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Loretta Thomsen Smith Picture Postcard Collection

Collector:
Smith, Loretta Thomsen (collector)  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Picture postcards
Scrapbooks
Date:
1900-1970.
Scope and Contents:
Two scrapbooks containing postcards, stamps, and hand-written information about various states of the United States. The initial pages in volume 1 contain information about the early history of postcards in Europe and the United States.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Loretta Thomsen Smith, 1980.
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:
Postage-stamps -- 1900-1970  Search this
Tourist trade -- 1900-1970  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards -- 20th century -- Europe
Picture postcards -- 20th century -- United States
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Citation:
Loretta Thomsen Smith Picture Postcard Collection, 1900-1970,Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0147
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0147

Darrell Bertness Postcard Collection

Donor:
Bertness, Darrell  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box, 371 items)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Picture postcards
Postcards
Date:
mid-20th century
Summary:
This is a small group of picture postcards.
Scope and Contents:
This collection of postcards consists primarily of birth announcements and birth congratulations, birthday greetings, and Valentine's Day cards. Also included are July 4th and Memorial Day greetings, postcards featuring George Washington and a group of Norwegian scenes. The postcards were manufactured in the United States, Germany and Norway; the texts are in English, with the exception of the Norwegian cards. The cards are printed in color, with the exception of the Norwegian cards.
Arrangement:
The postcards are arranged by type and subject matter as follows: birth announcements, birth congratulations, birthday greetings, friendship and good wishes, various holiday cards, Memorial Day and 4th of July, George Washington, and Norwegian scenes.
Provenance:
Donated by Darrell L. Bertness to the Archives Center in 2009.
Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs 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. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Holidays  Search this
Greeting cards  Search this
April Fools' Day  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards -- 20th century
Postcards
Citation:
Darrell L. Bertness Postcard Collection, mid-20th century, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1190
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Darrell Bertness Postcard Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1190

William L. Bird Postcard Collection

Source:
Bird, William L.  Search this
Former owner:
Bird, William L.  Search this
Extent:
6 Cubic feet (19 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Picture postcards
Postcards
Place:
United States -- description and travel
Date:
1900-1990
Summary:
Collection consists of postcards on numerous subjects.
Content Description:
Postcards, on numerous subjects including American architecture, infrastructure, attractions, businesses, and travel related subjects.
Arrangement:
Collection is unarranged.
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:
Airports  Search this
Architecture -- United States  Search this
Beaches  Search this
Bridges -- United States  Search this
Cities and towns  Search this
Dams  Search this
Highways  Search this
Hotels  Search this
Kitsch -- United States  Search this
Museums -- United States  Search this
National parks  Search this
Restaurants -- United States  Search this
Shopping malls -- United States  Search this
State parks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards -- 20th century
Postcards -- 20th century -- United States
Citation:
William L. Bird Postcard Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1465
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1465

Archives Center Postcard Collection

Donor:
Ravnitzky, Michael  Search this
Collector:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (6 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
GoCards
Picture postcards
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Postcards, arranged by geographical area or by the subjects. Collection includes two boxes of "GoCards" (freely distributed commercial postcards) as well.
Arrangement:
1 series. Geographically and topically arranged.
Provenance:
Found in collections; gifts from museum staff, and unsolicited gifts from the public.
Purchased from Calvin R. Flautt Antiques in 1987.
Donated by Gloria A. Rupp in 1980.
Donated by Marjorie Johnson in 1990.
Donated by Michael Ravnitzky in 2007.
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.
Genre/Form:
GoCards
Picture postcards -- 20th century -- United States
Citation:
Archives Center Postcard Collection, twentieth century, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0483A
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0483a
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Chuck Mangione Collection

Creator:
Mangione, Chuck, 1940-  Search this
Extent:
6 Cubic feet (12 boxes, 10 oversize folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Posters
Photographs
Picture postcards
Recordings
Articles
Press releases
DVDs
Handbills
Audiocassettes
Sound recordings
Compact discs
Scores
Date:
1972-2009
Summary:
Archival materials documenting the career of musician Chuck Mangione.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents the career of musician Chuck Mangione. It includes recordings including 33 rpm and 45 rpm records, CDs, audio cassettes and DVDs; photographs, posters, postcards, articles, press releases, handbills, and printed material. The collection is arranged into five series.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Frank Mangione was born on November 29, 1940 in Rochester, New York. He has enjoyed fame as both a musician and a composer. Early in his musical career, he performed with Art Blakey's band. Mangione has created compositions for both the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec and the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York. In addition, he has created the music for motion picture films including the 1978 soundtrack for The Children of Sanchez, in which he won a Grammy in 1979, and for the theme song in 1981 for The Cannonball Run.
Provenance:
Donated by Chuck Mangione to the Archives Center, National Museum of American History in 2009.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audiovisual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow.

