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The vagabonds the story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's ten-year road trip Jeff Guinn

Author:
Guinn, Jeff  Search this
Subject:
Ford, Henry 1863-1947 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates illustrations 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Biographies
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2019
20th century
Topic:
Automobile engineers  Search this
Businessmen  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Automobile travel--History  Search this
Vacations--History  Search this
TRANSPORTATION--General  Search this
Automobile travel  Search this
Travel  Search this
Vacations  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Description  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1114450

Winton Touring Car, 1903

Contributor:
Firestone, Jr., Harvey S.  Search this
User:
Crocker, Sewall K.  Search this
Maker:
Winton Engine Company  Search this
Object Name:
automobile
Other Terms:
Road
Associated place:
United States: California
United States: Idaho
United States: New York
Date made:
1903
Credit Line:
Gift of Col. H. Nelson Jackson
ID Number:
TR.312831.01
Catalog number:
312831
Accession number:
167685
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
America on the Move
Automobiles
Transportation
Road Transportation
Exhibition:
America On The Move
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-8073-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_843068
Online Media:

"Hamons Court" Neon Sign

Maker:
Gillingham Sign Company, Weatherford, Oklahoma  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
glass (overall material)
neon (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 42 in x 87 in x 12 in; 106.68 cm x 220.98 cm x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
sign
Place made:
United States: Oklahoma
Date made:
1941
Credit Line:
Gift of Cheryl Hamons Nowka, Delpha D. Martin, Carla M. Hamons Wyatt, and Carlisle L. Hamons
ID Number:
2001.0327.01
Accession number:
2001.0327
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
Work
America on the Move
Advertising
Transportation
Road Transportation
Exhibition:
America On The Move
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-5146-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1191052
Online Media:

[Alamo Plaza Hotel Courts : picture postcard.]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (color, 3.5" x 5.5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Louisiana -- 1920-1930
Texas -- 1920-1930
Louisiana -- Terrebonne Parish
Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.)
Scope and Contents:
Illustration of the hotel courts: the buildings are shaped in the style of the Alamo in Texas. The postcard advertises the chain of hotels with locations in Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana.
General:
Series 1, Box 7, U.S.A.--Louisiana--New Orleans--General.
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. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Taverns (Inns)  Search this
advertising -- Hotels, taverns, etc. -- 1920-1930  Search this
Automobile travel -- 1920-1930  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1920-1930
Picture postcards -- 1920-1930
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
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Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 1: Geographical Locations within United States / Louisiana - New Orleans - General
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8c0ee927c-1ddd-4c2b-9983-009186f33881
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2206

Hotel El Rancho--Gallup, New Mexico/...with the Charm of Yesterday and the Convenience of Tomorrow! [picture postcard]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Publisher:
Fred Harvey (Firm)  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (black/white, 3.5" x 5.5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Gallup (N.M.) -- 1920-1930
Southwest
Scope and Contents:
Reproduction of sketch/drawing of ranch house with circular driveway. Caption on verso: "On U.S. Highway 66--Hotel El Rancho--Second Best in the West. Gallup, N.M., the Indian Capital of the World."
General:
Series 1, Box 10, U.S.A.--New Mexico--Cities and Towns.
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. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Tourism -- New Mexico  Search this
Hotels, taverns, etc. -- New Mexico  Search this
advertising -- Hotels, taverns, etc.  Search this
Automobile travel  Search this
Hotels, taverns, etc. -- New Mexico -- Gallup.  Search this
Travel -- 1920-1930  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Picture postcards -- 1920-1930
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
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Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 1: Geographical Locations within United States / New Mexico - Cities and Towns
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81c4b0632-da60-495b-962a-8c6bb4476cb3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2209

La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico [postcard]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Publisher:
Fred Harvey (Firm)  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (color; Ink on paper, 3-1/2" x 5-1/2".)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- New Mexico  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Santa Fe (N.M.)
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Card has illustration of La Fonda, a hotel with adobe applique, with cars parked in front of the hotel. The verso describes the hotel as an inn where travelers can stay while touring the Indian territories and the Southwest.
Arrangement:
In series 1, box10, grouping U.S.A.--New Mexico--Santa Fe.
Local Numbers:
AC0200-0000082 (AC Scan)
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. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Hotels, taverns, etc. -- New Mexico  Search this
Cities and towns -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Taverns (Inns)  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Automobile travel  Search this
advertising -- Hotels, taverns, etc.  Search this
Southwest  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1900-1920
Picture postcards -- 1900-1920
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
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Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 1: Geographical Locations within United States / New Mexico - Santa Fe
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8fc1a9b84-fbe3-4cd1-83a8-66126aab3784
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2232

