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[Western Union operating room, Ellicott Square Building, Buffalo, New York : black-and-white photoprint]

Collector:
Western Union Telegraph Company  Search this
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 7.6" x 9.2"
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Buffalo (N.Y.)
Date:
1896
Circa 1896
1890-1920
1890-1910
Topic:
Offices  Search this
Telegraph, Wireless  Search this
Local number:
AC0205-0000121 (AC Scan)
Restrictions & Rights:
Unrestricted research access by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves
Contact Archives Center for copyright information and reproduction requests
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Western Union Telegraph Company Records, ca. 1820-1995
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_282522

U.S. Government Building, Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, NY

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Pan-American Exposition (1901: Buffalo, New York)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Cyano type; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Architectural; Medium: Cyanotype
Type:
Cyanotype
Architecture
Date:
1901
Topic:
Expositions  Search this
Buildings  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Buffalo (N.Y.)  Search this
Standard number:
2002-12144
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9763

United States National Museum Exhibit, Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, NY

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901: Buffalo, New York)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Cyano type; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Cyanotype
Type:
Cyanotype
Exhibit
Date:
1901
Topic:
Expositions  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Buffalo (N.Y.)  Search this
Standard number:
2002-12143
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9766

Pan-American Exposition, Buildings at Night

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Pan-American Exposition (1901: Buffalo, New York)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Cyano type; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Architectural; Medium: Cyanotype
Type:
Cyanotype
Architecture
Date:
1901
Topic:
Expositions  Search this
Buildings  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Buffalo (N.Y.)  Search this
Standard number:
2002-12198
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9765

Dewey Michaels Burlesque Collection

Photographer:
Garbo (Chicago)  Search this
Laverne, Gene (Buffalo, NY)  Search this
Kriegsmann, James J.  Search this
Maurice (Chicago)  Search this
Seymour, Mamie ((New York))  Search this
Bruno ((Bernard?) of Hollywood (New York City))  Search this
Bakchy, Boris ((New York))  Search this
Collector:
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Michaels, Dewey, 1898- (theater owner, director, producer)  Search this
Names:
Palace Burlesque Theatre (Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
0.33 cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Buffalo (N.Y.) -- photographs -- 1920-1970
Date:
late 1920's-1967
Scope and Contents:
Newspaper clippings; advertising brochures; and photoprints of performers at the Palace Theatre (including studio publicity portraits). The majority of the items are silver gelatin photoprints. Some photographers are listed below as index terms. Subjects of photographs include strippers and comedians; photographs of women include portraits as well as full-length figures, nude or in costume.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series. Arranged alphabetically by subjects' names within categories.
Biographical / Historical:
Dewey Michaels (b. 1898) was owner, director, general manager and producer of the Palace Burlesque Theater in Buffalo, New York until it closed on September 29, 1977, when Michaels was 79 years old. Michaels started in the business when he was 19 years old. Through the years, he featured Abbott and Costello, Phil Silvers, Jerry Lewis, Red Buttons, and Sammy Davis, Jr. who was then a dancer with the Will Master Trio which included his father and uncle. The Palace Burlesque was part of a 40-city circuit. Michaels was married in 1919 to Phyllis Boasberg. She died in 1969, leaving two sons and one daughter. On December 4, 1980, Michaels donated a backdrop, used in the theatre, to the Smithsonian. The backdrop had a musical theme with a clarinetist and notes rendered in extravagant art nouveau. Michaels was then 83 years old. Other backdrops were distributed to other theatres and collectors. They were 60-100 years old, painted in Diamond Dye, and worth about $1,000 apiece.
Related Materials:
Theatrical backdrops and director's chair located inthe Division of Home and Community Life.
Provenance:
Mr. Dewey Michaels, Gift, 1/31/81. Accession number 1981.0041.
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:
Glamour photography -- 1920-1970  Search this
Striptease -- 1920-1970  Search this
Stripteasers -- 1920-1970  Search this
Nudity in the performing arts  Search this
Theatrical producers and directors -- 1920-1970  Search this
Comedians -- 1920-1970  Search this
Entertainers -- 1920-1970  Search this
Musicians -- 20th century  Search this
Burlesque shows -- 1920-1970  Search this
Burlesque (Theater) -- 1920-1970  Search this
Entertainment -- Photographs -- 1920-1970  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings -- 20th century
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 19th-20th century
Citation:
Dewey Michaels Burlesque Collection, ca. 1920s-1967, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0065
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Dewey Michaels Burlesque Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0065
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Pan-American Exposition, Ethnology Building

