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Postcards

Collection Creator:
Barnard, George Grey, 1863-1938  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1900-1920
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The George Grey Barnard papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
George Grey Barnard papers, circa 1860-1969, bulk 1880-1938. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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George Grey Barnard papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-barngeor-ref182

Postcard of a produce vendor

Published by:
Adolph Selige Publishing Company, American, 1900 - 1920  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 5 1/2 × 3 1/2 in. (14 × 8.9 cm)
Type:
postcards
Place made:
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Place printed:
Leipzig, Saxony, Germany, Europe
Date:
1907
Topic:
African American  Search this
Cooking and dining  Search this
Foodways  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.37.4
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Cultural Expressions
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.37.4
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Archives Center Postcard Collection

Collector:
National Museum of American History. Unidentified division  Search this
National Museum of American History. Unidentified division  Search this
Publisher:
Paris-Tours  Search this
Papeghin, A.  Search this
Extent:
6 Items (1 folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photomechanical reproductions
Picture postcards
Postcards
Photographs
Place:
France -- 1900-1920
Paris (France) -- 1900-1920
Date:
circa 1910
Scope and Contents:
Six picture postcards of Paris, France, photomechanical, four publ. by A. Papeghin, Paris-Tours. One bears a message, addressed to "Cousin Gertrude," complaining about lack of private bathrooms in most French pensions, but the card is unstamped and unmailed. Note: other postcards from other sources may be added to this collection at a later date.
Arrangement:
1 series. Unarranged.
Provenance:
National Museum of American History, unidentified division.,Found in collections.,1993.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Cities and towns -- France -- Paris  Search this
Bathrooms -- France  Search this
Bathrooms -- United States  Search this
Tourist trade -- Postcards  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photomechanical reproductions
Picture postcards -- 1890-1910
Postcards -- 1900-1920
Photographs -- Photomechanical reproductions -- 1900-1920
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0483B
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0483b

Humphrey Family Postcard Album

Collector:
Humphrey, Joseph  Search this
Humphrey, Marion  Search this
Humphrey Family  Search this
Names:
Humphrey, Charles Frederick, General  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Cubic feet (1 box)
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Albums
Greeting cards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Date:
ca. 1905-1906.
Summary:
An album of postcards dating from 1903 to 1907, including some that are unsent and undated. Many are addressed to members of the Humphrey family, but the individual who created the album is unknown.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of a single album of postcards that are both correspondence and blank. Postcards that were mailed are dated from 1903 to 1906; others are undated. Many of the postcards are reproductions of scenic images from places including, but not limited to, New York City, New York, Atlantic City, New Jersey, Annapolis, Maryland, and Nice, France. Other postcards are Christmas holiday cards, and there are several cartoon postcards of the story Madame Butterfly. There are four "real photo" postcards on photographic postcard paper. The recipients of the postcards vary, and there is no information as to who compiled the album. Several addressees of the postcards are members of the Humphrey family.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.

Series 1: Postcard Album, 1903-1907
Biographical / Historical:
Many members of the Humphrey family experienced long and distinguished careers in the military. Charles Frederick Humphrey Sr. was born in Tioga County, New York on September 2, 1844. His military career began at the age of eighteen when he enlisted in the Fifth Artillery, regular army, in March 1863, as a Private. Humphrey married Juanita Foster DaCosta and the union produced five sons; Evan Harris, Charles Frederick Jr., Julian F., Marion Bell and Joseph DaCosta. Humphrey's military service spanned forty four years. He was the first recipient of the Civil War Campaign Medal and also received the Medal of Honor and Distinguished Service Cross. When Humphrey retired on July 1, 1907, Congress honored his service with the rank of Major General, mostly based on the recommendation of President Taft. After retirement Humphrey resided in Washington, D.C. and his five sons continued the tradition of long military service.