La Posta Lodge, El Paso, Texas [picture postcard]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Creator:
AAA Associate Service (Pasadena, Calif.)  Search this
Names:
American Automobile Association  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (color, 3-1/2" x 5-1/2".)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Texas  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
El Paso (Texas)
Scope and Contents:
Illustration on card: Reproduction of photo of the entrance to a motor lodge, built in a Southwestern adobe style, with an inset photograph of the motel interior, with throw rugs and wall decor in an Indian / Southwestern patterns. The postcard has an AAA (American Automobile Association) logo: "...on U.S. 80 West. 5 minutes to the center of city."
General:
Series 1, Box 1, U.S.A.--Texas.
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. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Mexican-American Border Region  Search this
Automobile travel  Search this
advertising -- Hotels, taverns, etc.  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Architecture -- Hispanic American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1900-1920
Picture postcards -- 1900-1920
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
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Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 1: Geographical Locations within United States / Texas - El Paso
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8bc84d5bb-61c7-4172-a70c-cc322e259db8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2235

United States Senate

Collection Creator:
Wheatland, Richard, II, 1923-2009  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Books
Date:
March 8-11, 1965
Scope and Contents:
Helicopter Air Service Program: Hearings before the Aviation Subcommittee of the Committee on Commerce, United States Senate, Eighty-Ninth Congress, First Session on Helicopter Air Service Program, March 8-11, 1965, US Government (Washington, DC) Serial No. 89-4.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
New York Airways Collection, Acc. NASM.1992.0052, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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New York Airways Collection
New York Airways Collection / Series 1: 1992 Acquisition
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg29814410f-7daf-4637-bcb8-bd03585de510
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0052-ref693
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Jane and Michael Stern Collection

Creator:
Stern, Michael, 1946-  Search this
Stern, Jane  Search this
Extent:
17 Cubic feet (41 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Ephemera
Trade literature
Articles
Notes
Menus
Cookbooks
Brochures
Correspondence
Slides (photographs)
Writings
Business records
Postcards
Date:
1890-2008
Summary:
Collection documents Jane and Michael Stern's travels across the United States collecting data for their books on American material culture subjects, with particular emphasis on food and dining.
Scope and Contents:
Collection primarily consists of the raw materials amassed by Jane and Michael Stern as they traveled the United States, researching for their books on American material culture subjects, with particular emphasis on food and dining. These materials include writings and notes from their various stops while traveling; photographs and slides of places they visited; vintage postcards collected in their travels; paper ephemera such as take-out menus, placemats, etc.; large quantities of trade literature such as product cookbooks (some dating back to the 1920s), food packaging and brochures on food related subjects, under headings such as "Meat, Fish, Game", "Parties, Etiquette, How-To", "Baking" and numerous others; trade literature on other material culture subjects the Sterns wrote books about with headings which include Rodeo, Cowboys, Indians" and many others; correspondence; business records, articles, and clippings. The collection is arranged into five series: Series 1, Research Documentation and Writings, 1975-2015, undated; Series 2, Product Cookbooks, and Trade Literature, 1890-1993, undated; Series 3, Photographic Materials, 1947-2008, undated; Series 4, Subject Files, 1910-1995; and Series 5, Vintage Postcards, undated.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into five series:

Series 1, Research Documentation and Writings, 1975-2015, undated

Series 2, Product Cookbooks, and Trade Literature, 1890-1993, undated

Series 3, Photographic Materials, 1947-2008, undated

Subseries 3.1, Photographs, 1947-2002, undated

Subseries 3.2, Slides and Transparencies, 1965-2008, undated

Series 4, Subject Files, 1910-1995

Series 5, Vintage Postcards, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Jane Grossman Stern (1946-) and Michael Stern (1946-) are American writers best known for their popular series of books titled Roadfood. These publications provided recommendations of restaurants, truck stops, diners, delis, bakeries, and other food-related establishments in the United States who served classic American regional specialties. The Sterns are also authors of books about American material culture subjects including truckers, cowboys, kitsch, and dog shows. They have been guests on public radio, contributors to magazine columns, and have won numerous awards for their work.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Jane and Michael Stern, 2016.
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:
Automobile travel -- United States  Search this
Diners -- United States  Search this
Bakeries -- United States  Search this
Restaurants -- United States  Search this
Truck stops -- United States  Search this
Cowboys -- United States  Search this
Roads -- United States  Search this
Delicatessens -- United States  Search this
Dining  Search this
Dog shows -- United States  Search this
Truck drivers -- United States  Search this
Rodeos -- United States  Search this
Food -- United States  Search this
Local foods -- United States  Search this
Kitsch -- United States  Search this
Material culture -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ephemera -- 20th century
Ephemera -- 21st century
Trade literature
Articles -- 21st century
Notes -- 20th century
Menus -- 20th century
Cookbooks -- 21st century
Brochures -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 21st century
Brochures -- 21st century
Cookbooks -- 20th century
Slides (photographs) -- 20th century
Writings
Business records -- 20th century
Articles -- 20th century
Postcards -- 20th century -- United States
Correspondence -- 20th century
Menus -- 21st century
Citation:
Jane and Michael Stern Collection, circa 1920-2015, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1392
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Jane and Michael Stern Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep89b79d74d-7499-469b-8dad-ee18dd9a59e3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1392
Online Media:

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Tours

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
3.68 Cubic feet (consisting of 8 boxes, 1 folder, 3 oversize folders.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Travel brochures
Commercial correspondence
Letterheads
Receipts
Print advertising
Business cards
Invoices
Business letters
Publications
Business records
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Correspondence
Advertising fliers
Advertisements
Advertising
Advertising mail
Advertising cards
Printed ephemera
Place:
Australia -- Description and Travel
Austria -- description and travel
Spain -- description and travel
Scotland -- description and travel
Colorado -- description and travel
Ireland -- description and travel
England -- description and travel
Europe -- description and travel -- 1910-1950
China -- Description and Travel
Mexico -- description and travel
Europe -- description and travel
Canada -- Description and Travel
United States -- description and travel
Date:
1844-1966
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Accounting and Bookkeeping forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
Tours consists of business records and advertisements created by tourism companies and rail lines, travel guides to varied countries and geographic areas, and other select items such as travel advice, resources on hotels and resorts, and travel-related events or lectures.

No expansive business documentation exists for any company represented within the records. The strength of the collection lies in its breadth of information about other countries, states, or geographic locations provided for the purposes of informing travelers. While no substantial material concerning the history and development of the tourism industry exists within the collection, this subject category provides substantial resources for researchers interested in sorts of information that was made available to tourists, types of travel and tours available, and background about resources and perceptions of promoted vacation destinations over a long time period.
Arrangement:
Tours is arranged in three subseries.

Missing Title

Business Records and Marketing Material

Genre

Subject
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Missing Title

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Tours is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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:
Railroads -- 19th century  Search this
Railroads -- 20th century  Search this
Health resorts  Search this
Automobile travel  Search this
Railroads -- 1860-1900  Search this
Railroads -- 1874-1910  Search this
Travel  Search this
Hotels  Search this
Automobile travel -- United States  Search this
Railroads -- Dining-car service  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Railroad companies  Search this
Tourist trade -- 1900-1910  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Maps, Tourist  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Railroads -- History  Search this
Railroads -- Trains  Search this
Sleeping cars (Railroads)  Search this
Air travel  Search this
Travel -- 1890-1930  Search this
Tourist trade -- Postcards  Search this
Travel -- 1910-1920  Search this
Railroad travel  Search this
Description and Travel  Search this
Family vacations  Search this
Tourist trade -- 1910-1940  Search this
Railroad stations  Search this
Tourist trade -- 1900-1910 -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
advertising -- Transportation  Search this
Vacations  Search this
Railroad passenger cars  Search this
Genre/Form:
Travel brochures
Commercial correspondence
Letterheads
Receipts
Print advertising
Business cards
Invoices
Business letters
Publications -- Business
Business records
Publications
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Correspondence
Advertising fliers
Advertisements
Advertising
Advertising mail
Advertising cards
Printed ephemera
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Tours, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Tours
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Tours
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8ec3d919a-fdba-4173-8a85-5b72a71d4dfa
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-tours

