artifacts and archival items, this collection illustrates the popular culture phenomenon that turned the reserved young pilot from Minnesota into the first media superstar of the 20th century. The colorful assortment of commemorative toys, pins, games, bottles, jewelry, hats and pennants was collected by Lindbergh enthusiast Stanley King over several decades and donated to the museum in 2002. Most of the items were mass-merchandised to the public as Lindbergh toured the United States and Latin America in the years immediately following the New York-to-Paris flight. The artifacts and archival material reflect the public adulation for Lindbergh and the powerful commercial response to his celebrity. More than 75 years after the Spirit's historic flight, Lindbergh's name still has the power help sell manufactured goods
Provenance:
Stanley King, Gift, 2002, NASM.2010.0022
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Transatlantic flights  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Lockheed Model 8 Sirius "Tingmissartoq"  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Ephemera
Photograph albums
Sheet music
Citation:
Charles Lindbergh Memorabilia [Stanley King] Collection, NASM.2010.0022, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2010.0022
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2010-0022

Film still for Carmen Jones

Distributed by:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation, American, founded 1935  Search this
Owned by:
National Screen Service, American, 1920 - 2000  Search this
Subject of:
Harry Belafonte Jr., American, born 1927  Search this
Dorothy Dandridge, American, 1922 - 1965  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 6 11/16 × 9 5/16 in. (17 × 23.7 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 8 × 10 3/16 in. (20.3 × 25.8 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
film stills
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1954
Topic:
African American  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Hollywood (Film)  Search this
Race films  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.118.162.3
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1954 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.118.162.3
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Dick Price Collection of Ice Show and Skating Memorabilia

Donor:
Price, Dick  Search this
Names:
Henie, Sonja, 1912-1969  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Photograph albums
Report cards
Photographs
Programs
Letters (correspondence)
Financial records
Date:
1936-2002
bulk 1950-1958
Summary:
The collection documents the life and career of ice skater Dick Price, with emphasis on the 1940s and 1950s, when he was in the prime of his career performing ice shows throughout Europe. Included are photograph albums, letters, most sent from Europe by Price to his parents describing performances and his travel adventures; programs from various ice shows; personal financial records; school report cards, and work-related permits, contracts, and insurance.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents the life and career of ice skater Dick Price, with emphasis on the 1940s and 1950s, when he was in the prime of his career and performing ice shows throughout Europe. Included are several photograph albums featuring portraits and action shots of Price and other skaters, some autographed, highlights of his travels, his friends and family. Also included is a scrapbook containing clippings and other printed materials; letters most sent from Europe by Price to his parents describing performances and his travel adventures; printed materials, especially programs from the various ice shows; personal financial records; school report cards, and work-related permits, contracts and insurance.

Series 1, Personal Materials, 1936-1999, consists of school report cards, personal financial materials (blank checks and passbook), work-related permits, contracts, membership cards and insurance, ephemera, newspaper clippings, publications, and correspondence. The correspondence constitutes the bulk of the material and consists of handwritten and typescript letters, with some postcards, telegrams, and radio grams, written by Richard "Dick" Price to his parents, Alfred and Mary Price of New York City. Some materials are written by Mary Price and Virginia and Bob Price, sister-in-law and brother to Dick Price. Other materials in this series are addressed to Peter Haener, a friend, particularly Christmas cards from the 1990s. Price describes his ice skating performances, friendships (especially with a woman named Kim), and travels throughout Europe. Additional materials include hotel and air cargo invoices. A series of Trans World Airlines certificates issued to Mary Price, Dick Price's mother, document her travels across the Atlantic Ocean from 1953-1956. The Hawaii materials (maps, postcards, and menus) relate to a trip Price took in July 1948. Price is listed as a passenger on the S.S. Lurline.

Series 2, Programs, 1945-2002, consists of color programs and brochures for ice skating shows Price appeared in or attended. Some of the programs are autographed. Price appears on the cover of Garmisch This Week, 1955, a publication of the United States Army Leave and Rest Center. There are several programs for Holiday in Garmisch/Ice Revue for the Casa Carioca, a night club built by General George S. Patton. The club was located at the U.S. Army base in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, and operated from 1945-1970. The club was an important venue for professional ice skaters. The programs are arranged alphabetically by the name of the ice skating show and then chronologically. Other programs include musical and theatrical productions that Price organized and/or produced in Austria. All of these programs are in German.