Sons Evan Harris (March 5, 1875-August 30, 1963) and Charles Frederick Jr. (August 11, 1876-January 22, 1968) retired as Brigadier Generals of the United States Army. Another son, Marion Bell Humphrey (September 15, 1887-August 20, 1953) retired as a Colonel of the United States Marine Corps. Julian F. Humphrey retired from the United States Merchant Marine and lastly Joseph Da Costa Humphrey also retired from military service. Charles Frederick Humphrey Sr. died on June 4, 1926 at the age of 81 at Walter Reed General Hospital and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. Other members of the Humphrey family are also buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
Provenance:
Provenance unknown. The album was found in the collections of the National Air and Space Museum Archives.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. : Album pages are slightly warped, and some are torn where they secure the postcards; some postcards are worn around the edges and slightly torn.
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:
Wit and humor  Search this
Christmas  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albums -- 1900-1920
Greeting cards
Postcards -- 1900-1910
Picture postcards -- 1900-1920
Citation:
Humphrey Family Postcard Album, ca. 1905-1906. Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1196
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1196

Lexington near Howard Street, Baltimore, Md. [colorized postcard]

Printer:
Kropp, E.O.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Robinson, Franklin A., Jr., 1959- (actor)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3.5" x 5.5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Picture postcards
Photographs
Postcards
Place:
Baltimore (Md.)
Date:
1905
Scope and Contents:
Written note from Eva to Cousin Pattie on front of postcard. Postcard printed by E. O. Kropp company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; photographer unidentified.
Local Numbers:
01047517.tif (AC Scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center does not own exclusive rights to these materials. Copyright for all materials is retained by the donor, Franklin A. Robinson, Jr.; permission for commercial use and/or publication may be requested from the donor through the Archives Center. Military Records for Franklin A. Robinson (b. 1932) and correspondence from Richard I. Damalouji (1961-2014) are restricted; written permission is needed to research these files. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Streets -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- 1900-1910  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards -- 1900-1920
Photographs -- 1900-1910
Postcards -- 1900-1910
Collection Citation:
The Robinson and Via Family Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Robinson and Via Family Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0475-ref1502

Pyongyang: Inscriptions on the Taedong riverbank

Creator:
Mowry, Eli 1880-1970  Search this
Physical description:
Black and white silver gelatin print
Type:
Postcards
Photographic prints
Photographs
Place:
North Korea, Pyongyang, Pyongyang
Korea
Pyongyang (Korea)
Date:
1909
1900-1920
1900-1950
Local number:
FSA A2010.04 045
Restrictions & Rights:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository
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Mowry Family Photographs 1909-1940
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_373682

Allen Howard Cox papers, 1900-1920

Creator:
Cox, Allen Howard, 1873-1944  Search this
Topic:
Account books  Search this
Architects  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Drawings  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Blueprints  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Postcards  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7534
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209693
AAA_collcode_coxalle
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209693

Great Basin/Plateau

Collection Creator:
Jenkins, Dale  Search this
Extent:
8 Postcards
Container:
Photo-folder 13
Photo-folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Postcards
Date:
1900-1920
Scope and Contents:
This series contains 8 postcards. The images include depictions of individuals from Cayuse, Paiute, Southern Ute, and Yakama communities and views of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Individuals specifically identified are Buckskin Charlie (Southern Ute) and Fish Hawk (Cayuse).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Dale Jenkins postcard and photograph collection, NMAI.AC.069, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.069, Series 5
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Dale Jenkins postcard and photograph collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-069-ref505

Mercado Tocon, Havana, Cuba. [Company cat. no. 8260.]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Publisher:
Detroit Photographic Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Collection Source:
Extractive Industries, Division of.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (color, 3-1/2" x 5-1/2".)
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Havana (Cuba)
Caribbean
Date:
1904
Scope and Contents:
Reproduction of a color photograph of a market scene in Havana. The image depicts people walking in the street around a two story market building. No message or stamp.
General:
Series II, Box 17, Foreign--Cuba--Havana.
Publication:
Detroit Photographic Company., Copyright 1904
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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:
Markets -- Cuba  Search this
Streets -- Cuba  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1900-1920
Picture postcards -- 1900-1920
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, box number X, folder number XX
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Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2255

Philippine picture post cards, 1900-1920 / Jonathan Best

Author:
Best, Jonathan  Search this
Physical description:
[xii], 119 p. : chiefly col. ill., 22 x 26 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Place:
Philippines
Date:
1994
1898-1946
Topic:
Postcards  Search this
History  Search this
Pictorial works  Search this
Call number:
DS685 .B476 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_604828

