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[Coon Chicken Inn : Black-and-white photoprints on scrapbook page]

Collector:
Graham, Maxon  Search this
Graham, Adelaide  Search this
Creator:
Coon Chicken Inn  Search this
Names:
Diamond Match Co.  Search this
Sambo (Fictitious character)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Graham, Adelaide  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (scrapbook page, 22-1/2 in. x 17-3/4 in.[incorrect])
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Photographs
Place:
Seattle (Wash.)
Date:
[1929.]
Scope and Contents:
5 photographs: 3 exterior views of the restaurant with automobiles parked around it, including 2 daylight views and 1 night view, a restaurant interior, and a restaurant delivery vehicle with the blackface image on the side. At the right is a document, a copy of an order for matchbooks, advertising the restaurant, to the Diamond Match Company.
Arrangement:
In Scrapbook 1, Box 4, Folder 3.
Local Numbers:
AC1153-0000005.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Matches  Search this
Cookery (Chicken)  Search this
Stereotypes (Social psychology)  Search this
Racism  Search this
Ethnic imagery  Search this
Restaurants  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ephemera
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Coon Chicken Inn Records and Graham Family Papers, 1913-1973, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Coon Chicken Inn Records and Graham Family Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1153-ref922

[Mary Church Terrell as a young woman : black-and-white photoprints]

Photographer:
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Names:
Terrell, Mary Church, 1863-1954  Search this
Series Creator:
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Rice, Moses P.  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (photoprints)
Culture:
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Later prints
Photographs
Studio portraits
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans
Date:
[ca. 1920-1930]
Scope and Contents:
Formal portrait in studio; subject wearing high-necked dress with fringe on sleeves. Print A is on fiber-base paper, prints B and C on resin-coated paper. All trimmed without borders.
Biographical / Historical:
Civic activist. Born in Memphis, Tenn. Graduate, Oberlin College, 1884. First black woman to be appointed to the District of Columbia School Board, 1895; charter member of the NAACP. Married to Judge Robert H. Terrell. Autobiography: "A Colored Woman in a White World" (1940).
General:
Prints in Box 1.1.A4.
Exhibitions Note:
Reproduction print exhibited in "The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington: Picturing the Promise," NMAAHC Gallery, NMAH, January 30 - November 15, 2009; image reproduced in exhibit's companion book.
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Series Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African American women  Search this
Genre/Form:
Later prints
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- Later prints
Studio portraits
Series Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
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Scurlock Studio Records, Series 1: Black and White Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s01-ref7884

Visit / Macy's Wonderland / 4th Floor / 34th Street & Broadway--New York [black-and-white photoprint of broadside]

Creator:
Hales, Landy R., 1889-1972  Search this
Names:
Macy, R.H., & Co. (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Hales, Landy R., 1889-1972  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hales, Landy R., 1889-1972  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (12.5 cm x 20 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
circa 1927
Arrangement:
In Box 6.
Local Numbers:
AC0906-0000001 (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Inventors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Landy R. Hales Papers, 1908-1969, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Landy R. Hales Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0906-ref630

[Christian and Muslim Community in Cedar Rapids, Iowa black and white photoprint]

Collector:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Collection Creator:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.3" x 9.5".)
Culture:
Arab Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1926
Scope and Contents:
Large group of men, women and children, some with American flags, taken outside. Arabic caption.
Arrangement:
In Series 12, Box 3, Folder Nasr, Constatine.
Local Numbers:
AC0078-0000087 (AC Scan)

86-6067 (OPS neg no)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Muslims  Search this
Christians  Search this
Flags  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab-American Collection Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0078-ref4374

[Christian and Muslim Community in Cedar Rapids, Iowa black and white photoprint]

Collector:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Collection Creator:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.2" x 9.4".)
Culture:
Arab Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1926
Scope and Contents:
Large group of men, women and children, some with American flags, taken outside.
Arrangement:
In Series 12, Box 3, Folder Nasr, Constatine.
Local Numbers:
AC0078-0000088 (AC Scan)

86-6064 (OPS neg no)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Muslims  Search this
Christians  Search this
Flags  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab-American Collection Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0078-ref4375

[Christian and Muslim Community in Cedar Rapids, Iowa black and white photoprint]

