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Untitled, portraits of people in unidentified ethnic costume

Collection Creator:
Culture and the Arts, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Archives Center, Division of Culture and the Arts Photographs, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Division of Culture and the Arts Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Alexander Alland, Sr., Photoprints

Creator:
Ostroff, Eugene, d. 1999 (NMAH Curator)  Search this
Salo, Matt, Dr.  Search this
Haberstich, David E., 1941-  Search this
Ahlborn, Richard E., 1933-2015  Search this
Alland, Alexander, Sr. (Alexander Landschaft), 1902-1989  Search this
Names:
China Daily News -- 1930-1940 -- New York N.Y.  Search this
China Daily News -- Photographs  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Davis, Earl  Search this
Kaslov, Steve, ca. 1888-1949 (King of the Red Bandanna Romany Gypsies )  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Oral history
Interviews
Audio cassettes
Place:
Virgin Islands -- 1930-1940
New York (N.Y.) -- 1930-1940
Bowery (New York, N.Y.) -- 1930-1940
Chinatown (New York, N.Y.) -- 1930-1940
St. Thomas (Virgin Islands) -- 1930-1940
Date:
1985 - 1986
1930 - 1943
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains 273 silver gelatin photoprints (Series 1), most of which apparently were made during the 1930s and early 1940s, contemporaneously with the original negatives. All are 8" x 10" or slightly smaller, unmounted except for flush mounted linen on the backs of some prints. The photographs were made primarily in two locations, New York City and the Virgin Islands. The Virgin Islands pictures were made as part of a special documentary project in 1939, as described above, whereas the New York photographs stem from Mr. Alland's largely self assigned documentation of various ethnic and religious groups in New York from approximately 1932 to 1943. The projects include photographs of the "Red Bandanna" Romany Gypsy group in the Bowery, a black Jewish congregation, Mohawk Indians in Brooklyn, and other groups, which required extensive exploration, research, and photographing over periods of many days or weeks. A variety of miscellaneous ethnic and religious groups are covered in the general "Other Religions" and "Nationalities" folders. The contents of the "Judaism" folder include primarily New York sites and people, but there are also additional views of a synagogue from the Virgin Islands project.

Series 2 of the collection contains four cassette tape recordings of two interviews with Mr. Alland, three made by Richard Ahlborn (with Eugene Ostroff and Matt Salo) in 1985, and one by David Haberstich and Richard Ahlborn, June 2-3, 1986 (at which time the photographs were donated). The tapes include readings from his autobiography, personal reminiscences on his experiences as an immigrant and a photographer, and commentary on the photographs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1: Photoprints, 1930-1943

Series 2: Audiotape Cassettes, 1985-1986

The photographs are arranged topically and by nationality.
Biographical / Historical:
Alexander Alland, Sr., was born in Sevastopol, Crimea (formerly in the Soviet Union) on 6 August 1902. His last name originally was Landschaft, but he legally changed it to Alland following the birth of his son. Alland's interest in photography began at the age of twelve, when he helped a local photographer with darkroom work. He constructed his own camera from cardboard with a simple meniscus lens and exposed glass plate negatives with the device.

Toward the end of the Civil War in Russia in 1920, Alland relocated in Constantinople, Turkey, where he was hired as an apprentice by a graduate of the Vienna Academy of Photography. When the Union Nationale des Combatants Francais went on a pilgrimage to Gallipoli, a former battle zone on the Dardanelles, he was asked to accompany them in order to document events. After having his request for a pay increase refused, he left his employer two years later and opened his own portrait studio, "Photo d'Art Russe." When civil unrest threatened Constantinople in 1923, he decided to emigrate to the United States.

