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Jessie van Brunt collection of pamphlets featuring her stained glass window designs

Author:
Van Brunt, Jessie 1863-1947  Search this
Subject:
Van Brunt, Jessie 1863-1947  Search this
Physical description:
24 pamphlets, 1 photograph : illustrations, portrait ; 26 cm or smaller
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1928
1928-1945
[1928-1945]
20th century
Topic:
Stained glass windows  Search this
Glass painting and staining--History  Search this
Christian art and symbolism  Search this
Artists  Search this
Call number:
NK5398.V36 A4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1048025

Janssen Piano Company Records

Creator:
Janssen Piano Company.  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Pamphlets
Clippings
Date:
1901-1929
Summary:
The collection is composed of six scrapbooks assembled by the Janssen Piano Company of New York. These contain clippings on manufacturing, piano models, and marketing techniques, as well as company-sponsored outings and picnics. Also includes brochures--listing names of Janssen Piano owners in various geographic areas--used as a marketing device.
Scope and Contents note:
The collection consists of 6 volumes of scrapbooks and a folder containing 12 small brochures documenting the background of Benjamin H. Janssen and the growth of the Janssen Piano Company from 1901 to 1928. Pasted on the pages of these scrapbooks are catalogues, pamphlets, brochures, and newspaper and magazine clippings from the music trades and inserts taken from newspapers of various cities, mostly from the northeast and the midwest. In addition, there are copies of advertising letters in foreign language with English translation adjacent to the posting. Most of the foreign language letters are in Spanish. Several poems by Janssen are displayed along with reference to his music compositions.
Arrangement:
Collection is dovided into one series.

Series 1: Scrapbooks, 1909-1928
Biographical / Historical:
Benjamin H. Janssen started his career in the piano line with Stephen Brambach in whose employ he remained for two years, then to the Estey house for two years. Mathushek & Sons later became his employer for ten years as secretary. Later he moved to the management of the retail department for George Steck where he made a reputation as a catalogue maker and advertising litterateur. From the Courier October 5, 1901 is the following: A ... Benjamin H. Janssen has resigned the position he has held for the past year with George Steck & Co. and entered the ranks of piano makers. He has bought the business of the Alexander C. Kittel Piano Co. and will continue that business under his own name. He was for a time associated with the Mathusek concern, and later was with the Brambach Piano Company, Dolgeville, N.Y. Reportedly he was a musician, poet, composer, knew a great deal about pianos and was an accomplished salesman. He was quoted as saying AAfter twenty years of hustling for others I have decided to do a little for myself.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Charles P. Huether, June 13, 1994.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Each volume is in very poor condition and must be very carefully handled as the paper has turned brittle and brown in color and breaks easily making it nearly impossible to look over the material in the collection. Pages are not numbered
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:
Picnicking -- 1900-1930  Search this
Piano -- Construction -- 1900-1930  Search this
Piano makers -- 1900-1930 -- New York  Search this
Musical instrument makers -- 1900-1930  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks -- 1900-1950
Pamphlets -- 1900-1930
Clippings -- 1900-1950
Citation:
Janssen Piano Company Records, 1901-1929, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0512
See more items in:
Janssen Piano Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0512

Records, 1887-1966

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Baker, Frank 1841-1918  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Hollister, N (Ned) 1876-1924  Search this
Hornaday, William T (William Temple) 1854-1937  Search this
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Mann, William M. 1886-1960  Search this
Reed, Theodore H  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Living Animals  Search this
National Zoological Park Commission (U.S.)  Search this
United States Government Printing Office  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Animal Department  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Smithsonian-Chrysler Expedition to East Africa (1926)  Search this
Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia (1940)  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Physical description:
147 cu. ft. (288 document boxes) (1 tall document box) (4 bound volumes) (71 microfilm reels)
Type:
Maps
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white photographs
Serials (publications)
Drawings
Clippings
Books
Manuscripts
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Pamphlets
Diaries
Plates (illustrations)
Letterpress copybooks
Picture postcards
Architectural drawings
Date:
1887
1887-1966
Topic:
Zoos  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Zoo directors  Search this
Zoo exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000074
See more items in:
Diaries, Ledgers, Memoranda, and Memo Books 1895-1931 and undated [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
National Zoological Park Commission Records 1889-1891 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Congressional Document Files 1888-1905 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Correspondence and Letter Registers 1887-1965 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Animal Voucher Book 1905-1918 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Voucher Abstracts 1905-1927 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Requisitions 1904-1942, 1960-1966 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Payroll, Time, and Attendance Records 1890-1921, 1927-1932 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Scrapbooks 1887-1931 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Specimen Identification Sketches, Drawings, and Plates c. 1890-1918 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Animal Records 1890-1988 and undated [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216681