Ada Mitchell Travel Diary

Creator:
Mitchell, Ada, 1882-1958  Search this
Donor:
Griffith, Gordon  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Photographs
Place:
Canada
United States
Date:
1938 July 30-1938 September 9
Summary:
The collection documents the forty day driving trip made by Ada Mitchell and her son Cecil from Vancouver, Canada to Key West, Florida and back, August-September 1938. This diary was kept by Ada Mitchell and tracks their experiences in all of the places they visited.
Scope and Contents:
A diary chronicling a road trip taken in 1938 by Ada Mitchell and her son Cecil. The trip began in Vancouver, British Columbia, continued through the southern United States to Key West, Florida, and concluded in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Along the way Ada Mitchell commented on the places they visited, the prices of products, and other aspects of their trip. Two photographs of Mitchell and her son are included.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Ada Mitchell was born on December 20, 1882 in Birmingham, United Kingdom and died in 1958 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She lived most of her life in Toronto, moving to Vancouver for a short period. Her son, Horace Cecil Mitchell, was born on June 5, 1908 in Birmingham, United Kingdom and died in 1966 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He accompanied her on their trip from Vancouver, Canada to Key West, Florida and back to Toronto, Canada.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center by Ada Mitchell's great-grandson, Gordon Griffith in 2015.
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:
Automobiles -- 1930-1940  Search this
Travel  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Automobile travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 20th century
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1900-1950
Citation:
Ada Mitchell Travel Diary, 1938, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1369
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Ada Mitchell Travel Diary
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81ba307f0-bc48-4253-a078-21108e1bde31
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1369
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Clyde W. Stauffer Family Photograph Album

Photographer:
Stauffer, Clyde Weaver, 1899-1984 (policeman)  Search this
Stauffer, Clyde Weaver, Mrs.  Search this
Names:
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States -- 1930-1940  Search this
Anderson, Eddie "Rochester", 1905-1977  Search this
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Tickets
Albums
Photographs
Postcards
Place:
Bryce Canyon National Park -- photographs -- 1930-1940 -- Utah
Wyoming -- photographs -- 1930-1940
Colorado -- photographs -- 1930-1940
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- photographs -- 1930-1940
South Dakota -- photographs -- 1930-1940
Florida -- photographs -- 1930-1940
Georgia -- photographs -- 1930-1940
Tennessee -- photographs -- 1930-1940
Zion National Park (Utah) -- photographs -- 1930-1940
Kentucky -- photographs -- 1930-1940
Mt. Rushmore S.D. -- photographs -- 1930-1940
Black Hills (S.D. and Wyo.) -- photographs -- 1930-1940
Badlands National Park (S.D.) -- 1930-1940 photographs
Date:
1935 - 1940
Summary:
The collection consists of a disassembled photograph album, featuring images from the travels of Stauffer and his wife.
Scope and Contents:
This album consists of 109 loose pages, bearing a total of 134 black and white silver gelatin photoprints, some postcards, and a photomechanical reproduction clipped from a publication, with a 1939 World's Fair ticket stub. The subjects of the photographs include: Lincoln's birthplace and other sites in Kentucky; Tennessee; Georgia; Florida; Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts; the 1939 New York World's Fair, ships in Battery Park and Manhattan buildings; the ships The Normandie, The Queen Mary, and The U.S.S. Constitution and the Southern Clipper airplane; the Badlands and Black Hills of South Dakota, Cathedral Spires and Mount Rushmore portrait busts during construction; Yellowstone National Park and Wyoming; Rocky Mountain National Park, Pikes Peak and Denver, Colorado; Bryce Canyon, the Mormon Temple, Zion National Park, Salt Lake City and other areas of Utah; Boulder Dam; Santa Catalina Island; Carlsbad Caverns; and celebrities Bill Robinson and Eddie "Rochester" Anderson at a barbecue in Los Angeles. There are also photographs of the Stauffers and of friends whom they visited during their travels.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into
Biographical / Historical:
Born in Alliance, Ohio on November 28, 1899, Clyde Stauffer served in the U.S. Navy from November 8, 1917 to July 31, 1919. He later worked as a police officer in Detroit, Michigan. He and his wife were active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars police post in Detroit, serving terms as post commander and president of the Women's Auxiliary, respectively. They traveled extensively throughout the United States to attend VFW meetings, and the album forms a record of their travels during the years 1935-1940. After retirement from the Detroit police force, the Stauffers moved to Oscoda, Michigan, and he worked at Wurtsmith Air Force Base. Later they lived in Tucson, Arizona. Stauffer died in August, 1984.

