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1946 Panama City Night- Panama

Creator:
Human Studies Film Archives  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2013-08-06T18:46:03Z
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
HSFAFilmClips
YouTube Channel:
HSFAFilmClips
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_KsdpcMEAUAk

Lieutenant Otway H. Berryman (1812-1861)

Artist:
William Garl Browne Jr., 10 Oct 1822 - 28 Jul 1894  Search this
Sitter:
Otway H. Berryman, 1812 - 1861  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Painting
Date:
1857
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Epaulet  Search this
Otway H. Berryman: Male  Search this
Otway H. Berryman: Military\Navy\Officer\Lieutenant  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: New York State Museum
Object number:
H-2003.41.74
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/sm4fa8c509e-dc23-49b2-abaa-19849861c4cb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_H-2003.41.74

James Kirke Paulding

Artist:
Auguste Edouart, 1788 - 1861  Search this
Sitter:
James Kirke Paulding, 22 Aug 1778 - 6 Apr 1860  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph and cut paper on paper
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 28cm x 20.8cm (11" x 8 3/16")
Type:
Silhouette
Place:
United States\District of Columbia\Washington
Date:
1841
Topic:
Exterior\Landscape\Rural  Search this
Architecture\Building\Church  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree  Search this
Architecture\Fence  Search this
Silhouette  Search this
James Kirke Paulding: Male  Search this
James Kirke Paulding: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
James Kirke Paulding: Military\Navy\Secretary of the Navy  Search this
James Kirke Paulding: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Robert L. McNeil, Jr.
Object number:
NPG.91.126.92.A
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4b33f4b9b-e7a5-4f47-84f7-ee27a8b4bdf1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.91.126.92.A
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James Barron

Artist:
Auguste Edouart, 1788 - 1861  Search this
Sitter:
James Barron, 1769 - 21 Apr 1851  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph, chalk and cut paper on paper
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 28.2cm x 20.8cm (11 1/8" x 8 3/16")
Type:
Silhouette
Place:
United States\Pennsylvania\Philadelphia\Philadelphia
Date:
1843
Topic:
Exterior\Waterscape\Seascape  Search this
Vehicle\Boat\Sailboat  Search this
Silhouette  Search this
James Barron: Male  Search this
James Barron: Military\Navy\Officer  Search this
James Barron: Military\Navy\Officer\Commodore  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Robert L. McNeil, Jr.
Object number:
NPG.91.126.15.A
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4ff84e17a-0290-4f55-bd98-24f45f02ef99
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.91.126.15.A
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Thomas ap Catesby Jones

Artist:
Auguste Edouart, 1788 - 1861  Search this
Sitter:
Thomas ap Catesby Jones, 1790 - 1858  Search this
Medium:
Positive cut, pencil, lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 28.1cm x 21.2cm (11 1/16" x 8 3/8")
Type:
Silhouette
Place:
United States\District of Columbia\Washington
Date:
1841
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Military  Search this
Exterior\Waterscape\Seascape  Search this
Weapon\Sword  Search this
Vehicle\Boat\Sailboat  Search this
Architecture\Building\Lighthouse  Search this
Thomas ap Catesby Jones: Male  Search this
Thomas ap Catesby Jones: Military\Navy\Officer\Commodore  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Robert L. McNeil, Jr.
Object number:
S/NPG.91.126.126.A
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm46ee2d136-2132-421c-8a21-0a045de714ea
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.91.126.126.A
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George Edmund Badger

Attribution:
William Garl Browne Jr., 10 Oct 1822 - 28 Jul 1894  Search this
Sitter:
George Edmund Badger, 17 Apr 1795 - 11 May 1866  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
91.4cm x 73.6cm (36" x 29")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1850-1855
Topic:
George Edmund Badger: Male  Search this
George Edmund Badger: Politics and Government\US Senator  Search this
George Edmund Badger: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge  Search this
George Edmund Badger: Military\Navy\Secretary of the Navy  Search this
George Edmund Badger: Education\Administrator\University\Trustee  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: University of North Carolina, Dialectic Society
Object number:
NC900002
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm49d1178fb-f434-4cbf-aa6d-2ae32ad49edc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NC900002