Whistler : [clippings and pamphlets on Whistler]

Subject:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (various pagings) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1879
1937
1879-1937]
Call number:
ND237.W6 W55
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_851041

Bird wing & plain planes / by John Wood, 1994 ; in wonder of Orville & Wilbur Wright and their early experiments in glider flight, 1902

Title:
Bird wing and plain planes
Author:
Wood, John 1922-  Search this
Wright, Wilbur 1867-1912 Experiments and observations in soaring flight  Search this
Wright, Wilbur 1867-1912 Some aeronautical experiments  Search this
Washington Project for the Arts (D.C.)  Search this
Science and the Artist's Book (Exhibition)  Search this
Subject:
Wood, John 1922-  Search this
Wright, Orville 1871-1948  Search this
Wright, Wilbur 1867-1912  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Specimens
Pictorial works
Artists' books
Smithsonian Libraries artists' books
Place:
United States
Outer Banks (N.C.)
Date:
1994
20th century
Topic:
Artists' books  Search this
Flight in art  Search this
Call number:
N7433.4.W66 B5 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_528672

Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum, 1867-1940

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Subject:
Ravenel, W. de C (William de Chastignier) 1859-1933  Search this
Government Board of Management  Search this
United States Fish Commission  Search this
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Cotton States Exposition (1895 : Atlanta, Ga.)  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
London International Fisheries Exposition (1883)  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition (1884-1885 : New Orleans, La.)  Search this
Berlin International Fisheries Exposition (1880: Berlin, Germany)  Search this
Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition (1898 : Omaha, Neb.)  Search this
California-Pacific International Exposition (1935-1936 : San Diego, California)  Search this
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
World's Poultry and Congress Exposition (Seventh) (1939 : Cleveland, Ohio)  Search this
International Exposition of Art and Technique in Modern Life (1937 : Paris)  Search this
Cincinnati Industrial Exposition (1884)  Search this
Columbian Historical Exposition, Madrid, Spain (1892)  Search this
Great Lakes Exposition 1936-1937: Cleveland, Ohio)  Search this
Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition (1905 : Portland, Or.)  Search this
Southern Exposition (1883 : Louisville, Ky.)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Panama-California Exposition (1915-1916 : San Diego, Calif.)  Search this
Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition (1897 : Nashville, Tenn.)  Search this
Texas Centennial Exposition (1936 : Dallas)  Search this
Physical description:
57.77 cu. ft. (91 document boxes) (7 half document boxes) (15 12x17 boxes) (3 16x20 boxes) (2 cu. ft. large oversize box) (oversize materials)
Type:
Exhibition catalogs
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white photographs
Floor plans
Maps
Drawings
Clippings
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Letterpress copybooks
Picture postcards
Serials (publications)
Date:
1867
1867-1940
Topic:
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000070
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216677

Richard Lynch Garner Papers, 1891-1941

Creator:
Garner, Richard Lynch 1848-1920  Search this
Harrington, John Peabody 1884-1961  Search this
Physical description:
2 linear feet (5 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1891-1941
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_87937

A.E.S. pamphlet

Title:
Amateur Entomologists' Society pamphlet
Author:
Amateur Entomologists' Society (Great Britain)  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
19uu
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Insects  Search this
Call number:
QL461 .A105
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_692468

