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Beachey, Lincoln

Collection Creator:
Morehouse, Harold E., 1894-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies Collection, Acc. XXXX-0450, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies collection
Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies collection / Series 1.1: Biographies of Flying Pioneers 1.1
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0450-ref33
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Solanum subinerme Jacq.

Biogeographical Region:
80 - Central America  Search this
Collector:
Paul C. Standley  Search this
Place:
Mount Hope Cemetery, Canal Zone., Colón / Panamá, Panama, Central America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
28 Dec 1923
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Solanales Solanaceae
Published Name:
Solanum subinerme Jacq.
Barcode:
04064822
USNM Number:
1218315
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/393b4f0d0-f584-42a8-82d9-8b166ad54861
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15870874

Dioscorea alata L.

Biogeographical Region:
80 - Central America  Search this
Collector:
Paul C. Standley  Search this
Place:
Mount Hope Cemetery, Canal Zone., Colón / Panamá, Panama, Central America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
28 Dec 1923
Common name:
Ignammie
Name de monte, jugador
Ngelemila [Ra]
Perika
Pua uhi
Puahi
Puauhi
Reuter Yam
Sangga
Sanggua
Usilung
Uvi ni vekau
Veiwa
ampul or ep
dago agaga (red yam)
dago apaca
dago haya (pronounced haiya)
duok row
duok yebace
duok yurer
epp
kaapin paniyau pwetepwet (Bascom 1a8)
kaapwalap (Bascom 1b2)
keap
toog
water yam
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Dioscoreales Dioscoreaceae
Published Name:
Dioscorea alata L.
Barcode:
03934367
USNM Number:
1154244
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33bcece87-b772-4fde-a653-31706a6e6be7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15430525

Werauhia ringens (Griseb.) J.R. Grant

Biogeographical Region:
80 - Central America  Search this
Collector:
Paul C. Standley  Search this
Place:
Mount Hope Cemetery, Canal Zone., Colón / Panamá, Panama, Central America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
28 Dec 1923
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Bromeliaceae Tillandsioideae
Published Name:
Werauhia ringens (Griseb.) J.R. Grant
Barcode:
03967504
USNM Number:
1154237
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3cd466e24-7569-4450-a445-fac73198678a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15733625

Monstera adansonii Schott

Biogeographical Region:
80 - Central America  Search this
Collector:
Paul C. Standley  Search this
Place:
Mount Hope Cemetery, Canal Zone., Colón / Panamá, Panama, Central America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
28 Dec 1923
Common name:
Adanson's monstera
Liane franche; Bois de canleum, Carocal
Siguine
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Arales Araceae Monsteroideae
Published Name:
Monstera adansonii Schott
Barcode:
01288483
USNM Number:
1154231
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/372738036-7b4f-4db7-b055-225dec8143f6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15441554

Caladium bicolor (Aiton) Vent.

Biogeographical Region:
80 - Central America  Search this
Collector:
Paul C. Standley  Search this
Place:
Mount Hope Cemetery, Canal Zone., Colón / Panamá, Panama, Central America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
28 Dec 1923
Common name:
Heart of Jesus
Taó
api popa'a
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Arales Araceae Aroideae
Published Name:
Caladium bicolor (Aiton) Vent.
Barcode:
03825470
USNM Number:
1154233
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ed3196c4-333e-43c9-b8ff-3372c7dd1fc0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15426129

Rhynchospora nervosa (Vahl) Boeckeler

Biogeographical Region:
80 - Central America  Search this
Collector:
Paul C. Standley  Search this
Place:
Moist shaded slope, Mount Hope Cemetery, Canal Zone., Colón / Panamá, Panama, Central America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
28 Dec 1923
Common name:
Bata Cotorra
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Cyperaceae
Published Name:
Rhynchospora nervosa (Vahl) Boeckeler
Barcode:
02096066
USNM Number:
1154227
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/318908104-8545-497e-9bde-704ecbd4b61c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13513031

Cyperus sesquiflorus (Torr.) Mattf. & Kük. subsp. sesquiflorus

Biogeographical Region:
80 - Central America  Search this
Collector:
Paul C. Standley  Search this
Place:
Mount Hope Cemetery, Canal Zone, Colón / Panamá, Panama, Central America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
28 Dec 1923
Common name:
El Burén
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Cyperaceae
Published Name:
Cyperus sesquiflorus (Torr.) Mattf. & Kük. subsp. sesquiflorus
Kyllinga odorata Vahl
Barcode:
02233431
USNM Number:
1154236
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/324de1fa2-47d5-46a7-b2b7-a7ff255504b2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13498148

Cyperus tenuis Sw.