Levi Woodbury

Artist:
Auguste Edouart, 1788 - 1861  Search this
Sitter:
Levi Woodbury, 22 Dec 1789 - 4 Sep 1851  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph and cut paper on paper
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 27.4cm x 20.8cm (10 13/16" x 8 3/16")
Type:
Silhouette
Place:
United States\District of Columbia\Washington
Date:
1841
Topic:
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree  Search this
Printed Material\Document  Search this
Interior\Interior with Exterior View  Search this
Architecture\Arch  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Architecture\Window  Search this
Artwork\Sculpture\Bust  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Bookcase  Search this
Silhouette  Search this
Levi Woodbury: Male  Search this
Levi Woodbury: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Levi Woodbury: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of Treasury  Search this
Levi Woodbury: Military\Navy\Secretary of the Navy  Search this
Levi Woodbury: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\US Supreme Court Justice  Search this
Levi Woodbury: Politics and Government\Governor\New Hampshire  Search this
Levi Woodbury: Politics and Government\US Senator\New Hampshire  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Robert L. McNeil, Jr.
Object number:
NPG.91.126.86.A
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4e59bfe4b-eb1d-4f4e-9622-957aea764a7e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.91.126.86.A
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Francois Reibaud

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Possible attribution:
William Garl Browne Jr., 10 Oct 1822 - 28 Jul 1894  Search this
Sitter:
Commodore Francois Reibaud, ? - 1861?  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
115.5 x 90.2cm (45 1/2 x 35 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1845
Topic:
Exterior  Search this
Exterior\Landscape  Search this
Exterior\Sky  Search this
Weapon\Sword  Search this
Equipment\Optical Devices\Telescope  Search this
Nature & Environment\Rock  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Cactus  Search this
Commodore Francois Reibaud: Male  Search this
Commodore Francois Reibaud: Military\Navy\Officer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Louisiana State Museum
Website: https://louisianastatemuseum.org/
Object number:
8891
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/sm408203e02-e2b7-4e82-84e3-4243ed496377
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_8891

Commodore John Downes

Artist:
Auguste Edouart, 1788 - 1861  Search this
Sitter:
Commodore John Downes, 1784 - 1854  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph, pencil and cut paper on paper
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 28.2cm x 21.1cm (11 1/8" x 8 5/16")
Type:
Silhouette
Place:
United States\New York\Saratoga\Saratoga Springs
Date:
1842
Topic:
Exterior\Waterscape\Seascape  Search this
Equipment\Walking stick\Cane  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Glove  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Top hat  Search this
Vehicle\Boat\Sailboat  Search this
Commodore John Downes: Male  Search this
Commodore John Downes: Military\Navy\Officer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Robert L. McNeil, Jr.
Object number:
S/NPG.91.126.122.A
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4b77dfe0f-561b-49c7-818a-214dcd96f5f3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.91.126.122.A
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Barnard R. Mathews

Artist:
Auguste Edouart, 1788 - 1861  Search this
Sitter:
Barnard R. Mathews  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph with tintstone and chalk on paper
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 27.9cm x 19.9cm (11" x 7 13/16")
Type:
Silhouette
Place:
United States\New York\Saratoga\Saratoga Springs
Date:
1845
Topic:
Exterior\Waterscape\Seascape  Search this
Vehicle\Boat\Sailboat  Search this
Barnard R. Mathews: Male  Search this
Barnard R. Mathews: Military\Navy\Officer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Robert L. McNeil, Jr.
Object number:
S/NPG.91.126.28
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4e9f0c56e-1bae-4c0f-972e-eb102daeaf1b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.91.126.28
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The Naked Warrior, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Johnson, J. Seward Jr. 1930-2020  Search this
Founder:
Johnson Atelier  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze, painted; Base: concrete (?)
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Fountain
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
UDT-Seal Museum 3300 North AIA Entrance Fort Pierce Florida 34949
Date:
1988. Dedicated Nov. 1988
Topic:
Figure male--Full length  Search this
History--United States--Military history  Search this
Occupation--Military--Navy  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Protective Gear  Search this
Object--Weapon--Dagger  Search this
Control number:
IAS FL000669
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_332697

Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
de Hauke, César  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L.  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Arenberg  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
MM. Jacques Seligmann & fils  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Brannock Device Company Records

Creator:
Park-Brannock.  Search this
Park, Ernest N.  Search this
Brannock, Otis C.  Search this
Brannock, Charles F., 1903-1992  Search this
Brannock Device Company.  Search this
Names:
Selby Shoe Company  Search this
United States. Armed Forces -- Supplies and stores  Search this
United States. Army -- Supplies and stores  Search this
Extent:
12 Cubic feet (34 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Patents
Trademarks
Slides (photographs)
Advertisements
Sales records
Photographs
Photographic prints
Filmstrips
Design drawings
Date:
1925 - 1998
Summary:
The Brannock Device Company began with the 1925 invention of the Brannock Device, a tool to measure foot length and width at the same time, by inventor and businessman Charles F. Brannock. Early in his career Brannock worked as a shoe salesman at the Park-Brannock shoe store, and in 1962 he became the CEO of the company. This collection documents both the Park-Brannock store and the Brannock Device. Materials in The Brannock Device Company Records, 1925-1998, include of correspondence, design drawings, United States and foreign patents and trademarks, advertisements, product information, sales records, photographs, and a film strip documenting the invention, promotion, and sale of the Brannock Device as well as the concurrent development of Park-Brannock as a leading shoe store in Syracuse, N.Y.
Scope and Contents:
The Brannock Device Company Records, 1925-1998, consist of correspondence, design drawings, United States and foreign patents and trademarks, advertisements, product information, sales records, photographs, and a film strip documenting the invention, promotion, and sale of the Brannock Device as well as the concurrent development of Park-Brannock as a leading shoe store in Syracuse, NY. The collection is useful to researchers for its stories of invention and entrepreneurship and its exemplification of the patent and trademark process in the United States and internationally in the early 20th century. The process of manufacturing and marketing in the shoe industry, and manufacturing of military supplies during World War II is also highlighted.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into two subgroups.

Subgroup 1, The Brannock Device Company, 1925-1998

Series 1: Historical Background, 1928-1995

Series 2: Operational Records, 1926-1980

Subseries 1: Book for Recording Devices on Hand, 1927-1929

Subseries 2: Correspondence, 1926-1951

Subseries 3: Census, 1947-1980

Subseries 4: Insurance Inventory, 1956

Subseries 5: Royalties Accrued, 1946-1951

Subseries 6: Time Records, 1952-1958

Subseries 7: Notes, undated

Series 3: Product Development Records, 1925-1981

Subseries 1: Competitors' Devices and Other Products, c. 1928-1981

Subseries 2: Fitting Stool, 1936-1947

Subseries 3: Design, 1925-1975

Subseries 4: Manufacture, 1927-1959

Series 4: Advertising and Marketing Records, 1926-1998

Subseries 1: Correspondence, 1926-1998

Subseries 2: Mailing Lists, 1947-1950

Subseries 3: Ideas and Copy, undated

Subseries 4: Printed Materials with the Brannock Device Name (stationery, business cards, leases), undated