Great bear pamphlet

Author:
Knowles, Alison 1933-  Search this
Higgins, Dick 1938-1998 Book about love & war & death  Search this
Brecht, George Chance-imagery  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes 1929- Injun & other histories  Search this
Rothenberg, Jerome 1931- Ritual, a book of primitive rites and events  Search this
Hansen, Al 1927-1995 Incomplete requiem for W. C. Fields  Search this
Kaprow, Allan Some recent happenings  Search this
Vostell, Wolf Berlin and phenomena  Search this
Cage, John Diary: change the world  Search this
Mac Low, Jackson Twin plays: Port-au-Prince & Adams county Illinois  Search this
Klintberg, Bengt af 1938- Cursive Scandinavian salve  Search this
Antin, David Autobiography  Search this
Corner, Philip Popular entertainments  Search this
Filliou, Robert Filliou sampler  Search this
Kaprow, Allan Untitled essay and other works  Search this
Roth, Dieter 1930-1998 Look into the blue tide, part 2  Search this
Russolo, Luigi Art of noise  Search this
Williams, Emmett Last french-fried potato and other poems  Search this
Publisher:
Primary Information (Organization)  Search this
Physical description:
20 pamphlets (individually paginated) : illustrations ; in box 25 x 18 x 6 cm
Type:
Books
Facsimiles
Literature
Tracts (Ephemera)
Date:
2007
1967
20th century
Topic:
American literature  Search this
Literature, Modern  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1093358

Bibliografía de libros y folletos publicados en Nicaragua ... A bibliography of books and pamphlets published in Nicaragua ..

Title:
Bibliography of books and pamphlets published in Nicaragua ..
Author:
Biblioteca Americana de Nicaragua  Search this
Physical description:
v. 23 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
19uu
1944-
Call number:
015.7285.B58
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_179055

[Trade catalogs on brass castings ... ]

Author:
Accurate Brass Casting Co  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<1> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
19uu
[19--?]-
Topic:
Metal castings  Search this
Call number:
051166
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_663534

[Trade catalogs on hoists and hoisting machinery ... ]

Author:
Acme Hoist Co  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<1> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
19uu
[19--?]-
Topic:
Hoisting machinery  Search this
Call number:
051203
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_664163

[Trade catalogs on general contracting ... ]

Author:
Associated General Contractors of America  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<2> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
19uu
[19--]-
Topic:
Contracting out  Search this
Call number:
053365
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_703467

[Trade catalogs on post-tensioned prestressed concrete construction for parking structures ... ]

Author:
Atlas Prestressing Corporation  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<1> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
19uu
1965-
Topic:
Post-tensioned prestressed concrete construction  Search this
Concrete construction  Search this
Parking garages  Search this
Call number:
053399
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_704002

External Affairs Files, 1879-1891, 1979-2005

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Office of the Director  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Color photographs
Brochures
Pamphlets
Books
Date:
1879
1879-2005
1879-1891, 1979-2005
Topic:
Museum archives  Search this
Archives--Public relations  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01231
See more items in:
External Affairs Files 1879-1891, 1979-2005 [Smithsonian Institution Archives Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_250609

Walter Hough Papers ca. 1889-1930

Creator:
Hough, Walter 1859-1935  Search this
Subject:
Hough, Walter 1859-1935  Search this
Physical description:
ca. 25 linear inches
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
ca 1889-1930
Topic:
Language and languages--Documentation  Search this
See more items in:
Manuscript and pamphlet file 1870s-1950s
Walter Hough Papers ca. 1889-1930 [Hough, Walter 1859-1935]
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_87703

9 viewpoints, a forum

Title:
Nine viewpoints, a forum
Compiler:
Momentum (Artists' group)  Search this
Book designer:
Nickle, Robert 1919-1980  Search this
Typography:
Monsen Typographers  Search this
Printer:
Black Box Photo and Collotype Studios  Search this
Cardinal Press  Search this
Papermaker:
James White Paper Company  Search this
Subject:
Momentum (Artists' group)  Search this
Physical description:
[6] leaves, [19] leaves of plates : 115 illustrations ; 17 x 62 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Illinois
Chicago
Date:
1950
[1950?]
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N6535.C5 M6 1950
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1097244

[American hotel letterhead and postcard collection] [graphic]