Africa Inland Mission collection

Names:
Africa Inland Mission  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919  Search this
Extent:
147 photographs
3 volumes (books)
43 postcards
Container:
Item EEPA.2008-003
Culture:
Kamba (African people)  Search this
Kikuyu (African people)  Search this
Masai (African people)  Search this
Swahili (African people)  Search this
Somali (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Postcards
Photographs
Books
Place:
Port Said (Egypt)
Victoria, Lake
Nairobi (Kenya)
Mombassa (Kenya)
Kenya
Africa, East
Africa
Date:
circa 1905-1978 (bulk 1905-1920)
bulk 1900-1920
Summary:
This collection contains 147 photographic prints and 43 postcards from East Africa (circa 1907-circa 1914), especially Kijobe, which depict the activities of the Africa Inland Mission; Theodore Roosevelt's safari in 1909; views of Nairobi, Mombasa, Port Said, Lake Victoria and other landscapes; and portraits of Maasai, Kikuyu, Kamba, Kavirondo, Akawba, Gikuyu, Somali and Swahili coast peoples. Missionaries pictured include Hetz, Hurlburt, and Wallace, who is listed as photographer on many of the prints. The collection also contains 3 paperback books, published by Africa Inland Mission, which describe the history of the organization and the experiences of its missionaries: Faster Beats the Drum (1978), Another Hand on Mine (1975) and Gardens of Miracles (1976).
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in four series:

Series 1: Locations

Series 2: Cultures

Series 3: Other

Series 4: Publications
Biographical / Historical:
The Africa Inland Mission (AIM) is a non-denominational Christian missionary organization that focuses on Africa. The organization was founded in 1895 by Scottish-American missionary Peter Cameron Scott of the International Missionary Alliance. Scott and his fellow missionaries arrived in Mombasa in October of 1895 and within a year had established four missions in Kenya. Scott's untimely death in 1896 almost led to the dissolution of AIM, but support from the Philadelphia Missionary Council and a new director in the person of Rev. Charles Hurlburt reinvigorated the project. In 1909 a station was set up in what was then German East Africa (Tanzania) and in 1912, Theodore Roosevelt intervened on behalf of his friend Hurlburt to persuade the Belgian government to allow the mission to establish a station in the Congo. Today, AIM operates in 13 countries in Central and Southern Africa.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Animals -- Africa  Search this
Safaris  Search this
Missionaries  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Postcards
Photographs
Books
Citation:
Africa Inland Mission Collection, EEPA 2008-003, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2008-003
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Africa Inland Mission collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2008-003

Prairie fires and paper moons : the American photographic postcard, 1900-1920 / Hal Morgan and Andreas Brown ; foreword by John Baskin

Author:
Morgan, Hal  Search this
Brown, Andreas  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 191 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 21 x 24 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Aerial views
Place:
United States
Date:
1981
1865-1918
Topic:
Postcards  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
E168 .M838X
E168.M838X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_142363

The actual boot : the photographic post card boom 1900-1920 / Martin Parr and Jack Stasiak

Author:
Parr, Martin 1952-  Search this
Stasiak, Jack  Search this
National Museum of Photography, Film, and Television (Great Britain)  Search this
Physical description:
92 p. : photos. ; 24 x 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1986
Topic:
Postcards--Exhibitions  Search this
Photography--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
NC1878.P45 P259 1986
NC1878.P45P259 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_307412

L'Amérique au fil des jours : cartes postales photographiques, 1900-1920, Collection Andreas Brown / introduction par Michel Deguy

Author:
Brown, Andreas  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p., 64 leaves of plates : ill. ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Aerial views
Place:
United States
Date:
1983
C1983
Topic:
Postcards  Search this
Call number:
E168.A515 1983X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_342913

Quebec Bridge Photograph Collection

Donor:
Enterline, Stevenson  Search this
Eney, William J.  Search this
Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Engineering and Industry, 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
Creator:
Quebec Bridge Company.  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photograph albums
Postcards
Photographs
Place:
Canada
Quebec
Date:
1905-1986
bulk 1905-1916
Summary:
The collection documents the construction of the first and second Quebec Bridges over the St. Lawrence River. Construction on the first bridge began in 1900 and the bridge collapsed before completion in 1907. Construction on the second Quebec Bridge, which is the longest cantilever bridge in the world, was completed in 1917.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents the construction of the first and second Quebec Bridges over the St. Lawrence River primarily through photographs. The collection is arranged into two series: Series 1, Photographic Materials, 1905-1965 and Series 2, Other Materials, 1916-1986.

