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Newport -- The Whim

Landscape architect:
Thayer, Raymond  Search this
Gardener:
Brown, T. J.  Search this
Brown, Timothy  Search this
Ford, Jerica  Search this
Property manager:
Baptista, Anne  Search this
Provenance:
Newport Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Whim (Newport, Rhode Island)
United States of America -- Rhode Island -- Newport County -- Newport
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles, historic photographs, and landscape architect's plans, transcripts of interviews, and other information.
General:
The Whim is a seaside New England garden comprised of flower and shrub borders and a sunken quadrangle planted along the foundation walls of demolished greenhouses, with follies, sculptures, steps to the ocean planted with lavender, and swaths of lawn. The walls and privet hedges trimmed to calibrated heights protect the flowers from the salt spray and winds off the ocean while not blocking the view. The 3.4 acre property has other garden areas surrounding the lawns, including a border of bright blue Nikko hydrangeas that are fed aluminum sulfate, a crabapple border, a shed draped with a climbing rose, a secret garden with kousa dogwood and viburnum, and a shady garden walk alongside the house. Garden areas are named for the animal and other sculptures that are featured, including a heron by Walter Matia in the heron quadrangle, eagles at the head of the eagle borders, and rabbits copied from the ones that were at Chateau-sur-Mer, a Newport mansion.
This property was once part of a larger property that had gardens designed by Beatrix Farrand for her aunt, the author Edith Wharton. The Evangeline climbing rose that covers the tool shed was transplanted from the Wharton garden many years ago, and renamed the Miss Newport rose by the owner. Friends and associates have contributed design ideas and artifacts to this garden: the mushroom shaped garden furniture once belonged to a friend, the gazebo was purchased and installed by one of the gardeners, and the steps were fabricated from discarded Newport curbing.
Persons associated with the garden include Raymond Thayer, (landscape architect, 1968-present); T. J. Brown and Timothy Brown, (gardeners, 1952-present); Anne Baptista (property manager, 1989-present); and Jerica Ford (gardener, 2007-present).
Related Materials:
The Whim related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Rhode Island -- Newport  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File RI174
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Rhode Island
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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Chattanooga -- River Gallery Sculpture Garden

Former owner:
Probasco, Harry Scott  Search this
City of Chattanooga  Search this
Landscape architect:
Baasch, Joseph  Search this
Sculptor:
Collins, Jim  Search this
Contractor:
Henley Brothers  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Lookout Mountain  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
River Gallery Sculpture Garden (Chattanooga, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Hamilton County -- Chattanooga
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, garden plans, a narrative description, and copies of brochures and articles about the garden.
General:
River Gallery Sculpture Garden possesses a major contemporary sculpture collection in addition to exhibiting sculpture for sale. The garden includes a formal area in the design of a nautilus with a pea gravel-finished surface walking path. There is a patterned surface walkway in the natural area, which includes a meditation area and recycling mountain stream. The "River Fence" in the formal area captures in aluminum an outline of Maclellan Island in the left frame and the Chattanooga cityscape in the right frame. The gazebo entrance is entered through metal sculptural gates, each depicting the most recognizable features of each of the seven bridges located across the Tennessee River in the immediate Chattanooga area. The rising fountain in the center of the formal part of the garden is the center of the spiral created by the nautilus walkway.
Persons, firms, and governments associated with the garden include: Harry Scott Probasco (former owner, 1884-1938); the City of Chattanooga (former owner, 1938-1992); Joseph Baasch (landscape architect, 1992 to date); Jim Collins (sculptor, 1993); and Henley Brothers (contractors, 1992-1993).
Related Materials:
River Gallery Sculpture Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (8 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Tennessee -- Chattanooga  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TN059
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The Garden Club of America collection
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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McKean -- Raku Place

