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Photographs from an album

Collection Creator:
Jantzen, Carl C.  Search this
Extent:
18 Photographs
Container:
Box 9, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
circa 1920s-1930s
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Collection Citation:
The Jantzen Knitting Mills Collection, 1925-1977, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Jantzen Knitting Mills Collection
Jantzen Knitting Mills Collection / Series 4: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8ed67d7e8-24b0-44b0-9fdd-25cd4df31a8c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0233-ref55

Bridge Albums [1920s-1930s]

Collection Creator:
Roebling, Charles Gustavus, 1849-1918  Search this
Roebling, Ferdinand W. (Ferdinand William), 1842-1917  Search this
John A. Roebling's Sons Company  Search this
Roebling, John Augustus, 1806-1869  Search this
Roebling, Washington Augustus, 1837-1926.  Search this
Container:
Box 35
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. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
John A. Roebling Collection, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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John A. Roebling Collection
John A. Roebling Collection / Series 2: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8fb14f99d-03d7-4446-8aaf-e2cba7d358b2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0981-ref46

Jantzen prize winning float, Portland Rose Festival [photoprint]

Collector:
Jantzen Knitting Mills.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Jantzen, Carl C.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (7.5" x 9.8")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1920s
Scope and Contents:
Parade float with woman modeling one piece swimming suits.
Arrangement:
In series ?, box ?, folder ?
Local Numbers:
AC0233-0000002 (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Topic:
Bathing suits  Search this
Parade floats  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Collection Citation:
The Jantzen Knitting Mills Collection, 1925-1977, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Jantzen Knitting Mills Collection
Jantzen Knitting Mills Collection / Series 4: Photographs / Photographs from an album
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep83d66dac5-0cb8-49e8-9999-dc4c0dd47482
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0233-ref589

Jantzen electric sign, Garden City Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey [photoprint]

Collector:
Jantzen Knitting Mills.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Jantzen, Carl C.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (7.6" x 9.7")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1920s
Scope and Contents:
Night view of lighted electric sign.
Arrangement:
In series ?, box ?, folder ?
Local Numbers:
AC0233-0000003 (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Topic:
Bathing suits  Search this
Textile industry  Search this
Clothing Manufacturers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Collection Citation:
The Jantzen Knitting Mills Collection, 1925-1977, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Jantzen Knitting Mills Collection
Jantzen Knitting Mills Collection / Series 4: Photographs / Photographs from an album
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8796f62a9-d1ce-460b-9d9b-64d09f1944db
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0233-ref590

Jantzen Knitting Mills of Canada, Ltd., Vancouver, British, Columbia, Canada [photoprint]

Collector:
Jantzen Knitting Mills.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Jantzen, Carl C.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.8" x 9.7")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Exterior of building.
Arrangement:
In series ?, box ?, folder ?
Local Numbers:
AC0233-0000004 (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Topic:
Bathing suits  Search this
Textile industry  Search this
Clothing Manufacturers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Collection Citation:
The Jantzen Knitting Mills Collection, 1925-1977, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Jantzen Knitting Mills Collection
Jantzen Knitting Mills Collection / Series 4: Photographs / Photographs from an album
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep89b60b4b2-ac31-4387-9049-9561e771589b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0233-ref591

[Lee family portrait : Photoprint]

Photographer:
Ettlin Studio  Search this
Donor:
Mead, Virginia Lee  Search this
Collection Creator:
Mead, Virginia Lee  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (mounted, 8" x 12".)
Culture:
Chinese Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- 1920-1930
Date:
[before 1922.]
Scope and Contents:
Imprint at bottom of mount: Tarsy [sic?] / The Ettlin Studio / 17 Chatham Square, N.Y. / 8 Catherine St.
Local Numbers:
AC0555-0000003.tif (AC Scan)

1994.3135 (NMAH Acc.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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:
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1910-1920 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Lee Chinese American Family Papers, circa 1915-1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Lee Chinese-American Family Papers
Lee Chinese-American Family Papers / Lee Family Family Photograph Album
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d001ae0b-bc9b-4586-be17-00f2d9130cba
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0555-ref530