Biogeographical Region:
80 - Central America  Search this
Collector:
Paul C. Standley  Search this
Place:
Mount Hope Cemetery, Canal Zone., Colón / Panamá, Panama, Central America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
28 Dec 1923
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Cyperaceae
Published Name:
Cyperus tenuis Sw.
Barcode:
02220417
USNM Number:
1154239
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/36b9c472e-4a9f-49f1-8e13-1891486e368a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13217811

Cyperus rotundus L.

Biogeographical Region:
80 - Central America  Search this
Collector:
Paul C. Standley  Search this
Place:
Open field, Mount Hope Cemetery, Canal Zone, Colón / Panamá, Panama, Central America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
28 Dec 1923
Common name:
Caramana
Chaguan Humatag
Coquito
Nut Grass
Petite "vinson", Petite coco des savanes
Teki
Tjibeber, Djoekiet beuti, s
humatac
mumuta
nutgrass
o takiu ma beka
sapandu
te uteute
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Cyperaceae
Published Name:
Cyperus rotundus L.
Barcode:
02219893
USNM Number:
1154248
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/37332a921-6f39-46f5-b8e3-250118fa4162
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13171970

William Lyman Phillips photograph collection

Creator:
Phillips, William Lyman, d. 1966  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet (1 box., 30 glass negatives and 2 glass autochromes., 3 x 4 inches.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Positives (photographs)
Negatives
Date:
circa 1920s-1940s
Summary:
The William Lyman Phillips Collection includes thirty glass negatives and two glass autochromes showing a sampling of gardens presumably designed by landscape architect William Lyman Phillips. The gardens are located in Massachusetts, Florida and unidentified locations.
Arrangement note:
Images believed to be from Massachusetts are indicated in their catalog records as being from Unidentified Garden in Massachusetts, No. 1, in order to differentiate them from other unidentified Massachusetts images in the AAG collections. The unidentified Massachusetts slides in this series are likely from multiple sites.
Biographical/Historical note:
William Lyman Phillips (d. 1966) was a landscape architect credited with popularizing the use of tropical and subtropical plants in landscape design. His most famous project was the design of the Fairchild Tropical Garden in Coral Gables, Florida. Phillips studied at Harvard, graduating cum laude in 1910, and the next year joined the Olmsted Brothers firm. He worked in Canada and New York, and laid out the townships of Balboa and San Miguel Ellende in the Panama Canal Zone. He designed many estates and parks for the Olmsted firm and traveled to Europe to study villas and gardens. During World War I, Phillips built cantonments in the United States for the U. S. Army Quartermaster Corps. He was later in charge of landscaping American military cemeteries in France, after which he returned to the United States to work once again with the Olmsted firm.

In 1923 Phillips took charge of the Olmsted Brothers' projects of Bok Tower Gardens and the adjacent Mountain Lake Colony in Lake Wales, Florida. In 1929 he was hired to site the house and gardens for Charles Austin Buck, the president of Bethlehem Steel. The estate, "El Retiro," now called Pinewood, was in the Mountain Lake Colony. Phillips collaborated with the architect, Charles Wait, on the Buck estate until 1932. Phillips worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps in Dade County, Florida, supervising the construction of several state parks, and he designed the Dade County parks. In 1936, while Phillips was working with the Civilian Conservation Corps, he was hired by Robert H. Montgomery to design the Fairchild Tropical Garden.
Related Archival Materials:
Materials relating to Olmsted Brothers' projects that Phillips worked on are at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Provenance:
Images donated by Faith Reyher Jackson, biographer of William Lyman Phillips, 1997.
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.
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:
Tropical plants  Search this
Gardens -- Massachusetts  Search this
Gardens -- Florida  Search this
Plants  Search this
Landscape architecture  Search this
Flowers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Positives (photographs)
Negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, William Lyman Phillips photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.WLP
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-wlp
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Chester Beach papers

