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Auditorium, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York : [photoprint]

Architect:
Gilbert, Cass, 1859-1934  Search this
Photographer:
Thompson-Starrett Company, Inc. (250 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Names:
American Academy of Arts and Letters  Search this
Collection Creator:
Valentine, P. O. (33 Homestead, Park, Newark)  Search this
Gilbert, Cass, 1859-1934  Search this
Belden & Company (45 Clinton Street, Newark, N.J.)  Search this
Collection Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (in loose-leaf album, Silver gelatin on paper, mounted on linen or canvas, punched for loose-leaf binder., 7.5" x 9.6")
Container:
Box 5
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1929-1930
Scope and Contents:
Photographic studio stamp on verso, along with stamp, "CASS GILBERT / RECEIVED / NOV 24 1930". Another stamp imprint, in red: "HEATING, PIPING AND / AIR CONDITIONING". "1187" in pencil.
Local Numbers:
AC0214-0000010 (AC Scan No.)

2000-11262 (OIPP Scan)
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. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Architectural design  Search this
Architectural photography  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Collection Citation:
Cass Gilbert Collection, 1897-1936, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Cass Gilbert Collection
Cass Gilbert Collection / Series 6: Photoprints / 6.1: Bound Volumes / American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City, 1929-1930
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0214-ref640

Rev. F. W. McGee (1927-1930)

Recorded by:
Ford Washington McGee, American, 1890 - 1971  Search this
Produced by:
Johnny Parth, Austrian, born 1930  Search this
Distributed by:
Eden Records, Austrian  Search this
Manufactured by:
Document Records, Scottish, founded 1985  Search this
Medium:
vinyl, ink on paper
Dimensions:
Diameter (record): 11 13/16 in. (30 cm)
H x W (album jacket): 12 3/8 × 12 3/8 in. (31.5 × 31.5 cm)
Type:
record covers
long-playing records
Date:
recorded 1927-1930; manufactured after 1985
Topic:
African American  Search this
Gospel (Music)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Preaching  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Gayle Wald
Object number:
2014.98.19ab
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59a22fc9c-8b1c-4d4d-b927-a4640d4c9478
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.98.19ab
Online Media:

Photo of a woman standing on boardwalk

Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Medium:
photographic gelatin and silver on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W (sheet): 3 1/8 × 2 1/16 in. (7.9 × 5.2 cm)
H x W (image): 2 3/4 × 2 in. (7 × 5.1 cm)
Type:
photographs
portraits
Place collected:
Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1930
Topic:
African American  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jennifer Cain Bohrnstedt
Object number:
TA2015.143.3.21
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Archival Collections
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52554ba42-ed23-463e-ba11-4449ae7a55f8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_TA2015.143.3.21
Online Media:

José de Creeft papers

Creator:
De Creeft, José, 1884-1982  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) -- Faculty  Search this
Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.) -- Faculty  Search this
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.) -- Faculty  Search this
Norton Gallery and School of Art  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture -- Faculty  Search this
Stone Mountain Memorial (Ga.)  Search this
Albers, Josef -- Photographs  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976 -- Photographs  Search this
Campos, Jules  Search this
De Creeft, William  Search this
De Diego, Julio, 1900- -- Photographs  Search this
Dickinson, Edwin Walter, 1891-1978  Search this
Diederich, William Hunt, 1884-1953  Search this
Dodd, Lamar  Search this
Escuder, Joseph  Search this
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969 -- Photographs  Search this
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991 -- Photographs  Search this
Gómez Gil, Alfredo, 1936-  Search this
Lawrence, Gertrude -- Photographs  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973 -- Photographs  Search this
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber) -- Photographs  Search this
Nivola, Costantino, 1911-1988  Search this
Rattner, Abraham -- Photographs  Search this
Roszak, Theodore, 1907-1981 -- Photographs  Search this
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987 -- Photographs  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966 -- Photographs  Search this
Extent:
28.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Diaries
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Date:
1871-2004, bulk 1910s-1980s
bulk 1910-1990
Summary:
The papers of Spanish-born sculptor and educator José de Creeft measure 28.1 linear feet and date from 1871 to 2004 with the bulk of the material dating from the 1910s to the 1980s. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, fifty diaries, writings, subject files, personal business records, printed materials, twenty-seven photo albums and other photographs, scrapbooks, and scattered sketches.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Spanish-born sculptor and educator José de Creeft measure 28.1 linear feet and date from 1871 to 2004 with the bulk of the material dating from the 1910s to the 1980s. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, fifty diaries, writings, subject files, personal business records, printed materials, twenty-seven photo albums and other photographs, scrapbooks, and scattered sketches.