[Morse telegraph set, ca. 1870] [black-and-white photoprint]

Creator:
Western Union Telegraph Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
United Telegraph Workers.  Search this
Western Union Telegraph Company  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.8" x 9.3")
Container:
Box 714, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Date:
1922?
Scope and Contents:
Label in negative: W.U.T. CO. / ENG. LABS / NO. R-1922.
Local Numbers:
AC0205-0000011.tif (AC Scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Telegraph, Wireless  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records
Western Union Telegraph Company Records / Series 23: Photographs / 23.3: Western Union Albums (numbered) / Album # 2100 Photographic notebook, 1856-1940 (not inclusive)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep865930401-d3cf-4984-8aef-09a58ad45eed
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0205-ref11321

[C.S. Cyrus Field (ship) : black-and-white photoprint]

Collector:
Western Union Telegraph Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
United Telegraph Workers.  Search this
Western Union Telegraph Company  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 5.4" x 7.8")
Container:
Box 735, Folder 1 - C.S. Cyrus Field Album
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Date:
1924
Local Numbers:
AC0205-0000126 (AC Scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Ships  Search this
Telegraph, Wireless  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records
Western Union Telegraph Company Records / Series 23: Photographs / 23.5: Cable Ships / C.S. Cyrus Field, 1924 (includes photos of C.S. Lord Kelvin)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8376519be-03d8-4f0e-b516-36122f5513e2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0205-ref11344

Cable Paying Out Machinery -- C.S. Colonia / July 1926 [scrapbook: scrapbook page with two photoprints]

Collector:
Western Union Telegraph Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
United Telegraph Workers.  Search this
Western Union Telegraph Company  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 9.2" x 5.8")
Container:
Box 733, Folder 1 C.S. Colonia Album
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Albums
Date:
July 1926
Local Numbers:
AC0205-0000125 (AC Scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Cable  Search this
Ships  Search this
Telegraph, Wireless  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albums -- 1920-1930
Collection Citation:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Western Union Telegraph Company Records
Western Union Telegraph Company Records / Series 23: Photographs / 23.5: Cable Ships / C.S. Colonia, 1926 (laying #4 BR-PZ loaded cable)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8c40a8c0f-0e9b-4fe2-9a48-65932e70b4b3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0205-ref11345

[Cable printer circuit 3VA operated by Mr. Finlayson, London : black-and-white photoprint]

Collector:
Western Union Telegraph Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
United Telegraph Workers.  Search this
Western Union Telegraph Company  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 7.7" x 5.7")
Container:
Box 727, Folder 1, London Album
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Place:
London (England)
Date:
1925
Local Numbers:
AC0205-0000123 (AC Scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Telegraph, Wireless  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records
Western Union Telegraph Company Records / Series 23: Photographs / 23.4: Cable Stations / London, 1925-1954 (not inclusive)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8dd01f282-821e-4170-a2f1-dfa4e5a167e0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0205-ref11347

Charles Rivers Photographs

Creator:
Rivers, Charles, 1904-1993  Search this
Names:
Chrysler Building (New York, N.Y.) -- Pictorial works  Search this
Empire State Building -- Construction--1929-1930  Search this
Pathe News  Search this
Bates, Ruby  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (4 boxes )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Albums
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- 1920-1930
Washington (D.C.) -- 1960-1970
Date:
1929-1963
bulk 1929-1930
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains: twenty-nine silver gelatin photoprints mounted on Fome-Core, Masonite, and cardboard, ranging in size from 5-1/2" x 9-1/4" to 10-11/16" x 13-13/16"; three 5" x 7" unmounted silver gelatin photoprints; a scrapbook which originally contained 56 silver gelatin photoprints, ranging in size from 2" x 3" to 7-1/2" x 9-1/2"; and silver gelatin film negatives (presumably acetate) for the prints. The scrapbook includes a New York Daily News clipping about Rivers: "Builds a Bridge to Students" by Anthony Burton (dated May 12, 1970 by Rivers) with a photograph showing him speaking to a crowd, Most of the photographs depict the construction of the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings--iron workers on the job and relaxing during breaks, and pictures of the buildings at various stages of completion. Other subjects are: a demonstration to prevent World War II (1935), a color photoprint of the Civil Rights March and Demonstration in Washington, D.C. (1963), and two magazine clippings from a Soviet publication, New Times, in which Rivers's prize-winning "Self Portrait" (1930) was reproduced.