Artist:
Kemenyffy, Susan Hale.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Kemenyffy, Susan Hale.  Search this
Sculptor:
Kemenyffy, Steven, 1943-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Raku Place (McKean, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- McKean -- Erie
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a copy of a book of Susan Hale Kemenyffy's drawings dedicated to Carrie T. Watson Garden Club member Lynn Perry Alstadt, and a copy of "Drawing: The Purpose," edited by Leo Duff and Phil Sawdon. The latter includes a chapter by Susan Hale Kemenyffy titled, "Landscape - Drawing - Drawiing - Landscape' (2008).
General:
The 47 acre property in western Pennsylvania had been logged, stripped of topsoil and used as a dump for garbage and burned out cars when the land and 1950's house were obtained in 1974 by two artists. Mature trees, weeds and enormous mud puddles comprised the landscape. The site has been developed with 18 named gardens, channeled water courses with a string of pools and two ponds to ameliorate the property's tendency to flood every spring, numerous hand-built bridges, and intersecting paths totaling about one mile of walkways. Outbuildings include a chicken house, a Hungarian Tea House cantilevered on a cliff in a conifer forest that overlooks one of the pools, and two artists' studios. Garden structures and outdoor furniture are painted in blues and greens that contrast with and stand out from the lushly planted grounds while sculptures created by the owners have been nestled into the landscape. Hundreds of rocks, slabs and boulders have been dug up and re-positioned to form or edge paths and ponds. Positions have been found for objects including discarded aluminum playground horses that rear up among the trees. Ceramic tiles and sculptures made by the artists contribute to the unique landscape.
An early entrance garden included climbing hydrangea, bergenia lining the walkway, pachysandra and ferns to obscure the front of the house. Later a wider walkway was dug and laid with slabs of Pennsylvania bluestone over gravel, decking and brick walls were built, and 100 feet of climbing hydrangea have been trained around the house and deck. The owners describe their highly personal gardens as naturalized Arts and Crafts designed to suit the topography. They have given fanciful names to their gardens, such as giraffe's place, polka dot garden, alpine forest, great meadow, sky garden, primrose-less path, and Steven's mountain with an elevated metal sculpture "Sirius Dog House" to mark the juncture of earth and sky and the conclusion of the garden.
Raku Place has been shared with many groups for events and has participated in Garden Conservancy Open Days.
Persons associated with the garden include Donald and Sharon Williams (former owners, 1966-1974); Steven Kemenyffy (sculptor, 1974- ); Susan Kemenyffy (artist and landscape designer, 1974- ).
Related Materials:
Raku Place related holdings consist of 1 folder (85 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- McKean  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA825
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16460

North East -- Moments

Former owner:
Jenks Family  Search this
Mielke, Carl  Search this
Mielke, Mary Jane  Search this
Sculptor:
Sprague, Brian  Search this
Provenance:
Carrie T. Watson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Moments (North East, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Erie -- North East
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, additional images and a bibliography.
General:
This property is perched on a plateau at 60 feet above a creek which feeds onto nearby Lake Erie. When the current owners purchased the property in 1998 the landscaping began with removal of formal plantings and replacing with shrubs like serviceberry, oak leaf hydrangea and spirea. To maintain a difficult terrain, flowers were planted on the steep hill about 3 feet from the house; and foundation stones were repurposed in a variety of shapes and sizes and placed on the hill for planting. A few trees were cut down over the years to provide more sun. One of the trees remained and an artist was commissioned to create a face/hand sculpture standing about 10 feet tall. A fence was built from locust posts which provides a backdrop for flowering plants such as climbing roses, gooseneck loosestrife, sunflowers, hydrangea, Scotch broom, and coneflowers.
The "island" in the backyard has evolved to include garden art of flowers made from fire nozzles, copper and aluminum which acts as a trellis for clematis, and home to a tall hydrangea. The northwest side of the property is bordered by the steep cliff to the creek. A six-foot edge of hostas and myrtle serves as a safety barrier. As one enters the creek side of the house, spirea hide the view of the creek until one passes thru pillars and is awed by the view. A planting of rugosa roses with an antique fence as a backdrop forms the setting for the parking area of the driveway. Beyond, a "moon gate" made out of steel welcomes one to a path in the woods where a suspension bridge provides a connection to a mile walk to nearby waterfalls.
Persons associated with the garden include members of the Jenks Family (former owners, until 1977); Carl and Mary Jane Mielke (former owners, until 1997); Brian Sprague (sculptor).
Related Materials:
Moments related holdings consist of 1 folder (27 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- North East  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA823
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16493

[Kennelston Cottage]: The boxwood nursery, climbing hydrangea covered arbor and aluminum and glass greenhouse.

