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Western Union Telegraph Expedition Collection

Extent:
0.75 cu. ft. (1 document box) (1 half document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field notes
Manuscripts
Place:
Alaska
Date:
1865-1867
Descriptive Entry:
This collection includes correspondence, mostly to Spencer F. Baird, from members of the Scientific Corps of the Western Union Telegraph Expedition, including Kennicott, Dall, Bannister, and Elliott; copies of reports submitted to divisional chiefs from expedition staff members; newspaper clippings concerning the expedition; copies of notes on natural history taken by Robert Kennicott; and a journal containing meteorological data recorded by Henry M. Bannister from March to August, 1866.
Historical Note:
The Western Union Telegraph Expedition, 1865-1867, also known as the Russian-American Telegraph Expedition, was undertaken to study the possibility of setting up a communications system with Europe by way of Alaska, the Bering Straits, and Asia. The expedition was organized in three divisions, working in Canada, Russian-America (Alaska), and Asia. Robert Kennicott, the veteran Alaskan explorer, was placed in charge of the Russian-American division. Under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution and the Chicago Academy of Sciences, a Scientific Corps was established, with Kennicott in command, to accompany the Russian-American division and make collections in natural history. Naturalists William H. Dall, Henry M. Bannister, and Henry W. Elliott served as members of the Scientific Corps. On the death of Kennicott on May 13, 1866, Dall became chief of the Scientific Corps until the expedition was terminated in July 1867 due to the successful laying of the Atlantic Cable.
Restrictions:
It appears that some of the material in this collection was removed from the official correspondence files of the Smithsonian.
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7213, Western Union Telegraph Expedition Collection
Identifier:
Record Unit 7213
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Western Union Telegraph Expedition Collection
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7213
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Robert H. Collyer and Monsieur De Bonneville

Artist:
Auguste Edouart, 1788 - 1861  Search this
Sitter:
Robert H. Collyer  Search this
Monsieur De Bonneville, 19th century  Search this
Medium:
Ink wash, chalk and cut paper on paper
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 28 × 21.3 cm (11 × 8 3/8")
Mat: 55.9 × 40.6 cm (22 × 16")
Frame: 47.9 × 37.8 × 3.2 cm (18 7/8 × 14 7/8 × 1 1/4")
Type:
Silhouette
Place:
United States\Massachusetts\Suffolk\Boston
Date:
1842
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Silhouette\Cut-out  Search this
Robert H. Collyer: Male  Search this
Robert H. Collyer: Medicine and Health\Physician  Search this
Robert H. Collyer: Medicine and Health\Hypnotist  Search this
Monsieur De Bonneville: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Robert L. McNeil, Jr.
Object number:
S/NPG.91.126.65.B
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4983862b1-87ba-44a1-a605-6160bc02e5c7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.91.126.65.B

Phrenological Head

Artist:
Asa Ames, 1826 - 1851/1853  Search this
Sitter:
Unidentified Girl  Search this
Medium:
Paint on Wood
Dimensions:
41.6 x 33 x 18.1cm (16 3/8 x 13 x 7 1/8")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
c. 1850
Topic:
Sculpture  Search this
Unidentified Girl: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: American Folk Art Museum
Object number:
1981.24.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4b5059660-9507-4df0-80f0-d7d3902c6ec7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1981.24.1

Wish Fulfillment

Designer:
Marguerita Mergentime, (American, 1894–1941)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: linen (six napkins), cotton (2 napkins- graphology, tea leaves) Technique: printed on plain weave
Dimensions:
L x W: 15.9 × 19.4 cm (6 1/4 × 7 5/8 in.)
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Cocktail napkin
Object Name:
Cocktail napkin
Date:
1939
Credit Line:
Gift of Mergentime Family Archive
Accession Number:
2019-17-9
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq403fdc986-f409-4f4f-926f-6df338448288
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2019-17-9
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Wish Fulfillment