Collector:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Collection Creator:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.2" x 9.5".)
Culture:
Arab Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1926
Scope and Contents:
Large group of men, women and children, some with American flags, taken outside. Arabic caption.
Arrangement:
In Series 12, Box 3, Folder Nasr, Constatine.
Local Numbers:
AC0078-0000089 (AC Scan)

86-6065 (OPS neg no)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Muslims  Search this
Christians  Search this
Flags  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab-American Collection Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0078-ref4376

Red Lips' first diving picture---Houlton, Maine, 1929 / Sonora riding [black and white photoprint]

Photographer:
Porter Studios, The (Houlton, Me.)  Search this
Names:
Carver, Sonora Webster, 1904-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Carver, Sonora Webster, 1904-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (9.75" x 7.75".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Maine
Date:
1929
Scope and Contents:
Diving horse with woman rider (Sonora Carver).
Local Numbers:
02052102.tif (AC Scan)
General:
In Box 2, Folder 4.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Women athletes  Search this
Diving  Search this
Women in horse sports  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930
Collection Citation:
Sonora Carver Papers, 1891-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Sonora Carver Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0521-ref625

Pilgrimage to Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, Ohio, August 5, 1927 [black and white photoprint]

Collector:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Names:
Roman Catholic Church  Search this
Collection Creator:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.1" x 9.4".)
Culture:
Arab Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1927
Scope and Contents:
A large crowd of men, women, and children is shown.
Arrangement:
In Series 12, Box 3, Folder Rizk, Victor.
Local Numbers:
AC0078-0000080 (AC Scan)

86-6071 (OPS neg no)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Shrines -- Carey (Ohio) -- 1930-1940  Search this
Pilgrimage -- North America  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab-American Collection Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0078-ref4368

Pilgrimage to Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, Ohio, August 5, 1927 [black and white photoprint]

Collector:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Names:
Roman Catholic Church  Search this
Collection Creator:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.2" x 9.5".)
Culture:
Arab Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1927
Scope and Contents:
A large crowd of men, women, and children is shown.
Arrangement:
In Series 12, Box 3, Folder Rizk, Victor.
Local Numbers:
AC0078-0000081 (AC Scan)

86-6070 (OPS neg no)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Shrines -- Carey (Ohio) -- 1930-1940  Search this
Pilgrimage -- North America  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab-American Collection Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0078-ref4369

Pilgrimage to Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, Ohio, August 5, 1927 [black and white photoprint]

Collector:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Names:
Roman Catholic Church  Search this
Collection Creator:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.1" x 9.4".)
Culture:
Arab Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1927
Scope and Contents:
A large crowd of men, women, and children is shown.
Arrangement:
In Series 12, Box 3, Folder Rizk, Victor.
Local Numbers:
AC0078-0000082 (AC Scan)

86-6069 (OPS neg no)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Shrines -- Carey (Ohio) -- 1930-1940  Search this
Pilgrimage -- North America  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab-American Collection Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0078-ref4370

[United States citizen's identity card with portrait of Leo H. Baekeland], [black and white photoprint affixed to identity card.]

Names:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Collection Creator:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper, 3" x 5".)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Passports
Photographs
Place:
Mexico -- 1920-1930
Date:
1921
Scope and Contents:
Identity card was issued to Baekeland in San Diego, California and was valid for travel within forty miles of the Mexican Border. Photographer unidentified.
Local Numbers:
AC0005-0000052-1.tif and AC0005-0000052-2.tif (AC Scan)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Identification cards  Search this
Genre/Form:
Passports
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Leo Baekeland Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Leo H. Baekeland Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0005-ref3044
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[U.S. Passport for Henry A. Bonynge, physician, and his wife Bessie Bonynge : black and white photoprint stapled to folded sheet of paper]

Creator:
United States of America, Department of State (issuer)  Search this
Donor:
Strange, Susan B.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Ravnitzky, Michael  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (12" x 8.5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Passports
Date:
1925
Scope and Contents:
Photographer unidentified. Back and inside of passport has visas for France, Great Britain and Holland.
Local Numbers:
AC0404-0000037.tif (AC Scan)
General:
In Passports box.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Possible copyright and/or trademark restrictions on material in collection. Consult repository.
Topic:
Travel -- 1920-1930  Search this
Tourism -- 1920-1930  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Passports -- 1920-1930
Collection Citation:
Archives Center Business Americana Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Archives Center Business Americana Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0404-ref1561

