Polaroid Lighting, Inc. (West Haven, CT) ; Mutual-Sunset Lamp Mfg. Co. (New York, NY) ; Land-Wheelwright Laboratories ; Search this
One envelope OVERSIZE ; cameras ; film ; slide and photograph copier ; polarizers ; H-glass filters ; samples in pamphlet entitled "Technical information, primer of polarization" (#012060) ; "Story about the synthesis of quinine," includes a photographic print of the chemists who first synthesized quinine: Robert Woodward and William Doering : "the plan for synthesizing the complex drug was originated by Woodward and incorporated as a project in the basic research program of Polaroid Corporation..."(1944) ; photographic filters ; glare-free headlights ; projection slides ; plastic goggle lenses ; variable day glasses (eyeglasses)(allowing the wearer to adjust to the brightness level) ; promotional packet of brochures entitled, "Polaroid: the first 30 years/the next 300 days," ca. 1977, with news releases and other promotional material, including photographic prints -- announcing the 30th anniversary of Edwin Land's invention of the instant picture process ; "Available reprints on using Polaroid Land Products," a bound compilation of articles and advertisements of Polaroid products ; Polaroid desk lamp ; see the "Brand History" link at the Polaroid Corporation's web site for a complete timeline of the company's history ; www.polaroid.com ; Polaroid International Instant Photomicrography Competition 1983 ; Land Cameras and Accessories ; Speedliner Land Camera Model 95B ; film holders ; Land Camera model 180 ; Type 105 Land Film ; MP-3 Land Camera ; "Polaroid Pointers" ; "slides-on-the-spot transparency systems" ; "instant halftone and line copy systems" ; "SX-70 Land Cameras" ; Industrial View Land cameras ; MP-4 Land Camera ; "Model 600 SE Cameras" ; "Portfolio of Polaroid Industrial and Scientific Photography" ; print copiers ; authorized federal supply schedule film price list ; "polaprinters" ; participating dealers for "polaprinters" ; CU-5 Land Camera
Trade catalog, price lists, manual, samples and photographs
Black and white images
Types of samples:
light polarizers ;
251 pieces; 5 boxes
Type of material:
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Topic (Romaine term):
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment Search this
Lighting (electric; gas; candle; oil; etc.) Search this
The collection consists of historical and business records for ANSCO, a company now owned by GAF (General Aniline and Film Corporation).
Collection includes business correspondence, some of it regarding a collection of Matthew B. Brady photographs; photographs, mostly of the company's products, biographical information on Edward A. Anthony, who started Anthony & Scovill, which merged with AGFA in 1928; multiple written accounts of the history of the company; trade literature; catalogs; price lists; company newsletters; scholarly journals; legal documents; and clippings. There is a small number of papers relating to Edward A. Anthony's first company, Anthony and Co., dating back to 1877.
Collection donated to the Photographic History Collections of the National Museum of American History, by GAF. Transferred to the Archives Center in 2019.
Collection is open for research.
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.
National Museum of American History. Division of Culture and the Arts Search this
2.19 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box) (1 16x20 box)
This accession consists of the records of Michelle Anne Delaney, Curator, documenting her exhibition planning, development, and production of photographic history collections,
as well as works by renown contemporary American photographers, at the National Museum of American History and the Arts and Industries Building. Earlier records date back
to when Delaney and other photographic history staff were in the Division of Information Technology and Society and the Division of Photographic History, respectively. Also
represented in these records are curator Shannon Thomas Perich and photo specialist Peter Liebhold. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; budget
summaries; meeting agendas and minutes; scripts; floor plans; production schedules; object lists; a report; loan information; press releases, brochures, clippings, pamphlets,
and announcements; an agreement; press kits; design information; opening invitations; a speech paper; and photographs. Some materials are in electronic format.
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2026. Box 1 contains copyrighted materials, see finding aid; Transferring office; 11/4/2016 memorandum, Johnstone to Bowers; Contact reference staff for details.
This accession consists of records documenting staff exhibition planning, development, and production of photographic history collections, as well as works by renown
contemporary American photographers, at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) and the Arts and Industries Building. Earlier records date back to when the photographic
history staff and collections were in the Division of Photographic History, the Division of Graphic Arts and Photography, and the Section of Photography in the Division of
Graphic Arts at NMAH, which, prior to 1980, was known as the National Museum of History and Technology and the Museum of History and Technology, respectively. Some records
predate the creation of NMAH when the Section of Photography was in the United States National Museum. Also documented in these records is the traveling exhibition The
Art of Animation, created by Walt Disney and his staff of artists, which traced the history of motion in pictures and was shown at the National Museum of Natural History.
Staff represented in these records include curators Alexander J. Wedderburn and Eugene Ostroff; assistant curator David Haberstich; museum technician Elliott Hawkins; and
photo specialist Peter Liebhold.
Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; scripts; budget summaries; object lists; press releases; brochures; exhibition catalogs; opening invitations;
photographs, slides, and negatives; symposium information; floor plans; newspaper clippings; Hall of Photography planning information and installation photographs; audiotapes;
and drawings. Some materials are in electronic format.