Most of these prints were made by Charles Rivers many years after the creation of the original negatives, probably ca.1970s 1980s. The collection is in generally good condition, except that many of the print surfaces are scratched.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Rivers created a certain amount of confusion about his origins, whether accidentally or intentionally. Born Constantinos Kapornaros[1] (or Kostandinos Kapernaros)[2] in the small town of Vahos in Mani, an isolated area in the southern Peloponnesian region of Greece, on May 20, 1904, he emigrated to the United States as a child of five or six with his parents. His school record showed that he was enrolled in 1911 at the age of seven.[3] The family lived in Maine or New Hampshire, then Massachusetts, and later other locations in New York state. It is believed that his new name was derived from the Charles River in Boston.[4] The change may have been occasioned by a need to conceal his deep involvement in left-wing political and union activities.[5] Mr. Rivers settled in New York City in 1950 and resided there until 1993.[6] He sometimes identified his birthplace as Denver, Colorado,[7] but this may have been a fabrication or simplification, based on the fact that Greek church baptismal records were kept in Denver.[8] His sons James and Ronald believe that he never became an official American citizen. Late in life, in order to visit his birthplace, he was issued a passport, based on his school records, which stated that he was born in Denver. Rivers photographed the construction of the Chrysler Building (1929) and the Empire State Building (1930) in New York City. He was inspired to take up photography by seeing the work of the influential documentary photographer Lewis Hine, whose famous images of working children helped win passage of protective child labor laws. Rivers and Hine both photographed the Empire State Building and the men building it, yet Rivers apparently was unaware until years later that his idol had been present. Employed as an iron worker, Rivers traded his pail of tools for a Zeiss Ikon[9] camera during his lunch hour or when photographic opportunities arose. While the workers depicted in some of the photographs clearly are aware of the photographer's presence, Rivers's project presumably was conducted more or less surreptitiously. It is not known for certain if the paths of Rivers and Hine ever crossed, but his son Ron considers it unlikely: Hine photographed only the Empire State Building in connection with his "Men at Work" project,[10] not the earlier Chrysler Building, and Rivers did not work on the Empire State Building for a very long period. His self-portrait on the Empire State Building, "The Bolter-Up," may have been intended as a memento during one of his last days on that job.[11]

Rivers became unemployed in the Depression and consequently became involved in national efforts to create Social Security, unemployment insurance, and housing programs. These experiences apparently encouraged his active participation in politically leftist activities, as coverage about him in Soviet publications attests. A pacifist, in 1935 he was involved in demonstrations aimed at preventing World War II, and in the 1960s he took part in anti-Vietnam demonstrations and encouraged young people to continue such resistance.

In the 1950s Rivers worked in steel fabrication, in a chemistry lab as a technician, and briefly as a legislative aide for a New York state senator.

In 1986 Rivers submitted his 1930 self-portrait, posed on the Chrysler Building, to the International Year of Peace art contest sponsored by the New Times, published in Moscow: it was awarded a prize and diploma.

Mr. Rivers died in 1993, only two weeks after moving to Arlington, Texas to enter a nursing home near his sons' homes.

1. The page on Rivers in New York University=s Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives web site (http://laborarts.org/collections/item.cfm?itemid=82) --noted 5 June 2002), claims Rivers was born in 1905 and changed his name Ato resemble those of the Mohawk Indians working on the high steel of New York City=s skyscrapers and bridges".

2. This spelling is given in an e-mail from James Rivers to Helen Plummer, Aug. 19, 2002.

3. Ibid.

4. Telephone conversation between Ron Rivers and the author, 6 June 2002. Additional information was provided by Ron Rivers in electronic mail messages, 5 June and 12 June 2002.