Designer:
Marguerita Mergentime, (American, 1894–1941)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: linen (six napkins), cotton (2 napkins- graphology, tea leaves) Technique: printed on plain weave
Dimensions:
L x W (brown palmistry): 16.2 × 19.4 cm (6 3/8 × 7 5/8 in.)
L x W (green phrenology): 15.9 × 19.4 cm (6 1/4 × 7 5/8 in.)
L x W (green fortune telling): 15.9 × 20 cm (6 1/4 × 7 7/8 in.)
L x W (red crystal ball): 15.9 × 19.4 cm (6 1/4 × 7 5/8 in.)
L x W (red numerology): 16.2 × 19.7 cm (6 3/8 × 7 3/4 in.)
L x W (blue fortune telling): 16.2 × 19.7 cm (6 3/8 × 7 3/4 in.)
L x W (blue graphology): 16.2 × 18.7 cm (6 3/8 × 7 3/8 in.)
L x W (brown tea leaves): 16.2 × 19.4 cm (6 3/8 × 7 5/8 in.)
Type:
Exhibitions
Cocktail napkin
Object Name:
Cocktail napkin
Date:
1939
Credit Line:
Courtesy of Mergentime Family Archive
Accession Number:
7.2018.15d
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Exhibitions Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq41daa0cd0-5d31-45e6-bf00-728515b1c1b7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_7.2018.15d
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Wish Fulfillment

Designer:
Marguerita Mergentime, (American, 1894–1941)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: linen (six napkins), cotton (2 napkins- graphology, tea leaves) Technique: printed on plain weave
Dimensions:
L x W (brown palmistry): 16.2 × 19.4 cm (6 3/8 × 7 5/8 in.)
L x W (green phrenology): 15.9 × 19.4 cm (6 1/4 × 7 5/8 in.)
L x W (green fortune telling): 15.9 × 20 cm (6 1/4 × 7 7/8 in.)
L x W (red crystal ball): 15.9 × 19.4 cm (6 1/4 × 7 5/8 in.)
L x W (red numerology): 16.2 × 19.7 cm (6 3/8 × 7 3/4 in.)
L x W (blue fortune telling): 16.2 × 19.7 cm (6 3/8 × 7 3/4 in.)
L x W (blue graphology): 16.2 × 18.7 cm (6 3/8 × 7 3/8 in.)
L x W (brown tea leaves): 16.2 × 19.4 cm (6 3/8 × 7 5/8 in.)
Type:
Exhibitions
Cocktail napkin
Object Name:
Cocktail napkin
Date:
1939
Credit Line:
Courtesy of Mergentime Family Archive
Accession Number:
7.2018.15e
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Exhibitions Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq490b3c0de-d904-47dc-93dd-abac1e13ead5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_7.2018.15e
Online Media:

Wish Fulfillment

Designer:
Marguerita Mergentime, (American, 1894–1941)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: linen (six napkins), cotton (2 napkins- graphology, tea leaves) Technique: printed on plain weave
Dimensions:
L x W (brown palmistry): 16.2 × 19.4 cm (6 3/8 × 7 5/8 in.)
L x W (green phrenology): 15.9 × 19.4 cm (6 1/4 × 7 5/8 in.)
L x W (green fortune telling): 15.9 × 20 cm (6 1/4 × 7 7/8 in.)
L x W (red crystal ball): 15.9 × 19.4 cm (6 1/4 × 7 5/8 in.)
L x W (red numerology): 16.2 × 19.7 cm (6 3/8 × 7 3/4 in.)
L x W (blue fortune telling): 16.2 × 19.7 cm (6 3/8 × 7 3/4 in.)
L x W (blue graphology): 16.2 × 18.7 cm (6 3/8 × 7 3/8 in.)
L x W (brown tea leaves): 16.2 × 19.4 cm (6 3/8 × 7 5/8 in.)
Type:
Exhibitions
Cocktail napkin
Object Name:
Cocktail napkin
Date:
1939
Credit Line:
Courtesy of Mergentime Family Archive
Accession Number:
7.2018.15f
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Exhibitions Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4869b5c87-1971-499e-a71d-1d1750d8e681
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_7.2018.15f
Online Media:

