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Trenton, New Jersey

Creator:
Richman, Brad, 1971  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (items, gelatin silver print, 16 x 19 7/8 inches)
Container:
Map-case 11, Drawer 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
New Jersey -- Trenton
Date:
1999 April 28
General:
Printed 2000; Inscription with location: signed, titled, dated in graphite on verso at top
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Basketball  Search this
African American youth  Search this
Citation:
Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Brad Richman)
See more items in:
Brad Richman Photograph Collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-124-12-ref27

Hotels : stereographs

Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Photographer:
Bierstadt, Charles, 1819-1903  Search this
Weller, F. G.  Search this
Purviance, W.T.  Search this
Wendt, Julius  Search this
Creator:
Pach, G. W. (photographe)  Search this
Keystone View Company (stereograph publisher)  Search this
Littleton View Company (stereograph publisher)  Search this
White, F., and Company (stereograph publisher)  Search this
New Jersey Stereoscopic View Company (stereograph publisher)  Search this
Names:
Glen House [hotel] -- New Hampshire -- Stereographs  Search this
Profile House [hotel] -- New Hampshire -- Stereographs  Search this
Tip Top House [hotel] -- New Hampshire -- Stereographs  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
72 Items
Container:
Box 3
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereographs
Place:
Florida -- Stereographs
Pennsylvania -- Stereographs
Louisiana -- Stereographs
Massachusetts -- Hotels
New Hampshire -- Stereographs
New Jersey -- Stereographs
New York (State) -- Stereographs
Ohio -- Stereographs
Minnesota -- Stereographs
Date:
ca. 1860s-1905
bulk mostly ca. 1875-1890
Scope and Contents:
Seventy-two images of hotels and hotel grounds from popular resort areas, including five from Florida, six from Massachusetts, seventeen from New Hampshire, twenty-eight from New York, two from Pennsylvania (one of which is actually an image of a miniature model), and other identified and unidentifed hotels, including an image with bathhouses in the foreground.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site. Photographs must be handled with white cotton gloves, unless protected by plastic sleeves.
Series 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:
Hotels, taverns, etc. -- 1860-1910  Search this
Lodging houses -- Stereographs  Search this
Resorts -- Stereographs  Search this
Bathhouses -- Stereographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Stereographs -- 1880-1900
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions / 2.6: Stereographs / Hotels
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s02-ref2794

Boats and boating : stereographs

Photographer:
Wendt, Julius (Albany, N.Y.)  Search this
Names:
Standard Oil Company -- Stereographs  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
18 Items
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereographs
Photographs
Place:
Wisconsin -- Dells -- Stereographs
Canada -- Stereographs
New Jersey -- Stereographs
Pontoosuc Lake -- Stereographs
Date:
ca. 1870-1905
Scope and Contents:
Pictures of boats (primarily recreational, but also steamboats and ships) and boating activities, including the Dell Queen in the Wisconsin Dells; several of ferries and rowboats; one of Pontoosuc Lake, printed by Julius Wendt; and one showing two sailors seated on a boat with "Standard Oil Company Dock" sign in background.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site. Photographs must be handled with white cotton gloves, unless protected by plastic sleeves.
Series 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:
Canoes -- Stereographs  Search this
Ferries -- Stereographs  Search this
Rowboats -- Stereographs  Search this
Steamboats -- Stereographs  Search this
Lighthouses -- Stereographs  Search this
Resorts -- Stereographs  Search this
Boats -- Stereographs  Search this
Boats -- Stereographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Stereographs
Photographs -- 1850-1900 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Stereographs
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions / 2.6: Stereographs / Boats and BoatingĀ (mostly recreational, plus steamboats and ships)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s02-ref2771

Chester and Margaret Harris with a family member in Hackensack, New Jersey

Collection Creator:
Harris, Chester Lee  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print , gelatin silver, 2 x 3 in.)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
New Jersey
United States
Date:
1948
Scope and Contents:
Note on verso in ink: "Mary Harris and Chester Harris (Mother and Father) and family member? Hackensack, N. J. , summer 1948, Railroad Avenue & Second Street."
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Lee Harris papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
African American families  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
The Lee Harris papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Mr. Chester Lee Harris.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-034, Item ACMA PH2003.7078.11
See more items in:
Chester Lee Harris papers
Chester Lee Harris papers / Series 5: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-034-ref554