During his first years in the United States he worked in photo finishing businesses while engaged in home portraiture independently. He married in 1929 and a son, Alexander, Jr., was born. In the 1930s he became one of the best known photographers portraying the life of immigrants and various ethnic groups in New York. (1) In 1936 he was appointed supervisor of the Photo Mural section of the W.P.A. Federal Art Project, and worked as a free lance photographer for magazines and periodicals featuring the activities of various ethnic groups living in New York City. He specialized in making photomurals with montage techniques. (2)

In 1937 Alland became photography instructor at the American Artists' School and joined the American Artists Congress. In 1939, his first book, Portrait of New York, was published and he became president of the "Exploration Photo Syndicate" and went to the U.S. Virgin Islands as part of a project to produce a pictorial record of the West Indian Islands. His photographs appeared in publications and were exhibited at the New School for Social Research and at the Schomberg Collection. In 1942 he joined the staff of Common Ground magazine as photography editor and was appointed by the National Youth Administration to supervise their photography workshop. His book American Counterpoint appeared in 1943 and was selected as "One of the Fifty Best Books of the Year." The original prints from that book were exhibited at the Museum of the City of New York, which also exhibited a portfolio of his work on American Gypsies. In 1944 he became director of an agency, "Pictures for Democracy," and in 1945 his book The Springfield Plan was proclaimed another "One of the Fifty Best Books of the Year."

During World War II Alland did technical photography for the War Department, receiving a commendation for this work. After another book My Dog Rinty was published, he left New York City to establish a school of photography, combined with a school of dance directed by his wife, Alexandra, a professional dancer and choreographer. (3) He then began to exhibit his own photographs and to collect glass plate negatives and vintage prints by significant photographers. He is perhaps best known for locating a collection of Jacob Riis negatives and making them available. In 1974 Aperture published his biography, Jacob A. Riis: Photographer and Citizen4. Because of his efforts in providing the Riis negatives to the Museum of the City of New York, that institution awarded a special commemorative medal to him in 1973. The Riis book was followed by two more studies of photographers, Jessie Tarbox Beals, First Woman News Photographer (5) and Heinrich Tonnies, Cartes de Visite Photographer Extraordinaire. (6)

Retrospective exhibitions of Alland's work were held in two major Danish museums in summer 1979 and he was honored for contributions to the cultural history of Denmark. In 1991 studies for his photomural work were included in an historical survey exhibition of American photomontage at the University of Maryland at College Park. (7).

Sources

1. My text is based upon the biographical information recorded on my taped interviews with Mr. Alland in this collection, but see also Bonnie Yochelson, The Committed Eye: Alexander Alland's Photography. New York: The Museum of the City of New York, Inc., 1991.

2. Merry A. Foresta, "Art and Document: Photography of the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project," in Official Images: New Deal Photography (essays by Foresta, Pete Daniel, Maren Stange, and Sally Stein), Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1987, p. 153, based on an interview with Alland, January 1987.

3. Photographic historian Anne Peterson, contractor for three Archives Center photographic collection projects between 1986 and 1982, reports that she studied ballet as a child with Mrs. Alland.

4. Ibid.

5. Ibid.

6. Ibid

7. See catalog by Cynthia Wayne, Dreams, Lies, and Exaggeration: Photomontage in America. The Art Gallery, University of Maryland at College Park, 1991 (exhibition at the gallery Oct. 21 Dec. 20, 1991).
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Carlos de Wendler Funaro Gypsy Research Collection (AC0161)