Biographical materials include address books, awards, recorded interviews with and about de Creeft, membership materials, naturalization records, resumes, and travel documents.

Correspondence is primarily professional in nature and concerns exhibitions, de Creeft's involvement in arts organizations, and awards. There are also scattered personal letters from family and friends. Correspondents include Alexander Calder, Nina, Alice, Barbara and William de Creeft, Hunt Diederich, Joseph Escudar, and Gil Gomez, Jacques Lipchitz, Edwin Dickinson, James Johnson Sweeney, Costantino Nivola, Abraham Rattner, and Lamar Dodd, among others.

De Creeft's fifty diaries are nearly complete for the period dating from 1926 to 1981. Some are bound volumes and others are loose pages. The bulk of the diaries are in Spanish and many include sketches. Additional writings, called "escritos varios" by José de Creeft, are mostly in Spanish and consist of typed manuscripts and essays, including "Roosty Was My Friend, 1957, notebooks, an artist's statement, and writings by others, including drafts for The Sculpture of de Creeft by Jules Campos, and a video recording entitled José de Creeft by Bob Hanson. There is one sound recording of Lorrie Goulet reading poetry.

Subject files are varied and include files on de Creeft's teaching positions at the New School for Social Research, Black Mountain College, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and the Art Students League. There are files for some of his sculpture projects, inlcuding Alice in Wonderland, Poet, and a proposed model for the Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial in Georgia, as well as compiled information about various art related topics of interest.

De Creeft's business records include appraisals, contracts, leases, price lists, and scattered receipts. Also found are art inventories in the form of three sets of index cards, some of which include photographs.

Printed materials include books, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, exhibition labels, postcards, and posters.

There are loose photographs and twenty-seven photograph albums depicting de Creeft, his family, friends, and works of art. There are photos of Alexander Calder; de Creeft and Goulet with Raphael Soyer, posing with Soyer's portrait of them; Gertrude Lawrence; art juries, which also include images of Chaim Gross, Jacques Lipchitz, Theodore Roszak, and William Zorach; students, friends, and faculties of Black Mountain College, the Art Students League, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and the Norton School of Art, which also includes images of Joseph Albers, Alexander Calder, Julio De Diego, Walter Gropius, J. B. Neumann, and Abraham Rattner.

Seven mixed media scrapbooks document de Creeft's career from 1929 to 1982. Also found are scattered pen and pencil sketches and one sketchbook dating from the 1920s.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1914-1979 (Boxes 1, 27; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1910s-1980s (Boxes 1-6; 4.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Diaries, 1926-1981 (Boxes 6-11; 5.4 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings, 1871-1977 (Boxes 11-13, 28; 2.5 linear feet)

Series 5: Subject Files, 1924-1980 (Boxes 13-16, 27; 2.4 linear feet)

Series 6: Personal Business Records, 1909-1980s (Boxes 16-17, 27; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1921-1980s (Boxes 17-21, 27, 33; 4.7 linear feet)

Series 8: Photographs, 1900-2004 (Boxes 21-25, 29, 31; 5.1 linear feet)

Series 9: Scrapbooks, 1929-1982 (Box 26, 30, 32; 1.8 linear feet)

Series 10: Artwork, 1920s-1930s (Box 26; 2 folders)
Biographical / Historical:
José de Creeft (1908-1982) was a Spanish-born sculptor active in New York City, New York.

