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Transportation Nitrate Negatives

Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation  Search this
White, Roger  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation  Search this
Photographer:
Finney, Bill  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Cumberland (Md.)
Newark (Ohio)
Baltimore (Md.) -- 1920-1930
Huntington (W. Va.)
Date:
1925-1930.
Summary:
Nitrate negatives depicting street views with automobiles and railroad cars, in several areas of the country. Many are numbered and dated in ink on the negative. The groups are: views of Newark, Ohio, by Bill Finney, March 19, 1926; Huntington, West Virginia, 1927; Cumberland, Md., by Bill Finney, Oct. 28, 1925; and "Baltimore, Md.--Sharp St. Looking South from Camden St. / for Police Dept. / Oct. 21, 1930.
Scope and Contents:
This is a group of forty-three (43) cellulose nitrate negatives (8" x 10", 5" x 7", and smaller)depicting streets and railroad tracks with buildings such as houses, stores, and other commercial establishments. In many cases vehicles such as automobiles, trucks, and railroad cars from about 1925-1930 appear in the images. Dates on the photographs include 1925, 1926, 1927, and 1930, and the unidentified images appear to have been made within the same date range. Most of the photographs apparently were taken by Bill Finney of Concord, New Hampshire. The locales depicted include Baltimore and Cumberland, Maryland; Newark, Ohio; Huntington, West Virginia; and areas in New England.
Arrangement:
1 series. Numerically arranged.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
Advance appointment required, as original negatives are stored in a freezer. Researchers should use copies. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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 -- 1920-1930  Search this
Streets -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Streets -- Maryland  Search this
Streets -- Ohio  Search this
Streets -- West Virginia  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Railroads -- Trains  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Nitrate -- 19th-20th century
Citation:
Transportation Nitrate Negatives, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0790
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Military Data and Memoranda

Collection Creator:
Milling, Thomas DeWitt, 1887-1960  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1920-1930
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:
Thomas DeWitt Milling Collection, NASM.XXXX.0133, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Thomas DeWitt Milling Collection
Thomas DeWitt Milling Collection / Series 2: Career
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0133-ref24
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Charles Adler, Jr. Collection

Creator:
Adler, Charles, Jr., 1899-1980 (engineer, inventor)  Search this
Extent:
6 Cubic feet (; 15 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Patent applications
Clippings
Correspondence
Photographs
Receipts
Place:
Baltimore (Md.) -- 20th century
Date:
1899 - 1980
Summary:
The collection contains correspondence, news clippings, photographs, patents, and printed materials documenting the inventive career of Charles Adler, Jr. Adler is best known for his development of the first traffic actuated signal light in 1928.
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains biographical information about Adler and his career. Materials relating to his professional activities include newspaper clippings, photographs and other memorabilia; his published writings include articles in periodicals and newspapers. In addition, there are patent applications, royalty receipts and correspondence, as well as lengthy descriptions of various safety devices Adler invented. Many photographs are not captioned, including images of devices Adler invented, as well as images of aircraft, automobiles, and trains. There are portraits of family members, Adler, and his associates.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into six series.

Series 1, Biographical Material, 1899-1980

Series 2, Scrapbooks and Clippings, 1920-1989

Series 3, Correspondence, 1928-1975

Series 4, Patents and Inventions, 1929-1980

Series 5, Photographs and Scrapbooks, circa 1920-1930

Series 6, Publications, 1952-1980
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Adler, Jr. (1899-1980), a professional engineer and inventor was a life-long resident of Baltimore, Maryland. He began his career as an inventor at age 14, receiving a patent on an electric automotive brake. After attending Johns Hopkins University, he served briefly in the Army during World War I and worked at several jobs before being associated in 1919 with the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad, where he developed a series of safety devices. In 1928 he developed and installed in Baltimore the first traffic actuated signal light. In 1937 he became a consultant to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, continuing to invent safety and signal devices for automobiles, trains and aircraft. He was granted over sixty United States patents. He was a licensed pilot and a member of numerous professional engineering societies. From 1953-1959, Adler served on the Maryland State Aviation Commission and he was a member of the Maryland Traffic Safety Commission from 1952 until his death in 1980.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Charles Adler, Jr.'s daughter, Mrs. Amalie Adler Ascher on September 15, 1989.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Engineers -- 1920-1980  Search this
Inventions -- 20th century  Search this
Railroads -- 20th century  Search this
Inventors -- 20th century  Search this
Aeronautics and state -- 20th century  Search this
Traffic signs and signals -- 1920-1980  Search this
Traffic engineering -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Patent applications
Clippings -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Receipts -- 20th century
Citation:
Charles Adler, Jr. Collection, 1899-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0351
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0351
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Diary

Collection Author:
Harriman, Stephen (farmer)  Search this
Myers, Annamae Barlup (farmer)  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1937
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:
Annamae Barlup Myers & Stephen Harriman Diaries, 1883-1894, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Annamae Barlup Myers and Stephen Harriman Diaries
Annamae Barlup Myers and Stephen Harriman Diaries / Series 1: Annamae Barlup Myers Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0345-ref25
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Torsion Balance

Maker:
Torsion Balance Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 38.8 cm x 51.5 cm x 23 cm; 15 1/4 in x 20 1/4 in x 9 1/16 in
each pan: 23 cm; x 9 1/16 in
overall: 15 1/2 in x 20 1/2 in x 9 in; 39.37 cm x 52.07 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name:
torsion balance
Object Type:
Balances
Place made:
United States
United States: New York, New York City
Associated Place:
United States: New Jersey
Date made:
ca. 1892
Date made:
ca. 1925
ca. 1935
Subject:
Weights & Measures  Search this
ID Number:
CH.328624
Catalog number:
328624
Accession number:
276591
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-670a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_2541
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The Color Line Series No. 2: 5,000,000 Jobs: The Negro at Work in the United States

Published by:
National Urban League, American, founded 1910  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 6 in. (22.8 x 15.2 cm)
Type:
pamphlets
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1933
Topic:
African American  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Labor  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Politics  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the family of Dr. Maurice Jackson and Laura Ginsburg
Object number:
2010.55.70
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5217269b3-22e4-46c8-bc9f-59e5a854a394
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.55.70
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Studies in physiological optics

Author:
Ferree, Clarence Errol 1877-1942 ed  Search this
Research Laboratory of Physiological Optics (Baltimore, Md.)  Search this
Physical description:
v. ill. 25 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1928
1934-
Topic:
Physiological optics  Search this
Call number:
QP475.S75X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_326503

Toward a New Deal in Baltimore : people and government in the Great Depression / by Jo Ann E. Argersinger

Author:
Argersinger, Jo Ann E  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 284 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Maryland
Baltimore
United States
Baltimore (Md.)
Date:
1988
C1988
1929
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Depressions  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Economic conditions  Search this
Call number:
F189.B157A74 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_339356

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