Lee and Renee Harris in Hackensack, New Jersey

Collection Creator:
Harris, Chester Lee  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (gelatin silver, 3.06 x 2 in.)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Hackensack
New Jersey
United States
Date:
1942
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Lee Harris papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
African American children  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
The Lee Harris papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Mr. Chester Lee Harris.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-034, Item ACMA PH2003.7078.19
See more items in:
Chester Lee Harris papers
Chester Lee Harris papers / Series 5: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-034-ref557

Lee Harris with his grandparents in front of their house

Collection Creator:
Harris, Chester Lee  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print , gelatin silver, 2 x 3 in.)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
New Jersey
United States
Date:
1940 September
Scope and Contents:
Photograph of 7 month old Lee Harris and grandparents taken in front of their house on Second Street in Hackensack, New Jersey. Description written on back.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Lee Harris papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
African American families  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
The Lee Harris papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Mr. Chester Lee Harris.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-034, Item ACMA PH2003.7078.22
See more items in:
Chester Lee Harris papers
Chester Lee Harris papers / Series 5: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-034-ref559

Lee Harris with his father in Hackensack, New Jersey

Collection Creator:
Harris, Chester Lee  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print , gelatin silver, 3 x 2 in.)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
New Jersey
United States
Date:
1940 September
Scope and Contents:
Photograph of 7 month old Lee Harris and Chester Harris taken in Hackensack, New Jersey. Description written on back.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Lee Harris papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
African American families  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
The Lee Harris papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Mr. Chester Lee Harris.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-034, Item ACMA PH2003.7078.24
See more items in:
Chester Lee Harris papers
Chester Lee Harris papers / Series 5: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-034-ref560

Lee Harris in front of his grandparents' home

Collection Creator:
Harris, Chester Lee  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print , gelatin silver, 2 x 3 in.)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
New Jersey
United States
Date:
1941June 29
Scope and Contents:
Photograph of 7 month old Lee Harris taken at the home of grandmother Harris on Second Street in Hackensack, New Jersey. Description written on back.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Lee Harris papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
African American boys  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
The Lee Harris papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Mr. Chester Lee Harris.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-034, Item ACMA PH2003.7078.27
See more items in:
Chester Lee Harris papers
Chester Lee Harris papers / Series 5: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-034-ref561

Family gathering in Hackensack, New Jersey

Collection Creator:
Harris, Chester Lee  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print , gelatin silver, 2 x 3 in.)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
New Jersey
United States
Date:
1942
Scope and Contents:
Photograph of 2 and a half year old Lee Harris, 9 month old Renne Harris, and 11 month old Bill taken at grandmother Harris's home on Second Street in Hackensack, New Jersey. Description written on back.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Lee Harris papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
African American families  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
The Lee Harris papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Mr. Chester Lee Harris.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-034, Item ACMA PH2003.7078.28
See more items in:
Chester Lee Harris papers
Chester Lee Harris papers / Series 5: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-034-ref562

Snapshot of Lee Harris

Collection Creator:
Harris, Chester Lee  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print , gelatin silver, 2 x 3 in.)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
New Jersey
United States
Date:
1941June
Scope and Contents:
Photograph of 1 year old Lee Harris taken at the home of grandmother Harris on Second Street in Hackensack, New Jersey. Description written on back.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Lee Harris papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
African American boys  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
The Lee Harris papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Mr. Chester Lee Harris.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-034, Item ACMA PH2003.7078.30
See more items in:
Chester Lee Harris papers
Chester Lee Harris papers / Series 5: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-034-ref563