Contains additional Alland photographs. De Wendler Funaro also photographed Steve Kaslov, his family, and his Bowery coppersmith workshop.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Alexander Alland, June 3, 1986.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Copyrighted material: photographs may not be reproduced without written permission from the Estate of Alexander Alland, Sr.
Topic:
Synagogues -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- New York, N.Y.  Search this
Newspapers -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- New York N.Y.  Search this
Muslims -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- New York N.Y.  Search this
Minorities -- Housing -- 1930-1940 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Minorities -- Housing -- 1930-1940 -- Virgin Islands  Search this
Judaism -- Customs and practices  Search this
Housing -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- New York N.Y.  Search this
Immigrants -- 1930-1940 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Housing -- 1930-1940 -- Virgin Islands  Search this
Buddhism -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- New York N.Y.  Search this
Catholic Church -- Liturgy  Search this
Chinese drama -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Churches -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- New York N.Y.  Search this
Clergy -- 1930-1940 -- United States  Search this
Coppersmiths -- 1930-1950  Search this
Ethnic costume  Search this
Ethnic groups -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- New York N.Y.  Search this
Falashas -- 1930-1940 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Fortune-tellers -- Gypsies -- 1930-1940 -- United States  Search this
Pluralism  Search this
Poverty -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- Virgin Islands  Search this
Printing -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- New York N.Y.  Search this
Protestant churches -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- New York N.Y.  Search this
Religious and ecclesiastical institutions -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- New York N.Y.  Search this
Singers -- 1930-1950  Search this
Synagogues -- 1930-1940 -- Virgin Islands  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Oral history -- 1980-1990
Interviews -- 1980-2000
Audio cassettes -- 1980-1990
Citation:
Alexander Alland, Sr., Photoprints, 1932-1943, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0204
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0204
Online Media:

[Group portrait: children in ethnic costume. Active no. 03303 : stereo interpositive.]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
H.C. White Co.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3 3/4" x 7".)
Type:
Archival materials
Portraits, group
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Local Numbers:
RSN 2132

Video number 08188
General:
FILED BEHIND RSN 8999.
Currently stored in box 1.2.22 [8].
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior 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:
Children  Search this
Genre/Form:
Portraits, Group -- Children
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 1: H. C. White glass plates / 1.2: H.C. White Interpositives / RSN Numbers 2126-2225
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref18117

[People in ethnic costumes (?) : stereo photonegative.]

Topic:
GREECE SERIES
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
H.C. White Co.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-3/4" x 7".)
Culture:
Greeks  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Landscapes (representations)
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Greece
Local Numbers:
RSN 3780
General:
Currently stored in box 1.1.20 [148]
Orig. No. 101-C.
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior 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:
Crowds  Search this
Genre/Form:
Landscapes (representations) -- Greece
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 1: H. C. White glass plates / 1.1: H.C. White Negatives / RSN Numbers 3757-3863
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref3768

[People in Greek ethnic costumes (?) : stereo photonegative.]

Topic:
GREECE SERIES
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
H.C. White Co.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-3/4" x 7".)
Culture:
Greeks  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Landscapes (representations)
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Greece
Local Numbers:
RSN 3781
General:
Currently stored in box 1.1.20 [148]
Orig. No. 103-B.
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior 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:
Crowds  Search this
Genre/Form:
Landscapes (representations) -- Greece
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 1: H. C. White glass plates / 1.1: H.C. White Negatives / RSN Numbers 3757-3863
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref3769

[Ethnic costume; Greek kilts: stereo photonegative.]

Topic:
GREECE SERIES
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
H.C. White Co.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-3/4" x 7".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Greece
Local Numbers:
RSN 3790
General:
Currently stored in box 1.1.20 [148]
Orig. No. 114-C.
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior 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:
Architecture -- Greece  Search this
Kilts -- Greece  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 1: H. C. White glass plates / 1.1: H.C. White Negatives / RSN Numbers 3757-3863
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref3777

[Ethnic costume; Greek kilts : stereo photonegative.]

Topic:
GREECE SERIES
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
H.C. White Co.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-3/4" x 7".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Greece -- 1890-1920
Local Numbers:
RSN 3791
General:
Currently stored in box 1.1.20 [148]
Orig. No. 115-C.
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior 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:
Architecture -- Greece  Search this
Kilts -- Greece  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 1: H. C. White glass plates / 1.1: H.C. White Negatives / RSN Numbers 3757-3863
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref3778