Charles Rivers Photographs

Creator:
Rivers, Charles, 1904-1993  Search this
Names:
Chrysler Building (New York, N.Y.) -- Pictorial works  Search this
Empire State Building (New York, N.Y.) -- Construction--1929-1930  Search this
Pathe News  Search this
Bates, Ruby  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (4 boxes )
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Albums
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- 1920-1930
Washington (D.C.) -- 1960-1970
Date:
1929-1963
bulk 1929-1930
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains: twenty-nine silver gelatin photoprints mounted on Fome-Core, Masonite, and cardboard, ranging in size from 5-1/2" x 9-1/4" to 10-11/16" x 13-13/16"; three 5" x 7" unmounted silver gelatin photoprints; a scrapbook which originally contained 56 silver gelatin photoprints, ranging in size from 2" x 3" to 7-1/2" x 9-1/2"; and silver gelatin film negatives (presumably acetate) for the prints. The scrapbook includes a New York Daily News clipping about Rivers: "Builds a Bridge to Students" by Anthony Burton (dated May 12, 1970 by Rivers) with a photograph showing him speaking to a crowd, Most of the photographs depict the construction of the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings--iron workers on the job and relaxing during breaks, and pictures of the buildings at various stages of completion. Other subjects are: a demonstration to prevent World War II (1935), a color photoprint of the Civil Rights March and Demonstration in Washington, D.C. (1963), and two magazine clippings from a Soviet publication, New Times, in which Rivers's prize-winning "Self Portrait" (1930) was reproduced.

Most of these prints were made by Charles Rivers many years after the creation of the original negatives, probably ca.1970s 1980s. The collection is in generally good condition, except that many of the print surfaces are scratched.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Rivers created a certain amount of confusion about his origins, whether accidentally or intentionally. Born Constantinos Kapornaros[1] (or Kostandinos Kapernaros)[2] in the small town of Vahos in Mani, an isolated area in the southern Peloponnesian region of Greece, on May 20, 1904, he emigrated to the United States as a child of five or six with his parents. His school record showed that he was enrolled in 1911 at the age of seven.[3] The family lived in Maine or New Hampshire, then Massachusetts, and later other locations in New York state. It is believed that his new name was derived from the Charles River in Boston.[4] The change may have been occasioned by a need to conceal his deep involvement in left-wing political and union activities.[5] Mr. Rivers settled in New York City in 1950 and resided there until 1993.[6] He sometimes identified his birthplace as Denver, Colorado,[7] but this may have been a fabrication or simplification, based on the fact that Greek church baptismal records were kept in Denver.[8] His sons James and Ronald believe that he never became an official American citizen. Late in life, in order to visit his birthplace, he was issued a passport, based on his school records, which stated that he was born in Denver. Rivers photographed the construction of the Chrysler Building (1929) and the Empire State Building (1930) in New York City. He was inspired to take up photography by seeing the work of the influential documentary photographer Lewis Hine, whose famous images of working children helped win passage of protective child labor laws. Rivers and Hine both photographed the Empire State Building and the men building it, yet Rivers apparently was unaware until years later that his idol had been present. Employed as an iron worker, Rivers traded his pail of tools for a Zeiss Ikon[9] camera during his lunch hour or when photographic opportunities arose. While the workers depicted in some of the photographs clearly are aware of the photographer's presence, Rivers's project presumably was conducted more or less surreptitiously. It is not known for certain if the paths of Rivers and Hine ever crossed, but his son Ron considers it unlikely: Hine photographed only the Empire State Building in connection with his "Men at Work" project,[10] not the earlier Chrysler Building, and Rivers did not work on the Empire State Building for a very long period. His self-portrait on the Empire State Building, "The Bolter-Up," may have been intended as a memento during one of his last days on that job.[11]

Rivers became unemployed in the Depression and consequently became involved in national efforts to create Social Security, unemployment insurance, and housing programs. These experiences apparently encouraged his active participation in politically leftist activities, as coverage about him in Soviet publications attests. A pacifist, in 1935 he was involved in demonstrations aimed at preventing World War II, and in the 1960s he took part in anti-Vietnam demonstrations and encouraged young people to continue such resistance.