Listening to audio discs requires special arrangement. Do not use original materials when available on reference video or audio tapes.
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. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff.
Topic:
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Trumpet  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Photographs -- 2000-2010
Picture postcards -- 20th century -- United States
Recordings
Articles
Press releases
DVDs
Handbills
Audiocassettes
Sound recordings
Compact discs
Scores
Citation:
Chuck Mangione Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1151
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Chuck Mangione Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1151

Lighthouse Postcards Collection

Creator:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Picture postcards
Postcards
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Postcards depicting lighthouses in the United States and Canada.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquistion unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection isopen 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:
Lighthouses  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards -- 20th century
Postcards
Citation:
Lighthouse Postcard Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1055
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Lighthouse Postcards Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1055
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David Hoffman/Boaz Postcard Collection

Creator:
Hoffman, David  Search this
Boaz, Joyce  Search this
Hoffman, Iris  Search this
Extent:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Postcards
Picture postcards
Date:
1900-1933
Summary:
The collection consists of 932 postcards with images of African Americans. Most of the postcards are illustrated with stereotypical images of Blacks depicted in drawings, cartoons, and similar forms.
Scope and Contents:
add
Biographical / Historical:
The Hoffman/Boaz African-American Postcard Collection was assembled between 1946 and 1970 by David and Iris Hoffman and Iris's sister Joyce Boaz. Most of the cards were purchased in antique shops during the early days of the Civil Rights Movement. The donors created the collection as a way to visually document the historical changes in the way African Americans were treated and perceived in the United Statesart.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by David and Iris Hoffman, in December 1987.
Restrictions:
The 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.
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1900-1950
Picture postcards -- 20th century -- United States
Citation:
David Hoffman/Boaz Postcard Collection, 1900-1933, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, box X, folder XX, digital image file XXXXXXX.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0281
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David Hoffman/Boaz Postcard Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0281
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Burris and Byrd Family Card Sample Case

Creator:
Burris, Jeanne  Search this
Burris, Charlene  Search this
Byrd, James  Search this
Byrd Family  Search this
Byrd, Kathryn  Search this
Extent:
1 Folder
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Card samples
Picture postcards
Trade literature
Greeting cards
Postcards
Sample books
Place:
Atlanta (Ga.)
Ohio
Date:
ca. 1920
Scope and Contents note:
A pocket sample case of greeting cards and postcards offered for sale by the Ohio Card Company of Cadiz, Ohio.
Biographical/Historical note:
The Ohio Card Company was a dealer in postcards, namecards, fine art pictures, games, novelties, etc. The company offered a way of ordering namecards and postcards via the mail using sample books. Acquired in the 1920s (probably in Atlanta, Georgia) by Charlene J. Burris's grandparents (Milton and Mary Lola Johnson) to hold a lock of hair from Ms. Burris's mother (Ouida LaRuth Johnson, b. 1918).
Provenance:
Collection donated by Jeanne and Charles Burris and James and Kathryn Byrd and Family, date unknown.
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:
Traveling sales personnel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Card samples
Picture postcards -- 20th century -- United States
Trade literature
Greeting cards
Postcards
Sample books
Citation:
Burris and Byrd Family Card Sample Case,1920, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Jeanne and Charles Burris and James and Kathryn Byrd and Family.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0126
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0126

Aladdin Industries, Inc. Records

Creator:
Johnson, Victor S., Sr., 1882-1943  Search this
Johnson, Victor, Jr., 1906-  Search this
Aladdin Industries, Inc. (Nashville, Tenn.).  Search this
Names:
Allen, Steve  Search this
Reagan, Ronald  Search this
Extent:
50 Cubic feet (120 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Newsletters
Commercial art
Picture postcards
Laboratory notebooks
Patents
Design drawings
Business records
Advertisements
Scrapbooks
Date:
1889-2003
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of approximately 50 cubic feet of material documenting Aladdin Industries Inc., manufacturers of vacuum ware and lunch boxes. The majority of the material dates from 1947 to the 1970s. The strength of the collection is with the lunch box documentation and product development, marketing, and sales records. There is some interesting labor history—specifically United Steel Workers agreement. The files of Victor S. Johnson, Sr. and Victor S. Johnson, Jr. form the core of the collection and provide rich documentation on the company's activities.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into seventeen series.

Series 1: Historical and Background Materials, 1919-1997

Series 2: Victor S. Johnson Sr. Files, 1916-1945

Series 3: Victor S. Johnson Jr. Files, 1906-1983

Series 4: Employee and Personnel Records, 1910-2001

Series 5: Research and Development Records, 1910-1976

Series 6: Patent Records, 1889-1973

Series 7: Sales Records, 1939-2000

Series 8: Advertising and Marketing Records, 1931-2001

Series 9: School Lunch Kits, 1952-1989

Series 10: Lamps and Kerosene Heaters, 1911-2000

Series 11: Temp-Rite, 1972-2000

Series 12: Competitors, 1963-2001

Series 13: Style Guides, 1966-1998

Series 14: Newsletters, 1943-1998

Series 15: Photographs, 1923-1986

Series 16: Scrapbooks, 1908-1962

Series 17: Audiovisual Materials, 1993-1996
Biographical / Historical:
Victor Samuel Johnson Sr., (1882-1943) was born in Nebraska. As a soap salesman for the Iowa Soap Company, he became interested in kerosene mantle burners. Dissatisfied with the available kerosene lamps, he began selling and dealing U.S. made mantles and incorporated the Mantle Lamp Company of America in Chicago in 1908. Johnson selected the name "Aladdin" from the famous story, "Aladdin; or The Wonderful Lamp." Johnson began research and development of a mantle lamp that gave off a steady white light and did not smoke. The Mantle Lamp Company began manufacturing lamps in 1912, with Plume & Atwood Manufacturing Company burners, and marketed them as "Aladdin Lamps." The company diversified in 1917 and began producing insulated cooking dishes, known as Aladdin Thermalware jars, for the U.S. military. These jars had an aluminum or steel jacket wrapped around a heavy glass receptacle. The space between was filled with cork. The introduction of the thermalware began the company's venture into heat and cold retaining receptacles.