Lee Harris sitting on lawn with his grandmother, Nana

Collection Creator:
Harris, Chester Lee  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print , gelatin silver, 3 x 5 in.)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
New Jersey
United States
Date:
1940 June
Scope and Contents:
Photograph of 5 month old Lee Harris and Henrietta "Nana" Cephas Brown taken in front of his house on 3rd Street in Hackensack, New Jersey. Description written on back.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Lee Harris papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
African American families  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
The Lee Harris papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Mr. Chester Lee Harris.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-034, Item ACMA PH2003.7078.37
See more items in:
Chester Lee Harris papers
Chester Lee Harris papers / Series 5: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-034-ref564

Young Howard Brown sitting on a car in Hackensack, New Jersey

Collection Creator:
Harris, Chester Lee  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print , gelatin silver, 4 x 3 in.)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
New Jersey
United States
Date:
1942
Scope and Contents:
Grandfather of Lee Harris, Howard "Pop" Brown, taken in Hackensack, New Jersey. Description written on back.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Lee Harris papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
African American men  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
The Lee Harris papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Mr. Chester Lee Harris.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-034, Item ACMA PH2003.7078.66
See more items in:
Chester Lee Harris papers
Chester Lee Harris papers / Series 5: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-034-ref581

Bessie holding Lee Harris in front of his childhood home in Hackensack, New Jersey

Collection Creator:
Harris, Chester Lee  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print , gelatin silver, 8 x 10 in.)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
New Jersey
United States
Date:
1940 August
Scope and Contents:
Photograph of Lee Harris and his godmother Bessie taken at his home on 310 3rd Street in Hackensack, New Jersey. Description written on back.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Lee Harris papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
African American families  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
The Lee Harris papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Mr. Chester Lee Harris.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-034, Item ACMA PH2003.7078.79
See more items in:
Chester Lee Harris papers
Chester Lee Harris papers / Series 5: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-034-ref589

Lee Harris and grandmother

Collection Creator:
Harris, Chester Lee  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print , gelatin silver, 7 x 5 in.)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
New Jersey
United States
Date:
1942
Scope and Contents:
Photograph of 2 year old Lee and 18 year old Margaret Harris taken at the home of grandmother Harris on 2nd Street in Hackensack, New Jersey. Description written on back.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Lee Harris papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
African American families  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
The Lee Harris papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Mr. Chester Lee Harris.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-034, Item ACMA PH2003.7078.55
See more items in:
Chester Lee Harris papers
Chester Lee Harris papers / Series 5: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-034-ref590

Archives Center Scrapbook Collection

Creator:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Names:
Harvard University  Search this
Extent:
13 Cubic feet (48 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Trade cards
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Advertising cards
Postcards
Place:
New Jersey
Tennessee
South Carolina
New England
New Hampshire
Mexico
Virginia
Vermont
Washington (D.C.)
Michigan
Middle East
Massachusetts
Maine
Maryland
Indiana
Illinois
Ausable Chasm (N.Y.)
New York
Rhode Island
Asia
California
Colorado
Canada
Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)
Connecticut
Europe
Hawaii
North Carolina
Ohio
Panama
Pennsylvania
Plymouth (England)
Rochester (N.Y.)
Date:
circa 1880-circa 1960
Scope and Contents note:
Miscellaneous late nineteenth/early twentieth century scrapbooks containing postcards, trade cards, greeting cards, decals, and other ephemera. Included are: (1) trade cards for thread, tobacco, barbers, sewing machines, toiletries and shaving products, tobacco, undertakers and patent medicine; (2) images of women, children, pets, and flowers; (3) greeting cards celebrating Christmas, birthdays, Halloween, and St. Patrick's Day; and (4) postcards from the United States and around the world. Some of the items in the scrapbooks are comical or picturesque. Most of the scrapbooks were created by women. Also included are several twentieth century diaries, including two travel diaries written by women.
Arrangement:
1 series. Unarranged.
Provenance:
Transfer.,1997/09/19.,1997.3004.
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:
Shaving  Search this
Travel  Search this
Women -- History -- 20th century  Search this
Women -- History -- 19th century  Search this
Wit and humor  Search this
Women -- Social life and customs -- 19th century  Search this
Lighthouses  Search this
Barbering  Search this
Greeting cards -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Trade cards
Diaries -- 20th century
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Advertising cards
Postcards
Scrapbooks -- 19th century
Citation:
Archives Center Scrapbook Collection, ca. 1880- ca. 1960, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0468
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0468
Online Media:

MS 4844 W.P.A. Archaeological reports

Creator:
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Extent:
31 Boxes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Alabama -- Archeology
Arizona -- Archeology
Georgia -- Archeology
Missouri -- Archeology
Mississippi -- Archeology
Nebraska -- Archeology
North Carolina -- Archeology
Oklahoma -- Archeology
Pennsylvania -- Archeology
South Dakota -- Archeology
Tennessee -- Archeology
Date:
1934-42
Scope and Contents:
Reports on archaelogical excavations by the W.P.A. in the states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
The reports are mainly accounts for a given month or quarter and usually concern several sites. They are filed alphabetically by state and chronologically within states. Monthly reports precede quarterly reports. Reports concerning more than one year are filed under the earliest year. Note: Within bound volumes the earliest reports are usually at the back.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4844
Topic:
Arkansas -- Archeology  Search this
California -- Archeology  Search this
Indiana -- Archeology  Search this
Iowa -- Archeology  Search this
Kentucky -- Archeology  Search this
Louisiana -- Archeology  Search this
Michigan -- Archeology  Search this
Minnesota -- Archeology  Search this
Montana -- Archeology  Search this
New Jersey -- Archeology  Search this
Texas -- Archeology  Search this
Wisconsin -- Archeology  Search this
Wyoming -- Archeology  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4844, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4844
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4844

Carlos de Wendler-Funaro Gypsy Research Collection

Collector:
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Photographer:
Alland, Alexander, Sr. (Alexander Landschaft), 1902-1989  Search this
Author:
Kaslov, Steve, ca. 1888-1949 (King of the Red Bandanna Romany Gypsies )  Search this
Names:
Jura, Chaiko (Gypsy leader)  Search this
Kaslov, Pupa  Search this
Kaslov, Steve, ca. 1888-1949 (King of the Red Bandanna Romany Gypsies )  Search this
Extent:
4.3 Cubic feet (15 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Journals
Dissertations
Scrapbooks
Manuscripts
Place:
West Virginia -- 1930-1950
New Jersey -- 1930-1950
Maspeth (Queens, Long Island, N.Y.) -- 1930-1950
New York (N.Y.) -- photographs -- 1930-1950
Date:
circa 1920-1975
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 4.3 cubic feet of manuscript, print, and photographic materials created or collected by Carl de Wendler-Funaro (1898-1985) in pursuit of his interest in Gypsy life and culture. (Carlos de Wendler-Funaro used several forms of his name; he wrote mostly as Carl de Wendler-Funaro.) The -collection was brought to the attention of the Division of Community Life, National Museum of American History, by Matt T. Salo and donated to the Smithsonian by Dr. de Wendler-Funarol's widow, Cornelia de Funaro, in May 1985, through Richard E. Ahlborn, Curator.

The number and breadth of the photographic materials, especially, the accompanying documentation and their representation of many Gypsy groups in a single time period, make this collection an important resource for research.

Print and Manuscript Materials

The print and manuscript materials in the collection are organized-into six series: (1) materials for which Carl de Wendler-Funaro is author, co-author or editor; (2) materials about de Wendler-Funaro; (3) correspondence; (4) journals, books, or extracts from them, by various authors; (5) newspaper and magazine articles; (6) photomechanical images from newspapers, magazines, and books.

The manuscript materials include drafts of portions of planned books, reading notes, and Gypsy language notes and transcriptions. De Wendler-Funaro seems to have planned two books. One was to have been a book of his photographs, with accompanying essays describing his encounters with Gypsies, the other a work on Gypsies, especially those in the United States. The major element of the second book was to have been the history of the Rom in this country as told by Steve Kaslov. The second work was to have included the manuscripts, 'The Last Caravan,' on Romnichels in the United States; 'Romanian Gypsies in Maspeth Village,' on the Ludar; 'Hungarian Gypsies,' orx these musicians in the United States; and some folk tale materials. Several outlines for the two books are in the collection.