Series 1, Photographic Materials, 1905-1965, is divided into two subseries: Subseries 1.1, Photographs, 1907-1965 and Subseries 1.2, Photograph Album, 1905. The black-and-white photographs primarily document the construction of the second Quebec Bridge, 1907-1917. Many of these photographs were taken in a workshop where the production of the bridge parts and building materials occurred. One picture, marked number 24, is of the Prime Minister of Canada, Robert Borden, attending the construction site in October 1913. This series also contains photographs of the 1907 bridge collapse and pictures taken in 1965 of the current second bridge. Subseries 2, Photograph Album, 1905, documents the construction of the first Quebec cantilever bridge. The album contains mounted black-and-white photographs taken between May 12 and November 23, 1905.

Series 2, Other Materials, 1916-1986, consists of newspaper articles and postcards. The newspaper articles detail the 1916 construction accident on the second Quebec bridge; one 1917 article about the bridge; and one 1986 article about the 1907 collapse of the first bridge. There are three postcards, both black-and-white and color, of the Quebec Bridge.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1, Photographic Materials, 1905-1965

Subseries 1, Photographs, 1907-1965

Subseries 2, Photograph Album, 1905

Series 2, Other Materials, 1916-1986
Biographical / Historical:
The first Quebec Bridge was built over the St. Lawrence River in order to connect important railroad lines.[1] This bridge collapsed on August 29, 1907, killing 79 men.[2] The engineers for the second bridge were Maurice Fitzmaurice, H.E. Vautelet, and Ralph Modjeska.[3]

Notes: [1] "Bridge of 1,800-FT. Span Across the St. Lawrence," Popular Mechanics Vol. 8, No. 12 December 1906

[2]"Wrecked Quebec Bridge to be Recommended"[3] "Wrecked Quebec Bridge to be Recommended"
Provenance:
Originally collected for the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering's reference collections; exact date and source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Physical Access: Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Topic:
Bridges -- Design and construction  Search this
Bridges -- Canada  Search this
Bridge failures  Search this
Bridges -- Quebec  Search this
Rivers -- Quebec  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums -- 20th century
Postcards -- 1900-1920
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1900-1950
Citation:
Quebec Bridge Photograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1026
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Quebec Bridge Photograph Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1026
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Fisher, Bruce & Company Records

Donor:
Gatter, Carl  Search this
Gatter, Carl  Search this
Source:
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.  Search this
Creator:
Fisher, Richard  Search this
Collector:
Fisher, Bruce & Company.  Search this
Former owner:
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (1 box )
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sales catalogs
Stereographs
Legislation (legal concepts)
Correspondence
Photographic prints
Postcards
Price lists
Place:
Colon (Panama)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Date:
1920-1940s
Summary:
Fisher, Bruce & Company, importers of china, earthenware, and glassware, were located on Market Street, Philadelphia. The collection contains catalog pages and price lists for china, earthenware, and glassware imported from Belgium, Britain, France, and Italy, and some American ceramics.
Scope and Contents:
This collection primarily contains catalog pages and pricelists for china, earthenware, and glassware imported from Belgium, Britain, France, and Italy, as well as some American ceramics. The catalog pages consist of color photographs of numbered ceramic items; the pricelists are separate pages keyed to the same numbers. These records, which date from 1939 1940, are arranged in separate folders by nationality.

The Belgian material consists of one catalog page of glassware. The British catalog pages depict Aynsley bone china (breakfast and tea sets), Grimwades earthenware, and "Toby" mugs of U.S. General McArthur and British General Wavell. The French catalog pages show "Quimper" design faience as well as other china and earthenware pieces. The Italian ceramics are primarily earthenware breakfast sets, bowls, baskets, vases, and donkey figures. There is also some Venetian glassware. The U.S. catalog pages show china breakfast sets and other tableware.