In 1919, Johnson organized a subsidiary of the Mantle Lamp Company of America, Aladdin Industries, Inc., to market and sell the Aladdin thermalware jars and vacuum ware. At the same time, Mantle lamp Company of America formed Aladdin Limited in Canada and England to sell thermalware as well as Pathfinder Radio Corporation, Cadillac Photograph Corporation, Aladdin Chemical Corporation, Aladdin Phonograph Corporation, Johnson Laboratories, Inc. (radio components), and Aladdin Radio Industries (magnetic and radio research). Pathfinder, Cadillac, Aladdin Chemical and Aladdin Phonograph all failed. In 1926, the Mantle Lamp Company acquired Lippincott Glass Company of Alexandria, Indiana, where it manufactured and fabricated glass chimneys, shades and lamp bases, mantles, wicks, and metal lamp bases. The Alexandria plant closed in 1952 and eventually moved to Nashville.

In 1943, Victor S. Johnson Sr. died and his son, Victor S. Johnson Jr. (1906-), succeeded him as president of Aladdin Industries Inc. Johnson Jr. moved Aladdin from Chicago to Nashville, Tennessee in 1949 to place the company strategically in mid-America to distribute its products. Aladdin's general offices, vacuum bottle production, and electric lamps and kerosene completed the move by 1952.

In 1950, Aladdin began illustrating flat metal school lunch kits (lunch boxes with liquid containers) with images of popular radio, movie and television figures. Hopalong Cassidy was the first character kit. This innovative marketing decision produced an explosive growth in the lunch kit market and made Aladdin a pioneer in image licensing. Character lunch boxes became a large part of the childhood experience and are collector's items today. Over the years, Aladdin extended the range of characters depicted and began manufacturing plastic and soft, vinyl lunch kits with printed themes. It also introduced "3D" embossing on the flat metal kits. Embossed metal lunch kits were completely phased out in 1986 due to high production costs. In addition to the school lunch kits, Aladdin also introduced wide mouth vacuum bottles (pint and quart size) in 1953. The wide mouth bottles also carried "adult" themes such as the "Angler" fisherman's bottle. The thermosware line eventually moved from metal to plastic jackets and from a glass insulated filler to foam.

In 1965, Aladdin purchased the Stanley steel bottle operation from Landers, Frary and Clark in New Britain, Connecticut. Aladdin's diversification strategy led to the introduction in 1968 of the Temp-Rite® meal distribution plan, an insulated thermal tray service for hospitals, the airline industry, and prisons. The Temp-Rite® system gave rise to a full line of products and services and Aladdin formed a subsidiary, known as Aladdin Synergetics, Inc., to handle its health care and food service operations. Aladdin Synergetics was sold to Welbilt Corporation in 1998; the new operation was named Aladdin Temp-Rite. Other products added over the years included electric lamps, shades, kerosene stoves, and an electronics division in 1956. This division was established from a small technical research group whose function was patent licensing. As a subsidiary of Aladdin Industries, it produced transformers and radio and telephone filters. The subsidiary was sold to Vernitron in October, 1979.

At various times, Aladdin established offices in Alexandria, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois; Nashville, Tennessee; Portland Oregon, Canada; Hungry; France; Australia, New Zealand; England; Iraq, Iran, Brazil, Japan, Peru, Venezuela, Chile, Uruguay, France, Germany, Iceland, Sweden, and South Africa to market and sell its products.

Aladdin was financially mismanaged in the 1990s and rapidly declined. Aladdin Industries Inc. reorganized in 1999 and became known as Aladdin Industries LLC. High labor costs and unsuccessful efforts to develop new products led to further decline. By January, 2002, Aladdin had sold its remaining product lines and closed its Nashville plant. Aladdin lamps are still sold today by the Aladdin Mantle Lamp Company of Clarksville, Tennessee.
Separated Materials:
The Division of Cultural History, National Museum of American History, holds 30 lunch boxes and 28 thermos bottles from Aladdin Industries, Nashville, Tennessee. Additionally, there is a pair of lamps. See Accession 2003.0255. Although the children's steel lunch boxes predominate, the collection represents the full spectrum of Aladdin box designs including vinyl, hard plastic, and fabric.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center by Aladdin Industries in 2003.
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:
Lunchboxes  Search this
Character merchandising  Search this
Celebrities  Search this
Food containers  Search this
Food container industry  Search this
Thermos bottles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Newsletters -- 20th century
Commercial art
Picture postcards -- 20th century -- United States
Laboratory notebooks
Patents -- 20th century
Design drawings -- 1950-2000
Business records -- 20th century
Advertisements -- 20th century
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Citation:
Aladdin Industries, Inc. Records, 1889-2002, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0844
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Aladdin Industries, Inc. Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0844
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Beatrice Litzinger Postcard Collection

Creator:
Litzinger, Beatrice  Search this
Litzinger, Joseph  Search this
Extent:
2.75 Cubic feet (8.5 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Trade cards
Picture postcards
Ephemera
Clippings
Parallax stereographs
Birthday cards
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Xographs
Lenticular processes
Parallax panoramagrams
Date:
1900-1990
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of seven series, the largest, Series 1, being the postcards. The largest categories in this series are the geographic, both United States and foreign, and greeting cards. The most important and probably the most interesting of the geographic cards are from Maryland as they give us an historic view of the state. This is particularly true of the large number of cards depicting Baltimore and its buildings, parks, schools, etc. There are several cards showing the Great Fire of February 7, 1904 and postcards such as this are a valuable historic resource.