José de Creeft was born in Guadalajara, Spain and raised in Barcelona. In 1900, he apprenticed to sculptor Don Augustine Querol and studied drawing with Idalgo de Caviedas. De Creeft moved to Paris in 1905 and began formal art training at the Académie Julianand. He also took a studio in the Batteau Lavoir in Montmartre, where he interacted with Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Manolo, and Pablo Gargallo, all of whom also had studios there. During this period, de Creeft became friends with the artist Mateo Hernandez.

In 1915, de Creeft rejected the traditional technique of reproducing sculpture in stone from clay and plaster models and turned to direct carving in wood and stone. He was also one of the first sculptors who practiced assemblage and incorporated found objects into his work. His notable assemblage sculpture El Picador, a large figure on horseback, received worldwide press coverage and was exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Independents in 1926. Between 1919 and 1928, his work was exhibited in various Paris salons. In the late 1920s, he created 200 stone carvings for Roberto Ramonje's Forteleza (fortress) in Mallorca. It was around this time frame when de Creeft met Alexander Calder, who became his student in direct carving. De Creeft encouraged Calder to display his mechanical toys and Calder put his Circus together for the first time in de Creeft's studio.

De Creeft emigrated to the United States in 1929, right after marrying fellow sculptor Alice Robertson Carr. They divorced nine years later.

While in New York, de Creeft began sculpting with lead sheets beaten into three-dimensional forms and established a studio at 1 Washington Square. His first solo exhibition was at the Ferargil Galleries in New York City and included The Portrait of Cesar Vallejo in chased lead and The Silver Fox of found materials.

In 1932, de Creeft accepted a teaching position in sculpture at the New School for Social Research. He also taught courses at Black Mountain College, where he met his second wife, sculptor Lorrie Goulet, the Art Students League, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and the Norton Gallery and School of Art. In 1946, de Creeft and Goulet purchased a hundred-acre farm in Hoosick Falls, NY where they established a studio and part-time residence.

Perhaps De Creeft's most well-known monumental scuplture is Alice in Wonderland in Central Park, New York City. The 12' x 16' bronze was dedicated during a public event in 1959 and gave de Creeft worldwide recognition. In 1995 a short film about the making of the sculpture was produced by J. D'Alba and narrated by Lorrie Goulet.

De Creeft was as founding member of the American Artist's Congress, the Sculptors Guild, and the Artist's Equity Association. De Creeft was represented by the Georgette Passedoit Gallery from 1936 to 1949. Later, he joined The Contemporaries (gallery) and exhibited there until 1966. Kennedy Galleries represented de Creeft from 1970 until his death in 1982.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds an interview of José De Creeft conducted October 1-8, 1968 by Forrest Selvig and the papers of de Creeft's wife Lorrie Goulet.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reels D150 and 375-378). While most of the items were included in subsequent gifts, material not donated to the Archives remain with the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The José de Creeft papers were first lent for microfilming by the artist in 1963 and 1972. Lorrie Goulet, José de Creeft's widow, donated most of this material along with additional items in 1985 and 2009.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The José de Creeft papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- 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
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Diaries
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Citation:
José de Creeft papers, 1871-2004, bulk 1910s-1980s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.decrjose
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José de Creeft papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-decrjose