In the 1950s Rivers worked in steel fabrication, in a chemistry lab as a technician, and briefly as a legislative aide for a New York state senator.

In 1986 Rivers submitted his 1930 self-portrait, posed on the Chrysler Building, to the International Year of Peace art contest sponsored by the New Times, published in Moscow: it was awarded a prize and diploma.

Mr. Rivers died in 1993, only two weeks after moving to Arlington, Texas to enter a nursing home near his sons' homes.

1. The page on Rivers in New York University=s Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives web site (http://laborarts.org/collections/item.cfm?itemid=82) --noted 5 June 2002), claims Rivers was born in 1905 and changed his name Ato resemble those of the Mohawk Indians working on the high steel of New York City=s skyscrapers and bridges".

2. This spelling is given in an e-mail from James Rivers to Helen Plummer, Aug. 19, 2002.

3. Ibid.

4. Telephone conversation between Ron Rivers and the author, 6 June 2002. Additional information was provided by Ron Rivers in electronic mail messages, 5 June and 12 June 2002.

5. James Rivers, op. cit.

6. Telephone conversation with Ron Rivers, 6 June 2002.

7. In a biographical statement for the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art (copy supplied by Helen Plummer), Charles Rivers called Denver his birthplace. The George Eastman House photographer database also included this apparently erroneous information, probably derived from the Amon Carter statement (telephone conversation with Helen Plummer, 3 June 2002).

8. Ron Rivers, telephone conversation, 6 June 2002.

9. Identified by Charles Rivers as the camera used in the skyscraper photographs: interview by Carol Sewell, "Photographer looked at U.S. from high view," Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dec. 27, 1986. Rivers also used a Rolleiflex, according to Ron Rivers (see note above), but the folding Zeiss Ikon camera would have been a more convenient addition to a lunchbox than the bulkier Rolleiflex. The collection negatives are not in the Rolleiflex square format, moreover.

10. See Judith Mara Gutman, Lewis W. Hine and the American social conscience. New York: Walker, 1967.

11. Ron Rivers, telephone conversation, 6 June 2002.
Related Materials:
Materials at the Smithsonian Institution

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Included Rivers's self-portrait, "The Bolter Up," in its summer 2002 exhibition, "Metropolis in the Machine Age," in the form of a new print made from a digital copy of the Archives Center's original negative. The author discussed the new print from the Rivers negative and other photographs in this exhibition in an invited gallery lecture, "The Skyscraper Photographs of Lewis Hine and Charles Rivers," Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, June 6, 2002.

Materials at Other Organizations

Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

See Barbara McCandless and John Rohrbach, Singular moments: photographs from the Amon Carter Museum, with select entries by Helen Plummer. Reproduction of a Rivers photograph, with description and analysis, p. 30. Additional information has been generously supplied by Ms. Plummer, curatorial associate, and Barbara McCandless, curator of photography, Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth Texas.

Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University

Museum of the City of New York

Some of his photographs were included in the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art exhibition, "Looking at America: Documentary Photographs of the 1930s and 1940s," December 1986.
Provenance:
The collection is a gift from Mr. Charles Rivers, 1989.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Archives Center claims copyright. Rights were conveyed to the Archives Center through a Deed of Gift signed by the donor.
Topic:
Self-portraits, American  Search this
Iron and steel workers -- 1920-1930 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Construction workers -- 1900-1950 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Structural steel workers -- 1920-1930 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Labor unions  Search this
Civil rights demonstrations -- 1960-1970  Search this
Skyscrapers -- 1920-1930 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Peace movements -- 1960-1970  Search this
Peace movements -- 1930-1940  Search this
Scottsoro boys case  Search this
Fires  Search this
Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931  Search this
Self-portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Albums
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1970-1990
Citation:
Charles Rivers Photographs, 1929-1963, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0360
See more items in:
Charles Rivers Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0360
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[Studio in Princess Theatre, West 39th Street, New York City, working on displays for Morris Gest's "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" : black-and-white photoprint.]