Subseries 5: Advertisements and Product Information, 1934-1980

Subseries 6: Measuring Device Instructions, undated

Subseries 7: Advertising and Merchandising Plans, 1938-1956

Series 5: Sales and Distribution Records, 1925-1986

Subseries 1: United States--Private Sector, 1925-1973

Subseries 2: United States--Military, 1928-1972

Subseries 3: Foreign, 1937-1986

Series 6: Photographs, c. 1930-1997

Subseries 1: Personal, undated

Subseries 2: Foot-Measuring Devices, undated

Subseries 3: Military, undated

Subseries 4: Employees and Factory, undated

Subseries 5: Negatives of Brannock Device, 1933-1958

Subgroup 2, Park-Brannock Shoe Store Records, 1916-1918, 1927-1981

Series 1: Historical Background, 1936-1981

Series 2: Operational Records, 1936-1972

Subseries 1: Financial Materials, 1936-1972

Subseries 2: Financial Materials, 1937-1961

Subseries 3: Business Course Tailored to Park-Brannock, undated

Subseries 4: Business Course Tailored to Park-Brannock, 1935-1961

Subseries 5: New York City Business Trips, 1945-1952

Subseries 6: Miscellaneous Notes, undated

Series 3: Advertising and Marketing Records, 1933-1962

Series 4: Sales Records, 1916-1977

Subseries 1: Customer Correspondence, 1928-1977

Subseries 2: Supplier Correspondence, 1927-1944

Subseries 3: Florsheim Sales Instruction Manual, undated

Subseries 4: Inventories, 1961

Subseries 5: Promotions, undated

Subseries 6: Receipts, 1916-1918

Subseries 7: Sales Floor Management, undated

Series 5: Photographs, 1932-1967
Biographical / Historical:
The Brannock Device Company began with the 1925 invention of the Brannock Device by Charles F. Brannock. Charles Brannock was working as a salesman in the Park-Brannock shoe store, co-owned by his father Otis C. Brannock and Ernest N. Park, in Syracuse, New York when he saw the need for an improved foot-measuring device. The Brannock Device soon gained favor over size-sticks because it measured foot length and width at the same time. Additionally, it measured heel-to-ball length, a feature which aided in fitting heeled shoes.

Charles F. Brannock (1903-1992) was an inventor and businessman. He began tinkering with the idea of a new foot-measuring device while attending Syracuse University, where he would get up in the middle of the night and work on sketches and calculations. Brannock obtained a patent for the device on August 28, 1928, but by then manufacture and sale of the device was already underway. Brannock assembled the device in the Park-Brannock shoe store and gave the device a trial on the sales floor. In 1926, Charles Brannock began offering the device to shoe retailers first on a rental basis and then by sale through the use of salesmen who lived throughout the country and each covered a geographic area. By 1929, the company began to phase out salesmen because it offered quantity discounts to shoe companies which distributed the devices to their stores at a lower price than salesmen could offer.

Brannock sold his device internationally beginning in 1929 through Mr. I. Singer of London, England. In 1936 distribution rights transferred to Henry Maitland Marler of Feature Shoes Limited of London, an affiliate of the Selby Shoe Company. Renewing and protecting foreign trademarks proved to be a legal challenge. Due to some confusion, Brannock's British patent was allowed to lapse. In order to prevent other companies from using the Brannock name in England, H.M. Marler set up Brannock Fitting Device Limited in October 1937. The company began manufacturing Brannock Devices in January 1946, but royalties accrued through European sale by 1951 did not even cover a third of the cost of trademarks, patents, and designs.

Fortunately for the Brannock Device Company, these costs were absorbed by the Selby Shoe Company, with whom it had entered into agreements about foreign distribution in November 1941. Selby had exclusive rights to distribute the Brannock Device in South America, South Africa, and other countries, and assisted Brannock in securing trademarks in many foreign countries.