Creator:
Beach, Chester, 1881-1956  Search this
Names:
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Cleveland Museum of Art  Search this
Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (France)  Search this
Frontier Art Colony  Search this
Mark Hopkins Institute of Art  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
National Sculpture Society (U.S.)  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915: San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Salmagundi Club  Search this
Salon d'automne  Search this
Allen, Mary Jester  Search this
Beach, Eleanor Murdock  Search this
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard, 1874-1960  Search this
Carrington, Fitz Roy, 1869-1954  Search this
Couper, William, 1853-1942  Search this
Fitchen, Eleanor Beach  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Greacen, Edmund W., 1876-1949  Search this
Hancock, Walker Kirtland, 1901-1998  Search this
Jackson, Hazel Brill  Search this
Jennewein, Carl Paul, 1890-  Search this
Kuhn, Brenda, 1911-  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Käsebier, Gertrude, 1852-1934  Search this
Leibig, Bonnie  Search this
MacMonnies, Frederick William, 1863-1937  Search this
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis), 1874-1940  Search this
Nelson, Laurence, 1887-1978  Search this
Nisbet, Robert H., 1879-1961  Search this
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Piexotto, Jessica B.  Search this
Winter, Ezra, 1886-1949  Search this
Extent:
7.32 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Christmas cards
Drawings
Photographs
Prints
Sketchbooks
Date:
1846-1999
bulk 1895-1999
Summary:
The Chester Beach papers measure 7.32 linear feet and date from 1846 to 1999, with the bulk ot the material dating from circa 1900 to 1999. The work and professional activities of Beaux Arts sculptor Chester Beach (1881-1956) and his family's efforts to exhibit and sell work from the estate are documented by project files, business records, correspondence, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs. The papers also include many artist-designed Christmas cards sent and received by the Beach family, and artwork by Chester Beach and others.
Scope and Contents:
The Chester Beach papers measure 7.32 linear feet and date from 1846 to 1999, with the bulk ot the material dating from circa 1900 to 1999. The work and professional activities of Beaux Arts sculptor Chester Beach (1881-1956) and his family's efforts to exhibit and sell work from the estate are documented by project files, business records, correspondence, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs. The papers also include many artist-designed Christmas cards sent and received by the Beach family, and artwork by Chester Beach and others.

Biographical material consists of biographical notes, identification cards, and a membership certificate.

Project files contain correspondence, financial records, notes, drawings and plans, research materials, printed matter, and photographs that document commissions for sculpture, medals and coins, monuments, and Beach's own projects. Among the most thoroughly documented projects are a fountain sculpture for the grounds of the Cleveland Museum of Art (Sun, Earth, Fountain of the Waters, and Zodiac) and the Edward W. Bok Memorial in Mountain Lake, Florida; both commissions were executed in conjunction with the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted.

Business records include Chester Beach's general business correspondence and correspondence concerning consignments. An address book records names, addresses, and occasionally indicates prices of services and supplies used by the sculptor. Other record books detail expenses and income of the studio building Beach owned, with a list of the effects of the former owner, sculptor William Couper; bronzes cast; sales, with titles, prices, and buyers; names and addresses of clients, dealers, and suppliers; and instructions for cleaning and bronzing plaster.

Family correspondence consists mainly of letters, many mentioning Chester Beach, and addressed to Mrs. Chester Beach and daughter Eleanor Beach Fitchen. Estate correspondence and related documents concern efforts to exhibit, sell, and research Beach's remaining work. These records, for the most part, were created by Mrs. Fitchen who acted as sales agent, ran the Chester Beach Memorial Studio, and maintained the Beach archive. Of particular interest is a series of letters from Brenda Kuhn that relate what she learned from handling the estate of her father, Walt Kuhn; in addition, she offered ideas and advice about exhibitions, the Memorial Studio, and the Beach Centennial.

Beach designed his family's annual Christmas cards, most of which incorporate images of their three daughters. A complete set, preserved in an album, includes a few later cards that reproduce artwork by his widow. Many of the cards received - some with original artwork - are from artist friends, among them: Ernest Blumenschein, Edward W. Greacen, Hazel Brill Jackson, Paul Jennewein, Bonnie Leibig, F. Luis Mora, Robert Nisbet, and Ezra Winter. Also of note are a card from Walker Hancock bearing a photograph of his studio; a painting of Beach's Sylvan at Brookgreen Gardens, reproduced on Anna Hyatt Huntington's card; and a card from Beach patron Mary Jester Allen containing a brief note about the Frontier Art Colony she had established near Cody, Wyoming.

Among the drawings and sketches by Chester Beach are student work, designs for some of his Christmas cards, and a sketchbook containing drawings of sculpture. Work by other artists consists of prints, including one by Ezra Winter.