In addition, a photoprint in the collection shows the firm's building, ca. 1920s; a second photoprint shows a 1920s display of Pyrex ovenware in one of the building's display windows.
Biographical / Historical:
Fisher, Bruce & Company, importers of china, earthenware, and glassware, were located on Market Street in Philadelphia. The firm dates back at least to the year 1880, when it was known as Atherholt, Fisher & Company, and was located at 519 Market Street. The principals in the firm were Thomas C. Atherholt, Samuel Fisher, and his son, Joseph G. A. Fisher. By 1885 the company's name had changed to Fisher, Son & Company. By 1889, after the addition of George H. Ruth to the firm, its name had changed to Fisher, Son & Ruth. The following year, probably following the death of Samuel Fisher, Worthington Bruce joined the firm, and its name was changed to Fisher, Bruce & Company. In the same year the firm relocated to 221 Market Street.

The company continued to prosper in its Market Street location, which extended back to Church Street. By 1930, the adjoining building at 219 Market Street was purchased. The ground floors of numbers 219 221 were used as a showroom and the company's offices were located upstairs. The company stayed in the Fisher family's hands for the remainder of its existence, with E. Monroe Fisher as President of the firm beginning in 1930. In the 1970s the company was sold and the business relocated to New Jersey.
Provenance:
These records were donated to the Division of Domestic Life in February 1990 by Mr. Carl Gatter. His father, Herman L. Gatter, had been employed by Fisher, Bruce, for many years. The records were transferred to the Archives Center in March 1990.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment.

Probable copyright restrictions.
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:
Show windows  Search this
Stores, Retail  Search this
Table setting and decoration  Search this
Display of merchandise  Search this
Faience  Search this
Glassware  Search this
Glassware -- Belgian  Search this
Glassware -- Catalogs  Search this
Glassware -- Venetian  Search this
Importers  Search this
Advertising, Point-of-sale  Search this
Commemorative porcelain  Search this
Dams -- Panama  Search this
Ceramic tableware  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Ceramic Industries -- French  Search this
Ceramic Industries -- Italian  Search this
Ceramic Industries -- Belgian  Search this
Ceramic Industries -- English  Search this
Ceramic Industries -- American  Search this
Locks and dams  Search this
Clay pot cookery  Search this
Plates (Tableware)  Search this
Porcelain, American  Search this
Porcelain figures  Search this
Porcelain, French  Search this
Porcelain, English  Search this
Porcelain -- Prices  Search this
Porcelain -- 20th century  Search this
Pottery figures  Search this
Pottery, American  Search this
Pottery, English  Search this
Pottery, French  Search this
Pottery, Italian  Search this
Pottery -- Prices  Search this
Pyrex  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sales catalogs
Stereographs
Legislation (legal concepts)
Correspondence -- 1940-1950
Photographic prints
Postcards -- 1900-1920
Price lists
Citation:
Fisher, Bruce & Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0370
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Fisher, Bruce & Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0370

Dixie Selden papers

Creator:
Selden, Dixie, 1868-1935  Search this
Extent:
4.3 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Date:
1837-1936
1993-2001
Summary:
The papers of artist Dixie Selden measure 4.3 linear feet and date from 1837-1936 and 1993-2001. The collection documents the life, world travels, and professional career of the Impressionist painter from Cincinnati, Ohio, through biographical material, correspondence, writings, diaries, printed material, a scrapbook, photographs, artwork, sketchbooks, and artifacts.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of artist Dixie Selden measure 4.3 linear feet and date from 1837-1936 and 1993-2001. The collection documents the life, world travels, and professional career of the Impressionist painter from Cincinnati, Ohio, through biographical material, correspondence, writings, diaries, printed material, a scrapbook, photographs, artwork, sketchbooks, and artifacts.

Correspondence makes up a significant part of the collection and includes frequent letters sent to her parents while traveling abroad. Selden's travels are also documented in seven diaries, with daily descriptions of events and sights, and nine sketchbooks containing pencil and pastel sketches. Printed material makes up another large part of the collection and primarily includes items that document Selden's career and exhibitions, in addition to her frequent travels. Extensive photographs also document her travel, as well as her artwork, friends and family, and portraits of Selden. Artwork includes pencil sketches and prints by Selden and others. The remainder of the collection includes biographical material, writings, a scrapbook, and artifacts.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1890s-1930s (0.1 linear foot; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1837-1935, 1998 (0.6 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1890s-1930s (0.1 linear foot; Box 1)

Series 4: Diaries, 1878-circa 1934 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1850-1926, 1993-2001 (1.7 linear feet; Box 2, 4, OV 5, OV 7)