In 1933 a United States Navy captain asked a shoe salesman to find the source of many sailors' foot problems. The salesman, after measuring sailors' feet with the Brannock device, declared that the Navy shoe was not the cause of the problem; the sailors were simply wearing the wrong size shoes. The captain was so happy that he would not have to order special shoes for his men that he wrote an article in the July 1933 issue of United States Naval Institute Proceedings which described how the Brannock Device had eliminated foot troubles aboard the ship. This gave Brannock an opportunity to promote his device in the Navy by sending the article to other ships. He calibrated his device for use in other branches of the military and by World War II the Brannock Device was being used by most of the armed forces. Several articles were written about the greater foot comfort enjoyed by the military after the introduction of the device. Charles Brannock was proud of his small but widespread role in the war effort and in the comfort of America's enlisted men and women.

Through the years Charles Brannock developed many different models of his device, including the women's, men's, junior, growing girl's, athletic, ski-boot, and military models. In 1947, Brannock moved the device company to a machine shop at 509 East Fayette Street in Syracuse, where it remained for 50 years.

Brannock advertised both the store and the device in local papers, and the device in trade literature such as Boot and Shoe Recorder. He encouraged other shoe stores to promote themselves by using the device in their advertising. He also attended the annual National Shoe Fair in Chicago from 1938 to 1968 in order to promote the device as well as learn about shoe-fashion trends for the Park-Brannock shoe store.

Concurrently, Charles Brannock also played a significant role in the Park-Brannock shoe store. His father, Otis C. Brannock and Ernest N. Park founded Park-Brannock in 1906 in a small store at 321 South Salina Street, focusing on women's shoes. In February 1937, they moved to a three-story building at 427 South Salina Street. Finally, in 1946, a six-story store was built at 473-475 South Salina Street through 129 East Onondaga Street. While waiting for the newest store to be built, Park-Brannock temporarily moved to the Chimes Building at 510-512 South Salina Street and 113 West Onondaga Street. Park-Brannock gained fame in Syracuse for a wide selection of men's, women's and children's shoes, handbags, millinery, hose, and accessories. In an advertisement, the store declared itself "one of America's finest shoe stores." The design of the two newer stores was state-of-the-art, and Park-Brannock was featured in shoe magazine articles. For example, the men's department was designed to look like a great room inside a ship. Charles Brannock became the CEO of Park-Brannock after both his father and Ernest Park died in 1962. Park-Brannock closed its doors in 1981, after the Hotel Syracuse offered to purchase the property for its new Hilton Tower.

Charles Brannock died on November 22, 1992, at the age of 89. The company was purchased in 1993 from the Brannock Estate by Salvatore Leonardi. Leonardi continues to manufacture Brannock devices in a small factory in Liverpool, New York. Over a million Brannock Devices have been manufactured, and it remains the shoe industry standard
Related Materials:
Materials at the National Museum of American History

Artifacts (several Brannock Devices and competitors' devices) are in the Division of Culture and the Arts and the Division of Armed Forces History.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the National Museum of American History by Salvatore Leonardi on November 4, 1998.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research use.
Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Show-windows -- New York -- Syracuse  Search this
Shoes -- Sizes  Search this
Shoe industry -- New York -- Syracuse  Search this
Shoes -- Fitting  Search this
Shoe machinery  Search this
Foot -- Measurement  Search this
Design, Industrial -- New York -- Syracuse  Search this
Military supplies  Search this
Measuring instruments industry  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Genre/Form:
Patents
Trademarks
Slides (photographs)
Advertisements
Sales records
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- 1890-1920
Photographs -- 20th century
Photographic prints
Filmstrips
Design drawings
Citation:
Brannock Device Company Records, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0672
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Brannock Device Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0672
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George Henry Mills Collection