Author:
Black, Israel P (Israel Putnam) 1845-1903 FIrst steps for the little ones  Search this
Hammerschlag Manufacturing Co  Search this
Union Bank Note Co  Search this
Willmans Bros. (Firm)  Search this
Gast Bank Note Co  Search this
Brooks Bank Note Co  Search this
Stephens Litho. & Eng. Co  Search this
Korff Brothers  Search this
H. & W.B. Drew Co  Search this
Fred Harvey (Firm)  Search this
Davart Co  Search this
Curt Teich & Co  Search this
Hallam & Vesty  Search this
Physical description:
70 items in 1 album : 26 engraved letterhead sheets, 3 engraved checks, 1 bank note, 1 trade card, 1 pamphlet, 39 postcards ; album 27 cm
Type:
Graphics
Specimens
Picture postcards
Letterheads
Checks (bank checks)
Date:
1889
1889-1931
[bulk between 1889 and 1931]
Topic:
Letterheads  Search this
Hotels in art  Search this
Call number:
MSS 001815 B
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1026913

Division of Cultural History Lantern Slides and Stereographs

Creator:
Maertz, J.F., Department Store (Milwaukee, Wis.).  Search this
Stanley-Brown, Joseph, 1858-1941  Search this
Keystone View Company  Search this
Rau, William H.  Search this
Extent:
8 Cubic feet ((29 boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Stereographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Milwaukee (Wis.)
California
Date:
1887-1930
bulk 1900-1930
Summary:
Collection consists of lantern slides and stereographs produced by several companies: Keystone View Company, Better America Lecture Service, Incorporated, American Press Association, J. Stanley-Brown, William H. Rau, and J. F. Maertz Department Store. The lantern slides were primarily intended to be used for educational presentations about the United States, other countries, history, and society. Many of the slides and stereographs are accompanied by descriptive text and in some instances by small cards--one card for each slide--and in other instances directly on the back of a stereoview. The majority of images were taken from 1900 to 1930.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of lantern slides and stereographs primarily designed for use in audio-visual educational presentations about the United States, other countries, history, and society. Many of the slides and stereographs are accompanied by descriptive text. In some instances on small cards--one card for each slide-- and in other instances printed directly on the back of a stereoview. A few of the lantern slides, particularly the ones of the J. F. Maertz Department Store of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, are advertisements for consumer products. The majority were taken from 1890 through 1930. While the collection as a whole is in good general condition, some lantern slides, stereographs, and text cards are missing, and some of the lantern slides are cracked.

The collection will appeal to researchers examining the course of nineteenth-century social history broadly, especially how lantern slides were marketed to educators to teach geography, social studies, science, history and reading. The lantern slides as artifacts will be of interest to those who study material culture.

Series 1, Keystone View Company Lantern Slides and Stereographs, undated, is divided into seven subseries: Subseries 1, #1-#600, undated; Subseries 2, H-1 to H-300; Subseries 3, Biblical, undated; Subseries 4, Santa Barbara, California, undated; Subseries 5, Roads, undated; and Subseries 6, Miscellaneous, undated.

The series depicts scenes from around the United States and the rest of the world. Each image is intended to be characteristic of its location and in most cases is accompanied by a text card that describes the scene and gives the geographic coordinates (latitude and longitude) of the location. Many of the glass lantern slides have corresponding stereoviews and in these instances two box numbers are given.

Subseries 1, #1-#600, undated, is arranged in order by the numbers on the image. Views #1-261 are arranged in a rough geographic order beginning in Maine and proceeding down the Atlantic Coast, through the former Confederate states, into the Midwest and Plains states, the mountain West states and the West coast, and ending in the territories of Alaska and Hawaii and the Panama Canal. Views #262-346 begin in eastern Canada, proceed across Canada and move through Mexico and Central America into the Caribbean, thence the length of South America and the Antarctic. Views #347-554 begin in the British Isles and move through Northern and Southern Europe and into Central Europe and then Russia, the Middle East, South Asia, and the Far East. Views #556-592 begin in North Africa and cover the length of the continent and a few areas in the Pacific. The series concludes with views of several planets, President McKinley reviewing Civil War heroes (1899), and the work of a Mexican artist (1900).