The greeting cards are primarily from the "golden age" of postcards and were sent or given on many occasions. There are large numbers of Christmas, Easter and Valentines Day cards, but there are also substantial numbers of cards for days that we no longer associate with card giving such as Decoration Day (now known as Memorial Day) and Washington's Birthday (though these cards are included under political figures in Box 8).

There are a number of postcards depicting various Popes and other religious themes such as the Lord's Prayer. Some of the postcards of Rome have cartouches of a Pope in the center of the pictures and were sent by a monsignor to someone in Baltimore.

Many cards show various means of transportation such as airplanes, boats and ships, and railroads and streetcars. Another interesting category is "novelty" with a number of postcards with pictures of women with real hair. Throughout the collection there are other novelty cards on wood and leather.

The other series are smaller, though all consist of ephemera collected by Mrs. Litzinger. Series 2, Oversize Postcards, and Series 3, Greeting Cards are the largest and those most directly related to the primary collection. These series are organized in the same manner as Series 1. Series 4 consists of paper dolls, another popular collectible in the early part of the century. Series 5 consists of scraps which were chromolithographed pictures which were either cut out of printed sheets of pictures and designs or punched out of die cut sheets. The designs were then used to make early greeting cards or were placed in albums called scrap books. Sometimes scraps and postcards were included in the same album. Series 6 consists of trade cards which were used to advertise various businesses. Sometimes these were in the form of postcards and sometimes the designs were cut out to make scraps, so it is easy to see how these various types of ephemera are inter-related. Series 7 consists of a small number of miscellaneous items such as metal prints the size of postcards, religious cards, political birthday cards, magazine clippings, plastic cards, invitations and bicentennial souvenirs.
Arrangement:
Collection arranged into seven series.
Biographical / Historical:
This collection of postcards and other ephemera was assembled by Beatrice Litzinger who lived her entire life in and around Baltimore, Maryland. The collection is particularly rich in view cards from both Baltimore and Maryland. The collection also has a large number of greeting cards from the "golden age." It was acquired by the Archives Center in February, 1997 from Joseph Litzinger, the widower of Beatrice Litzinger who died in 1995. We know little about Mrs. Litzinger or how she acquired her collection as it came to the Archives Center after she died by way of a nun with whom she had become friendly and was returning to Ireland. Her husband was quite elderly and had moved to California though he indicated that Mrs. Litzinger had wanted her collection to come to the Smithsonian. The collection was donated by him to the Smithsonian in memory of his wife.

It is believed that Mrs. Litzinger started to collect postcards when she was young. She continued to collect throughout her life. She purchased some of the postcards, and others were mailed to her or given to her by friends. A large portion of the modern geographic postcards came by way of an extended family of friends and neighbors who traveled extensively. Mrs. Litzinger was deeply religious and a devout Catholic and the collection has a substantial number of religious postcards including some sent to her by a writer we believe was her parish priest on trips to Rome.
General:
Picture postcards were immensely popular at the beginning of the twentieth century. They were a novelty at a time when large numbers of people of moderate means began to travel. They became souvenirs of trips and an easy way for travelers to communicate with friends and relatives left behind. At the same time, the low cost of stamps and postcards combined with colorful and imaginative pictures and greetings made them a convenient way to send greetings at holidays and for other special events such as birthdays. Postal regulations did not allow private postcards until the 1890's. Though the dates varied from country to country, in the United States these were first allowed in 1898. The period 1901-1907 is known as the undivided back era. Until 1907 the picture or design was on the front and only the address was to appear on the back, forcing the message to be written on or around the image. On March 1, 1907 postcards with divided backs for address and message were allowed in the United States, though they had been permitted in England as early as 1902. This was the beginning of the divided back era and the "golden age" of postcards which continued until 1915.

During this period, collecting postcards and other ephemera became a very popular pastime. Often they were placed in scrapbooks and albums. The subject range of postcards is almost limitless and various categories, such as view cards, greeting cards, humor or novelties, were collected. Often the postcards were printed in sets or series and many were designed by famous artists. Postcard collecting in the United States was given the name deltiology and is still a popular hobby.

Most of the postcards during the "golden age" were printed in Europe, primarily in Germany, where the printing technology was considered the best. The start of World War I ended this importation and from 1915 printing was concentrated in England and the United States. White border cards were developed at this time and they were popular until 1930, though greeting card publication declined and only view cards remained popular. From 1930 until 1945 ( or, variously, 1955 or 1960) linen postcards were published, using a type of paper that had the look and uneven feel of linen. Photochrome postcards, which tend to be slick and glossy, were introduced in 1939 and are still in use today. During the entire period, starting around 1900, real photographs, which could be matte or glossy, color or black and white, or hand tinted, were used.