Creator:
Mills, George H., 1895-1975  Search this
Names:
United States. Navy. Naval Airship Program  Search this
Mills, George H., 1895-1975  Search this
Extent:
13.39 Cubic feet (24 legal document boxes; 7 flatboxes)
14.95 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Publications
Maps
Photographs
Correspondence
Date:
circa 1920s-1950s
bulk 1930-1949
Summary:
The George Henry Mills Collection was donated to the National Air and Space Museum in 1994 by Mills' daughter, Mrs. Georgia Mills Head.
Scope and Contents:
The George Henry Mills Collection consists of 14.59 cubic feet (14.47 linear feet) of material collected from his naval career, 1918-1948. A large part of the collection is made up of records of Mills' service during World War II as the commander of the Atlantic Fleet's airship formations. The collection also includes records of his service as an official Navy observer aboard the German rigid airships Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg. Of particular interest are records of the period before and immediately after the entry of the United States into World War II: the pre-war build-up of the Navy's LTA program, the "Neutrality Patrols" as the Navy fought an undeclared war against Germany, and of the harrowing early days of the Battle of the North Atlantic as German U-boats roamed the eastern coast of the United States. Mills maintained an extensive correspondence with many of the leading figures of LTA: Charles E. Rosendahl, Garland Fulton, and Scott E. Peck --their letters provide a unique picture of the Navy LTA program during its most active and successful period.

The collection also includes numerous technical reports on aspects of LTA flight, training material, photographs, clippings and articles on LTA.

Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.
Arrangement note:
The George H. Mills Collection is arranged in the following series:

Series I: Naval career of George H. Mills

Series II: Correspondence

Series III: General LTA Papers

Series IV: General Naval Papers

Series V: Publications, Articles, Clippings

Series VI: Lectures, Speeches, Papers

Series VII: Miscellaneous Papers

Series VIII: Photographs

Series IX: Scrapbooks; Oversized Material
Biographical/Historical note:
George Henry Mills (1895-1975), Naval officer and airship aviator, was a member of the U.S. Navy's inner circle of advocates of lighter than air (LTA) flight. Mills was born on August 5, 1895 in Rutherfordton, North Carolina, the son of John Craton Mills and Nora Poole Mills. He attended Bingham Military School in Asheville, North Carolina, and entered the U.S. Naval Academy in 1914. Mills graduated from the Academy in June, 1918 and served in various fleet and shore assignments (a chronology of Mills' naval service will be found in the notes to Series I on page 2). He married Leonore Wickersham of Corning, NY in 1923; their daughter, Georgia Lee Mills, was born in 1928.

Mills was assigned to LTA training at Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey in 1931. He completed his training in 1932 and served in the Navy's LTA fleet through the 1930's. Mills flew as an observer on board the Graf Zeppelin in 1934 and on the Hindenburg in 1936. In 1935, Mills survived the crash of the USS Macon off the California coast. Mills returned to Lakehurst, serving there in various assignments; he was made commanding officer of NAS Lakehurst in January, 1940.

At Lakehurst, Mills organized blimp patrols as part of the Navy's Neutrality Patrol and helped coordinate the Navy's rapid buildup of the LTA program. When Airship Patrol Group One was formed in January 1942, Mills was named commanding officer; in December 1942 he commanded Airship Wing Thirty. In July 1943, Mills was assigned as the commander of Fleet Airships, Atlantic - the chief of the Navy's LTA forces in the Atlantic Theater. George Mills was promoted to the rank of Commodore in November 1943.

In 1945, Mills returned to sea as the captain of the troopship USS Hermitage. Before retirement from the Navy in 1949, Mills served as the chief of the Naval Airship Training and Experimentation Command (CNATE) at NAS Lakehurst.

After leaving the Navy, Mills settled in North Carolina and worked for the Equitable Life Insurance Company, and later for the National Securities and Research Corporation. Mills served one term in the North Carolina State Legislature from 1950 to 1952. George H. Mills died on October 24, 1975, the same day as his longtime LTA colleague and friend, Garland Fulton, whose papers are also part of the collections of the National Air and Space Archives. They were buried on the same day in Arlington National Cemetery.
Chronology:
Chronology of George H. Mills' Naval Service

1914 -- June 14 - Entered U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland

1918 -- June 6 - Graduated from the Academy, Class of 1919; commissioned Ensign, USN September 21 - Service aboard USS New Mexico. Promoted to Lieutenant (JG)(Temporary)

