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Interior of the Liberal Arts Building, From the top of Elevator, World's Columbian Exposition [black-and-white photoprint, stereograph]

Publisher:
B.W. Kilburn Company  Search this
Collector:
Zim, Larry (Larry Zimmerman), 1931-1987  Search this
Names:
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Museum.  Search this
Zim, Larry (Larry Zimmerman), 1931-1987  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3.6" x 7".)
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Place:
Chicago Ill. -- 1890-1900
Date:
1894
Scope and Contents:
Image includes exhibits and a large American flag hanging from the ceiling.
Local Numbers:
AC0519-0000112.tif (AC Scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
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:
Interior architecture -- World's fairs  Search this
Buildings -- World's fairs  Search this
Flags -- United States  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Stereographs -- 1890-1910
Collection Citation:
Larry Zim World's Fair Collection, 1841-1988, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Larry Zim World's Fair Collection
Larry Zim World's Fair Collection / Series 1: World 's Fairs Materials / Chicago Columbian, stereographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0519-ref983

Looking, Moving, Heavenward, World's Columbian Expoisiton Ferris Wheel [black-and-white photoprint; stereograph]

Publisher:
B.W. Kilburn Company  Search this
Collector:
Zim, Larry (Larry Zimmerman), 1931-1987  Search this
Donor:
Zim, Larry (Larry Zimmerman), 1931-1987  Search this
Names:
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Museum.  Search this
Zim, Larry (Larry Zimmerman), 1931-1987  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3.6" x 7".)
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Place:
Chicago Ill. -- 1890-1900
Date:
1894
Scope and Contents:
Stereograph of the first Ferris Wheel, which made its debut at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
Local Numbers:
AC0519-0000113.tif (AC Scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
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:
Amusements  Search this
Exhibitions -- 1890-1900  Search this
Ferris wheels  Search this
Rides  Search this
World's fairs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Stereographs -- 1890-1910
Collection Citation:
Larry Zim World's Fair Collection, 1841-1988, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Larry Zim World's Fair Collection
Larry Zim World's Fair Collection / Series 1: World 's Fairs Materials / Chicago Columbian, stereographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0519-ref984

A Darky's Prayer, Florida [color photomechanical postcard]

Collector:
Hoffman, David  Search this
Boaz, Joyce  Search this
Hoffman, Iris  Search this
Donor:
Hoffman, David  Search this
Boaz, Joyce  Search this
Hoffman, Iris  Search this
Creator:
Curt Teich & Co. (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hoffman, David  Search this
Boaz, Joyce  Search this
Hoffman, Iris  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 5.5" x 3.6")
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Poems
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Florida -- 1890-1900
Date:
Circa 1898
Scope and Contents:
African American man praying, with alligators behind him. With short poem in dialect. Copyright Curt Teich & Co., Inc.
Arrangement:
In Box 1, Folder Art Colortone
Local Numbers:
AC0281-0000023 (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:
Ethnic wit and humor -- 1890-1920  Search this
Ethnic imagery  Search this
Alligators  Search this
prayer  Search this
Genre/Form:
Poems
Postcards
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
Hoffman/Boaz Postcard Collection, 1898-1920, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, box X, folder XX, digital image file XXXXXXX.
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Hoffman/Boaz Postcard Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0281-ref536
Online Media:

Plooma M. Boyd Diary of the 1893 Columbian Exposition

Creator:
Boyd, Plooma M.  Search this
Hilburn, Cyrus Lanyard  Search this
Mayer, Jane Tusch, Mrs.  Search this
Names:
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Typescripts
Date:
1893.
Scope and Contents note:
Typescript diary of a young woman's visit to the 1893 World's Fair (World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago). 51 pages.
Arrangement:
1 series (1 item).
Biographical/Historical note:
The author addressed and dedicated the diary to her aunt.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Jane Tusch Mayer, 1998, June 30.
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:
Exhibitions -- 1890-1900  Search this
Fairs -- 1890-1900 -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 1890-1900
Typescripts
Citation:
Plooma M. Boyd Diary of the 1893 Columbian Exposition, 1893, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Jane Tusch Mayer.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0655
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0655