5. James Rivers, op. cit.

6. Telephone conversation with Ron Rivers, 6 June 2002.

7. In a biographical statement for the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art (copy supplied by Helen Plummer), Charles Rivers called Denver his birthplace. The George Eastman House photographer database also included this apparently erroneous information, probably derived from the Amon Carter statement (telephone conversation with Helen Plummer, 3 June 2002).

8. Ron Rivers, telephone conversation, 6 June 2002.

9. Identified by Charles Rivers as the camera used in the skyscraper photographs: interview by Carol Sewell, "Photographer looked at U.S. from high view," Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dec. 27, 1986. Rivers also used a Rolleiflex, according to Ron Rivers (see note above), but the folding Zeiss Ikon camera would have been a more convenient addition to a lunchbox than the bulkier Rolleiflex. The collection negatives are not in the Rolleiflex square format, moreover.

10. See Judith Mara Gutman, Lewis W. Hine and the American social conscience. New York: Walker, 1967.

11. Ron Rivers, telephone conversation, 6 June 2002.
Related Materials:
Materials at the Smithsonian Institution

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Included Rivers's self-portrait, "The Bolter Up," in its summer 2002 exhibition, "Metropolis in the Machine Age," in the form of a new print made from a digital copy of the Archives Center's original negative. The author discussed the new print from the Rivers negative and other photographs in this exhibition in an invited gallery lecture, "The Skyscraper Photographs of Lewis Hine and Charles Rivers," Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, June 6, 2002.

Materials at Other Organizations

Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

See Barbara McCandless and John Rohrbach, Singular moments: photographs from the Amon Carter Museum, with select entries by Helen Plummer. Reproduction of a Rivers photograph, with description and analysis, p. 30. Additional information has been generously supplied by Ms. Plummer, curatorial associate, and Barbara McCandless, curator of photography, Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth Texas.

Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University

Museum of the City of New York

Some of his photographs were included in the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art exhibition, "Looking at America: Documentary Photographs of the 1930s and 1940s," December 1986.
Provenance:
The collection is a gift from Mr. Charles Rivers, 1989.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Archives Center claims copyright. Rights were conveyed to the Archives Center through a Deed of Gift signed by the donor.
Topic:
Self-portraits, American  Search this
Iron and steel workers -- 1920-1930 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Construction workers -- 1900-1950 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Structural steel workers -- 1920-1930 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Labor unions  Search this
Civil rights demonstrations -- 1960-1970  Search this
Skyscrapers -- 1920-1930 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Peace movements -- 1960-1970  Search this
Peace movements -- 1930-1940  Search this
Scottsoro boys case  Search this
Fires  Search this
Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931  Search this
Self-portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Albums
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1970-1990
Citation:
Charles Rivers Photographs, 1929-1963, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0360
See more items in:
Charles Rivers Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82c2fc0d6-34f9-422b-b6e3-c1d1072e975f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0360
Online Media:

Family Photograph Album

Collection Creator:
Bunn, William E. L., 1910-2009  Search this
Extent:
(Oversized item housed in box 13)
Container:
Box 9, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1920s-1930s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
William E. L. Bunn papers, 1863-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
William E. L. Bunn papers
William E. L. Bunn papers / Series 9: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98c6be2be-3ffd-4c04-9fbc-c275c855ae9e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-bunnwill-ref237

Oversize Family Photograph Album

Collection Creator:
Bunn, William E. L., 1910-2009  Search this
Extent:
(Oversized item from box 9, folder 8)
Container:
Box 13, Folder
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1920s-1930s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
William E. L. Bunn papers, 1863-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
William E. L. Bunn papers
William E. L. Bunn papers / Series 9: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90b17ae2d-4df4-452e-bef7-30188fb2619d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-bunnwill-ref252

José de Creeft papers, 1871-2004, bulk 1910-1990

Creator:
De Creeft, José, 1884-1982  Search this
Subject:
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber)  Search this
Dickinson, Edwin Walter  Search this
Lawrence, Gertrude  Search this
De Diego, Julio  Search this
Diederich, William Hunt  Search this
Dodd, Lamar  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques  Search this
Gropius, Walter  Search this
Escuder, Joseph  Search this
Gómez Gil, Alfredo  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Roszak, Theodore  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
De Creeft, William  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Nivola, Costantino  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques  Search this
Gross, Chaim  Search this
Campos, Jules  Search this
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Norton Gallery and School of Art  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Stone Mountain Memorial (Ga.)  Search this
Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Diaries
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Citation:
José de Creeft papers, 1871-2004, bulk 1910-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7406
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209563
AAA_collcode_decrjose
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209563
Online Media:

Scrapbook of clippings...