Leedy Manufacturing Co. Photograph Album

Creator:
Leedy Manufacturing Co.  Search this
Source:
Musical Instruments, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Former owner:
Musical Instruments, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Names:
Leedy, Ulysses G., 1867-1931  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Albums
Photographs
Place:
Indianapolis (Ind.) -- 1920-1930
Date:
ca. 1925.
Scope and Contents:
This album documents the Leedy Manufacturing Co.'s production of a variety of percussion musical instruments, such as drums, tympani, xylophones, vibraphones, etc. There is a group portrait of the executive staff, assembled near the door of the plant: it is marked "Indianapolis" and "1925," along with the names "Leedy," [George H.] "Way," "Elsie Way," "Kuerst," and "Winterhoff." The work force stands outside the factory in another image, and interiors depict office scenes and manufacturing stages for several types of instruments. Machine shops and other work areas show workers and craftsmen operating belt-driven machine tools, lathes, drill presses, stamping presses, saws, etc. Storage areas for lumber and hides (for drum heads) are shown, as well as stock rooms for finished instruments and packing and shipping operations. The album contains 38 silver gelatin photoprints mounted on canvas pages, 6-3/4" x 10-3/4", several imprinted "Hoosier Photo Co." The album cover is plain and untitled.
Arrangement:
One album of photographs. Photographs unarranged; they were separated from the album covers and the original image order, which did not seem significant, was not preserved.
Biographical / Historical:
As a child, Ulysses G. Leedy (1867-1931) bought his first drum from a Civil War drummer near his home in Fostoria, Ohio, and played for coins near the Baltimore & Ohio railroad station. He joined the 15th regimental drum corps in Ohio at age 14 and the Fostoria town band and orchestra at 18. Later, he became a member of the Great Western Band and was featured on drums and xylophone. He traveled widely as a musician and realizing the need that he and other percussionists had for a snare drum stand, he invented the first practical folding snare drum stand in 1890. Also in 1890, Leedy purchased parts from various manufacturers and made his first drum with the assistance of his father, a cabinet maker. After taking a position with an Indianapolis theater orchestra, he concurrently manufactured and sold drums, obtaining the wooden shells from his father and assembling drums in his basement.

Eventually Leedy resigned his theater position in order to devote his full attention to his burgeoning manufacturing business. In 1895 he and Sam Cooley, a clarinetist from the same orchestra, pooled $50.00 each and began to make Leedy drums, at first under the name of Leedy & Cooley , then the Leedy Manufacturing Company. The original factory was established in a room of the Cyclorama Building in Indianapolis. The firm prospered and a variety of instruments gradually were added to its product line. In 1902 Herman Winterhoff, a cellist, trombonist, and theater orchestra colleague, joined Leedy and Cooley to tune bells and xylophones, and Leroy Jeffries was hired as a mechanic and designer.

Leedy became sole owner in 1903. A brick factory building was erected in Indianapolis in 1903, but the rapidly expanding firm soon outgrew this facility and a three-story concrete building was erected adjacent to it in 1910. In 1920 the first building was razed and additions were made to the second building. By 1927 the expanded Leedy factory contained 78,450 square feet of space.

In 1916 Winterhoff, then a vice-president of the firm, began experimental work on vibrating tones in the steel marimba (Marimbaphone) and produced a device called the Vibratone, which had two rows of resonators moving up and down alternately. This and another model, with butterfly fans in the tops of the resonators which rocked back and forth in a semicircle, were unsuccessful due to noise. Finally in the 1920's Winterhoff and the Leedy engineers devised a practical instrument with rotating fans in the resonators which made complete, even revolutions. This Vibraphone, as it was called, soon became a familiar instrument in dance bands. The company's failure to realize the professional potential of this instrument led to the introduction of copies of the unpatented design by competitors.

The firm's line expanded to over 900 items, including sound-effect instruments for silent films. The most important products were the tympani designed by factory superintendent Cecil Strupe (patented 1923), using a foot pedal with a ratchet-and-pawl system clutch, linked to cables connected to the tensioning screws, with copper bowls formed in a hydraulic press.

C. G. Conn Co. Ltd., a leading band instrument manufacturer in Elkhart, Indiana, the "band instrument capital of the world," acquired control of Leedy in 1929, and in 1930 Leedy's operations were moved to Elkhart. The production of "Leedy" instruments was discontinued in 1958.