[Geological formation in South America. Active no. 2079 : stereo photonegative,]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
American Stereoscopic Co.  Search this
Photographer:
Chester, C. L. (hotographer)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Bolivia
South America
Peru
Date:
1906
Scope and Contents:
Three standing figures and one seated figure, all in native costume, are in front of the formation.
Local Numbers:
RSN 10383
General:
Company catalog card included.
Similar to RSN 11310 and 11311.
Currently stored in box 2.1.16 [119].
Company acc. no. 93196.
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior 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:
Formations (Geology) -- South Amercia  Search this
Portraits, Group  Search this
Ethnic costume -- South America  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 2: American Stereoscpopic Co. glass plates / 2.1: American Stereoscopic Negatives / RSN Numbers 10320-10409
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref7058

[Landscape, Greece, with figure in ethnic costume. Active no. 2145 : stereo photonegative,]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
American Stereoscopic Co.  Search this
Photographer:
Underwood, Elmer, 1859-1947  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8".)
Type:
Archival materials
Landscapes (representations)
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Greece
Date:
1905
Local Numbers:
RSN 10447
General:
Company catalog card included.
Similar to RSN 11377.
Currently stored in box 2.1.17 [64].
Company acc. no. 83516.
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior 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:
Portraits -- Men -- Greece  Search this
Ethnic costume -- Greece  Search this
Genre/Form:
Landscapes (representations) -- Greece
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 2: American Stereoscpopic Co. glass plates / 2.1: American Stereoscopic Negatives / RSN Numbers 10410-10502
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref7125

Finalists in ethnic costumes

Collection Source:
Sports, Entertainment and Leisure, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Collection Creator:
Bartel, Jean  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff.
Collection Citation:
Jean Bartel Miss America 1943 Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Jean Bartel Miss America 1943 Photographs
Jean Bartel Miss America 1943 Photographs / Series 1: Miss America Competition
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0902-ref18

New Jersey

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
Folklore is commonly identified by many people with rural settings, and New Jersey is basically urban, suburban, and industrial. There are indeed some rural areas in New Jersey - the truck farms of "the Garden State" and the Pine Barrens of South Jersey - but the former are fast disappearing and the latter survive only because they are preserved by the state. Most New Jerseyans live and work in the densely populated corridor that cuts across the mid-section of the state. But folklorists today recognize that there is also a folklore of the factory, a folklore of the city, and a folklore of ethnicity, and New Jersey provides a rich source for their study.

The streets of New Jersey's cities abound with traditional life as practiced for generations. One need only to walk through Hoboken or Bayonne to see children playing stick ball, hop scotch, and Double Dutch jump rope. New Jersey is populated by a large number of ethnic groups, many of which have clustered in city neighborhoods. There is a Cuban community in Union City, a Portuguese community in Newark, a Hungarian community in New Brunswick, and a Japanese community in rural Seabrook Farms. For many ethnic groups folk traditions are their symbols of identity. Their ethnicity is expressed in foodways, language, music, dance, and festivals (often in ethnic costume). Music such as Ukrainian trio music, once performed informally at weddings, is now formally presented on a stage at a public festival with dancers in folk costume. Craft traditions that used to be a vital part of rural economy in the mother country are now miniaturized and made into a hobby.

The 1983 Festival program brought a panoply of presentations from New Jersey to the National Mall, ranging from ethnic celebrations of African Americans, Japanese Americans, Italian Americans and others to craft demonstrations featuring skills and techniques of silk weaving, herbalism and glassblowing, and on to the diverse occupations associated with maritime trades and the sacred songs of menhaden fishermen.

The New Jersey Program was made possible through many generous corporate and private donations to Festival New Jersey '83!, a nonprofit corporation established and chaired by Governor Thomas H. Kean to fund New Jersey's participation in the 17th Annual Festival of American Folklife.