Three scrapbooks, largely comprised of newspaper clippings and other printed material, contain a variety of other items, including: letters from the American Academy in Rome, Architectural League of New York, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Daniel Chester French, Hazel Brill Jackson, Frederick MacMonnies, National Academy of Design, National Sculpture Society, Jessica B. Piexotto, and Salon d'Autome. There are also awards and certificates from the National Academy of Design, Panama-Pacific International Exposition; bookplates and a place card Beach etched for Mr. and Mrs. George Davison; and an unfinished poem by FitzRoy Carrington. Photographs within the scrapbooks are of a night school class Beach attended at the Mark Hopkins Art Institute in San Francisco, Beach at work in his studio, and a portrait of him painted by G. Laurance Nelson.

Printed material includes Panama-Pacific International Exposition guide books, brochures about the Chester Beach Memorial Studio in Brewster, New York, and catalogs for solo and group exhibitions.

Photographs and glass plate negatives of artwork are mainly of Chester Beach's sculpture and include views of work in progress. Also found are photographs of drawings and sculpture from his student years in California and Paris. Pictures of work by other artists are portraits of Chester Beach painted by G. Laurance Nelson and by his daughter, Natalie Beach McLaury. Among the photographs of Chester Beach are several by Gertrude Kasebier, circa 1910. Other pictures show Beach in his studio, Beach with family and friends, and a "Dinner tendered to Edmund W. Greacen by Samuel T. Shaw, Salmagundi Club, March 2, 1922." Places documented are Beach's boyhood home in San Francisco, the interiors of his studios, and Brookgreen Gardens. Miscellaneous subjects are nude models.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1910-1947 (4 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Project Files, 1846-1999 (1.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, 11, OV 12-13)

Series 3: Business Records, circa 1900-1958 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 2-3)

Series 4: Writings, 1913-1935 (2 folders; Box 3)

Series 5: Correspondence, 1875, 1933-1996 (0.5 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 6: Christmas Cards, 1909-1961 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 3-4)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1900-1955 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 4, 11)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1903-1972 (0.3 linear feet; Box 10)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1910-1997 (0.4 linear feet; Box 4)

Series 10: Photographs, circa 1885-circa 1960s (3.1 linear feet; Boxes 4-9, 11, 14)
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor Chester Beach (1881-1956) was known for portrait busts, allegorical and mythological figures, coins and medallic art in the Beaux-Arts tradition. He lived and worked in New York City and Brewster, New York.

Chester Beach, son of Chilion Beach and Elizabeth Ferris Beach, was born in San Francisco on May 23, 1881. Beach initially studied at the California School of Mechanical Arts in 1899. He remained in San Francisco and between 1900 and 1902 continued his art training at the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art while working as a jewelry designer. To further his career and exposure to artistic trends, Beach moved to New York City in 1903. The following year, he went to Paris, enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and also studied with Raoul Verlet at the Académie Julian.

Upon his return to New York in 1907, Beach established a studio on Tenth Street. He won the National Academy of Design's Barnett Prize for sculpture in 1907 and the Academy elected him an Associate Artist the following year. His increased stature resulted in numerous portrait commissions and eventually led to commissions for monuments and architectural sculpture. In 1910, Chester Beach married Eleanor Hollis Murdock, a painter he met when both were art students in Paris. The couple spent the next two years in Rome; for several years after returning, Beach continued to spend time in Italy and maintained a studio in Rome.

Solo exhibitions of Beach's work were presented at Macbeth Gallery (1912), Pratt Institute (1913), Cincinnati Art Museum (1916), John Herron Art Institute (1916), and Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester (1917). In addition to frequent participation in annual exhibitions at the National Academy of Design and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Beach was represented in the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915), and in group shows at venues including: Art Institute of Chicago, Boston Art Club, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, and National Arts Club.

The gold medal presented by Académie Julian (1905), Beach's first award, was followed by many other prizes, among them: American Numismatic Society prize for a medal commemorating the Peace of Versailles (1919) and its Saltus Medal for distinguished medallic art (1946); Architectural League of New York gold medal (1924); National Academy of Design Barnett Prize (1907) and Watrous gold medal (1926); National Arts Club medal and prizes (1923, 1926, 1932); and the Panama-Pacific International Exposition silver medal (1915).

Beach was an Academician of the National Academy of Design, a member of the American Numismatic Society, Architectural League of New York, National Arts Club, National Institute of Arts and Letters, and the National Sculpture Society (President, 1927-1928).

For more than 40 years, Beach lived and worked at 207 East 17th Street. The brownstone, purchased in 1913, was large enough for the family's home, his studio, and additional studios that were rented to other artists. Through barter, Beach acquired land in Brewster, New York, and in 1917 hired Italian stonemasons to build a studio. Later, they erected a summer house for the family. Many old stone walls on the site provided material for both buildings and Beach named the property Oldwalls.