Series 3, Photographs and Scrapbook, 1940s-1990s, consists of black-and-white and color prints both in albums and loose. The majority of the photographs are black-and-white. They document Price's professional ice skating career primarily in Europe and depict both images of Price and other skaters performing. Leisure time sight-seeing and touring throughout Europe is well-documented. Many of the photographs are unidentified. The photographs are arranged chronologically. There is one scrapbook, 1948-1953, which consists of postcards, ice skating programs, newspaper and magazine articles, telegrams, Christmas cards, and hotel ephemera documenting Price's ice skating career primarily in the United States.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into three series.

Series 1, Personal Materials, 1936-1999

Series 2, Programs, 1945-2002

Series 3, Photographs and Scrapbooks, circa 1940s-1990s
Biographical / Historical:
Richard "Dick" S. Price was born on March 27, 1928 to Mary Schweitzer Price and Alfred Price. He had one brother, Robert Ira Price. He was raised in the New York City area and attended local schools (Columbia Grammar, Junior High School 165, Pratt Institute, and Parsons School of Design) as well as a brief period at the Admiral Farragut Academy, a boarding school in New Jersey. Price took skating lessons at Lake Placid, New York, circa 1934 and dance lessons in New York City as a young boy. According to Price's "memoirs" he was hired as a replacement skater for the Hollywood Ice Revue (regular skaters went on strike) and he convinced his father to sign the contract since he was underage. Price enlisted in the United States Coast Guard on March 19, 1946. He was a Seaman second class and served on the Cutter Pequot. Price was dishonorably discharged on October 17, 1946.

Price's first skating performances were with Sonja Henie's ice show company in 1947. He later performed with other companies such as Holiday on Ice and Ice Vogues. His ice skating career took off and by 1948, he was known as the "Bombshell of the Ice." Later in life he produced Las Vegas-style nightclub shows, and he translated and presented many significant Broadway musicals in the German theatre. Price died on June 5, 2005, in a senior care facility in Mondsee, Austria.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Andrea Stevens on June 17, 2010.
Restrictions:
The 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.

The rights to the published programs remain with the publishers.
Topic:
Figure skaters  Search this
Ice skating  Search this
Ice skaters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Photograph albums -- 20th century
Report cards
Photographs -- 20th century
Programs -- 20th century
Letters (correspondence) -- 20th century.
Financial records -- 20th century
Citation:
Dick Price Collection of Ice Show and Skating Memorabilia, 1937-1999, (bulk 1950-1958), Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1206
See more items in:
Dick Price Collection of Ice Show and Skating Memorabilia
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1206

Window card for One Mile from Heaven

Distributed by:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation, American, founded 1935  Search this
Subject of:
Claire Trevor, American, 1910 - 2000  Search this
Sally Blane, American, 1910 - 1997  Search this
Douglas Fowley, American, 1911 - 1998  Search this
Fredi Washington, United States, 1903 - 1994  Search this
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, American, 1878 - 1949  Search this
Sol M. Wurtzel, American, 1890 - 1958  Search this
Allan Dwan, Canadian-American, 1885 - 1981  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 22 1/8 × 14 1/8 in. (56.2 × 35.9 cm)
Type:
window cards
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1937
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Hollywood (Film)  Search this
Motherhood  Search this
Race relations  Search this
United States--History--1933-1945  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.118.150
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
A Cinema Apart: African American Film Memorabilia (Larry Richards Collection)
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.118.150
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Lobby card for Carmen Jones

Produced by:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation, American, founded 1935  Search this
Distributed by:
National Screen Service, American, 1920 - 2000  Search this
Subject of:
Otto Ludwig Preminger, Austrian American, 1905 - 1986  Search this
Oscar Hammerstein II, American, 1895 - 1960  Search this
Harry Belafonte Jr., American, born 1927  Search this
Dorothy Dandridge, American, 1922 - 1965  Search this
Pearl Bailey, American, 1918 - 1990  Search this
Olga James, American, born 1929  Search this
Joe Adams, American, born 1924  Search this
Harry Kleiner, Russian-American, 1916 - 2007  Search this
Georges Bizet, French, 1838 - 1875  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 × 14 in. (27.9 × 35.6 cm)
Type:
lobby cards
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1954
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Film  Search this
Musical films  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.118.99.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1954 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
A Cinema Apart: African American Film Memorabilia (Larry Richards Collection)
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.118.99.1
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Poster for Pinky