Sue Manos-Nahwooksy served as New Jersey Program Coordinator.
Participants:
Agriculture

Joan Sorbello Adams, farm life, Mullica Hill

Anthony Catalano, produce sales, Salem

Toni Catalano, produce sales, Salem

Mary Sorbello, produce sales, Mullica Hill

Susan Sorbello, produce sales, Mullica Hill

Celebrations

Alabama Day

Thelma Britt, Afro-American cooking, Newark

Glennie Davis Franklin, 1933-2003, shape note singing, Hillside

Mabel Jackson, shape note singing, East Orange

Mary Alice Phillips, shape note singing, Elizabeth

Mabel Upshaw, shape note singing, East Orange

Bon Festival

Iddy Asada, cooking, Bridgeton

Sandy Ikeda, drums-New York, New York

Fusaye Kazaoka, 1930-2006, embroidery, Bridgeton

Shigeko Kazaoka, 1902-1992, crafts, Bridgeton

Ellen Nakamura, 1919-2000, obon dancing, kimono making, Elmer

Kiyomi Nakamura, 1916-1986, technical director, obon dancing, Elmer

Kazuyo Nakao, dancing, Seabrook

Sunke Oye, dancing, Vineland

Wendy Takahisa, drums, New York, New York

Suzi Takata, 1924-2004, crafts, Bridgeton

Harumi Taniguchi, 1902-2001, cooking, Seabrook

Hisano Tazumi, 1898-1999, kimono dressing, Bridgeton

Jenny Wada, drums, New York, New York

Audee Kochiyama Williams, drums, New York, New York

Peter Wong, drums, New York, New York

Theodora Yoshikami, drums, Brooklyn, New York

The Feast of Our Lady of Casadrino

The Joseph Colletti Marching Band -- The Joseph Colletti Marching BandJohn Bonfante, trumpet, TrentonLouis Cordas, 1909-1997, clarinet, TrentonJoseph D'Ambrosio, drums, TrentonCarmine DeLorento, trumpet, TrentonPaul Farinella, drums, TrentonBill Felter, drums, BordentownRonald E. Hansen, 1936-, trombone, Morrisville, PennsylvaniaRoy Hasty, tuba, TrentonRuss Jenkins, trumpet, TrentonFranz Mayer, drums, TrentonFrank Miller, saxophone, Hamilton SquareJames Penkala, baritone, TrentonJames Peraino, saxophone, CranburyJohn Peraino, band leader, TrentonSarah Peraino, assistant, TrentonNate Pratico, tuba, TrentonAI Procassini, trombone, West Chester, PennsylvaniaNick Sciarrotta, trumpet, TrentonAldo Stagi, baritone, Yardley, PennsylvaniaAndrew Wierzbowski, clarinet, Trenton

Oktoberfest

Bernie Bunger, Sr., 1950-, dance, Scotch Plains

Bernie Bunger, band leader, Piscataway

Betty Bunger, cooking, Piscataway

Elfreide Bunger, dance, Scotch Plains

Bill Mueller, drums, vocals, Union

Karl Pfeifer, singing, Franklin Lake

Dana Sylvander, brass, Englewood

John Van Decker, brass, Avenel

Queimada Ritual

Arturo Lopez-Dominguez, 1948-, coordinator, Newark

"Andurina" Bagpipers -- "Andurina" BagpipersAlvaro Castro, BayonneCarlos Corbacho, 1947-, director, NewarkJorge Fernandez, Jr., NewarkFrancisco Lara, drums, NewarkAmador Lopez, IrvingtonJosé Noguerol, NewarkJosé Noguerol, Jr., Newark

Ballet Folklore "Alborada" -- Ballet Folklore "Alborada"Linda Acebo, NewarkHerminio Alvarez, NewarkJulio Barreiro, IrvingtonManolo Lago, director, IrvingtonJulia Lara, NewarkEmilio Lopez, HarrisonDorothy Ventoso, KearnyIsabel Ventoso, LyndhurstNancy Villanueva, North Arlington