Sources

1. J-Leedy Mfg. Co., Inc. "Fifty Years of Drum Progress." Elkhart, Ind., 1945. Photocopy in Division of Musical Instruments. This publication contains several reproductions of images from the album as well as similar pictures not found in the album.

2. Leedy publications, including the catalog above, give 1895 as the date of the firm's inception, although 1900 is cited in the article on Leedy Manufacturing Co. by Edmund A. Bowles in: Stanley Sadie, ed. The New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments. New York: Grove's Dictionaries of Music, 1984, Vol. 2, p. 512. Perhaps 1900 was the date of incorporation under the Leedy Manufacturing Co. name.

3. Leedy, op. cit ., p. 2

4. Bowles, op. cit

5. Ibid. Again, Bowles disagrees with Leedy company publications, stating that the Conn purchase occurred in 1927. The Leedy catalogs presumably are more reliable. Other articles in The New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments provide additional information about connections between Leedy and other firms: Bowles, "Ludwig," Vol. 2, p. 543; Bowles, "Slingerland Drum Co., Vol. 3, p.405; and Carolyn Bryant, "Conn," Vol 1, p. 473.

6. Small captioned portrait of George H. Way in Leedy Mfg. Co., Inc. Leedy. World's Finest Drummers' Instruments, Catalog T. Elkhart, Ind. [1933], p. 1. Catalog in Warshaw Collection, National Museum of American History Archives Center. Cf . group portrait in album.
Provenance:
Purchased in 1985 from Keith Douglas de Lellis.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Probably public domain due to expired copyrights. SI Negative Nos. 86-403 to 86-440. Fees for commercial use.
Topic:
Drums -- 1920-1930  Search this
Marimbaphones -- 1920-1930  Search this
Manufacturing -- 1920-1930  Search this
Craftsmen -- 1920-1930  Search this
Xylophones -- 1920-1930  Search this
Musical instruments -- 1920-1930  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albums -- 1920-1930
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1920-1930
Citation:
Leedy Manufacturing Co. Photograph Album, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0188
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Leedy Manufacturing Co. Photograph Album
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0188

[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
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
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
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
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
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
See more items in:
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
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
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0205-ref11347

Mille Gade Corson Collection

Creator:
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Stoyanoff, Esther  Search this
Corson, Mille Gade , 1898- (swimmer)  Search this
Names:
Danish American Athletic Club.  Search this
Red Cross  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Albums
Clippings
Certificates
Programs
Sheet music
Playbills
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Place:
Denmark -- Emigration and immigration -- 1920-1930
Date:
1920-1930.
Scope and Contents note:
Three scrapbooks and two albums containing photographs of Corson; news clippings about the swim; a Certificate of Life Membership in the Danish American Athletic Club; a certificate from the American Red Cross; sheet music; a tribute to her which contains a picture of her and her children; programs with images of her; advertisements; and a Navy chart showing her route and time. Vaudeville appearances, product endorsements, and civic honors are depicted in photographs and playbills.
Arrangement:
Arranged into two series