1920 -- June 1 - Promotion to Lieutenant (JG)

1922 -- First LTA flight as gunnery spotter on captive balloon on USS New Mexico June 3 - Promotion to Lieutenant

1923 -- September 25 - Assigned as personal aide to RADM George W. Williams, Commandant, Sixth Naval District, Charleston, SC June 20 - Assigned as divisions communication officer on staff of VADM Henry A. Wiley, Battleship Division, Battle Fleet

1929 -- June 5 -Assistant gunnery officer and senior watch officer, USS Pensacola

1924 -- August 5 - Served as aide and flag secretary to RADM Williams as Commander Destroyer Squadrons, Scouting Fleet. Served on USS Concord, USS Dobbin, USS Whitney

1925 -- September - Continued as aide when RADM Williams was relieved by RADM Noble E. Irwin

1931 -- June 1 - Ordered to NAS Lakehurst for LTA instruction. Training flights on free and captive balloons and on airships Los Angeles (ZR-3), Akron (ZRS-4), J-3, J-4, K-1 and ZMC-2

1932 -- June 16 - Finished LTA training; designated naval aviator, lighter-than-air, # 3925

1927 -- June 30 - Officer-in-charge, naval recruiting for North and South Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina

1933 -- September 1 - Promotion to Lieutenant Commander

1934 -- May 14 - Ordered on temporary duty as naval observer on the Graf Zeppelin. Made three round trips aboard the Graf Zeppelin between Friedrichshafen and cities in South America August 9 - Ordered to NAS Lakehurst as Operations Officer October 14 - Ordered to NAS Sunnyvale (later NAS Moffett Field) as tactical officer, pilot and navigational watch on USS Macon (ZRS-4)

1935 -- February 12 - USS Macon crashes off Point Sur, California. Mills is rescued after three hours in the water April 15 - Ordered to NAS Lakehurst as operations and mooring officer

1936 -- November 4 - Ordered to Newport News for fitting out USS Yorktown August - Naval observer aboard Hindenburg on round trip flights between Lakehurst and Frankfort, Germany

1937 -- September 30 – Assigned as gunnery officer, USS Yorktown September 12 – October 2 - Training in chemical warfare at Gas Warfare School, Edgewood Arsenal, MD

1939 -- July 1 - Promotion to Commander June – Assigned as executive officer, NAS Lakehurst

1940 -- January 15 - Appointed commanding officer, NAS Lakehurst

1941 -- July - Temporary duty, Airship Board, Washington

1942 -- December 1 - Appointed Commander, Fleet Airship Wing Thirty June 17 - Promotion to Captain January 2 - Appointed Commander, Airship Patrol Group One

1943 -- November 5 - Promotion to Commodore July 1 - Appointed Commander, Fleet Airships, Atlantic

1945 -- July 23 - Awarded Legion of Merit July 10 - Appointed captain, USS Hermitage (AP-54). Reverts to rank of captain

1946 -- August 5 - Appointed commander, NAS Moffett Field

1947 -- September 26 - Appointed chief, Naval Airship Training and Experimentation Command (CNATE)

1949 -- June 30 - Retirement from U.S. Navy

Abbreviations

ADM -- Admiral

ASW -- Anti-submarine warfare

ATC -- Air Transport Command

BuAer -- Bureau of Aeronautics (US Navy)

CDR -- Commander

CNATE -- Naval Airship Training and Experimentation Command

Cong -- Congress

GHM -- George Henry Mills

LTA -- Lighter than air flight

MAD -- Magnetic anomaly detector (often found as magnetic airborne detector)

NACA -- National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

NAS -- Naval Air Station

NATS -- Naval Air Transport Service

ND -- No date

RADM -- Rear admiral

RN -- Royal Navy

Sess -- Session

VADM -- Vice Admiral

WPA -- Works Project Authority

ZNP -- Patrol airship

ZP -- Airship squadron
Provenance:
Georgia M. Head, Gift, 1994, 1994-0022, NASM
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Citation:
George Henry Mills Collection, Acc. 1994-0022, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1994.0022
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James Lawrence