After a long illness, Chester Beach died at Oldwalls on August 6, 1956. The funeral service was held at his Brewster, New York, studio and he is buried in Cold Spring Cemetery, Cold Spring, New York.
Separated Materials:
Also in the Archives of American Art is microfilm of papers lent for microfilming (reels N727-N729 and N68-11) including passports, genealogical materials, photograph albums, travel sketches, travel diaries of Mrs. Beach, and business and family correspondence. While the obituary letters on reel N68-11 are referenced in a scrapbook in Series 8, all other loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Chester Beach's daughter, Eleanor Beach Fitchen, lent materials for microfilming in 1967 and 1967. Subsequent papers were donated in 2009 by the estate of Eleanor Beach Fitchen, through her grandson and executor, John Fitchen.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.
Rights:
The Chester Beach 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:
Sculptors, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Eclecticism in architecture  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculpture -- Technique  Search this
Sculpture -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Sculpture -- Economic aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Christmas cards
Drawings
Photographs
Prints
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Chester Beach papers, 1846-1999, bulk circa 1900-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.beacches
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Chester Beach papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-beacches
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W.A. Fishbaugh Panama Canal Photograph Album

Creator:
Hunt, Mary Alice Minear  Search this
Hunt, George Laird  Search this
Fishbaugh, William Arthur  Search this
Minear, A. Bruce  Search this
Source:
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Former owner:
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Photograph albums
Place:
Panama Canal (Panama)
Panama -- 1900-1910
Date:
1905-1908.
Summary:
Photograph album of commercially-produced photographs of Panama Canal construction.
Scope and Contents note:
This collection consists of a photograph album of 100 commercially produced views of Panama Canal construction. Also included are some views of life in the Canal Zone, including hospitals, villages, street scenes, jungles, cemeteries, animal life, and bullfights. The album was assembled by A. Bruce Minear, who was sent to Panama by President Theodore Roosevelt to develop the YMCA for the men working on the canal. Most photographs are captioned.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in one series.

Series 1, Photograph Album, 1905-1907
Historical:
On November 18, 1903, the United States and Panama negotiated the Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty, which granted the U.S. permission to construct a canal that would join the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Construction for the Panama Canal began on May 4, 1904. The large workforce (at its highest population in 1913 it numbered 44,733 men, not including those sick, on leave, or otherwise absent) had a great impact on Panama. As there were not enough amenities to accommodate them when they arrived, they built entire communities, paved streets, improved communication systems, and installed water and sewage systems. Likewise, the railroad was improved for more efficient transportation of supplies, labor, food, and equipment. Much to the credit of Chief Sanitary Officer Dr. William Crawford Gorgas, yellow fever was completely eradicated on the Isthmus and malaria cases greatly reduced. Native villages and towns along the planned construction route were required to relocate.

The first self-propelled, ocean-bound vessel traveled on the canal on January 7, 1914, and the canal was formally opened in August of that year. The Panama Canal construction project was the most expensive construction project in U.S. history to that date, costing $375,000,000.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

W. P. Stine Panama Canal Papers (NMAH.AC.1039)

John Frances Little Panama Canal Scrapbook Photograph Albums (NMAH.AC.0708)

Katherine Kingsford Panama Canal Photograph Album (NMAH.AC.1040)

A.R. Van Tassell Photograph Albums (NMAH.AC.1015)
Provenance:
This collection was donated to the National Museum of American History's Division of the History of Science and Technology, Engineering and Industry Collections by Mary Alice Minear Hunt and George Laird Hunt, 1987.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment. 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:
Villages -- Panama  Search this
Streets -- Panama  Search this
Hospitals -- Panama  Search this
Jungles -- Panama  Search this
Animals -- Panama  Search this
Bullfights  Search this
Canals -- Panama  Search this
Cemeteries -- Panama  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910
Photograph albums -- 20th century
Citation:
W.A. Fishbaugh Panama Canal Photograph Album, 1905-1908, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1021
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1021
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Cordyline fruticosa (L.) A. Chev.