The draft materials written with Steve Kaslov include an account of the Gypsy leader Chaiko Jura. The account, which seems to approach legend at some points, describes his immigration to the United States, adventures in this country, and death. Also among the draft materials, and intended to follow in the proposed book, is what may be termed an official biography of Steve Kaslov (c. 1888-1949). Apparently tentatively entitled "The Ways of my People,' the manuscript recounts a few incidents, told at length, in the experiences of Kaslov's family and social network from about 1900 to about 1938.

De Wendler-Funaro's notes suggest that the Kaslov biography was dictated to an unnamed lawyer in the early 1930s and given to de Wendler-Funaro in 1934. Kaslov dictated the story of Chaiko to de Wendler-Funaro. (Perhaps this is the source of a statement in the New York Sun, June 20, 1941, that Kaslov had written two books.)

The okaslov manuscripts' are written mostly in a variety of American English common among American Rom. Parts of the biographical section are written in the first person, others in the third. Cultural material includes descriptions of weddings, funerary ritual, business transactions, conflicts and conflict resolution. As factual sources the manuscripts are unreliable: dates, for example, are only very approximate; birth places for Steve Kaslov and his family are incorrect.

Evidence in the manuscripts indicates that de Wendler-Funaro hoped, through 1976, to publish these texts in some form. Apparently Kaslov made a first attempt to publish in 1940, when he sent a draft to Eleanor Roosevelt. Mrs. Roosevelt sent the manuscript on to George Bye, a literary agent, who returned it in 1941 as unpublishable, calling it a Oterribly disorganized manuscript .... [Kaslov] is now working with a doctor (de Wendler-Funarol who claims to be an author but the results are very unhappy' (Correspondence in FDR Library).

Correspondence in the collection (series 3) includes letters to and from de Wendler-Funaro; drafts of letters by Steve Kaslov, soliciting aid for Gypsy education; and correspondence between the U.S. Consulate in Matamoros, Mexico, and the U.S. Department of State. According to Mrs. de Funaro, Carl de Wendler-Funaro destroyed his other correspondence before his death.

Many of the books, journals, articles, and extracts in the collection (series 4)- are materials upon which de Wendler-Funarol's dissertation is based. They include typed transcriptions of published articles as well as printed matter; dates of the materials range from 1554 to 1979.

The collection includes about 2,000 photoprints, including multiple copies, and 2,000 negatives. These materials are organized into eleven series: (7) photographs by de Wendler-Funaro: Gypsies in the United States; (8)photographs by de Wendler-Funaro: Gypsies outside the United States; (9) heirloom photographs'; (10) photographs by other creators; (11) photographs ;rom commercial agencies; (12) photographs of non-Gypsies; (13) photocopies, of numbered photos, in numerical order; (14) negatives; (15) contact sheets made from negatives from by the Smithsonian Office of Printing and Photographic Services, 1986; (16) scrapbook sheets; (17) slides made from negatives and prints by the Smithsonian Office of Printing and Photographic. services, 1986.

The original photographs by Carlos de Wendlet-Funaro span the,period 1922 to 1966, but the majority were taken from about 1932 to about 1942. More than half the photographs are of the Rom group of Gypsies in the United States, and most of these were taken in New York City from about 1938 to about 1942. Other original photos by de Wendler-Funaro are of other Gypsy groups in the United States -- Ludar, Romnichels, 'Black Dutch,w and Hungarian musicians -- as well as of Gypsies in Mexico, Holland, Germany, Austria, France, England, and Hungary. Photographs by other creators include copies of portraits collected from Gypsy families, photos by other photographers, and commercial news photographs collected by de Wendler-Funaro.

De Wendler-Funaro seems to have used the photographs to gain access to Gypsy families and communities (many photos show Gypsies examining albums and sets of pictures). Some photographs were published in his 1937 article, and in two articles by Victor Weybright (1938a, 1938b). De Wendler-Funaro apparently also used lantern slides made from these photographs in lectures on the subject of Gypsies; a handbill advertising his availability on the lecture circuit is part of the collection.

