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[Trade catalogs on envelope filling and sealing machine, highway zone markers ... ]

Author:
Wright-Dalton Machinery Company  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<3> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
19uu
[19--]-
Topic:
Packaging machinery  Search this
Road markings--Equipment and supplies--Catalogs  Search this
Dalton (Brand name)  Search this
Traffic Chief (Brand name)  Search this
Call number:
050180
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_557206

Shovel ready : archaeology and Roosevelt's New Deal for America / edited by Bernard K. Means

Author:
Means, Bernard K (Bernard Klaus) 1964-  Search this
Subject:
United States Work Projects Administration  Search this
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 316 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2013
C2013
20th century
Topic:
Archaeology and state--History  Search this
Archaeology--History  Search this
Historic preservation--History  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1001493

Halo Shampoo

Maker:
Colgate-Palmolive Company  Search this
Physical Description:
glass (container material)
plastic (container material)
paper (container material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 1/2 in x 1 7/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 11.43 cm x 4.7625 cm x 2.8575 cm
Object Name:
shampoo
hair care product
Object Type:
Cosmetics
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
ca 1959
Product launch date:
1938
Subject:
Hair Care Products  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Alan & Elaine Levitt
ID Number:
1985.0460.126
Accession number:
1985.0460
Catalog number:
1985.0460.126
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Hair Care Products
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Hair Care and Enhancement
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_209900
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Halo Shampoo

Maker:
Colgate-Palmolive Company  Search this
Physical Description:
cardboard (packaging material)
glass (container material)
plastic (container material)
paper (container material)
Measurements:
overall, box: 5 3/4 in x 2 1/2 in x 1 7/8 in; 14.605 cm x 6.35 cm x 4.7625 cm
overall, bottle: 5 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in; 13.97 cm x 6.35 cm x 4.445 cm
Object Name:
shampoo
hair care product
Object Type:
Cosmetics
Place made:
United States: New Jersey, Jersey City
Date made:
ca 1955
Product launch date:
1938
Packaging change date:
1954
Subject:
Hair Care Products  Search this
Credit Line:
The Fournet Drugstore Collection
ID Number:
1985.0475.187
Accession number:
1985.0475
Catalog number:
1985.0475.187
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Hair Care Products
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Hair Care and Enhancement
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_210364
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Sheik #25 Condoms

Collection:
Reid Drugstore  Search this
Maker:
Julius Schmid, Inc.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 18.7 cm x 13.8 cm x 4 cm; 7 3/8 in x 5 7/16 in x 1 9/16 in
carton: 1 1/2 in x 5 in x 7 3/8 in; 3.81 cm x 12.7 cm x 18.7325 cm
boxes: 2 3/8 in x 2 3/8 in x 3/4 in; 6.0325 cm x 6.0325 cm x 1.905 cm
Object Name:
Condom
contraceptive, condom
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
c. 1930 - 1950
1930 - 1950
Subject:
Birth Control/Contraception  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Blanche E. Reid
ID Number:
1984.0351.266
Accession number:
1984.0351
Catalog number:
1984.0351.266
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_737967
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Merrell's Dousan

Maker:
William S. Merrell Company  Search this
Physical Description:
glass (container material)
white powder (product material)
metal (container, cap material)
paper (container, label material)
printed (container, label production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 5 5/8 in x 2 3/8 in x 2 1/4 in; 14.2875 cm x 6.0325 cm x 5.715 cm
Object Name:
douche powder
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
Date made:
1930-1950
Trademark renewed (Dousan):
1950-05-06
Trademark registered (Dousan):
1930-05-06
Subject:
Women's Health Products  Search this
Women's Health  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mary E. and Joseph F. Melfi, Jr., Tupper's Drug Store, Summerville, South Carolina
ID Number:
1980.0698.149
Accession number:
1980.0698
Catalog number:
1980.0698.149
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Feminine Care
Beauty and Health
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_724227
Additional Online Media:

Virgil Whyte "All-Girl" Band Collection

Collector:
Kovan, Florice Whyte  Search this
Author:
Whyte, Virgil (bandleader)  Search this
Names:
United Service Organizations (U.S.)  Search this
Virgil Whyte's "All-Girl" Band  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Postage stamps
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Postcards
Soap
Labels
Letterheads
Announcements
Clippings
Photomechanical prints
Photographs
Packages
Diaries
Place:
Racine (Wis.) -- 1940-1950
Date:
1942-1948, 1991-1993
Scope and Contents:
Includes 7 VHS videotapes and 1 audio tape produced by Florice Whyte Kovan, containing interviews and recollections by some band members. Studio portraits and snapshot photographs in 3 scrapbooks, which also contain display advertisements and newspaper clippings from about the band, 1940s. Snapshots include documentation of the band's travels and leisure activities while on the road, including swimming, horseback riding, etc. Packaged hotel soap bars collected by Betty Hansen during the bands' touring documents their itinerary, as do picture postcards written by Alice Smaus Jacoby.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into seven series.

Series 1: Unmounted snapshots

Series 2: Scrapbooks

Series 3: Alice Smaus Jacoby's postcards

Series 4: Packaged soap samples

Series 5: Audiovisual Materials

Series 6: Framed Portrait Photoprints

Series 7: Oversized Photoprints

The scrapbook pages are arranged in original order, apparently partly chronological, but series 1 snapshots are in topical order.
Biographical / Historical:
Founded 1942 in Racine, Wis., by Virgil Whyte, his "all-girl" band was composed of young Racine women. Whyte was instructor, manager, and the initial leader on drums; later his sister Alice took over as drummer. After initial success in Racine and elsewhere in Wisconsin, the band began to accept engagements in other parts of the country, eventually touring the U.S. The band's success drew other acts and performers, including Jill Fontaine and the Wilford Mae Trio, Sam Hearn (known as "Schlepperman"), the Woodson Sisters, and Paul La Verre and Bro. They did U.S.O. tours, entertaining servicemen.

The principal donor, a free-lance researcher and writer, is the daughter of Virgil Whyte.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Florice Kovan, 1993.
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:
Travel photography -- 1940-1950 -- U.S.  Search this
Barracks -- 1940-1950  Search this
Railroad passenger cars  Search this
Horseback riding -- 1940-1950  Search this
Tap dancers -- 1940-1950  Search this
Singers -- 1940-1950  Search this
Comedians -- 1940-1950  Search this
Jazz musicians -- 1940-1950  Search this
Band music -- 1940-1950  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Musicians  Search this
Horses -- 1940-1950  Search this
Women musicians -- 1930-1950  Search this
Beaches -- 1940-1950  Search this
Swimming pools -- 1940-1950  Search this
Swimming -- 1940-1950  Search this
Jazz -- 1940-1950  Search this
Portraits -- Women  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postage stamps
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Postcards
Soap -- Packaged
Labels
Letterheads
Announcements
Clippings
Photomechanical prints
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1940-1950
Packages
Diaries
Citation:
Virgil Whyte's "All-Girl" Band Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0503
See more items in:
Virgil Whyte "All-Girl" Band Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0503
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SHARE Numerical Analysis Project Records

Author:
SHARE (Association)  Search this
Collector:
Computers, Information and Society, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Dietz, C. P.  Search this
Computers, Information and Society, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Extent:
5 Cubic feet (14 boxes )
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Punched cards
Reports
Date:
1964-1970
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, abstracts and reports of computer programs, punch cards, Numerical Analysis project reviews, meeting notes, and research papers.
Arrangement:
The collection is dividedinto four series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1964-1970

Series 2: SHARE General Program Library, 1964-1967

Series 3: Numerical Analysis Project, 1964-1970

Series 4: Research Papers, 1968-1969
Biographical / Historical:
SHARE (Society to Help Avoid Redundant Effort) was formed in 1955, when users of International Business Machines (IBM) 701 computers in Los Angeles were anticipating the delivery of the IBM 704 computer. At this time, IBM relied on its computer customers to program the machines they purchased. "The only software that came with the hardware were copies of the user's manual, a crude assembler, a loader (non-linking), and a few utility routines" (Armer, 122). Both the manufacturer and the customers needed a library of mathematical programs, called subroutines, for the computers to perform their intended tasks. To produce them individually was prohibitively expensive; the cost of developing a system to use a machine, "and a set of routines to go with that system, was usually in excess of a year's rental for the equipment" (Armer, 124). SHARE's organizers felt that this could be accomplished most efficiently through cooperation among IBM users.