Album forms a record of vacation travel by Mr. and Mrs. Clyde W. Stauffer, 1935-1940. Their travels were occasioned by Mr. Stauffer's position as commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars police post of Detroit, Michigan, and the need to attend V.F.W. meetings around the country. Mrs. Stauffer was president of the V.F.W. auxiliary. Mr. and Mrs. James H. Stern met the Stauffers in Oscoda, Michigan, and both families eventually relocated in Tucson, Arizona.
Provenance:
This collection was bequeathed by Clyde W. Stauffer in August 1984. Mr. Stern, as administrator of the estate, sent the album to the Museum.
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:
Automobile travel -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- U.S.A.  Search this
National parks and reserves  Search this
Vacations -- Photographs -- 1930-1940  Search this
Travel -- Photographs -- 1930-1940  Search this
Parks -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- U.S.A.  Search this
Recreation -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- U.S.A.  Search this
Veterans -- societies, etc -- United States  Search this
African American entertainers -- 20th century  Search this
Veterans -- Photographs -- 1930-1940  Search this
Exhibitions -- 1930-1940 -- New York  Search this
Entertainers -- 1930-1940  Search this
Genre/Form:
Tickets -- World's Fair, 1939 -- New York (N.Y.)
Albums
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1900-1950
Postcards
Citation:
Clyde W. Stauffer Family Photograph Album, 1935-1940, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0139
See more items in:
Clyde W. Stauffer Family Photograph Album
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8337115d9-86d0-45e7-ad98-6471ea552d2f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0139
Online Media:

The Next exit guide. North Atlantic region / Robert S. Barr, editor-in-chief; Roberta A. Freeman, managing editor

Author:
Barr, Robert S  Search this
Freeman, Roberta A  Search this
Physical description:
[6], 441 p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Guidebooks
Place:
Middle Atlantic States
New England
Northeastern States
Virginia
West Virginia
Date:
1989
Topic:
Automobile travel  Search this
Call number:
GV1024 .N56n 1989
GV1024.N56n 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_374720

Exploring Washington's past : a road guide to history / Ruth Kirk and Carmela Alexander

Author:
Kirk, Ruth  Search this
Alexander, Carmela  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 542 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Guidebooks
Place:
Washington (State)
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
Automobile travel--Guidebooks  Search this
History, Local  Search this
Call number:
F889.3.K56 1990X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_398785

Kansas, a guide to the Sunflower state / compiled and written by the Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the state of Kansas ... sponsored by the state Department of Education

Author:
Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Kansas  Search this
Evans, Harold C  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, [4], 538 p. illus., maps (incl. 2 on fold. l. in pocket) 21 cm
Type:
Guidebooks
Place:
Kansas
Date:
1939
Topic:
Automobile travel  Search this
Call number:
F686.F45X 1939
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_353178

Roadside history of Arkansas / Alan C. Paulson

Author:
Paulson, Alan C  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 390 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Guidebooks
Tours
Local history
Place:
Arkansas
Date:
1998
Topic:
Historic sites  Search this
Automobile travel  Search this
History, Local  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_545613

Kansas; a guide to the Sunflower state, compiled and written by the Federal writers' project of the Work projects administration for the state of Kansas...Sponsored by the state Department of education

Author:
Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Kansas  Search this
Evans, Harold C  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, [4], 538 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm
Type:
Guidebooks
Place:
Kansas
Date:
1974
L974, 1949
Topic:
Automobile travel  Search this
Call number:
F686 .F45X
F686.F45X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_82246

Roadside history of Florida / Douglas Waitley

Author:
Waitley, Douglas  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 383 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Guidebooks
Place:
Florida
Date:
1997
Topic:
Historic sites  Search this
Automobile travel  Search this
History, Local  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_533501

Route 66 road trip / Candacy Taylor

Title:
Moon. Route 66 road trip
Route Sixty-six road trip
Author:
Taylor, Candacy A.  Search this
Physical description:
349 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 20 cm
Type:
Guidebooks
Local history
Tours
Place:
West (U.S.)
United States Highway 66
United States
Date:
2016
Topic:
Automobile travel  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Tours  Search this
History, Local  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1073771

Motor tours

Physical description:
144 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Guidebooks
Place:
Northeastern States
Canada
Date:
1921
C1921
Topic:
Automobile travel--Guidebooks  Search this
Hotels--Guidebooks  Search this
Taverns (Inns)--Guidebooks  Search this
Bars (Drinking establishments)--Guidebooks  Search this
Call number:
GV1024 .M91 1921
GV1024.M91 1921
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_450074

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