Manuscript drafts for book outlines, introductions, and accompanying essays show that de Wendler-Funaro long nurtured hopes of publishing a popular tool-, 'Incorporating his photographs. To this end he numbered and captioned more than a hundred of these; a partial list of captions is part of the manuscript files. For the most part, the captions are not very helpful in understanding Gypsy cultures. Photocopies of these pictures with captions, in numerical order, are in box 8. With some exceptions, most of the photographs can be used to study costume, personal ornament, and kinesics; these will not be listed separately as subjects in the inventory. The photos of the Rom in New York City show several types of traditional costume, contemporary modish dress, and a wide range of variations on both. Taken together with the "heirloom photos' collected from the same group, they show change and variety in men's and women's dress.

In the photographs of individuals and groups one may compare, for example, sitting positions of women with relation to costume and use (or non-use) of chairs.

Most of the photographs of Rom taken in New York City show Gypsies relaxing on stoops or in the street during the summer, a common pastime in their neighborhoods. They contain little culturally specific information other than that discussed above.

Information on housing is most clearly represented in photographs of camps, in which the type of tent and, to some extent, the relationships of tents, are visible. All the tents shown appear to be commercially made. Since it was the practice to raise the tent walls in good weather, many photos also show tent interiors, with wooden platform floors used on non-grassy sites (Rom) or linoleum as a ground cloth (Romnichel). The use of featherbeds; either alone (Rom) or with bedsteads (Romnichel) is documented.

There are few photographs showing the use of interior space in urban storefront or apartment dwellings (Rom). The photographs taken in the Maspeth, Long Island, 'Gypsy village' show exteriors of the shacks built@by the Ludar.

Of cooking and heating equipment, the cast-iron or sheet-metal stoves of the Romnichels are most evident. The Rom are shown using a variety of equipment, the traditional trivet (Mexico), the Coleman-type camp stove (U.S), and the pot-bellied coal stove (New York City).

Photographs of autos and trucks, auto-drawn luggage trailers (Romnichels in the North), and horse-drawn wagons (by the horse and mule trading Romnichels in the South) reveal something of the transport of people and goods.

A few photographs show subjects at work, but most work pictures are static demonstrations or mere associations with productive enterprise. There are demonstrations of coppersmithing and fender repair work (Rom), and manufacture of rustic furniture (Romnichels), as well as posed demonstrations of palm-reading. Romnichels in the South are shown posing with horses and mules. The business that appears most frequently is fortune-telling, through photographs of roadside business tents (Romnichel); amusement, fair, and resort-area tents and stands (Rom); and canvas facades, banners and signs carrying the fortune-teller's message.

Ritual life is poorly represented in the photographs. There are some photos of a funeral procession, and one interior shot of a funeral; two photos of a saint's-day feast; one of a memorial feast; and one set taken in preparation for Christmas festivities. Curiously, there are no photographs of Rom weddings. The dearth of pictures of rituals and celebrations, which form so important a part of Rom life, may be due to difficulties with interior lighting.

Because of internal and other inconsistencies, exact dating of the photographs is often difficult. Discrepancies of as much as ten year occur in some of the dates in de Wendler-Funaro's notes.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into seventeen series.
Biographical / Historical:
According to information supplied by Mrs. de Funaro, Carl de Wendler-Funaro was born in Brooklyn, New York, on October 12, 1898. After attending Boys' High School and Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn, he attended the University of Illinois and Cornell University, receiving a bachelor's degree in entolomology from Cornell in 1923. Subsequently he taught foreign languages at New York University, the McBurney School of the YMCA in New York City, Newark Academy and Wagner College. He began graduate work in the late 1930s, and in 1958 earned a doctorate from Columbia University with a dissertation on 'The Gitano in Spanish Literature' (a copy is in the collection, Box 1, folders 2 and 3). De Wendler-Funaro retired from teaching in 1963; he died in Tucson, Arizona on February 15, 1985.