Hispania: Coral Polifonica -- Hispania: Coral PolifonicaManuel Alonso, KearnyJuan Alvarez, Roselle ParkDonato Barreiro, NewarkAgustina Caamano, NewarkMarcelino Caamaflo, NewarkAlezandro Cobelo, NewarkEugenio Fernandez, NewarkMaria Fernandez, NewarkClementina Garcia, NewarkManuel R. Garcia, 1942-, choral director, CalifonSantiago Garcia, NewarkMaria Rodriguez Gil, Brooklyn, New YorkAna Maria Gomez, NewarkMaria Dolores Gonzalez, NewarkRamona Gonzalez, NewarkFrancisca Lopez, HarrisonManuela Lopez, HarrisonManuel Malvarez, NewarkMaria del Carmen Maza, KearnyImmaculada Mendez, NewarkMaria Mendez, NewarkEmilio Nepomuceno, NewarkFrancisco Platas, LindenHerminia Rodriguez, KearnyJosefa Salgado, Newark

Maritime Area

Robert Ames, menhaden chanties, Port Norris

Bernie Borrelli, 1957-, boat building, Lavallette

Owen Carney, 1921-, salt hay rope making, Port Norris

Donald Cisrow, 1957-, oyster shucking, gospel singing, Port Norris

Evelyn Cisrow, 1929-2006, oyster shucking, gospel singing, Port Norris

Sarah Cisrow, 1961-, oyster shucking, gospel singing, Port Norris

Joseph Gibbs, 1924-1997, oyster shucking, gospel singing, Port Norris

Gary Giberson, decoy carving, Port Republic

Robert Lee Hamon, menhaden chanties, Port Norris

Charles E. Hankins, 1925-2003, boat building, Lavallette

Anthony Hillman, boat building, decoy carving, Seaville

Sam Hunt, 1911-2004, boat building, Waretown

Oliver Johnson, menhaden chanties, Port Norris

William Richardson, 1916-1987, lobster trap making, Keyport

Mrs. William Richardson, lobster trap making, Keyport

Harry Shourds, decoy carving, Seaville

Henry Weldon, 1915-1990, rush seat weaving, Milville

Beryl Whittington, 1919-2003, oyster shucking, gospel singing, Port Norris

Music

Herb Abramson, Walter Rhodes' manager, New York, New York

Saul Betesh, Sephardic oud, Deal

Walter Rhodes, blues singing, guitar, Paterson

Tex Logan Band -- Tex Logan BandJimmy Arnold, fiddle, banjo, guitar, Fredericksburg, VirginiaChad Bruce, drums, harmonica, vocals, Fairfax, VirginiaJohn Carlini, guitar bass, SummitKen Gallahan, rhythm guitar, Alexandria, VirginiaJoey Greene, mandolin banjo, Fredericksburg, VirginiaWade Hill, banjo mandolin, Fredericksburg, VirginiaBenjamin Franklin "Tex" Logan, fiddle, MadisonPeter Rowan, rhythm guitar, vocals, Madison

"Doc" McKenzie and the Gospel Hi-Lites -- "Doc" McKenzie and the Gospel Hi-LitesMarvin Bradshaw, bass, PatersonDarryl Henley, guitar, PatersonGreg Herbert, organ, PatersonAbraham McKenzie, vocals, PatersonDavid McKenzie, vocals, PatersonMilbert "Doc" McKenzie, 1949-, vocals, PatersonHenry Redmond, drums, PatersonWilliam Wribbee, vocals, Paterson

Pure Water -- Pure WaterCharles Banks, Jr., vocals, NewarkJoe Briscoe, vocals, NewarkTerrance Forward, vocals, NewarkWayne Johnson, vocals, IrvingtonJohnny Shipley, group leader, Newark

Silk

Joseph Grauso, 1916-1997, weaving, Elmwood Park

Roy Harris, 1920-1990, weaving, Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Prince Hatley, 1916-1991, weaving, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Traditional Medicine & Pharmacology

Fred Anderson, glassblower, Sun City, Arizona

Evidio Espinosa, herbalist, West New York

Louis Molinari, 1931-2004, glassblower, Stirling

Efrain Osorio, herbalist, Newark

Alvin Segelman, pharmacognosist, Piscataway
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1983 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1983, Series 6
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1983 Festival of American Folklife
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1983-ref43