Series 1: Photographs, undated

Series 2: Scrapbooks, circa 1926
Biographical/Historical note:
Mille Gade was born in Denmark into the Gade family of noted musicians. At 16 she was awarded the Royal Life Saving Medal (only five in the world at that time) by the king. She also received recognition and a cash award from the Carnegie Foundation for her life-saving feats. She emigrated to the United States in 1919. In 1921 she became the second woman to swim around Manhattan Island and in the same year swam frm Albany to New York City. On Sept. 21, 1921 she married Clemington Corson. Her first English Channel attempt was in August 1923, when she was forced to abondon the effort within two miles of the French coast. On Aug. 27 and 28, 1926, she swam the English Channel (France to England) in 15-3/4 hours, the first mother and only the second woman to conquer the Channel.
Related Archival Materials:
Artifacts from this accession located in Community Life collections, NMAH.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Esther Stoyanoff, October 25, 1981.
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:
Vaudeville  Search this
Sports -- 1920-1930  Search this
English Channel -- 1920-1930  Search this
Swimming -- 1920-1930  Search this
Swimmers -- 1920-1930  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albums -- 1920-1930
Clippings -- 1920-1930
Certificates -- 1920-1930
Programs -- 1920-1930
Sheet music -- 1920-1930
Playbills
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Citation:
Mille Gade Corson Collection, 1920-1930, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Esther Stoyanoff.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0063
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Mille Gade Corson Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0063
Online Media:

Mille Gade Corson Photograph Album (English Channel Swim)

Collection Creator:
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Stoyanoff, Esther  Search this
Corson, Mille Gade , 1898- (swimmer)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1926
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Mille Gade Corson Collection, 1920-1930, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Esther Stoyanoff.
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Mille Gade Corson Collection
Mille Gade Corson Collection / Series 1: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0063-ref517

Mille Gade Corson Photograph Album (English Channel Swim)

Collection Creator:
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Stoyanoff, Esther  Search this
Corson, Mille Gade , 1898- (swimmer)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1926
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Mille Gade Corson Collection, 1920-1930, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Esther Stoyanoff.
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Mille Gade Corson Collection
Mille Gade Corson Collection / Series 1: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0063-ref518

Martin and Osa Johnson collection of 133 photographs documenting their adventures in Africa

Collection Creator:
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian. Libraries)  Search this
Extent:
2 Volumes (Black-and-white photographs, 11 x 8.25 in. or smaller (photographs), 12 x 14.5 x 1.75 in. (album))
Container:
Item Ph020
Type:
Archival materials
Volumes
Date:
circa 1920 - 1930
Scope and Contents note:
Accompanied by a typed letter signed from Martin Johnson to Donald Stillman, managing editor of the periodical, on personal stationery from Nairobi, British East Africa, 12 May 1930: "Now that my series of stories is finished in 'Forest & Stream' I wish to thank you for the excellent way you handled them ... I have received more letters of appreciation from these articles than from any other publication." These photographs comprise those submitted to the magazine "Forest & Stream."
General note:
Many of the photographs bear manuscript inscriptions by Martin Johnson on their verso. Mounted in two large photo albums. Ph020 is the accession number in the Russell E. Train inventory list of the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History.
Collection Rights:
The collection is housed in the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History, which is open to researchers Monday through Friday in the afternoons, from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.; morning visits are by appointment only. Please call (202) 633-1184 or email AskaLibrarian@si.edu for an appointment.
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Russell E. Train Africana collection
Russell E. Train Africana collection / Series 9: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sil-cl-xxxx-0014-ref2432

Radio reception table, Belmar, [New Jersey], Radio Corporation of America, Engineering Department, [black-and-white photoprint.]

Collector:
Clark, George H.  Search this
Names:
Radio Corporation of America.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Clark, George Howard, 1881-1956  Search this
Collection Source:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 3.2" x 4.3".)
Container:
Box 134, Item Blue Photo Album
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
AC0055-0000093.tif (AC Scan)

2002-5203 (SI neg number)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site 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:
Radio -- Receivers and reception  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
George H. Clark Radioana Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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George H. Clark Radioana Collection
George H. Clark Radioana Collection / Series 6: Shore Stations / Shore Stations Radioana Book 2, (photographs)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0055-ref3739

Landline switchboard, Belmar, [New Jersey], Radio Corporation of America, Engineering Department, [black-and-white photoprint.]