Artist:
Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de Saint-Mémin, 12 Mar 1770 - 23 Jun 1852  Search this
Sitter:
James Lawrence, 1 Oct 1781 - 1 Jun 1813  Search this
Medium:
Engraving on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 5.6 × 5.6cm (2 3/16 × 2 3/16")
Sheet: 54.7 x 39.9cm (21 9/16 x 15 11/16")
Type:
Print
Date:
1810
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Epaulet  Search this
James Lawrence: Male  Search this
James Lawrence: Military\Navy\Officer\War of 1812  Search this
James Lawrence: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
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Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
Object number:
NPG.74.39.1.35
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Thomas Truxton

Artist:
Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de Saint-Mémin, 12 Mar 1770 - 23 Jun 1852  Search this
Sitter:
Thomas Truxton, 17 Feb 1755 - 5 May 1822  Search this
Medium:
Engraving on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 5.5 x 5.5 cm (2 3/16 x 2 3/16")
Sheet: 55 x 40 cm (21 5/8 x 15 3/4")
Type:
Print
Date:
1799
Topic:
Thomas Truxton: Male  Search this
Thomas Truxton: Law and Law Enforcement\Police\Sheriff  Search this
Thomas Truxton: Military\Navy\Officer\Commodore  Search this
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Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
Object number:
NPG.74.39.10.41
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John Trippe

Artist:
Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de Saint-Mémin, 12 Mar 1770 - 23 Jun 1852  Search this
Sitter:
John Trippe, 1785 - 1810  Search this
Medium:
Engraving on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 5.5 x 5.5 cm (2 3/16 x 2 3/16")
Sheet: 54.2 x 39.9 cm (21 5/16 x 15 11/16")
Type:
Print
Date:
1809
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Epaulet  Search this
John Trippe: Male  Search this
John Trippe: Military\Navy\Officer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
Object number:
S/NPG.74.39.1.21
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John McDaniel

Artist:
Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de Saint-Mémin, 12 Mar 1770 - 23 Jun 1852  Search this
Sitter:
John McDaniel, 1780 - 1832  Search this
Medium:
Engraving on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 5.5 x 5.5 cm (2 3/16 x 2 3/16")
Sheet: 55 x 40 cm (21 5/8 x 15 3/4")
Type:
Print
Date:
1806
Topic:
John McDaniel: Male  Search this
John McDaniel: Military\Navy\Clerk  Search this
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Object number:
S/NPG.74.39.11.34
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John Bullus

Artist:
Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de Saint-Mémin, 12 Mar 1770 - 23 Jun 1852  Search this
Sitter:
John Bullus, 1776 - 1818  Search this
Medium:
Engraving on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 5.6 x 5.6 cm (2 3/16 x 2 3/16")
Sheet: 55 x 40 cm (21 5/8 x 15 3/4")
Type:
Print
Date:
1807
Topic:
John Bullus: Male  Search this
John Bullus: Health and Medicine\Physician  Search this
John Bullus: Health and Medicine\Physician\Navy  Search this
John Bullus: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul  Search this
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Credit Line:
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Object number:
S/NPG.74.39.11.38
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Samuel Hambleton

Artist:
Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de Saint-Mémin, 12 Mar 1770 - 23 Jun 1852  Search this
Sitter:
Samuel Hambleton, 1777 - 1851  Search this
Medium:
Engraving on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 5.6 x 5.6 cm (2 3/16 x 2 3/16")
Sheet: 55 x 40 cm (21 5/8 x 15 3/4")
Type:
Print
Date:
1805
Topic:
Samuel Hambleton: Male  Search this
Samuel Hambleton: Military\Navy\Officer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
Object number:
S/NPG.74.39.11.43
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