Subseries 2, H-1 to H-300, undated, is arranged in order by the numbers on the image. H-1 to H-258 depict scenes and sites of American history beginning with several images of indigenous peoples and proceeding, roughly chronologically, through major events and locations to about 1925. Images H-259 to H-300 document a range of localities and activities across the country in the mid-1920s, including major buildings in Washington, D.C., industrial activities, and modern agricultural practices.

Subseries 3, Biblical, undated, shows religious art works and rural scenes.

Subseries 4, Santa Barbara, California, undated, contains two images. One is pastoral with a Franscican friar, the other a fountain.

Subseries 5, Roads, undated, includes three images of roads, one with a person on horseback, the other two depicting wagons.

Subseries 6, Miscellaneous, undated, contains lithoprint stereographs, each with a short description, depicting scenes such as landmarks in the United States; news events in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; warfare; domestic scenes and scenes of foreign countries.

Series 2, Hillis Better America Lecture Service lantern slides, undated, is divided into 12 subseries: Subseries 1, Ability Lecture Slides, undated; Subseries 2, Bolshevism Lecture Slides, undated; Subseries 3, Builders Lecture Slides, undated; Subseries 4, Equality Lecture Slides, undated; Subseries 5, Fathers Lecture Slides, undated; Subseries 7, General Lecture Slides, undated; Subseries 8, Poverty Lecture Slides, undated; Subseries 9, Property Lecture Slides, undated; Subseries 10, Republic Lecture Slides, undated; Subseries 11, Socialism Lecture Slides, undated; and Subseries 12, Miscellaneous Lecture Slides, undated.

This series consists of lantern slides produced by Newell Dwight Hillis' Better America Lecture Service Incorporated. Newell Dwight Hillis (1858-1929), was a noted clergyman, lecturer and author. The Better American Lecture Service sought to make better Americans and to inspire greater loyalty to American institutions. Better America Lecture Service rented the lecture manuscript and slides to churches, societies, schools, and patriotic organizations. Slides were sent in a tin box and contained suggestions for publicity arrangements. (Nevada Educational Bulletin, December 1920).

Hillis published more than twenty volumes including collections of his sermons, inspirational works, and a novel. In addition, many of Hillis addresses were published and distributed as pamphlets. The slides were intended to be used for lectures on subjects such as socialism and equality. The slides generally consist of text, drawings, images of persons, paintings, and landscapes. A few slides in each set are missing, and there is no text accompanying any of the slides. The series is arranged into twelve subseries alphabetically by topic.

Series 3, American Press Association lantern slides, undated, is divided into ten subseries: Subseries 1, General Images, undated; Subseries 2, Coffins and soliders, undated; Subseries 3, Mexican War, undated; Subseries 4, Niagara Falls Conference, undated; Subseries 5, Pancho Villa and Major Gonzales, undated; Subseries 6, Parade, undated; Subseries 7, Refugees, undated; Subseries 8, Warships, undated; Subseries 9, West Virginia Mine Explosion, undated; and Subseries 10, Women March for Votes (Suffrage), undated.

The series consists of lantern slides from the American Press Association depicting news events from early twentieth century history (e.g., Mexican War; Ludlow Colorado strike; suffragettes; Gettysburg veterans; various ship disasters). Each slide has a caption with a brief description of the scene. Many slides are cracked; one is completely broken and is in a folded paper. There are also approximately fifty slides with scenes of events associated with the Mexican-American War, most with short captions identifying the scenes. Many of these slides are cracked.

Series 4, J. F. Maertz Department Stores advertisement lantern slides, early 1920s, is divided into thirteen subseries: Subseries 1, Bathrooms, undated; Subseries 2, Children's shoes and clothing, undated; Subseries 3, Dress goods, undated; Subseries 4, Dress patterns, undated; Subseries 5, Hosiery, undated; Subseries 6, House furnishings, undated; Subseries 7, House wares, undated; Subseries 8, Ladies' Home Journal, undated; Subseries 9, Shoes, undated; Subseries 10, Store advertising, undated; Subseries 11, Underwear, undated; Subseries 12, Women's clothing, undated; and Subseries 13, Miscellaneous, undated.