Creator:
Chanler, Robert Winthrop, 1872-1930  Search this
Type:
Albums
Date:
1922-1930
Citation:
Robert Winthrop Chanler. Scrapbook of clippings..., 1922-1930. Robert Winthrop Chanler scrapbook, 1922-1930. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17051
See more items in:
Robert Winthrop Chanler scrapbook, 1922-1930
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17051

Alexander Calder scrapbook of press clippings

Creator:
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Subject:
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Type:
Albums
Date:
1928-1932
Citation:
Alexander Calder. Alexander Calder scrapbook of press clippings, 1928-1932. Alexander Calder papers, 1926-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Kinetic sculpture  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13672
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Alexander Calder papers, 1926-1967
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13672

African American Family Photograph Collection

Creator:
Old Glory Antique Marketplace  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Portraits
Studio portraits
Date:
circa 1900-circa 2000
Summary:
The collection consists of black-and-white, sepia-toned and color photographs documenting the lives of African Americans from about the 1920s to the 1980s. It is contained in four albums.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents African American people in a variety of settings, from work and leisure to school photographs and domestic activities. It covers approximately a sixty-year period, from 1920-1980. Many of the photographs are set in various cities in Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh, but there are photographs from other cities as well, such as Atlantic City, New Jersey and New York City, New York. Parts of the collection appears to document the same places, persons and families, but the majority of the people are not identified. There are many photographs that can be linked to a place or a time period, but not to each other. The photographs are largely undated. Captions written in quotation marks on photograph sleeves represent actual captions that are written on the photographs. Captions presented without quotation marks are processor findings and notations.

Series 1, Photograph Albums, circa 1920-1978; undated, includes four photograph albums with some loose photographs.

Matty Vannall Album, circa 1920-1960; undated, is a black, spiral-ringed, photograph album. The photographs in this album feature many unrelated people, but one African American female subject named Matty Vannall appears frequently. The album seems to be dedicated to her, in the sense that she is documented the most and at various points in her life, though the presentation is not chronological. There are also several photos of a woman named Romaine Gardner, but she does not seem to appear without Vannall. There are pictures of Vannall and Gardner as young adults and middle-aged women, and there are more pictures of Vannall as an elderly woman. Vannall is also pictured with an unidentified Caucasian child for whom she might have been a caregiver, and there are several small portraits of him in the album. At some point Vannall worked as a nurse, and there are group photos of her with her fellow nurses in period uniforms from the 1940s, along with photographs of her as a nurse in her older years. A series of loose photographs shows a day at the beach with family or friends during the 1930s. Those and other loose photographs from this series may be found in box three.

Volume Two, circa 1920-1978; undated, is a book-bound, photograph album covered in gold-colored fabric with embroidered emblems. The outer covers of the album are in good condition, but all of the photographs have been removed for preservation purposes. A copy was made of the photographs in their original positions in the album, but all of the photographs may now be found in box three. The original pagination of the album has been retained as much as possible. Though there are two miniature portraits that are presumably from the 1920s, and some black-and-white photographs from the 1950s, the series is set predominately during the 1970s. Of note is a series of school portraits of an African-American girl identified as "Ruth" and two black-and-white pictures featuring The Atlantic City Tavern.