View cards have been the most popular type of card collected. In addition to being souvenirs of places traveled, they offer historic references to buildings and places which have changed or may no longer exist.
Related Materials:
Materials at the Archives Center

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, ca. 1724-1977 (AC0060)

Victor A. Blenkle Postcards, 1880 - 1975 (AC0200)

Susie Paige Afro-American Greeting Card Collection, 1918, 1960s (AC0263)

Hoffman/Boaz African American Postcard Collection, 1900-1933 (AC0281)

Rocky Herosian Postcard Collection, 1910-1943 (AC0295)

Washington Postcards, ca. 1906, (AC0413)

Archives Center Scrapbook Collection (AC0468)

Archives Center Postcard Collection, (AC0483)

Miscellaneous Postcards (AC0497)

Lou Newman Collection of Baseball Memorabilia (AC0696)
Provenance:
Gift of Joseph Litzinger in memory of his wife, Beatrice Litzinger.
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:
Greeting cards -- 20th century  Search this
Holidays -- 1900-1990  Search this
Fires -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Paper dolls  Search this
Valentines -- 1900-1990  Search this
Genre/Form:
Trade cards -- 20th century
Picture postcards -- 20th century -- United States
Ephemera -- 20th century
Clippings -- 20th century
Parallax stereographs
Birthday cards
Photographs -- Photomechanical prints
Stereoscopic photographs -- 1950-2000
Xographs
Lenticular processes
Parallax panoramagrams
Citation:
Beatrice Litzinger Postcard Collection, 1900-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0530
See more items in:
Beatrice Litzinger Postcard Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0530
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Lester Shanks Collection of Covered Bridge Photographs and Ephemera

Collector:
Shanks, Lester  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (14 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Maps
Slides (photographs)
Photograph albums
Books
Picture postcards
Photographs
Ephemera
Travel brochures
Pamphlets
Newsletters
Postcards
Place:
Switzerland
Baltimore (Md.) -- 19th century
Date:
1876-2010
bulk 1973-2008
Summary:
The collection is comprised of the results of Shanks's research on covered bridges, mostly in America but also covered bridges in Canada and Switzerland. Included are albums containing color photographs of covered bridges, slides of covered bridges, postcards depicting covered bridges; maps, and guidebooks; newsletters, magazines, and newspaper clippings on the subject of covered bridges.
Scope and Contents:
The collection is comprised of the results of Shanks's research on covered bridges, mostly in America but also covered bridges in Canada and Switzerland. Included are albums containing color photographs of covered bridges, slides of covered bridges, postcards depicting covered bridges; maps, and guidebooks; newsletters, magazines, and newspaper clippings on the subject of covered bridges.

Series 1, Photograph Albums, 1963-2006, consists of bound albums of black-and-white and color photographs by Shanks documenting covered bridges in the United States and other countries. The series is arranged geographically and then alphabetically. Some of the states have documentation preceding the photographs which lists the counties where the covered bridges he photographed were located. Shanks assigned a number to each state and each county for organization purposes. The number 35-04-03 means Ohio-Ashtabula County-third photograph in the group. The majority of photographs are identified.

In some instances, correspondence, brochures, fliers for covered bridge activities, invitations to covered bridge events, and copies or portions of Covered Bridge Topics, a quarterly journal published by the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges, containing articles and information relating to covered bridges, are also included. Wooden Covered Spans, the newsletter for the Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Society of Pennsylvania is also present. The covered bridge photographs from Switzerland were taken by Leonard Reich.

Series 2, Slides, 1971-1997, consists of color slides taken by Shanks documenting covered bridges in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Ontario, and Quebec, Canada, and Switzerland. The slides depict bridge interiors, side elevations, landscape views surrounding the bridge, river views, views of the road leading up to the bridge, and restoration work. Each slide is labeled with the name of the state/country/province, county and/or township, date, name of bridge and in some instances, the name of the river the bridge spans. Other numbers such as 38-63-22 are also present on the slides and represent a numbering system Shanks applied to his slides, which are keyed to states and counties. Shanks assigned a Roman numeral and Arabic numeral system to some of the slides (e.g. I-1 to I-100) and (13-1 to 13-100). This arrangement has been retained and while there is no key to it, the slides are arranged chronologically.

Series 3, Guide Books, 1876-2009, consists of bound guide books about covered bridges. The most significant of the guide books is theThe Stranger's Guide in Baltimore and its Environs, 1876. This small pocket guide book contains sketches of public buildings, monuments, notable localities, resorts, and suburban drives. The guide book is intended to show strangers where to go and what to see when in Baltimore.

Series 4, Maps, 1850, 1982, contains two maps for the city of Baltimore and Baltimore County, Maryland.

Series 5, National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges, Inc, 2005-2010, consists of copies of the Covered Bridges Topics, the official magazine for the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges, Inc. (N.S.P.C.B.) and the newsletter for the N.S.P.C.B.

Series 6, Newsclippings, 2006, 2008, consists of two articles fromThe Post Standard, New York about covered bridges.

Series 7, Postcards, 1963-1985, consists of color postcards of covered bridges from a variety of locations in the United States. The postcards are arranged alphabetically by state. Some bear cancelled postmarks, but the majority are blank.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into seven series.