The primary purpose of SHARE, according to a 1968 SHARE conference program, was "to promote the free interchange of information for advancing the effectiveness of use of [IBM System/360 or IBM 7000-series computers]. A further aim is to reduce redundant effort among system users in the preparation of computer programs for general use." SHARE sought to standardize machine language and certain machine practices, eliminate redundant effort connected with computers, promote inter-installation communication, and develop effective communication between users and the manufacturer. By mid-1956, forty-seven "installations" or organizations with an IBM computer were SHARE members, and 300 machine-checked 704 programs were placed in an IBM ¬maintained library for member use (Bashe, 349). SHARE members later wrote and evaluated programs for the IBM System/360 machines, a product line announced in 1964.

SHARE groups called "projects" organized, evaluated, and transmitted the information; all participation was on a voluntary basis. SHARE held two general meetings a year, at which all active projects held one or more meetings. The expansion from a focus on program creation to evaluation represented a more mature phase for the organization.

The Numerical Analysis Project was one of those groups. During the SHARE general meeting in March 1964, members participating in the Numerical Analysis Project of the SHARE applications division decided to organize and carry out an extensive project to evaluate numerical-mathematical type SHARE programs, which had to be highly accurate in order not to waste expensive computer time. Programs were selected from the SHARE-3000 series, the SSP (Scientific Subroutine Package), and the CPL (Contributed Program Library). The¬ co-chairmen of the evaluation committee assigned review tasks to participating members, who could accept or refuse assignments. Their review time was to be three to four months, and authors mailed their reviews to the co-chair. The chair of the Numerical Analysis Project's Program Evaluation Committee from 1965 to 1968 was Hirondo Kuki at the University of Chicago's Computing Center. After he resigned the chairmanship in 1968, Robert E. Funderlic and Joseph S. Crowell of the Union Carbide Corporation, Nuclear Division, became co-chairs; Funderlic resigned from his position later that year.

Each program was reviewed twice. Programs were evaluated extensively for reliability and accuracy, as well as timing, size, features, design, and documentation provided by the program's author. Reviewers submitted written reviews with documentation of their testing and review process.

SHARE was the first computer user group in the United States, and became a model for a number of other user groups, including GUIDE (formed in 1956) and USE (formed in 1955). Before groups like SHARE, most programmers did very little sharing of programs of general applicability. The idiosyncratic manner of machines accounted for this in part. Inoperability was a factor as well; a program written for one machine would require tedious re-coding to operate on another (Bashe, 348).

Although computer technology has changed considerably since its inception, SHARE still exists (www.share.org), and has offices in downtown Chicago. It has a full-time staff and more than 2,000 member companies that include international corporations, representative government agencies and educational institutions.

References

Armer, Paul. "SHARE--A Eulogy to Cooperative Effort." Annals in the History of Computing 2, no. 2 (April 1980): 122-129.

Charles Babbage Institute. "SHARE Marks 40th Anniversary." Charles Babbage Institute Newsletter 17, no. 3.

Bashe, Charles J., Lyle R. Johnson, John H. Palmer, and Emerson W. Pugh. IBM's Early Computers. (MIT Press Series in the History of Computing.) Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 1986.
Provenance:
Collection donated by University of North Dakota Computing Center, through C. P. Dietz,1972.
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:
Computers -- 1960-1970  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 1930-1950
Punched cards
Reports
Citation:
SHARE Numerical Analysis Project Records, 1964-1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0498
See more items in:
SHARE Numerical Analysis Project Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0498

Gold Bond-Good Humor Collection

Creator:
Good Humor Corporation.  Search this
Names:
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969  Search this
Eisenhower, Mamie Doud, 1896-1979  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Phonograph records
Pamphlets
Sound recordings
Sales catalogs
Training manuals
Cartoons (humorous images)
Wrapping materials
Decalcomania
Catalogs
Packaging materials
Date:
1927 - 1991
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of photographs related to the Good Humor Company and its products, game shows using Good Humor products, and celebrities (such as Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower) eating Good Humor products. There are also articles about Good Humor, product catalogs, training manuals, cartoons, brochures, decals, and samples of product packaging. Audiovisual materials include audio discs and videotapes.

Series 1, Sales and Business Materials, 1927-1991, includes articles about Good Humor, Incorporated, manuals for training and sales presentations, promotional literature and artwork, advertisements, advertising storyboards, product decals and ice cream sticks, cartoons, and the Little Golden Book The Good Humor Man.