Carl de Wendler-Funaro was an avid amateur collector of insects, especially Coleoptera, as well as shells, minerals, stamps and coins; his insect collections were donated to the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

De Wendler-Funaro's interest in Gypsies, according to his manuscripts, began in childhood. The manuscripts and one published article indicate that this interest continued to be personal, rather than professional,,,,apd @hat,,he, did not pursue his contacts with Gypsies systematically. (it was, not, 'until' the late 1940s that anthropologists began systematic studies of GYPSY.@ cultures.) It appears that de Wendler-Funaro sought out Gypsies in fairgrounds, amusement parks and urban storefronts, collecting specimens of language and taking photographs. Irving Brown's letter to de Wendler-Funaro (1929), and de Wendler-Funarol's article in Leisure (1937) refer to his visits to amusement parks. Some of his Romnichel (English Gypsy) subjects recall him as the man who drove along the roads, stopping to take pictures wherever he saw a tent. About 1938 de Wendler-Funaro became involved with a Committee on Gypsy Problems of the Welfare Council, a social service agency of New York City. This involvement may have been an outgrowth of his association with Steve Kaslov, styled by some a Gypsy king. De Wendler-Funaro seems to have served as Kaslov's amanuensis.
Gypsies in the United States:
Several groups, all known to outsiders as "Gypsies," live today in the United Sates. In their native languages, each of the groups refers to itself by a specific name, but all translate their self-designations as 'Gypsy' when speaking English. Each had its own cultural, linguistic, and historical tradition before coming to this country, and each maintains social distance from the others. An overview of these groups and their interethnic relations is presented in "Gypsy Ethnicity: Implications of Native Categories and Interaction for Ethnic Classification," by Matt T. Salo.

Rom

The Rom arrived in the United States from Serbia, Russia and Austria-Hungary beginning in the 1880s, part of the larger wave of immigration from southern and eastern Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Primary immigration ' ended, for the most part, in 1914, with the beginning of the First World War and subsequent tightening of immigration restrictions (Salo and Salo 1986). Many people in this group specialized in coppersmith work, mainly the repair and retinning of industrial equipment used in bakeries, laundries, confectionaries, and other businesses. The Rom, too, developed the fortune-telling business in urban areas.

Two subgroups of the Rom, the Kalderash ('coppersmiths') and, Machwaya natives of machva,' a county in Serbia) appear in the photographs iiv, this collection. De Wendler-Funaro identified some, but not all, Kalderash as, 'Russian Gypsies.' Another group he identified as "Russian Gypsies' seem, to,, be the Rusniakuria ('Ruthenians'), who in New York are known as musicians and singers.

Ludar

The Ludar, or "Romanian Gypsies,' also immigrated to the United States during the great immigration from southern and eastern Europe between 1880 and 1914. Most of the Ludar came from northwestern Bosnia. Upon their arrival in the United States they specialized as animal trainers and show people, and indeed passenger manifests show bears and monkeys as a major part of their baggage. Most of de Wendler-Funarols photographs of this group were taken in Maspeth, a section of the borough of Queens in New York City, where the Ludar created a village of home-made shacks that existed from about 1925 to 1939, when it was razed. A similar settlement stood in the Chicago suburbs during the same period. One of de Wendler-Funarols manuscripts, "Romanian Gypsies at Maspeth Village,' (box 1, folder 9), and a letter from Ammiee Ellis, a social worker (box 2, folder 2), refer to this settlement.

Romnichels

The Romnichels, or English Gypsies, began to come to the United States from England in 1850. Their arrival coincided with an increase in the demand for draft horses in agriculture and then in urbanization, and many Romnichels worked as horse-traders. After the rapid decline in the horse trade following the First World War, most Romnichels relied on previously secondary enterprises, 'basket-making,* including the manufacture and sale of rustic furniture, and fortune-telling. Horse and mule trading continued to some extent in southern states where poverty and terrain slowed the adoption of tractor power (Salo and Salo 1982).

Photoprints in box 6, folders 2 through 10, correspond with de Wendler-Funarols trip described in his manuscript 'In Search of the Last Caravan' (box 1, folder 10). Discrepancies between this manuscript and the photos should be noted. De Wendler-Funarols notes date this trip variously between 1931 and 1945. I have dated it about 1940. Although one man appears as a frequent subject in the largest set of photos (box 6, folders 22 and 23), in the manuscript, de Funaro mentions having missed meeting him.