The series consists of lantern slides showing advertisements used in J.F. Maertz Department Store catalogs for consumer goods. Slides are categorized by type of goods, including children's shoes and clothes, bathroom needs, dress patterns, men's wear, shoes, house furnishings, house wares, Ladies' Home Journal, and underwear.

Series 5, J. Stanley-Brown and E. H. Harriman lantern slides, undated, is divided into nineteen subseries: Subseries 1, Alaska-California scenes, undated; Subseries 2, Animal life, undated; Subseries 3, Artifacts, undated; Subseries 4, California/Franciscan life, undated; Subseries 5, California Indians, undated; Subseries 6, California mission exteriors, undated; Subseries 7, California mission interiors, undated; Subseries 8, Eskimos,undated; Subseries 9, Franciscans, undated; Subseries 10, Indians, undated; Subseries 11, Landscapes, undated; Subseries 12, Maps, undated; Subseries 13, Mission interiors, undated; Subseries 14, Seascapes, undated; Subseries 15, General images (#1-7;10), undated; Subseries 16, General images (#11-14; 16-17; 19-20), undated; Subseries 17, General images (#21-30), undated; Subseries 18, General images (#31-33; 36-40), undated; and Subseries 19, General images (#42; 45-50), undated.

The series contains lantern slides, each labeled with the names of distributors, "J. Stanley-Brown, 1318 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, D.C. and E.H. Harriman, 1 East, 55th Street, New York." The slides, some with captions, depict maps; landscapes; seascapes; Eskimos; animal life; Franciscan dwellings; Indians of California; California missions and Franciscan life. There are slides depicting various scenes of California missions and scenes of indigenous Alaskans. Some slides are cracked.

Series 6, Miscellaneous Stereographs, 1894-1907, is divided into seventeen subseries: Subseries 1, American Series, 1887; Subseries 2, C.H. Graves Publisher, 1907; Subseries 3, Griffith and Griffith, 1894; Subseries 4, Pesko Binocular Company, 1907; Subseries 5, William H. Rau Publisher,undated; Subseries 6, Domestic scenes,undated; Subseries 7, Military, undated; Subseries 8, Miscellaneous, undated; Subseries 9, Places--Asia, undated; Subseries 10, Places--Cuba, undated; Subseries 11, Places--Egypt, undated; Subseries 12, Places--France, undated; Subseries 13, PLaces--Germany, undated; Subseries 14, Places--Italy, undated; Subseries 15, Places--Monte Carlo, undated; Subseries 16, Places-- Palestine, undated; and Subseries 17, Places--United States, undated.

The series consists of lantern slides and stereoviews from distributors that include the American Series; Griffith and Griffith; Pesko Binocular Company; William H. Rau Publisher; and the Universal Photo Art Company.

The stereographs related to domestic and military issues and geography are dated circa 1905, and copyrighted by H. C. White, and distrbuted by World Series.

The stereo views produced by William H. Rau, a publisher in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, show parades and other ceremonies at Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) encampments and Elks conventions held in Philadelphia. The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was a fraternal organization composed of veterans of the Union Army who served in the American Civil War.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into six series.

Series 1: Keystone View Company Lantern Slides and Stereographs, undated

Subseries 1, #1-#600, undated

Subseries 2, H-1 to H-300, undated

Subseries 3, Biblical, undated

Subseries 4, Santa Barbara, California, undated

Subseries 5, Roads, undated

Subseries 6, Miscellaneous, undated

Series 2, Hillis Better America Lecture Service Lantern Slides, undated

Subseries 1, Ability Lecture Slides, undated

Subseries 2, Bolshevism Lecture Slides, undated

Subseries 3, Builders Lecture Slides, undated

Subseries 4, Equality Lecture Slides, undated

Subseries 5, Ftahers Lecture Slides, undated

Subseries 7, General Lecture Slides, undated

Subseries 8, Poverty Lecture Slides, undated

Subseries 9, Property Lecture Slides, undated

Subseries 10, Republic Lecture Slides, undated

Subseries 11, Socialism Lecture Slides, undated

Subseries 12, Miscellaneous Lecture Slides, undated

Series 3, American Press Association Lantern Slides, undated

Subseries 1, General Images, undated

Subseries 2, Coffins and Soliders, undated

Subseries 3, Mexican War, undated

Subseries 4, Niagara Falls Conference, undated

Subseries 5, Pancho Villa and Major Gonzales, undated

Subseries 6, Parade, undated

Subseries 7, Refugees, undated

Subseries 8, Warships, undated

Subseries 9, West Virginia Mine Explosion, undated

Subseries 10, Women March for Votes (Suffrage), undated

Series 4, J. F. Maertz Department Store Advertisement Lantern Slides, early 1920s