Photographer:
Gallant, Sean  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (Color, JPEG file.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Kennelston Cottage (Far Hills, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Far Hills
Date:
2017 May 23
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Boxwood  Search this
Nurseries (Horticulture)  Search this
Greenhouses  Search this
Arbors  Search this
Stepping stones  Search this
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Far Hills  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NJ474051
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ474: Far Hills -- Kennelston Cottage
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref32693

Sarasota -- Umbrella House

Former owner:
Hiss, Philip  Search this
Von Tilborg, Rachel  Search this
Von Tilborg, Ross  Search this
Stoller, Gary  Search this
Stoller, Carol  Search this
Ciulla, Vince  Search this
Ciulla, Julie  Search this
Architect:
Rudolph, Paul, 1918-  Search this
Preservation architect:
Hall, Greg  Search this
Landscape designer:
Anderson, Richard  Search this
Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Sarasota  Search this
Founders Garden Club of Sarasota  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Umbrella House (Sarasota, Florida)
United States of America -- Florida -- Sarasota County -- Sarasota
Scope and Contents:
1 folder and 16 digital images. The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
Umbrella House is known for its architecture, melding the International Style and Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian principles to produce a midcentury modern icon for a subtropical location. Architect Paul M. Rudolph was commissioned circa 1950 to build an affordable yet cutting edge residence that would promote a new housing development in Sarasota, Florida, on a small property lot. The style of this house and others came to be known as the Sarasota School of Architecture. The house was geometric and compact with a higher, secondary slatted roof that shaded the property and boosted air circulation. Landscaping was sparse, a single monkeypod tree and crushed native shell instead of grass that could withstand the climate, but the tomato crate wooden slats used for the iconic secondary "umbrella" roof were destroyed in 1966 by Hurricane Alma.
Several successive owners worked with preservation architect Greg Hall to restore the "umbrella" using aluminum and treated wood that conforms to current building codes and can withstand winds of 150 mph. Landscaping was refreshed by removing overgrowth, replacing paved walkways and the swimming pool deck, and adding a new cement and stucco privacy wall along a busy parkway, low enough so the distinctive roof can be seen by passing traffic. Areca palms form privacy screens on each side of the swimming pool, and facing benches are nearly encased in dwarf conifers. Royal Poinciana, Walter's viburnum, bromeliads, shrubby cardboard palms, ornamental grasses, dwarf podocarpus and a staghorn fern can be found in the minimalist landscape. In addition to the swimming pool there is a water feature pond with water jets and a gazebo comprised of a solid roof attached to the aluminum poles that hold up the umbrella roof.
Philip Hiss (former owner, 1950- ); Sommers family (former owners, 1955- ); Ross and Rachel Von Tilborg (former owners, 1969- ); Gary and Carol Stoller (former owners, 1997- ); Vince and Julie Ciulla (former owners, 2005- ); Paul Marvin Rudolph (1918-1997) (architect, 1953-1954); Greg Hall (preservation architect, 1997-2018); Richard Anderson (landscape designer, 2014- ).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Florida -- Sarasota  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File FL265
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Florida
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref32660

The Underwater Crash Site of USS Macon

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2017-01-30T16:27:37.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
See more by:
airandspace
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_t9myk1iN-GY

Microscopy Sample Preparation Part IV: Polishing

Creator:
Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2012-12-19T19:39:34.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Conservation and restoration;Museum conservation methods;Museum techniques  Search this
See more by:
MCISmithsonian
Data Source:
Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute
YouTube Channel:
MCISmithsonian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_QVBNQQI4rks

Why Jaguar Uses Aerospace Aluminum to Build Its Cars

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2018-02-09T16:30:02.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
See more by:
smithsonianchannel
Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianchannel
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt__bQFANNjhGM

How Aluminum May Have Collapsed the Twin Towers

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2015-08-28T17:53:13.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
See more by:
smithsonianchannel
Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianchannel
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_gui_ATdfHx4

How a Subtle Design Change Transformed Fighter Planes

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2016-07-15T16:22:10.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
See more by:
smithsonianchannel
Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianchannel
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_kzRfXLsHYjY

Five Statues from Ain Ghazal, Jordan

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2011-01-26T02:50:40.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianVideos
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianVideos
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_ocKi8ZZ7dBw