Wish Fulfillment

Designer:
Marguerita Mergentime, (American, 1894–1941)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: linen (six napkins), cotton (2 napkins- graphology, tea leaves) Technique: printed on plain weave
Dimensions:
L x W (brown palmistry): 16.2 × 19.4 cm (6 3/8 × 7 5/8 in.)
L x W (green phrenology): 15.9 × 19.4 cm (6 1/4 × 7 5/8 in.)
L x W (green fortune telling): 15.9 × 20 cm (6 1/4 × 7 7/8 in.)
L x W (red crystal ball): 15.9 × 19.4 cm (6 1/4 × 7 5/8 in.)
L x W (red numerology): 16.2 × 19.7 cm (6 3/8 × 7 3/4 in.)
L x W (blue fortune telling): 16.2 × 19.7 cm (6 3/8 × 7 3/4 in.)
L x W (blue graphology): 16.2 × 18.7 cm (6 3/8 × 7 3/8 in.)
L x W (brown tea leaves): 16.2 × 19.4 cm (6 3/8 × 7 5/8 in.)
Type:
Exhibitions
Cocktail napkin
Object Name:
Cocktail napkin
Date:
1939
Credit Line:
Courtesy of Mergentime Family Archive
Accession Number:
7.2018.15h
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Exhibitions Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4807bdb1c-0ff4-4ed2-be37-a0ab5ee4ff05
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_7.2018.15h
Online Media:

[Trade catalogs from Fowler & Wells Co.]

Company Name:
Fowler & Wells Co.  Search this
Notes content:
publishers of medical books also including hygiene, physical culture, food and diet, marriage and parenting ; noted for their phrenological texts ;
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York City, New York, United States
Date:
1800s
Topic (Romaine term):
Printing; publishing; paper and bookselling (including type specimens)  Search this
Topic:
Book industries and trade  Search this
Printing machinery and supplies  Search this
Publishers and publishing  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_35980
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_35980

Judge Edwards Pierrepont

Artist:
Augustus Saint-Gaudens, born Dublin, Ireland 1848-died Cornish, NH 1907  Search this
Sitter:
Edwards Pierrepont  Search this
Medium:
marble
Dimensions:
29 1/2 x 21 3/4 x 13 5/8 in. (75.0 x 55.2 x 34.7 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1874
Topic:
Dress\historic\classical dress  Search this
Occupation\law\judge  Search this
Portrait male\bust  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mary Pierrepont Beckwith
Object number:
1968.65.1
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 17A
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk73c03af85-cebb-4ddc-9b29-43dddedcd1e0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1968.65.1

Daniel Webster

Artist:
Clark Mills, born near Syracuse, NY 1810-died Washington, DC 1883  Search this
Sitter:
Daniel Webster  Search this
Medium:
plaster
Dimensions:
29 1/4 x 20 1/2 x 12 1/8 in. (74.3 x 52.1 x 30.7 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1847
Topic:
Dress\historic\classical dress  Search this
Occupation\political\statesman  Search this
Portrait male\bust  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Institute
Object number:
XX16
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 20B
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7d8c26b37-efe5-4521-8ec7-2b3e263026db
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_XX16

Marketplace of the marvelous the strange origins of modern medicine Erika Janik

Author:
Janik, Erika  Search this
Physical description:
337 pages illustrations 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2014
19e siècle
Topic:
Alternative medicine--History  Search this
Medicine, Magic, mystic, and spagiric--History  Search this
Medicine--Specialties and specialists--History  Search this
Medicine--History  Search this
Complementary Therapies--history  Search this
Materia Medica--history  Search this
History, 19th Century  Search this
History of Medicine  Search this
Médecines parallèles--Histoire  Search this
Médecine magique, mystique et spagirique--Histoire  Search this
Médecine--Histoire  Search this
history of medicine  Search this
Alternative medicine  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Medicine, Magic, mystic, and spagiric  Search this
Medicine--Specialties and specialists  Search this
Alternative Medizin  Search this
Professionalisierung  Search this
Call number:
R733 .J36 2014
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1148003