Volume Three, circa 1940-1970; undated, is a coverless and backless photograph album with a spiraled, metal binding down the side with black and white photographs. The photographs are largely single subject, with some subjects appearing in multiple photographs. For instance, two women, identified as "Marlene" and "Shy", are featured separately, but they appear multiple times in various styles of dress. Also included are African American people at leisure and children at play, and a senior graduation photograph taken at the Pennsylvania Industrial School. There are a number of loose photographs of an unnamed circus performance and a football game of the Pittsburgh Steelers versus the Indianapolis Colts. Of note is a candid photo featuring Terry Bradshaw, LC Greenwood and Larry Brown and two unidentified males sitting in a groundskeeper's cart. Though two of the men are unidentified, all of the men were presumably players for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The exact location of this photograph is unknown, but it appears to be a stadium. This photograph and other loose photographs from this series are also located in box three.

Slade Family Album, circa 1960-1970; undated, is a black, book-bound photograph album. These photographs document roughly a ten-year period in the lives of the Slade family. The series is set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, though there are some photographs set in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The album focuses largely on Evelyn Slade (maiden name "Dennis"), the owner of the original album. An inscription by her is written on the back panel of the album. Included are photographs of her, her husband Roland and their children, as well as relatives at various events, from family picnics to parties, and a trip to the Empire State Building in New York City. Family friends are also included. Another highlight of the series is a group of photographs of the Atlantic City Tavern's "Atlantic City Football Extravaganza," celebrating a game featuring the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Jets. There are also a group of graduation photos given to Roland Slade by his friends before his graduation from Fifth Avenue High School circa 1968 or 1969. Of particular note is Ed Fleming, a former National Basketball Association player for the Rochester Royals. There are photographs of him and his wife, as well as a newspaper article announcing the birth of their daughter, Cynthia Eileen. Loose photographs from this series may also be found in box three.

Series 2, Photographs, circa 1920-1980; undated, includes a series of photographs that are not connected to any of the photograph albums. The photographs are separated by decades, with one section for 1920 and 1930, one section for 1940 and so on, until 1980. There are single-subject and multiple- subject photographs; some are portraits and some are candid. The photographs are set in homes, outdoor landscapes and schools and feature family barbeques, Christmas and New Year's celebrations, reunions and school performances. Of interest is a photograph taken at a dance for the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization (1960), a postcard of The Cottage at Bauder's in Cloyne, Ontario (1920-1930), and two photographs of an adolescent couple dressed for a formal event (1980). There is also an aerial photograph of Logan Field, Baltimore, Maryland's first municipal airport. The photograph is dated 1941, Logan Field's last year of operation, as it was replaced that same year by Harbor Field.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1, Photograph Albums, circa 1920-1978; undated

Series 2, Photographs, circa 1920-1980
Provenance:
Purchased from the Old Glory Antique Marketplace in 2008.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African Americans -- History -- 20th century  Search this
African American families  Search this
Portraits -- African American women  Search this
Portraits -- African American children  Search this
Portraits -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Portraits -- African American men
Studio portraits
Citation:
African American Family Photograph Collection, ca. 1950-ca. 2000, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1127
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African American Family Photograph Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep817f2dd85-08db-4c5d-b4af-8d1c18631ebc
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1127

Casimir Zagourski photographs

Photographer:
Zagourski, Casimir  Search this
Extent:
6 Negatives (photographic) (dupe negatives, black & white, 4 x 5 in.)
375 Postcards (1 volume, black & white, 9 x 14 cm.)
437 Photographic prints (12 folders, copy prints; black & white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller )
4 Contact sheets
Container:
Item 6
Box 3
Volume 1
Volume 2
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Postcards
Photographic prints
Contact sheets
Black-and-white photographs
Negatives
Place:
Kinshasa (Congo)
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
circa 1925
Summary:
The collection includes (6) 4 x 5 copy negatives, 375 postcards, 437 copy prints and 4 contact sheets.
Arrangement note:
Arranged in order as published in Zagourski's photo album, "L'Afrique Qui Disparait". .
Biographical/Historical note:
Casimir d'Ostoja Zagourski (1880-1941) was a Polish nobleman and professional studio photographer who had maintained a studio in Leopoldville (now Kinshasa in Zaire) between the World Wars. He travelled across the Belgian Congo, Rwanda-Burundi Tanganyika, Kenya, Uganda and French Equatorial Afrique in 1926 to take photographs for his collective photo album "L'Afrique Qui Disparait".
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Negatives
Postcards
Photographic prints
Citation:
Casimir Zagourski photographs, EEPA 1987-0024, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1987-024
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Casimir Zagourski photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7ef316392-fd01-4e36-a4d9-c3b679a127ca
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1987-024