Distributed by:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation, American, founded 1935  Search this
Subject of:
Jeanne Crain, American, 1925 - 2003  Search this
Ethel Barrymore, American, 1879 - 1959  Search this
Ethel Waters, American, 1896 - 1977  Search this
William Lundigan, American, 1914 - 1975  Search this
Darryl F. Zanuck, American, 1902 - 1979  Search this
Elia Kazan, Greek American, 1909 - 2003  Search this
Printed by:
Litho Poster Corporation of America, American, 1943 - 1951  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 39 × 25 1/2 in. (99.1 × 64.8 cm)
H x W (sheet): 40 15/16 × 27 1/16 in. (104 × 68.7 cm)
Type:
posters
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1949
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Film  Search this
Race films  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.118.72
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.118.72

Toy, Ray Gun, Space Gun, MF 603

Materials:
plastic, metal.
Dimensions:
3-D: 22.2 x 11.4 x 10.2cm (8 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 4 in.)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture
Country of Origin:
China
Credit Line:
Found in collection. Donor unknown at this time. Found on NASM premises.
Inventory Number:
A20020424000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20020424000
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Toy, Space Shuttle, Replica

Manufacturer:
Action Products International, Inc.  Search this
Materials:
shuttle: plastic
patch: embroidered fabric
package: plastic, paper
Dimensions:
3-D (Package): 15.2 x 7.6 x 21.6cm (6 x 3 x 8 1/2 in.)
3-D (Toy): 15.2 x 10.2 x 7.6cm (6 x 4 x 3 in.)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture
Country of Origin:
China
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Valerie Neal
Inventory Number:
A20040073000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
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Toy, Space Shuttle, Friction Powered

Manufacturer:
Jimmy Toys  Search this
Materials:
shuttle: plastic
package: cardboard, plastic
Dimensions:
3-D (Package): 27.9 x 15.2 x 7.6cm (11 x 6 x 3 in.)
3-D (Toy): 13.3 x 10.2 x 7.6cm (5 1/4 x 4 x 3 in.)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture
Country of Origin:
China
Credit Line:
Gift of Valerie Neal
Inventory Number:
A20040074000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
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Toy, Space Shuttle, Gyro Powered

Materials:
plastic, cardboard, adhesive, metal
Dimensions:
3-D (Package): 14 x 8.9 x 20.3cm (5 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 8 in.)
3-D (Toy): 9.5 x 8.9 x 8.9cm (3 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture
Country of Origin:
China
Credit Line:
Gift of Valerie Neal
Inventory Number:
A20040075000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
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Toy, Space Shuttle

Manufacturer:
Action Products International, Inc.  Search this
Materials:
plastic, paint
Dimensions:
3-D: 7.6 x 5.1 x 3.2cm (3 x 2 x 1 1/4 in.)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture
Country of Origin:
China
United States of America
Date:
1998
Credit Line:
Gift of Valerie Neal
Inventory Number:
A20040076000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
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Poster for Pinky

Distributed by:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation, American, founded 1935  Search this
Subject of:
Cid Ricketts Sumner, American, 1890 - 1970  Search this
Philip Dunne, American, 1908 - 1992  Search this
Dudley Nichols, American, 1895 - 1960  Search this
Elia Kazan, Greek American, 1909 - 2003  Search this
Darryl F. Zanuck, American, 1902 - 1979  Search this
Jeanne Crain, American, 1925 - 2003  Search this
Ethel Barrymore, American, 1879 - 1959  Search this
Ethel Waters, American, 1896 - 1977  Search this
William Lundigan, American, 1914 - 1975  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 29 3/4 × 39 7/8 in. (75.6 × 101.3 cm)
Type:
posters
Place used:
England, Europe
Date:
1949
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Film  Search this
Race films  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.118.73
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Exhibition:
Taking the Stage
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.118.73

Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection

Creator:
Porter, John C.  Search this
Collector:
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Navarre, Jack B., 1925- (merchant seaman)  Search this
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Names:
San Mateo Coast Guard Station  Search this
United States. Merchant Marine  Search this
Extent:
0.01 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Newspapers
Oral history
Scrapbooks
Identity cards
Menus
Correspondence
Military passes
Photographs
Diaries
Passports
Place:
San Mateo (Calif.)
Date:
1943-1946
Summary:
The collection documents Jack B. Navarre's service in the Merchant Marine's and Navy between 1943 and 1946.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of official correspondence, identification papers, and ephemeral material relating to Navarre's service in the Merchant Marine between 1943 and 1946. The correspondence concerns his appointment and training in the Merchant Marine Cadet Corps and his discharge from the Merchant Marine. Identification papers include his seaman's passport, his cadet school ID card and service record, his Coast Guard pass, and an ID card for Puerto Rico. Other materials include ship's crew passes from the vessels he served on, a shore leave pass for Naples, a job assignment card, and overtime sheets from his tour aboard the Sea Partridge. Many of these materials are attached to pages from a scrapbook. Of interest also are several ship's menus from 1944 and a photocopy of a ship's newspaper, dated September 3, 1945, describing the surrender of Japan.

Papers relating to John C. Porter include his diary, kept while serving on the U.S.S. Severn, and his photograph.
Biographical / Historical:
Jack B. Navarre was born in Detroit in 1925. In October 1943, at the age of 18, he was accepted into the U.S. Merchant Marine Cadet Corps as a Cadet Midshipman Engineer. He underwent basic training at the San Mateo Coast Guard Station in California from January to April 1944. He then reported aboard the S.S. Canada Victory in San Francisco for a period of training afloat.

Navarre served on three separate ships in the South Pacific War Zone between 1944 to 1945. After his training period on the Canada Victory ended in February 1945, he served a tour doing engine maintenance aboard the S.S. Sea Flasher from March to June 1945. This was followed by a tour as an oiler aboard the S.S. Sea Partridge from June to September 1945.

He subsequently served aboard the S.S. Coast Rica Victory in October 1945, sailing to Marseilles, France, and Naples, Italy, and then aboard the S.S. Malvern Hill, sailing to Puerto Rico in January 1946.

John C. Porter was born in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1924, and grew up in Claremont, New Hampshire and later in Newport, Rhode Island. He developed an early interest in radio, building his own radios and working for a radio and TV business installing antennas. He took and passed the FCC's test to acquire amateur call letters, but Pearl Harbor intervened. Amateur radio use was prohibited, and no call letters were issued for the duration of World War II. He wanted to be a radioman in the Navy, and was accepted.

At the age of eighteen, Porter joined the Navy in Providence, Rhode Island. He was assigned to a new ship being commissioned at Sparrow's Point, in Baltimore, the U.S.S. Severn, which saw service in the Pacific. After the War, Porter worked as a plumber and school custodian in Scituate, Rhode Island. He retired in 1987 and died in 1992.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Delia Porter, date unknown, and Jack B. Navarre, August 24, 1990.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Some material in collection probably under copyright.
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Merchant Marine  Search this
Ships -- Manning  Search this
Merchant Marine -- Manning of vessels -- United States  Search this
Merchant Marine -- United States  Search this
Seamen -- 1940-1950  Search this
Merchant seamen  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean  Search this
Marine engineers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newspapers -- Ships -- 1940-1950
Oral history -- 1940-1950
Scrapbooks -- 1900-1950
Identity cards -- 1940-1950
Menus -- Ships -- 1940-1950
Correspondence -- 1940-1950
Military passes -- Ships -- 1940-1950
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1940-1950
Diaries -- 20th century
Passports
Citation:
Merchant Marine/Navy World War Two Oral History and Memorabilia Collection, 405, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0405
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0405

Pennant, Pacific Flight, Amelia Earhart

Materials:
Linen, cotton
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 40 x 96.5cm (15 3/4 in. x 38 in.)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-Events
Date:
1935
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert T. Skinner
Inventory Number:
A19750015000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Location:
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
Exhibition:
Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19750015000
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Negative Log Book Number 16, (84-5412 to 85-7765)

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Smithsonian Photographic Services  Search this
Physical description:
Ink on paper
Type:
Logs (records)
Collection descriptions
Date:
1984
1984-1985
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-001 [SIA_10-001_NLB16]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_367113
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Negative Log Book Number 17, (85-7766 to 86-5142)

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Smithsonian Photographic Services  Search this
Physical description:
Ink on paper
Type:
Logs (records)
Collection descriptions
Date:
1985
1985-1986
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-001 [SIA_10-001_NLB17]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_367114
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