Phrenological bust of Thomas Alva Edison

Associated person:
Edison, Thomas Alva  Search this
Maker:
S. R. Wells & Co.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 24 in x 17 in x 11 in; 60.96 cm x 43.18 cm x 27.94 cm
Object Name:
Bust
Place made:
United States: New York
Date made:
1878
1878
Subject:
Phrenology  Search this
Credit Line:
from Frank A. Wardlaw, Jr., and Frank A. Wardlaw
ID Number:
EM.310582
Catalog number:
310582
Accession number:
123470
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Energy & Power
Science & Mathematics
Art
Measuring & Mapping
Exhibition:
Lighting a Revolution
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-616b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_713118
Online Media:

Phrenology Head

Physical Description:
ceramic, porcelain (overall material)
human head form (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 5 5/8 in x 3 in x 3 1/4 in; 14.2875 cm x 7.62 cm x 8.255 cm
Object Name:
Quill Holder
quill holder
phrenology head
ID Number:
MG.M-10681
Catalog number:
M-10681
Accession number:
254862
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-8b06-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_734513
Online Media:

Phrenology Head

Physical Description:
ceramic, porcelain (overall material)
human head form (overall production method/technique)
Object Name:
Anatomical Model
phrenology head
Subject:
Anatomy  Search this
Education  Search this
ID Number:
MG.61.1240
Catalog number:
61.1240
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-8b07-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_734514
Online Media:

phrenology head

Object Name:
phrenology head
ID Number:
MG.293320.1144
Accession number:
293320
293320
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-65f1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_739554

Massachusetts, 1 Dollar, 1807 (Counterfeit)

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6.1 cm x 14.9 cm x .01 cm; 2 13/32 in x 5 7/8 in x in
Object Name:
note
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Date made:
1807
Related Publication:
Sewer, Andy; Allison, David; Liebhold, Peter; Davis, Nancy; Franz, Kathleen G.. American Enterprise: A History of Business in America
ID Number:
NU.NU81995
Accession number:
254711
Catalog number:
NU81995
See more items in:
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
American Enterprise
Coins, Currency and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-fc18-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1456175

Inkwell with Phrenological Head

Physical Description:
ceramic, porcelain (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in x 5 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in; 7.62 cm x 13.97 cm x 8.255 cm
Object Name:
Pen Holder
inkwell
head, phrenological
Place made:
United Kingdom: England
Date made:
1840- 1860
ID Number:
DL.61.0033
Catalog number:
61.0033
Accession number:
231931
See more items in:
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-0e2f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_313339
Online Media:

Familiar Lessons on Phrenology by Lydia Folger Fowler

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in x 3/4 in; 19.05 cm x 12.065 cm x 1.905 cm
Object Name:
book
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1847
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Richard Lodish American School Collection
ID Number:
2017.3049.71
Nonaccession number:
2017.3049
Catalog number:
2017.3049.71
See more items in:
Home and Community Life: Education
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-b1b1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1954502
Online Media:

Phrenology Head

Physical Description:
plaster (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 13.8 cm x 12.5 cm x 26.5 cm; 5 7/16 in x 4 15/16 in x 10 7/16 in
overall: 10 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in x 7 1/4 in; 26.035 cm x 13.97 cm x 18.415 cm
Object Name:
Phrenology Head
phrenology head
model, anatomical
Other Terms:
Phrenology Head; Psychological Apparatus
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
ID Number:
MG.293320.1149
Catalog number:
293320.1149
Accession number:
293320
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-d295-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1298166
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