Series 6: Scrapbook, circa 1889 (0.1 linear foot; Box 2)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1860s-1935, 1995 (0.6 linear feet; Box 2-3)

Series 8: Artwork, circa 1900s-1920s (0.3 linear feet; Box 3, OV 6)

Series 9: Sketchbooks, circa 1900s-1931 (0.3 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 10: Artifacts, circa 1890s-1930s (0.3 linear feet; Box 3)
Biographical / Historical:
Dixie Selden (1868-1935) was an American Impressionist painter working in Kentucky and Ohio. Born to wealthy parents in Cincinnati, Ohio, Selden moved with her family to Covington, Kentucky when she was two years old. Her parents, John Roger Selden and Martha Peyton McMillon Selden were active in Cincinnati and Covington social circles and societies. Dixie's parents nurtured her artistic abilities early on, building her a studio, and taking her on two tours of Europe.

Selden studied art at the Art Academy of Cincinnati off and on from 1884, when it was called the McMicken School of Design, until 1912. While there she was a student of Fernand H. Lungren and Frank Duveneck. In 1913, Selden traveled to Venice to study painting with William Merritt Chase. She exhibited regularly in the Midwest, and created a professional career as a portrait and landscape painter.

Selden traveled extensively throughout her life, frequently with her close friend and fellow artist Emma Mendenhall. Her travels to Europe, Mexico, China, Japan, the Middle East, as well as sights across the United States served as inspiration for her art, as she took many photographs, collected postcards, and created sketches and paintings.
Provenance:
The Dixie Selden papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Marcia Goldman Widenor in 2014. Marcia Widenor's grandfather was married to Minnie Schaffer Goldman, Dixie Selden's first cousin.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Dixie Selden papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Women painters -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Topic:
Impressionism (Art) -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Dixie Selden papers, 1837-1936, 1993-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.selddixi
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Dixie Selden papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-selddixi

La carte postale africaine (1900-1960) : essai de bilan : incitation à la recherche

Author:
David, Philippe  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Physical description:
p. 166-177
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa
Date:
1986
Topic:
Postcards--Documentation  Search this
Postcards--Classification  Search this
Postcards--Research  Search this
Call number:
VF-- Africa--Description
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_757243

Tonatiuh [picture postcard]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Artist:
Covarrubias, Miguel, 1904-1957  Search this
Publisher:
Tarjeta Postal  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Collection Source:
Extractive Industries, Division of.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (color, 3.5" x 5.5".)
Culture:
Indians of Mexico -- Religion  Search this
Aztecs -- Religion and Mythology  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Mexico
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Reproduction of a color drawing by Miguel Covarrubias, after a 16th c. codex, depicting Tonatiuh, the God of the sun. He kneels on one leg, holds an eagle in the air with one hand, and a shield of some sort in the other. Translation of caption at bottom of postcard: "He who gives light / God of the Sun." Bourbon Codex, Lam. 6. Unmailed, no message, no postmark.
Arrangement:
In series 3, box 27, grouping Religion--Mexico (Aztec).
Local Numbers:
AC0200-0000001 (AC Scan)
General:
Maker unidentified.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use 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:
Pre-Columbian art  Search this
Religion -- Mexico  Search this
Gods  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, box number X, folder number XX
See more items in:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2171

Ueuecoyotl [picture postcard]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Artist:
Covarrubias, Miguel, 1904-1957  Search this
Publisher:
Tarjeta Postal  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Collection Source:
Extractive Industries, Division of.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (color, 3.5" x 5.5".)
Culture:
Indians of Mexico -- Religion  Search this
Aztecs -- Religion and Mythology  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Mexico
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Reproduction of a drawing by Miguel Covarrubias, after a 16th c. codex. depicting the god of song, dance and music. This figure appears to have the head of a coyote, the animal that represents this god. Translation of caption at bottom of card: "Old Coyote / God of the Song, Dance and Music." Bourbon Codice, Lam. 4. Unmailed card, no message, no postmark.
Arrangement:
In series 3, box 27, grouping Religion--Mexico (Aztec).
Local Numbers:
AC0200-0000002 (AC Scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use 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:
Gods  Search this
Religion -- Mexico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, box number X, folder number XX
See more items in:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2173

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