Chicago World's Fair, 1893. / Court of Honor [black-and-white photoprint]

Collector:
Swezey, Kenneth M., 1905-1972 ((journalist))  Search this
Names:
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Swezey, Kenneth M., 1905-1972 ((journalist))  Search this
Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896  Search this
Tesla, Nikola, 1857-1943  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 8" x 10".)
Container:
Box 19, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Chicago Ill. -- 1890-1900
Date:
1893
Scope and Contents:
Night view of the electric lights in the Court of Honor. Photographer unidentified.
Local Numbers:
AC0047-0000009.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
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:
Electric lighting  Search this
Electricity -- 1880-1950  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Collection Citation:
Kenneth M. Swezey Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Kenneth M. Swezey Papers
Kenneth M. Swezey Papers / Series 2: Tesla Photographs / Court of Honor Chicago World's Fair, Lighthouse
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0047-ref746

Paul R. Strain Columbian Exposition Diary

Author:
Strain, Paul R., 1879-1954  Search this
Names:
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Strain, Thomas H.  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Place:
Chicago (Ill.)
Date:
1893.
Scope and Contents:
A diary kept by Paul R. Strain during his visit to the Exposition, October 1893. It describes various buildings he toured and the exhibits that caught his attention, and records his personal impressions of the Exposition. The diary takes the form of hand-written notes.
Biographical / Historical:
Paul R. Strain of Colliers, West Virginia, attended the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, October 1893, with his father, Thomas H. Strain, who received the Blue Ribbon for Spanish Merino Wool at the Exposition. Paul Strain was fourteen at the time and this was his first long-distance trip.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Paula M. Strain, 1989, April 14.
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:
Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 1890-1900
Citation:
Paul R. Strain Columbian Exposition Diary, 1893, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0330
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0330

Frances Benjamin Johnston and Thomas W. Smillie Glass Plate Negatives

Printer:
MacCormack, Forrest (intern)  Search this
Talman, Hugh (photographer)  Search this
Photographer:
Smillie, T. W. (Thomas William), 1843-1917  Search this
Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952  Search this
Collector:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Names:
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) -- Photographs  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Contact prints
Place:
White House (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.) -- 1890-1900
Chicago Ill. -- 1890-1900
Date:
1993 - 1993
circa 1888-1899, 1906
Summary:
Twenty glass plate negatives and reference copy prints of the images taken between the late 1880s and the early 1900s by Frances Benjamin Johnston and Thomas W. Smillie. The images depict the skyline of Washington D.C., views from the 1893 World's Fair: Columbian Exposition, blueprints for the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, and an unidentified orchestra.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of twenty glass plate negatives and associated reference copy prints depicting scenes from the 1893 World's Fair: Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois as well as images of the Washington D.C. skyline dating from between 1888 and 1899. The glass plate negatives range in size from 17" x 20" to 20" x 24" while the silver gelatin, resin-coated paper prints are all 20" x 24". All the images are black and white.

Series 1, Glass Plate Negatives, 1893, 1906, circa 1888-1899, is arranged by a numbering system, possibly assigned by the Smithsonian Office of Printing and Photographic Services (OPPS). The numbers were etched or written on the negatives, for example 3107. The series begins with the numbered images from Washington DC (#3101-#3107), followed by images without identifying numbers. The numbered images from the 1893 Columbian Exposition (non-inclusive #11302-11359) come next, followed by the images without identifying numbers.

The images of Washington D.C., when arranged in the following sequence, form a panorama of the Washington D.C. city: #3103, #3107, #3104, #3101, #3106, #3105, #3102. The images were taken from the tower of the Smithsonian Castle facing north, beginning with a view of the United States Capitol Building in the east (#3102) and ending with a view of the incomplete Washington Monument in the west (#3103). An unnumbered image of the United States Capitol taken after 1899 from the tower of the Old Post Office and Clock Tower looking down Pennsylvania Avenue is included. Two unnumbered blueprints dated July 19, 1906 show the second and third floor layouts of the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building.