Why Design Now?: Loblolly House

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2010-04-23T18:45:31.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
See more by:
cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_wZUpjzr2NV8

Department of Seaweed: Living Archive | Nature–Design Triennial

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2019-07-02T16:44:23.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
See more by:
cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_tOSuKjZaoSk

Meet William King

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Interviews
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2012-12-05T15:00:10.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
See more by:
americanartmuseum
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
YouTube Channel:
americanartmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_UX0cLiPOCoE

Replica of Apparatus of Rutherford and Geiger for Determining the Charge on the Alpha Particle, after Original Cavendish Lab Apparatus of 1908

Maker:
Rutherford  Search this
Physical Description:
glass; brass; aluminum; wax (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 13 in x 13 1/2 in x 1 15/16 in; 33.02 cm x 34.29 cm x 4.92125 cm
projection stopcock tube from main axis: 6 9/16 in; 16.66875 cm
projection of emitter stem from axis: 6 15/16 in; 17.62125 cm
apparatus mounted on base (axis vertical): 13 in x 13 1/2 in x 4 1/16 in; 33.02 cm x 34.29 cm x 10.31875 cm
Object Name:
apparatus, alpha charge
apparatus, alpha charge (replica)
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, Cambridge
Associated Place:
United Kingdom: England, Cambridge
Date made:
1960
Subject:
Modern Physics  Search this
Science & Scientific Instruments  Search this
Credit Line:
Cavendish Laboratory
ID Number:
EM.N-08019
Catalog number:
N-08019
Accession number:
224580
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Modern Physics
Science & Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-08ce-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_700138
Online Media:

Ophthalmoscope

Physical Description:
metal, aluminum (overall material)
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
paint, enamel (overall material)
green (overall color)
black (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 27 cm x 13.2 cm x 20.6 cm; 10 5/8 in x 5 3/16 in x 8 1/8 in
overall, as stored: 7 in x 11 in x 9 in; 17.78 cm x 27.94 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name:
Ophthalmoscope
Other Terms:
Ophthalmoscope; Ophthalmoscopy
Associated dates:
1912 03 13 / 1912 03 13
Credit Line:
Dr. Charles Schepens
ID Number:
1990.0384.01
Catalog number:
1990.0384.01
Accession number:
1990.0384
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-111e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1062822
Online Media:

shoe fluoroscope

Physical Description:
wood, walnut (overall material)
metal, lead (overall material)
metal, aluminum (overall material)
plastic, lucite (overall material)
brown (overall color)
black (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 97.5 cm x 61.5 cm x 95 cm; 38 3/8 in x 24 3/16 in x 37 3/8 in
overall: 54 in x 32 in x 77 in; 137.16 cm x 81.28 cm x 195.58 cm
Object Name:
Fluoroscope
x-ray machine, fluoroscope
Associated place:
United States: Ohio, Dayton
Date made:
1945 - 1959
Associated dates:
1987 12 11 / 1987 12 11
Credit Line:
Gift of Richard D. Lee
ID Number:
1987.0470.01
Accession number:
1987.0470
Catalog number:
1987.0470.01
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-176a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1067979

Transparencies

Collection Collector:
Sultner-Welles, Donald H. (Sultner, Donald Harvey), 1914-1981  Search this
Collection Printer:
Janus, Allan  Search this
Collection Interviewee:
Hanfstaengl, Erna  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1947-1980
Scope and Contents:
This series contains more than 87,000 color transparencies (slides) taken by Sultner between 1947 and 1980.

The arrangement is Sultner's: General slides (United States, World, Cruises, European Architectural Styles, Subjects, and People), Framed Subjects, Note¬cards, and Lectures. Detailed container lists are available for each subseries.

With regard to all of the transparencies: comments such as "from 1952" indicate that more than one year, and probably more than one decade are included in the section. The white slips interfiled with the transparencies contain the information provided by Sultner on his original filing envelopes and refer to the images following the information. Bracketed "[]" information has been provided by the cataloger. Spelling corrections have been made and many abbreviations have been eliminated. U.S. Postal Service standard abbreviations for states are used frequently.

Of special interest are Sultner's images of "Roadside Americana" (box 102), Vietnam (boxes 81, 137-138), and post-World War II views of Germany (boxes 52-60, 129-131, 138, 158-159). Among the famous people photographed and included in this series are Indian Prime Minister Nehru, Robert Frost, George Balanchine, and tenor Roland Hayes.