Subseries 1, Bathrooms, undated

Subseries 2, Children's shoes and clothing, undated

Subseries 3, Dress goods, undated

Subseries 4, Dress patterns, undated

Subseries 5, Hosiery, undated

Subseries 6, House furnishings, undated

Subseries 7, House wares, undated

Subseries 8, Ladies' Home Journal, undated

Subseries 9, Shoes, undated

Subseries 10, Store advertising, undated

Subseries 11, Underwear, undated

Subseries 12, Women's clothing, undated

Subseries 13, Miscellaneous, undated

Series 5, J. Stanley-Brown and E.H. Harriman lantern slides, undated

Subseries 1, Alaska-California scenes, undated

Subseries 2, Animal life, undated

Subseries 3, Artifacts, undated

Subseries 4, California/Franciscan life, undated

Subseries 5, California Indians, undated

Subseries 6, California mission exteriors, undated

Subseries 7, California mission interiors, undated

Subseries 8, Eskimos, undated

Subseries 9, Franciscans, undated

Subseries 10, Indians, undated

Subseries 11, Landscapes, undated

Subseries 12, Maps, undated

Subseries 13, Mission interiors, undated

Subseries 14, Seascapes, undated

Subseries 15, General images (#1-7;10), undated

Subseries 16, General images (#11-14; 16-17; 19-20), undated

Subseries 17, General images (#21-30), undated

Subseries 18, General images (#31-33; 36-40), undated

Subseries 19, General images (#42; 45-50), undated

Series 6, Miscellaneous Stereographs, 1887-1907

Subseries 1, American Series, 1887

Subseries 2, C.H. Graves Publisher, 1907

Subseries 3, Griffith and Griffith, 1894

Subseries 4, Pesko Binocular Company, 1907

Subseries 5, William H. Rau Publisher, undated

Subseries 6, Domestic scenes, undated

Subseries 7, Military, undated

Subseries 8, Places-Asia, undated

Subseries 9, Places-Cuba, undated

Subseries 10, Places-Egypt, undated

Subseries 11, Places-France, undated

Subseries 12, Places-Germany, undated

Subseries 13, Places-Italy, undated

Subseries 14, Places-Monte Carlo, undated

Subseries 6.15, Palestine, undated

Subseries 6.16, Places-United States, undated

Subseries 6.17: Miscellaneous, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Lantern slides are two nearly identical photographs or photomechanical prints, paired to produce the illusion of a single three-dimensional image; usually viewed with a stereoscope. Typically, they are photographic prints on card mounts, but may also be daguerreotypes, glass negatives, or other processes. The card mounts are commonly 3.5 x 7 in. (9 x 18 cm.) or up to 5 x 7 in. (12 x 18 cm.). Popular in the United States 1859-1920s lantern slides were typically used for presentations, lectures, and educational purposes and were narrated. Thesaurus of Graphic Materials

Stereographs consist of two nearly identical photographs or photomechanicl prints, paired to produce the illusion of a single three-dimensional image, usually when viewed through a sterescope. Typically, the images are on card mounts, but they take the form of daguerreotypes, glass negatives, or other processes. Stereographs were first made inthe 1850s and are still made today. They were most popular between 1870 and 1920.

In 1851 stereo daguerreotypes were exhibited for the first time to the general public at the London International Exhibition (Crystal Palace). Shortly thereafter, American photographers began making stereographs. One of the first American photographic firms to produce stereographs was the team of William and Frederick Langenheim. The Library owns a set of their early stereoviews of American cities on the East Coast.

By 1860 both amateur photographers and publishing firms were making stereographs. The major stereo publishers sold their views by mail order, door-to-door salesmen, and in stores. Stereographs were sold individually and in boxed sets.