Creator:
Hales, Landy R., 1889-1972  Search this
Photographer:
Freda  Search this
Names:
Princess Theatre  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hales, Landy R., 1889-1972  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (20.5 cm x 25.5 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- 1920-1930
Date:
1922-1923
Scope and Contents:
"Freda[?] / N.Y.1." in negative, lower right.
Arrangement:
In Box 13, Folder 8.
Local Numbers:
AC0906-00000014 (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Soldiers  Search this
Theaters  Search this
Studios (work spaces)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1930-1950 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Collection Citation:
Landy R. Hales Papers, 1908-1969, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Landy R. Hales Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Western Electric Company Photograph Album

Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Creator:
Western Electric Company.  Search this
Names:
Bell System.  Search this
Hawthorne Works.  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Photograph albums
Albums
Place:
Chicago (Ill.)
Date:
1925.
Scope and Contents note:
This album, prepared for a Bell System conference in Chicago, 1925, contains black-and-white photographs of the Hawthorne, Illinois Works of the Western Electric Company including views of buildings and grounds, offices, laboratories, shops, and the rod and wire mill.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Provenance:
Unknown.
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:
Manufacturing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1920-1930
Photograph albums -- 1920-1970
Albums -- 1920-1930
Citation:
Western Electric Company Photograph Album, 1925, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1036
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1036

Preparing to jump the derrick two stories up on the Empire State Building--1930 [photoprint]

Names:
Empire State Building (New York, N.Y.) -- Construction -- 1929-1930  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rivers, Charles, 1904-1993  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (35.0 x 27.6 cm.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Date:
1930
Scope and Contents:
Print probably made for exhibition in the 1960s.
Arrangement:
In box 2.
Local Numbers:
AC0360-0000008.tif (AC Scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment.
Collection Rights:
Archives Center claims copyright. Rights were conveyed to the Archives Center through a Deed of Gift signed by the donor.
Topic:
Derricks  Search this
Skyscrapers -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1920-1930.  Search this
Structural steel workers -- 1920-1930 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Iron and steel workers -- 1920-1930 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Construction workers -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1900-1950.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- Later prints
Collection Citation:
Charles Rivers Photographs, 1929-1963, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Charles Rivers Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0360-ref39

Jumping the derrick--moving the derrick to the next operational floor--two floors up / Empire State Building 1930 [photoprint]

Names:
Empire State Building (New York, N.Y.) -- Construction -- 1929-1930  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rivers, Charles, 1904-1993  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (35.0 x 23.2 cm.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Date:
1930
Scope and Contents:
Print probably made for exhibition in the 1960s. Signed in print, lower right.
Arrangement:
In box 2.
Local Numbers:
AC0360-0000007.tif (AC Scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment.
Collection Rights:
Archives Center claims copyright. Rights were conveyed to the Archives Center through a Deed of Gift signed by the donor.
Topic:
Derricks  Search this
Skyscrapers -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1920-1930.  Search this
Structural steel workers -- 1920-1930 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Iron and steel workers -- 1920-1930 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Construction workers -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1900-1950.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- Later prints
Collection Citation:
Charles Rivers Photographs, 1929-1963, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Charles Rivers Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0360-ref41

[Three Lebanese female cousins: black & white photoprint]

Collector:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Collection Creator:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (9.6" x 5.7".)
Culture:
Arab Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1925
Scope and Contents:
Photograph taken in Detroit, Michigan.
Arrangement:
In Series 12, Box 1, Folder Arab American Media Society.
Local Numbers:
AC0078-0000105 (AC Scan)

88-14180 (OPS neg no.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Family  Search this
Lebanese Americans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab-American Collection Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0078-ref4392

[Church exterior with small groups of people and cars in front: b&w photoprint]

Collector:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Collection Creator:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4.8" x 3.4".)
Culture:
Arab Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1930
Arrangement:
Series 12, box ?, folder ?.
Local Numbers:
AC0078-0000032 (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Church  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab-American Collection Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0078-ref4343

[Five young women posing by the road: b&w photoprint]

Collector:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Collection Creator:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (2.8" x 4.0".)
Culture:
Arab Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1920
Arrangement:
Series ?, box ?, folder ?.
Local Numbers:
AC0078-0000033 (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Women  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab-American Collection Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0078-ref4344

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