L'histoire du costume féminin mondial de l'an 5318 avant J. C. á nos jours / Paul Louis de Giafferri

Author:
Giafferri, Paul Louis de 1886-  Search this
Physical description:
2 volume (160 pages, 200 color plates) illustrations 38 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
History
Date:
1926
1927
Topic:
Clothing and dress--History  Search this
Costumes--History  Search this
Dress accessories--History  Search this
Ethnic costume--History  Search this
Women's clothing--History  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Dress accessories  Search this
Ethnic costume  Search this
Women's clothing  Search this
Call number:
GT1720 .G5Z
GT1720.G5Z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_286907

Makedonski narodni nosii = Les costumes national en Macédoine = The national dresses of Macedonia

Title:
Македонски народни носии = Les costumes national en Macédoine = The national dresses of Macedonia
Costumes national en Macédoine
National dresses of Macedonia
Author:
Etnološki muzej na Makedonija  Search this
Physical description:
1 portfolio (xiv pages, [62] plates, 39 pages) : color illustrations ; 50 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
North Macedonia
Makedonien
Date:
1963
Topic:
Ethnic costume  Search this
Tracht  Search this
Call number:
GT1325 .M23 1963
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_279068

L'histoire du costume féminin mondial : de l'an 5318 avant J.C. à nos jours / Paul Louis de Giafferri

Author:
Giafferri, Paul Louis de 1886-  Search this
Physical description:
20 volumes (160 pages, [200] plates) in 2 portfolios : color illustrations ; 38 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
History
Date:
1926
1927
[1926?-1927?]
Topic:
Women's clothing--History  Search this
Ethnic costume--History  Search this
Clothing and dress--History  Search this
Dress accessories--History  Search this
Women's clothing  Search this
Ethnic costume  Search this
Dress accessories  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Call number:
GT1720 .G5Z
GT1720.G5Z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145709

Turkish Woman Carrying Baby on Back in Washington Territory

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
10 x 8;
Type:
Glass negatives
Place:
Washington Territory
Date:
1880
1880s
Topic:
Ethnic costume  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-007 [MNH-4066]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_390023

Turkish Woman Carrying Baby on Back in Washington Territory

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
10 x 8;
Type:
Glass negatives
Place:
Washington Territory
Date:
1880
1880s
Topic:
Ethnic costume  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-007 [MNH-4067]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_390024

Unidentified Female Models Traditional Middle Eastern Costume with Yashmak (Veil)

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
10 x 8;
Type:
Glass negatives
Date:
1880
1880s
Topic:
Ethnic costume  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-007 [MNH-2305]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_387811

Demonstration of "Life in the Holy Land" by the Arbeely Family of Syria

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Arbeely, Najeeb -1904  Search this
Arbeely, Hanna  Search this
Arbeely, Habeeb  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
8 x 10;
Type:
Glass negatives
Place:
United States
Syria
Arab countries
Date:
1880
1880s
Topic:
Ethnic costume  Search this
Performances  Search this
Immigrants  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-007 [MNH-2707]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_388213

Demonstration of "Life in the Holy Land" by the Arbeely Family of Syria

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Arbeely, Najeeb -1904  Search this
Arbeely, Hanna  Search this
Arbeely, Habeeb  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
8 x 10;
Type:
Glass negatives
Place:
United States
Syria
Arab countries
Date:
1880
1880s
Topic:
Ethnic costume  Search this
Performances  Search this
Immigrants  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-007 [MNH-2708]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_388214

Demonstration of "Life in the Holy Land" by the Arbeely Family of Syria

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Arbeely, Najeeb -1904  Search this
Arbeely, Hanna  Search this
Arbeely, Habeeb  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
8 x 10;
Type:
Glass negatives
Place:
United States
Syria
Arab countries
Date:
1880
1880s
Topic:
Ethnic costume  Search this
Performances  Search this
Immigrants  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-007 [MNH-2709]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_388215

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