Series 2, Packaging, 1968-1981, consists of labels, wrappers and boxes for Good Humor products and some of its competitors.

Series 3, Photographs, 1931-1971 consists of images of Good Humor factories; salesmen; vehicles; employees; equipment; Good Humor products featured on "Wonderama," "The Alan Burke Show," and "To Tell the Truth;" and Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower eating Good Humor ice cream. Many of the photographs were taken by Tim Murtagh of New York City, International News Photos, N. Lazarnick, commercial photographer of New York City, Alex Siodmak of New York City, Standard Flashlight Company of New York City, Kaufman and Fabry Company Photographers, and Alexandre's Photo Studio.

Series 4, Audiovisual Materials is composed of two subseries. Subseries A, Audio Discs, undated contains two 78 R.P.M. discs titled Gaytime Wild Cherry and Gaytime Thunderball, and Subseries B, Videotape, undated, consists of two copies of public relations material about Good Humor.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into four series.

Series 1, Sales and Business Materials, 1927-1991

Series 2, Packaging, 1968-1981

Subseries 1, Labels, undated

Subseries 2, Wrappers, 1968-1981

Subseries 3, Boxes, undated

Series 3, Photographs, 1931-1971

Series 4, Audiovisual, undated

Subseries 1, Audio Discs, undated

Subseries 2, Videotape, undated
Biographical / Historical:
add
Related Materials:
Material at the National Museum of American History, Division of Work and Industry

The Division of Work and Industry holds related artifacts (push cart, a cap, a money bag, a hat, a belt, an apron, a coin, buttons, emblems, a tape measure, and a truck). See Accession numbers 1993.0075; 1994.0143; 2000.0264; and 2002.3025.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Gold Bond-Good Humor Ice Cream, through Lawrence Link on June 18, 1992.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use.
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:
Television broadcasting  Search this
Ice cream industry  Search this
Game shows -- Television  Search this
Packaging -- 1930-1950  Search this
Genre/Form:
Phonograph records
Pamphlets -- 1930-1950
Sound recordings -- 1930-1950
Sales catalogs -- 1930-1950
Training manuals -- 1930-1950
Cartoons (humorous images) -- 1930-1960
Wrapping materials -- 1930-1950
Decalcomania -- 1930-1950
Catalogs -- 1930-1950
Packaging materials -- 1930-1950
Citation:
Gold Bond-Good Humor Collection, circa 1927-1991, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0451
See more items in:
Gold Bond-Good Humor Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0451
Additional Online Media:

Lighter wick with item packaging

Photographer:
Art Metal Works, Inc.  Search this
Culture/People:
Non-Indian  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Art Metal Works, Inc.  Search this
Previous owner:
Lawrence R. Baca, Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee)  Search this
Donor:
Lawrence R. Baca, Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee)  Search this
Object Name:
Lighter wick with item packaging
Media/Materials:
Paper, ink, metal, cotton cloth
Techniques:
Commercially produced/manufactured
Dimensions:
3.7 x 5.7 x 0.2 cm
Object Type:
Personal items
Place:
Newark; Essex County; New Jersey; USA
Date created:
1930-1950
Catalog Number:
26/9931
Barcode:
269931.000
See related items:
Non-Indian
Personal items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_412795

Picnic Kit

Manufacturer:
Arrow Wood Products, Inc.  Search this
Distributor:
S.G. Nullet, Inc.  Search this
Medium:
Wood, paper (packaging)
Type:
cutlery
Decorative Arts
Picnic kit including forks, spoons, and pick
Object Name:
Picnic kit including forks, spoons, and pick
Manufactured in:
East Wilton, Maine, USA
Date:
ca. 1940
Credit Line:
Gift of Dorothy Globus
Accession Number:
1990-130-1/20
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1990-130-1_20

Subway Riders

Artist:
Christina Malman, American, b. England, 1911–1959  Search this
Medium:
Brush and gouache on paper
Type:
graphic design
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
1930–56
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Just Lunning
Accession Number:
1997-179-1
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1997-179-1

Halloween highlights arise from the museum vaults

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:57:46 +0000
Topic:
American History  Search this
See more posts:
Blog Feed
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_1a7e5fd663418ddc39c944553fd02a14

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