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Pan-American Exposition (1901: Buffalo, New York)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Cyano type; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Architectural; Medium: Cyanotype
Type:
Cyanotype
Architecture
Date:
1901
Topic:
Expositions  Search this
Buildings  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Buffalo (N.Y.)  Search this
Standard number:
2002-12200
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9764

Worthington Corporation Records

Collector:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Creator:
Holly Manufacturing Company  Search this
Worthington Corporation  Search this
Names:
Henry R. Worthington Pump Works  Search this
International Steam Pump Company  Search this
Jeanesville Iron Works  Search this
Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation  Search this
Grace, John F.  Search this
Extent:
14.5 cubic feet (38 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
England
London
Hazelton (Penn.)
Buffalo (N.Y.)
Holyoke (Mass.)
Cincinnati (Ohio)
Date:
1859-1960.
Scope and Contents:
These records include annual reports, 1901-1913, 1929-1930; monthly reports, 1956-1957; correspondence, 1880; financial reports and statistics, 1916-1922, 1936-1960; record book, 1868-1941; a minute book from Worthington's predecessor, Holly Manufacturing Company, 1859-1912; legal documents on consolidation, 1916-1930; company history by John F. Grace and historical notes, 1952-1955; interoffice and sales bulletins, 1904-1905; catalogs of gas and diesel engines, pumps, and drilling equipment, 1925-1929; "Worthington News", 1929-1930; air-brush advertising views of pumps, diesel engines, and engine parts, 1925-1929; catalogs, trade literature, and price lists of companies taken over by Worthington, 1880-1887, 1900-1928, 1932-1955; patents for Worthington and competitors' engines, rock drills, and machinery, 1885-1930; engineers' sketch books, 1864-1898; World's Fair material, 1893-1904; publications on steam and electric pumps, engines, and turbines, 1880, 1888, 1897, 1899, 1903, 1907-1950; photographs of pumps, 1900-1920, products, 1935, trainees, 1945-1950, and the Jeanesville Iron Works in Hazelton, Pennsylvania, and other works, 1879-1921. Also includes records and photographs of subsidiaries in Buffalo, New York; Holyoke, Massachusetts, Cincinnati, Ohio; and London, England.
Arrangement:
1 series. Arrangement: By type of material and chronologic thereunder.
Biographical / Historical:
The Worthington Corporation and its predecessors, the Holly Manufacturing Company, the Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation, 1916-1952, the International Steam Pump Company, 1899-1916, and the Henry R. Worthington Pump Works, 1845-1899, have manufactured steam pumps, pumping engines, condensers, and hydraulic machinery at Harrison, New Jersey and other cities.
Provenance:
Donated to the Smithsonian in the 1960s by Studebaker Worthington, Inc.
Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
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:
Business -- History  Search this
Steam-engines  Search this
Diesel engines  Search this
Pumping machinery  Search this
Steam-turbines  Search this
Rock-drills  Search this
Genre/Form:
Financial records -- 20th century
Trade catalogs
Reports
Sketchbooks
Advertisements
Patents
Photographs -- 19th century
Newsletters -- 20th century
Minute books
Legal documents
Correspondence -- 19th century
Citation:
Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation Records, 1859-1960, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0916
See more items in:
Worthington Corporation Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0916
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