Series 1, Photograph Albums, 1963-2006

Series 2, Slides, 1971-1977

Series 3, Guide Books, 1876-2009

Series 4, Maps, 1850, 1982

Series 5, National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges, Inc., 2005-2010

Series 6, News clippings, 2006, 2008

Series 7, Postcards, 1963-1985
Biographical / Historical:
Shanks, an employee of Baltimore Gas and Electric for over 40 years, was a covered bridge enthusiast and collector. He set a goal of photographing every covered bridge in America. Lester Shanks died October 10, 2010.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Bridges (series), circa 1818-1940 (AC0060)

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Bridges: stereographs, circa 1868-1902 (mostly circa 1875-1880) (AC0060)

Beata Drake Covered Bridge Collection, 1954-1981 (AC0998)

Raymond E. Wilson Covered Bridge Collection, 1958-1974 (AC0999)

Samuel E. Reed Bridge Collection, 1947-1964 (AC1001)

Lucinda Rudell Covered Bridge Collection, 1942-1979 (AC1028)

Robert Bagby Stereographs and Lantern Slides, 1919; circa 1940-1960 (AC1185)
Provenance:
Donated by Eunice C. Shanks on August 11, 2011.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Bridges -- Switzerland  Search this
Covered bridges -- Switzerland  Search this
Covered bridges -- United States  Search this
Bridges -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps -- 20th century
Slides (photographs) -- 1950-2000
Photograph albums -- 20th century
Books
Picture postcards -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Ephemera -- 19th century
Travel brochures
Photographs -- Color transparencies -- Acetate film -- 20th century
Ephemera -- 20th century
Pamphlets -- 1950-2000
Newsletters -- 2000-2010
Postcards
Citation:
Lester Shanks Collection of Covered Bridge Photographs and Ephemera, 1876-2010 (bulk 1973-2008), Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1244
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Lester Shanks Collection of Covered Bridge Photographs and Ephemera
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1244

Daniel H. Meyerson World's Fair Collection

Collector:
Meyerson, Daniel H.  Search this
Extent:
16 Cubic feet (43 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Magazines (periodicals)
Guidebooks
Press releases
Picture postcards
Bulletins
Date:
1915-2000
undated
Summary:
The collection primarily documents through press releases, news bulletins, guidebooks, souvenirs, maps, ephemera and related publications world's fairs occurring after 1960.
Scope and Contents:
The strength of this collection lies in the documentation of world's fairs occurring after 1960. There is a substantial amount of material for the 1964/1965 New York World's Fair, International and Universal Exposition or Expo 67 (Montreal, Canada), HemisFair '68 (San Antonio, Texas), Japan World Exposition or Expo '70 (Osaka, Japan), International Exposition on the Environment or Expo '74 (Spokane, Washington), International Ocean Exposition or Expo '75 (Okinawa, Japan), International Energy Exposition or 1982 World's Fair (Knoxville, Tennessee), Expo '86 (Vancouver, Canada), and Expo '88 (Brisbane, Australia). These materials were originally assembled by Eugene Kaeck, who created and managed the non-profit organization San Francisco Archive and Research Center for World's Fairs and Expositions, Incorporated. After Kaeck's death his home and its contents were purchased by Daniel Meyerson. The collection contains some of the correspondence from the San Francisco Archive and Research Center for World's Fairs and Expositions, Incorporated but primarily consists of material that was created for fair goers. These materials inform the consumer about activities, amusements, pavilions, eating establishments and offer tips about getting around the grounds. Included among these materials are guidebooks, press releases, news bulletins, brochures, schedules, postcards, souvenirs, maps, fact sheets and ephemera. There is also a substantial amount of material created by the hospitality industry that relates to tourism including lodging accommodations, transportation and sightseeing opportunities. Mostly created by transportation and lodging companies, the materials include maps, guides, tickets, brochures and tour books. In addition publications including magazines, newspapers and books discuss the history of world's fairs as well as the theme, significance, corporate participants and achievements of individual expos dating before, during and after the fair.

The collection is arranged into two series. Series one includes fairs sanctioned by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE). The materials are arranged in chronological order. Series two consists of other celebrations around the world including the Prague International Fair, Festival of Britain, Soviet Exhibition of Science, Technology, and Cuture, Mexican National Fair, Alaska Centennial, First World Exhibition of Transport and Communications and the International Garden Show in Amsterdam. There is a substantial amount of material from the Canadian National Exhibition, 1977-1981. These materials are arranged in chronological order.
Arrangement:
Series 1, World Expositions, 1915-2000, undated

Series 2, Other Celebrations, 1949-1994, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Daniel H. Meyerson was San Francisco antiques dealer.
Provenance:
Collection was donated by Daniel H. Meyerson in 2000 in honor of Mel Seiden.
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:
Exhibitions -- 1960-1990  Search this
World's fairs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures -- 1950-2000
Magazines (periodicals) -- 1950-1980
Guidebooks
Press releases
Picture postcards -- 20th century -- United States
Bulletins
Citation:
Daniel H. Meyerson World's Fair Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0745
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Daniel H. Meyerson World's Fair Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0745

Richard H. Miller Bridge Collection of Postcards and Slides

Collector:
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Miller, Richard H.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 1 map folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Postcards
Picture postcards
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Date:
1900-1991
Summary:
This collection is made up of Richard H. Miller's collection of postcards and slides illustrating bridges from around the world.
Scope and Contents:
This collection is made up of postcards and photographic slides of bridges collected and organizedby Miller. Many of the postcards were sent by others before being purchased by Miller and include messages, postmarks and secondhand prices. A small number of postcards appear to have been sent to Miller by friends, while the remainder do not have any dates or notations. The slides are captioned.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1: Postcards, undated