'Black Dutch'

Gypsies from Germany, whom de Wendler-Funaro refers to 'as Chikkeners (Pennsylvania German, from the German Zigeuner), sometimes refer to themselves as wblack Dutch.w They are few in number and claim to have largely assimilated to Romnichel culture. They are represented in de Wendler-Punarols photographs by a few portraits of one old man and briefly referred to in the manuscript mIn Search of the Last Caravan.*

Hungarian Gypsies

The Hungarian musicians also came to this country with the eastern European immigration. In the U.S. they continued as musicians to the Hungarian and Slovak immigrant settlements.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Mrs. Cornelia de Funaro, June 26, 1985.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Photographs by de Wendler-Funaro are available for reproduction. Fees for commercial use. Permission to reproduce photographs by Alexander Alland must be granted by the photographer's estate; other photographs may have copyright restrictions.
Topic:
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- manuscripts -- Gypsies  Search this
Wagons, Gypsy -- 1920-1980  Search this
Weddings -- manuscripts -- Gypsies  Search this
Orthodox Eastern Church -- Photographs -- 1920-1980  Search this
Tents -- Photographs -- 1920-1980  Search this
Housing -- Photographs -- Wagons -- 1920-1980  Search this
Bears -- performing -- 1920-1980 -- Maspeth (N.Y.)  Search this
Housing -- Photographs -- Tents -- 1920-1980  Search this
Labor and laboring classes -- Photographs -- 1920-1980  Search this
Coppersmiths -- 1930-1950  Search this
Musicians -- 1930-1950  Search this
Furniture-making -- 1930-1950  Search this
Horse-trading -- 1930-1950  Search this
Fortune-telling -- 1930-1950  Search this
Training -- Animals -- 1930-1950  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Gypsies -- 1920-1980 -- United States  Search this
Costume -- Gypsies -- 1920-1980  Search this
Portraits -- Gypsies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1900-1950
Journals -- 1930-1950
Dissertations
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film -- 1930-1950
Manuscripts -- 1920-1970
Citation:
Carlos de Wendler-Funaro Gypsy Research Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0161
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Carlos de Wendler-Funaro Gypsy Research Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Online Media:

[Interior of Edison's laboratory, Menlo Park, New Jersey : black & white photoprint.]

Collector:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Names:
Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931  Search this
Collection Source:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (9.8" x 13.0".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
New Jersey
Menlo Park (N.J.)
Date:
1880
Scope and Contents:
Men in the photograph are identified in ink on the mountboard.
Arrangement:
Series 4, box 97a. folder 3.
Local Numbers:
AC0069-0000019 (AC scan number)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photograph must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Laboratories  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1890-1910 -- Black-and-white photoprints
Collection Citation:
William J. Hammer Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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William J. Hammer Collection
William J. Hammer Collection / Series 4: Photographs / 4.2: Edisonia / Menlo Park, New Jersey -- includes Edison's Laboratory and the first electric lamp factory
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Bonaparte's Park

Creator:
Bonaparte, Joseph O.  Search this
Slide manufacturer:
Van Altena, Edward  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Drawings
Lantern slides
Place:
New Jersey -- Bordentown
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Burlington County -- Bordentown
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Mount reads: "Edward Van Altena."
Historic plate number: "54."
Historic plate caption: "Bonaparte House Bordeu Tour N. J."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Trees  Search this
Horses  Search this
People  Search this
Houses  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NJ005001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ005: Bordentown -- Bonaparte's Park
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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Cherry Grove

Slide manufacturer:
Van Altena, Edward  Search this
Creator:
Prentice, William K., Mrs  Search this
Garden Club of Princeton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
New Jersey -- Lawrenceville
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Mercer County -- Lawrenceville
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
The trees have always been the chief beauty of the place and the name comes from the two rows of cherry trees bordering the avenue across the meadow.
Mount reads: "Edward Van Altena."
Historic plate number: "50."
Historic plate caption: "Cherry Grove, Princeton, N.J."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Stones  Search this
Cherry  Search this
Houses  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NJ002001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ002: Lawrenceville -- Cherry Grove
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20421

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