Biogeographical Region:
80 - Central America  Search this
Collector:
Paul C. Standley  Search this
Place:
Mount Hope Cemetery, Canal Zone., Colón / Panamá, Panama, Central America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
28 Dec 1923
Common name:
Au Ti
Auti ma
Auti ma'oi
Imuf
Oti
Pasan
Porbar
Sbe
Sis
Ti
Ti, Sis
Tikua
Tin
dihng pwetepwet
dihng weitahta
reach
ti
tinechol
tinipor
tiplant
yurye
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Liliales Liliaceae
Published Name:
Cordyline fruticosa (L.) A. Chev.
Barcode:
03960962
USNM Number:
1154242
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/39e4ace18-9ba7-4b7e-b220-1d0662db5580
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15734168

Dracaena hyacinthoides (L.) Mabb.

Biogeographical Region:
80 - Central America  Search this
Collector:
Paul C. Standley  Search this
Place:
Mount Hope Cemetery, Canal Zone., Colón / Panamá, Panama, Central America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
28 Dec 1923
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Liliales Liliaceae
Published Name:
Dracaena hyacinthoides (L.) Mabb.
Barcode:
03966158
USNM Number:
1154234
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ab2d7875-dcac-449e-b55c-28713ae9c0df
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15727547

Muntingia calabura L.

Biogeographical Region:
62 - Northwestern Pacific  Search this
Collector:
A. Rinehart  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Roadside near small cemetery.  Search this
Place:
Peliliu, Palau, Pacific Islands
Collection Date:
14 Jan 1988
Common name:
Bersilana
Bois dorme
Buah cheri
Budo
Cacamigua
Cacanica
Capolin
Capulin
Capulin incolarum
Capulin; capulin de comer
Capulín
Capulín comestible
Capulína
Cerezo
Chapulín incolarum
Cherry
Chicható
Chitato
Curumizeiro
Curumím
Guasima baba
Guinda Yumanasa
Mahaguillo
Mahagüilla
Majagua
Majaguito, Acuruco, Chirriador, Chitato [sic]
Manganita
Mansanita
Menizo
Niguilla
Niguito
Niguo, Nigua (Lara)
Nihuito
Nícúa
Panama Cherry
Panama cherry
Pasito
Sugar
Tomatillo; Little Tomato
Uvilla
Yumanása
cerise
illegible
pelang
yaga bizi lanna'
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Malvales Muntingiaceae
Published Name:
Muntingia calabura L.
Barcode:
01161195
USNM Number:
3408406
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/31910a0be-5e2e-4d09-9881-26029b79f18f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11449279

Burial of a Native--Panama

Artist:
Eadweard Muybridge, born Kingston-upon-Thames, England 1830-died Kingston-upon-Thames, England 1904  Search this
Medium:
albumen silver print
Dimensions:
image: 5 3/8 x 9 3/8 in. (13.7 x 23.8 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1875, published 1877
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Landscape\cemetery  Search this
Ceremony\funeral  Search this
Cityscape\Panama  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mitchell and Nancy Steir
Object number:
2004.29.1
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk745727d9a-d4c2-433d-983a-7b3c6af8ae68
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2004.29.1

The Crisis Vol. 14 No. 5

Published by:
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
Edited by:
W.E.B. Du Bois, American, 1868 - 1963  Search this
Illustrated by:
Frank Walts, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
9 3/4 x 6 3/4 x 1/8 in. (24.8 x 17.1 x 0.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
September 1917
Topic:
African American  Search this
Literature  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Politics (Practical)  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bobbie Ross in memory of Elizabeth Dillard
Object number:
2012.84.11
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
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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/fd53b79506f-fa9f-43e5-88e8-c9672e189dd6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.84.11
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Lindernia diffusa (L.) Wettst.

Biogeographical Region:
80 - Central America  Search this
Collector:
Paul C. Standley  Search this
Place:
Moist thicket. Mount Hope Cemetery, Canal Zone., Colón / Panamá, Panama, Central America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
28 Dec 1923
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Scrophulariales Scrophulariaceae
Published Name:
Lindernia diffusa (L.) Wettst.
Barcode:
03904018
USNM Number:
1218318
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3927ca75c-6964-44f0-b962-f682b402b1b9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15682720

Torenia fournieri Linden ex E. Fourn.

Biogeographical Region:
80 - Central America  Search this
Collector:
Paul C. Standley  Search this
Place:
Mount Hope Cemetery, Canal Zone., Colón / Panamá, Panama, Central America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
28 Dec 1923
Common name:
bluewings
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Scrophulariales Scrophulariaceae (linderniaceae)
Published Name:
Torenia fournieri Linden ex E. Fourn.
Barcode:
03903208
USNM Number:
1218345
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3e455374d-818a-4eaa-9601-dddedb04e4ac
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15609028

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