Series 2: Slides, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Richard H. Miller (1913-2015) was an an industrial engineer and bridge enthusiast. A longtime resident of Cheshire, Connecticut, Miller collected postcards and slides of famous bridges as a lifelong hobby.
Provenance:
Donated by Richard H. Miller in 1991.
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:
Bridges  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Picture postcards -- 20th century
Photographs -- Color transparencies -- 1950-2000
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Richard H. Miller Bridge Collection of Postcards and Slides, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0950
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Richard H. Miller Bridge Collection of Postcards and Slides
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0950

Old New York in picture postcards, 1900-1945 / Jack H. Smith

Author:
Smith, Jack H  Search this
Physical description:
iii, 207 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
New York (State)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1999
20th century
1898-1951
Topic:
Architecture--History  Search this
Postcards  Search this
History  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_567724

Archaeology and Relaxation in Santorini

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 28 Jul 2011 03:00:00 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_156c539b7e71f9ae43598f956fc06041

The J.W. Bald picture postcard handbook, 1905 1955 / by Roy Sennett ; edited by Mike Smith

Title:
Picture postcard handbook, 1905 1955
John Witherspoon Bald picture postcard handbook, 1905 1955
Author:
Sennett, Roy  Search this
Editor:
Smith, Michael J. 1955-  Search this
Subject:
Bald, J.W (John Witherspoon) 1868-1961  Search this
Physical description:
164 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Place:
Ontario
Georgian Bay
Canada
Georgian Bay (Ont.)
Date:
2013
20th century
Topic:
Postcards--History  Search this
Postcards--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Photography--History  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1019606

Border fury : a picture postcard record of Mexico's Revolution and U.S. war preparedness, 1910-1917 / Paul J. Vanderwood, Frank N. Samponaro

Author:
Vanderwood, Paul J  Search this
Samponaro, Frank N. 1940-  Search this
Subject:
United States Army History  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 293 p. : ill. ; 20 x 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Mexico
Mexican-American Border Region
Date:
1988
C1988
Punitive Expedition into Mexico, 1916
20th century
Revolution, 1910-1920
Topic:
Postcards--History  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
F1234.V2 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_384302