"United States," "World": The transparencies are filed in geographic, then subject order. For example, all of the towns in a particular state are filed alphabetically, then routes between areas and finally any subject headings for that state. Sultner often num¬bered his envelopes within a city. That order has been honored, even if the material is no longer filed alphabetically. Sultner often subdivided materials by a geographic region, for example, Cape Cod, and within that, by town. Those geographic distinctions have also been retained.

Cruises: This section covers Sultner's travels with the Holland-America Cruise lines. Sultner partially sorted the materials based on five main cruises: Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Mediterranean, and the Scandinavian coast, known as the North, Cape. Because the cruises left from Florida, there are often small sections of the port in Florida included in what would otherwise be a non-American section. Other countries not necessarily part of the "name" cruise appear because they were ports of call along the way. For example, Mexico and Panama are in the Asian section because the ships passed through the Panama Canal to arrive in the Pacific Ocean. The mate¬rial is arranged alphabetically by country, rather than the order in which visited on the cruises.

"European architectural styles": Buildings representative of ba¬roque, Palladian, and rococo architecture are in this subseries. The images are filed geographically; in the case of Italy, the transparencies are arranged by north, central, or south Italy, then by date and finally by building name.

Subjects: The transparencies in this subseries are in Sultner's own categories. Subjects such as Christmas, Gardens, People, Color, and Design are included. The materials are filed alphabetically.

People: Identified people from Sultner's travels are filed alphabetically.

Framed subjects: This section contains slides used by Sultner in preparing a lecture. Instead of white slips identifying sections, Sultner's original tags were used. Any tags that were loose are filed at the end of each section. If no tag was found with a group of slides in a rubber band, a paper insert will read "No Tag." If you are able to identify a particular section, please let a staff member know so that the information may be recorded in the finding aid and database. The materials were inserted in sleeves in the order in which they appeared in the box. It appears that some of these slides were originally part of a lecture and were moved to this section by Sultner. These transparencies are filed alphabeti¬cally by Sultner title.

Notecard Files: Interfiled with his notecards were transparencies. These images are filed as they were interfiled in the boxes of notes and cover recurring themes: gardens, cruises, architecture, light and color.

Lectures: A date at the end of a particular section indicates the time that the lecture was given. Only on rare occasions does the date mean the actual time the photograph was taken. A check in the biography section will quickly show whether Sultner was in the area for that date. A semicolon separates each section within a group. These transparencies are filed alphabetically by Sultner's title.
Framed Sublects and Lectures: Explanation of Sultner's shorthand:
"A" or "A/" -- Architecture

"Bll: -- Beautification/Beauty

'IC" -- Conservation

"IC&L" -- Color and Light

"(C)II -- Central

"D" -- Design

"F" -- Framed; ie., mounted between glass in aluminum slide mounts

"G" or "G/11 -- Gardens

"GD" -- Garden design

"H/G" -- House(s) and garden(s)

"L" or "L/" -- indicates that Sultner used the section in one or more of his public lectures.

"L&C" -- Light and Color

"M" or "M/" -- means that the transparencies were shown to music and the "xxp. #:OO" indicates the number of transparencies shown in that amount of time. The "M" is generally followed by Sultner's choice of music for that section.

"(N)" -- North

"P" -- Portraits, people, palace, palazzo

"[PROJECT]" -- "[PROJECT]" indicates a set of slides designated a "project" by Sultner. There are related notes in series 3, box 41.

"(S)" -- South

"V/G" -- Villa/Gardens

"Redo" -- indicates that Sultner intended to re-do the transparencies for that particular section.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but a portion of the collection is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

A small number of letters and photographs are restricted until the year 2031. Identification list in box.
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.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0145, Series 5
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Donald H. Sultner-Welles Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0145-ref41

United States District Court. United States vs. Aluminum Company of America. Opinion.

Collection Creator:
United Telegraph Workers.  Search this
Western Union Telegraph Company  Search this
Container:
Box B-54
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
This subseries is in storage off-site. Contact Archives Center for terms of access.
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:
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 11: Law Department Records / 11.2: Law Department Publications
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0205-ref6930

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