Stereographs are usually mounted. They were typically published with caption information printed under the image or on the back of the mount. The mount also provided information about the publisher, photographer, and sometimes the series or a list of views available from the photographer or publisher.

Stereographs were collected by many middle-class families in the late 19th century. People acquired stereographs of tourist sites they had visited, as well as exotic locales that they would only experience through the wonder of the stereoscope. Viewing stereographs was a common activity, much like watching television or going to the movies today. Stereoviews were also used as an education tool in classrooms. (Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Online Catalog, Stereograph Format)

The Division of Cultural History at the National Museum of American History assembled a collection of miscellaneous lantern slides and stereographs beginning in 1943. Other collection contents were acquired over many years in unrecorded transactions.

Several distributors and publishers of stereographic images are represented in the collection. One of the most prominent was the Keystone View Company of Meadville, Pennsylvania. Founded by Benneville Lloyd Singley (d.1938), a former Underwood & Underwood salesman, Keystone became a major distributor of stereographic images. From 1892 through 1963 it produced and distributed both educational and comic/sentimental stereoviews and stereoscopes used to see the images in 3-D. By 1905 it was the world's largest stereographic company. In 1963 Department A (stereoviews sold to individual families) and the education departments were closed, but Keystone continued to manufacture eye-training stereographic products as a subsidiary of Mast Development Company. In 1972 Mast closed the Meadville manufacturing site.

All of Keystone's manufacturing was done in Meadville, but branch offices were in New York, St. Louis, San Francisco, Portland, Oregon, Chicago, Toronto, Canada and London, England. Salesmen and photographers were scattered around the world, and the company offered 20,000 different views.

Selling stereoviews and lantern slides to schools was a field pioneered by Underwood & Underwood, and for several years Underwood & Underwood and Keystone were competitors for the growing educational market. According to the 1953 Keystone Sales Manual the more aggressive sales methods and the more progressive editorial policies of the Keystone View Company soon made it the acknowledged leader in the industry, and Underwood & Underwood decided to give up the contest.

Between 1915 and 1921 Keystone View Company purchased the negatives of nearly all of its competitors. They also continued to have staff photographers travel the world, so that by 1935 Keystone had approximately two million stereoscopic negatives.

Keystone View Company produced stereographic sets up through the mid-twentieth century, and had a stereoscopic photographer on staff until at least 1955.

References

Thesaurus of Graphic Materials, (2007), http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/tgm1/ (accessed February 10, 2011).

Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Online Catalog, Stereograph Format, http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/stereo/background.html (accessed February 14, 2011).
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, 1895-1921, (AC0143)

Other Institutions with Materials

University of California, Riverside/California Museum of Photography

George Eastman House

Temple University

Brooklyn Historical Society
Provenance:
Donated to the Department of Anthropology, United States National Museum by Mrs. Joseph Stanley-Brown, through Mrs. Herbert Feis, in 1943.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected lantern slides and stereographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Stereographs -- 1900-1950
Stereographs -- 1900-1910
Photographs -- Lantern slides -- 1900-1950
Lantern slides
Citation:
Division of Cultural History Lantern Slides and Stereographs, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0945
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Division of Cultural History Lantern Slides and Stereographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0945
Additional Online Media:

Curatorial Records, 1847-2009

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Work and Industry  Search this
Subject:
Langley, Harold D  Search this
Lubar, Steven D  Search this
Daniel, Pete  Search this
Jones, Lu Ann  Search this
Mitman, Carl Weaver 1889-  Search this
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
Kendall, Edward C  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of the History of Technology  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Industry and Technology  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Arts and Industries  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Transportation and Civil Engineering  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Technology  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Manufactures and Heavy Industries  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Engineering  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Crafts and Industries  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Mineral Technology  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Mineral Technology  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Department of Science and Technology  Search this
Physical description:
14.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Compact discs
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Video recordings
Drawings
Illustrations
Phonograph records
Black-and-white negatives
Pamphlets
Date:
1847
1847-2009
Topic:
Technology--History  Search this
Military history  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Material culture  Search this
Agriculture--History  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00390
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Curatorial Records 1847-2009 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Work and Industry]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219965

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