Album of sample prints labeled as "Squares", Vol. 1 of 12

Artist:
Ogata Gekko 尾形月耕 (1859-1920)  Search this
Shibata Zeshin 柴田是真 (1807-1891)  Search this
Ohara Koson 小原古邨 (1877-1945)  Search this
Nakabayashi Chikuto 中林竹洞 (1776-1853)  Search this
Okuhara Seiko 奥原晴湖 (1837-1913)  Search this
Chikuseki II (active 1900-1950)  Search this
Terazaki Kogyo 寺崎廣業 (1866-1919)  Search this
Nomura Yoshikuni 野村美邦 (1855-1903)  Search this
Publisher:
Daikokuya  Search this
Medium:
Ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (closed): 26.7 x 28.5 cm (10 1/2 x 11 1/4 in)
Type:
Album
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
ca. 1930s
Period:
Showa era
Topic:
animal  Search this
bird  Search this
stork  Search this
owl  Search this
mantis  Search this
plant  Search this
tree  Search this
flower  Search this
wisteria  Search this
peony  Search this
pine tree  Search this
autumn  Search this
buffalo  Search this
carp  Search this
bamboo  Search this
lily  Search this
moon  Search this
crow  Search this
demon  Search this
cherry blossom  Search this
mountain  Search this
child  Search this
dragonfly  Search this
lotus  Search this
man  Search this
cat  Search this
dog  Search this
snow  Search this
rain  Search this
Showa era (1926 - 1989)  Search this
chicken  Search this
kingfisher  Search this
sparrow  Search this
morning glory  Search this
Japan  Search this
youth  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Robert O. Muller collection  Search this
jay  Search this
vegetable  Search this
sweet pea  Search this
Credit Line:
Robert O. Muller Collection
Accession Number:
S2003.8.3741.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3b4b049d0-9a87-435c-8a56-cb7eb75bc070
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2003.8.3741.1

Album of Sample prints, Vol. XI of XII

Artist:
Okuhara Seiko 奥原晴湖 (1837-1913)  Search this
Shibata Zeshin 柴田是真 (1807-1891)  Search this
Nomura Yoshikuni 野村美邦 (1855-1903)  Search this
Ohara Koson 小原古邨 (1877-1945)  Search this
Tsukioka Kogyo 月岡耕漁 (1869-1927)  Search this
Chikuseki II (active 1900-1950)  Search this
Ogata Gekko 尾形月耕 (1859-1920)  Search this
Copy after Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾北斎 (1760-1849)  Search this
Hashimoto Kansetsu 橋本関雪 (1883-1945)  Search this
Publisher:
Daikokuya  Search this
Medium:
Ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (closed): 26.7 x 28.5 cm (10 1/2 x 11 1/4 in)
Type:
Album
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
ca. 1930s
Period:
Showa era
Topic:
animal  Search this
bird  Search this
fish  Search this
duck  Search this
stork  Search this
heron  Search this
rooster  Search this
insect  Search this
plant  Search this
pine tree  Search this
rabbit  Search this
water  Search this
bamboo  Search this
moon  Search this
crow  Search this
demon  Search this
child  Search this
monkey  Search this
snow  Search this
Mount Fuji  Search this
sun  Search this
Showa era (1926 - 1989)  Search this
flute  Search this
hen  Search this
pigeon  Search this
quail  Search this
willow tree  Search this
vine  Search this
Japan  Search this
stream  Search this
musician  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Robert O. Muller collection  Search this
campanula  Search this
rice  Search this
Credit Line:
Robert O. Muller Collection
Accession Number:
S2003.8.3741.10
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye34f05b2dc-4d14-41d0-9e42-9b57273820e9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2003.8.3741.10

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