Exhibition Records, c. 1988-2012

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Exhibits Central  Search this
Subject:
Dorn, Ellen  Search this
Gassett, Anne R  Search this
Robinson, Betsy Burstein  Search this
Waite, Seth  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Smithsonian International Gallery  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Arts and Industries Building Office of Exhibitions  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Exhibits Central Special Exhibitions Division  Search this
Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches (Exhibition) (2006: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
America's Smithsonian (Traveling exhibition) (1995-1998)  Search this
American Heroes of the Olympic Spirit (Exhibition) (2008: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music (Exhibition) (2007-2008: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Artists at Work (Exhibition) (2011: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Warriors: Photographs by Gertrude Käsebier (Exhibition) (2011: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Camelot at Dawn: Jacqueline and John Kennedy in Georgetown, May 1954 (Exhibition) (2003-2004: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Celebrating Scotland's Crafts (Exhibition) (2003: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Changing the Face of Power: Women in the U.S. Senate (Exhibition) (2003: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Cherokee Nation: A Portrait of a People (Exhibition) (2002: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge (Exhibition) (2002: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Chinese Script from Oracle Bones to Computer Bytes (Exhibition) (2004: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Clash of Empires: The British, French and Indian Wars, 1754-1763 (Exhibition) (2006-2007: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Classically Greek: Coins and Bank Notes from Antiquity to Today (Exhibition) (2008: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Close Up in Black: African American Film Posters (Exhibition) (2005: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Colombia at the Smithsonian: Colombian Presence in the Collections of the Smithsonian Institution (Exhibition) (2006-2007: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Contemporary Argentinean Art (Exhibition) (2010-2011: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Corridos Sin Fronteras: A New World Ballad Tradition (Exhibition) (2002: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Cyprus: Crossroads of Civilization (Exhibition) (2010-2011: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Dreams and Reality: Korean American Contemporary Art Celebrating 100 Years of Korean Immigration to America (Exhibition) (2003: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Driven: A National Juried Exhibit for Young Artists with Disabilities, Age 16-25 (2007: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Eight Wonders from the Salvador Dali Museum (Exhibition) (2004: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
El Rio: Culture and Environment in the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Basin (Exhibition) (2003: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Exit Saigon, Enter Little Saigon: Vietnamese America Since 1975 (Exhibition) (2007: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Eyes on the World: Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest (Exhibition) (2008-2009: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Fabric of Survival: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz (Exhibition) (2011-2012: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Game Face: What Does a Female Athlete Look Like? (Exhibition) (2001-2002: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Genome: The Secret of How Life Works (Exhibition) (2003: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Golden Threads: A Tapestry of Sephardic Experience (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Heart and Hands: Musical Instrument Makers of America (Exhibition) (2002: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
History Through Deaf Eyes (Exhibition) (2002: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
In Stabiano: Exploring the Ancient Seaside Villas of the Roman Elite (Exhibition) (2004: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
In the Russian Tradition: A Historic Collection of 20th-Century Russian Paintings (Exhibition) (2004-2005: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
In the Spirit of Martin: The Living Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Exhibition) (2003: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
International Joyce (Exhibition) (2005: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Jamestown, Québec, Santa Fe: Three North American Beginnings (Exhibition) (2009: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Jim Henson's Fantastic World (Exhibition) (2008: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Journeys of the Spirit (Exhibition) (2003: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Juke Joint (Exhibition) (2003: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Kaho'olawe: Rebirth of a Sacred Hawaiian Island (Exhibition) (2002: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Latin Jazz: La Combinacion Perfecta (Exhibition) (2002-2003: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Legendary Coins and Currency (Exhibition) (2005-2008: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Let Your Motto Be RESISTANCE: African American Portraits (Exhibition) (2007-2008: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Lola Alvarez Bravo (Exhibition) (2007: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Made in Northern Ireland: A Dynamic of Change (Exhibition) (2007: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Main Event: The Ali/Foreman Extravaganza Through the Lens of Howard L. Bingham (Exhibition) (2002: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
MathAlive (Exhibition) (2012: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Mexican Treasures of the Smithsonian (Exhibition) (2007-2008: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Miracles Under the Waves: Photographic Art of Akiyoshi Ito (Exhibition) (2005: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Momentum: A National Juried Exhibition for Emerging Artists with Disabilities, Ages 16-25 (2011-2012: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
My Story . . . Gordon Snidow Retrospective Exhibition (2003: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Myth, Mortals, and Immortality: Works from Museo Soumaya de Mexico (Exhibition) (2003: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
New York, September 11 by Magnum Photographers (Exhibition) (2002: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (Exhibition) (2009: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
On Gold Mountain: A Chinese American Experience (Exhibition) (2001: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Our Priceless Heritage: Snapshots in Time From America's Public Lands (Exhibition) (2006: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Panamanian Passages (Exhibition) (2010: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Photo du Jour: David Hume Kennerly's Picture-a-Day Journey Through the First Year of the Millennium (Exhibition) (2002: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Porcelains from the Collections of the Correale Museum of Sorento, Italy (Exhibition) (2005: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Posters from the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) of Puerto Rico, 1949-1989 (Exhibition) (2008-2009: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Read My Pins: The Madeline Albright Collection (Exhibition) (2010: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Retratos: 2,000 Years of Latin American Portraits (Exhibition) (2005-2006: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Revealing Culture (Exhibition) (2010: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-1968 (Exhibition) (2008-2009: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Santos: Substance and Soul (Exhibition) (2000-2001: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Singgalot: Ties that Bind - From Colonial Subjects and 'National' to Citizens, A Century of Filipino (Exhibition) (2006: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Southern Identity: Contemporary Argentine Art (Exhibition) (2010-2011: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Spiritual Visions: The Religious Images of Borikň, Puerto Rico (Proposed exhibition)  Search this
Stamps of Approval (Exhibition) (2011: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The AIDS Memorial Quilt - The Names Project Foundation (Exhibition) (2012: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Beatles: Backstage and Behind the Scenes (Exhibition) (2004-2005: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Brain: The World Inside Your Head (Exhibition) (2001-2002: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Egypt Story: Photographs by Fred J. Maroon (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Healer Within (Exhibition) (2003: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Healing Power of Art: Works of Art by Haitian Children after the Earthquake (Exhibition) (2010-2011: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Invisible Industry: Journey Down the Upper Mississippi (Exhibition) (2003: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Lost World of James Smithson (Exhibition) (2007-2008: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs: Art and Technology that Changed the World (Exhibition) (2012: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Silk Road Ensemble: Portraits and Places (Exhibition) (2002: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Third Worldwide Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature of the World Federation of Miniatures (Exhibition) (2004: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Welsh Table (Exhibition) (2009: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Theatre in Revolution: Russian Avant-Garde Stage Design, 1913-1935 (Proposed exhibition)  Search this
Time Magazine: Person of the Year at 75 (Exhibition) (2002: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Walter Inglis Anderson: Everything I See is New and Strange (Exhibition) (2003-2004: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Within the Emperor's Garden, the Ten Thousand Springs Pavilion (Exhibition) (2007: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Women and Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America (Exhibition) (2010: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Worthy of the Nation: Planning America's Capital (Exhibition) (2007-2008: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Clippings
Exhibition catalogs
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Picture postcards
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Digital images
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Date:
1988
1988-2012
c 1988-2012
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 13-079
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1948-2016 [Smithsonian Exhibits]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_361545

Photographic postcard of Jalal Nuriddin and Suliaman El-Hadi

Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Suliaman El-Hadi, American, 1936 - 1995  Search this
Jalal M. Nuriddin, American, born 1944  Search this
The Last Poets, American, founded 1968  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 3 15/16 × 5 15/16 in. (10 × 15.1 cm)
Type:
prints
portraits
picture postcards
Date:
late 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Spoken word (Poetry)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jalal M. Nuriddin
Object number:
2014.292
Restrictions & Rights:
© Jalal M. Nuriddin
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.292

Postcards from Africa : photographers of the colonial era : selections from the Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive / Christraud M. Geary

Title:
Photographers of the colonial era
Issuing body:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Author:
Geary, Christraud M.  Search this
Subject:
Lauder, Leonard A Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
147 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 25 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Pictorial works
Portraits
Photobooks
Illustrated works
Place:
Massachusetts
Boston
Africa
Date:
2018
20th century
Topic:
Postcards--Private collections  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Photography  Search this
Africans  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1106437

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