The images of the 1893 World's Fair: Columbian Exposition show various buildings built for the event as well as a replica of the Battleship Illinois which was constructed to illustrate advances in naval technology. Exterior views of the Administration Building, Government Building, Palace of Fine Arts, Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building as well as an interior view of the World's Fair Post Office in the Government Building are found among the negatives. A number of the images appear to have been taken from atop some of the buildings looking down.

One unnumbered and unidentified picture of a musical orchestra sitting on stage is included at the end of the series.

Series 2, Copy prints, 1993, include duplicate or, in some instances triplicate, photographic copy prints of the images from the glass plate negatives. In the case of #11311 and #11359, no copy prints exist. The silver gelatin prints on resin-coated paper were created in the fall of 1993.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in two series.

Series 1: Glass Plate Negatives, 1893, 1906, circa 1888-1899

Series 2: Copy prints (reference copies), 1993
Biographical / Historical:
While the origin and provenance of some of the glass plate negatives is uncertain, it is likely that the images were created by Smithsonian photographer and curator Thomas W. Smillie and by Frances Benjamin Johnston, a prominent female photographer who was a protege of Smillie's.

Thomas W. Smillie was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1843 and emigrated to the United States when he was five years old. He attended Georgetown University, where he studied medicine and chemistry. Shortly thereafter he became a photographer for the Smithsonian and remained with the institution until his death in 1917. In 1896 he was named "custodian" of photography for the Institution, in essence becoming its first photography curator. He staged photographic exhibits and actively collected both images and equipment related to photography.

Frances Benjamin Johnston was an early pioneer for women in the field of photography and photojournalism. Born in 1864 in Grafton, West Virginia, Johnston studied art in Maryland and later at the Académie Julien in Paris. Her high-profile family connection with the Eastman family as well as her insatiable appetite for knowledge about photographic processes quickly propelled her to a formidable professional career. Her work appeared in publications such as The Ladies' Home Journal, Harper's Weekly, and Cosmopolitan, among others. As an apprentice to Thomas W. Smillie, Johnston was engaged to photograph the 1893 World's Fair: Columbian Exposition in Chicago. She made Washington D.C. her home and had the opportunity to photograph a large number of high profile individuals and government officials, including five United States presidents. Her photography often documented mundane and commonplace aspects of life rather than spectacular or prominent ones. Later in her career she focused her photography on colonial architecture, with images of houses, barns, and other buildings that intentionally showed everyday life in the United States South rather than high profile structures which had already been well-documented. She moved to New Orleans in 1940 and died in 1952.
Related Materials:
Materials at the Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Records, circa 1883-1984 (SIA RU000529)

Field Research Photographs, circa 1909-1924 (SIA Acc. 02-086)

Personnel Records, 1892-1952 (SIA Acc. 05-123)

Collected Registers, 1908-1912 and undated (SIA Acc. 06-138)

National Anthropological Archives

Glass Negatives of Indians (Collected by Bureau of American Ethnology)
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Reference photograph copies should be used where possible. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special care is required when handling the glass plate negatives both because of their large size and because some of the negatives are broken.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- 1890-1900
Contact prints -- 1950-2000
Citation:
Frances Benjamin Johnston and Thomas W. Smillie Glass Plate Negatives, 1888-1906, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0416
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Frances Benjamin Johnston and Thomas W. Smillie Glass Plate Negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0416

Chicago's sweet candy history / Leslie Goddard

Author:
Goddard, Leslie  Search this
Physical description:
127 pages : chiefly illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 24 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
History
Place:
Illinois
Chicago
Chicago (Ill.)
Date:
2012
©2012
Topic:
Candy industry--History  Search this
Candy industry  Search this
Confectioners--History  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1055290

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