Collector:
Clark, George H.  Search this
Names:
Radio Corporation of America.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Clark, George Howard, 1881-1956  Search this
Collection Source:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 3.2" x 4.3".)
Container:
Box 134, Item Blue Photo Album
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
AC0055-0000094.tif (AC Scan)

2002-5202 (SI neg number)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site 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:
Telephone switchboards  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
George H. Clark Radioana Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
George H. Clark Radioana Collection
George H. Clark Radioana Collection / Series 6: Shore Stations / Shore Stations Radioana Book 2, (photographs)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0055-ref3740

Landline table, Belmar, [New Jersey], Radio Corporation of America, Engineering Department, [black-and-white photoprint.]

Collector:
Clark, George H.  Search this
Names:
Radio Corporation of America.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Clark, George Howard, 1881-1956  Search this
Collection Source:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 3.4" x 4.5".)
Container:
Box 134, Item Blue Photo Album
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
AC0055-0000095.tif (AC Scan)

2002-5195 (SI neg number)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site 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:
Telephone switchboards  Search this
Clerks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
George H. Clark Radioana Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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George H. Clark Radioana Collection
George H. Clark Radioana Collection / Series 6: Shore Stations / Shore Stations Radioana Book 2, (photographs)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0055-ref3741

Traffic room, Belmar, [New Jersey], Radio Corporation of America, Engineering Department, [black-and-white photoprint.]

Collector:
Clark, George H.  Search this
Names:
Radio Corporation of America.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Clark, George Howard, 1881-1956  Search this
Collection Source:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 3.1" x 4.3".)
Container:
Box 134, Item Blue Photo Album
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
AC0055-0000096.tif (AC Scan)

2002-5201 (SI neg number)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site 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:
Telephone switchboards  Search this
Clerks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
George H. Clark Radioana Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
George H. Clark Radioana Collection
George H. Clark Radioana Collection / Series 6: Shore Stations / Shore Stations Radioana Book 2, (photographs)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0055-ref3742

Radio receiver shelves, Belmar, [New Jersey], Radio Corporation of America, Engineering Department, [black-and-white photoprint.]

Collector:
Clark, George H.  Search this
Names:
Radio Corporation of America.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Clark, George Howard, 1881-1956  Search this
Collection Source:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 3.2" x 4.3".)
Container:
Box 134, Item Blue Photo Album
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
AC0055-0000097.tif (AC Scan)

2002-5200 (SI neg number)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site 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:
Radio -- Receivers and reception  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
George H. Clark Radioana Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
George H. Clark Radioana Collection
George H. Clark Radioana Collection / Series 6: Shore Stations / Shore Stations Radioana Book 2, (photographs)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0055-ref3743

Small storage battery room, Belmar, [New Jersey], Radio Corporation of America, Engineering Department, [black-and-white photoprint.]

Collector:
Clark, George H.  Search this
Names:
Radio Corporation of America.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Clark, George Howard, 1881-1956  Search this
Collection Source:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 3.2" x 4.3".)
Container:
Box 134, Item Blue Photo Album
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
AC0055-0000098.tif (AC Scan)

2002-5199 (SI neg number)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site 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:
Electric batteries  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
George H. Clark Radioana Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
George H. Clark Radioana Collection
George H. Clark Radioana Collection / Series 6: Shore Stations / Shore Stations Radioana Book 2, (photographs)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0055-ref3744

Receiving sets on shelves, Belmar, [New Jersey], Radio Corporation of America, Engineering Department, [black-and-white photoprint.]

Collector:
Clark, George H.  Search this
Names:
Radio Corporation of America.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Clark, George Howard, 1881-1956  Search this
Collection Source:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 3.2" x 4.2".)
Container:
Box 134, Item Blue Photo Album
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
AC0055-0000099.tif (AC Scan)

2002-5198 (SI neg number)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site 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:
Radio -- Receivers and reception  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
George H. Clark Radioana Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
George H. Clark Radioana Collection
George H. Clark Radioana Collection / Series 6: Shore Stations / Shore Stations Radioana Book 2, (photographs)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0055-ref3745

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