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Collection Photographer:
Schiedt, Duncan P., 1921-2014  Search this
Archival materials
1901-1950, undated
Scope and Contents:
Consists of a group of six volumes acquired either by gift or purchase by Duncan Schiedt. Most of the volumes are dated and are in relatively good condition. It is unknown who created the scrapbooks. The volumes were maintained by Schiedt as a group and are arranged in chronological order with dated materials first and then undated volumes at the end.

Scrapbook number one dates from 1901-1908 and contains theater programs, travelogues and other types of ephemera relating to subjects such as circuses including the Carl Hagenbeck Circus and Show Company and Ringling Brothers. Of particular interest is information relating to the Iroquois Theatre fire in Chicago, Illinois on December 30, 1903. Of 1,602 patrons, at least 602 were reported dead as a result of the fire. It has been suggested that the high casualty rate was due to a lack of stairways and exits for each balcony. The improper use of the fire curtain and the failure of doors to open also contributed to the deadly event. There is a program for The Earl of Pawtucket at Powers' New Theatre. Other subjects include information relating to Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Chicago, Milwaukee, Steamships and Christopher Columbus. In addition there is some information relating to the 1906 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Scrapbook number two dates from 1908-1912 and consists primarily of theatre and concert programs. There are also a few Burton Holmes Travelogues. Burton Holmes combined his photography and film with stories of his travels to create what he referred to as these travelogues. Through the travelogues audiences experienced places some would never have the chance to actually visit. In addition there is a New York Hippodrome souvenir book for the 1911-1912 season.

Scrapbook number three dates from 1910s-1920 and includes advertisements and theatre programs from Washington, DC, New York and Illinois including the George M. Cohavis Grand Opera House, Garrick Theatre, Ziegfeld Follies and the Metropolitan Opera House. There is a copy of Victory Travelogues by Burton Holmes (1918), Newman Traveltalks (1919) and a copy of E. E. Meredith's Show Book (1916).

Scrapbook number four dates from 1920-1946 and consists primarily of theatre and film programs from New Jersey, New York, Washington, D C, Illinois, Ohio and Wisconsin. There is also information relating to the Yale-Princeton football game, Newman Travel talks, Burton Holmes' Travel Talks, Ruth Saint Denis and Ted Shawn (1927), The Great Ziegfeld (1936), Thanksgiving service in Minneapolis (1937) and Saint Paul's Church located in Milwaukee.

Scrapbook number five dates from 1920s-1930s and contains programs, photographs, promotional and publicity materials primarily documenting the activities of Harry A. Yerkes. Yerkes was a marimba player, inventor, and recording manager who assembled recording sessions in the early years of jazz. He was associated with the musical group the Happy Six and there is information about them found among these materials. In addition, there is a small amount of material relating to the musical group Bobbie Grice and the Fourteen Bricktops and a Varsity Records listing.

Scrapbook number six dates from the 1930s-1950s and includes photographs, programs and promotional items from Massachusetts, Maryland, Illinois, Wisconsin, Camp Rucker, Alabama and Arkansas relating primarily to jazz. There is also information on the musical group the Crimson Stompers and drummer Walt Gifford.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Duncan Schiedt Jazz Collection, 1900-2012, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
NMAH.AC.1323, Series 4
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Houston, Texas Photo Album

Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
0.1 Cubic feet (1 box, 345 items)
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Houston (Texas) -- 1910-1920
New Orleans (La.)
City Park, New Orleans (La.) -- 1910-1920
Florida -- 1910-1920
French Quarter (New Orleans, La.) -- 1910-1920
Scope and Contents:
Some of the 345 silver gelatin photoprints, mounted on gray paper pages in this album, apparently were taken in Houston, as the title page indicates. However, many others were taken in New Orleans, and possibly other areas in the Gulf States. The New Orleans pictures depict City Park, St. Louis Cathedral, the Cabildo, above ground cemeteries, the French Quarter, the French Market, the Hotel Royal (the old St. Louis Hotel), etc. Other subjects include informal portraits of men, two of which are identified and dated 1911; people fishing; horse drawn carriages, streetcars and automobiles in urban areas; women typing in an office; army barracks and tents, soldiers, and sailors; people in front of a Barnum & Bailey circus poster, a clown, and other circus scenes; houses; etc. Most of the pictures, of varying sizes, seem to be amateur work, but others are more advanced or possibly professional in style and quality.
Album of photographs. Unarranged: original order of pages uncertain.
Nothing is known about this unbound album of photographs. The content of the photographs themselves and the title page provide the only documentation. The album was found incomplete and unbound, and the original cover has been discarded because it was in poor condition and was contaminating the album pages and photographs. The "Queen" style album was manufactured by Tatum (?), patented July 13, 1909(?).
The album, found in the Museum vault, presumably was part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, or might have been acquired later in the late 1960s to early 1980s, by Dr. John Hoffman when he was curator of the collection.
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.
Outdoor recreation -- 1910-1920  Search this
Recreation, outdoor -- 1910-1920  Search this
Seamen -- 1910-1920  Search this
Soldiers -- 1910-1920  Search this
St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans (La.) -- 1910-1920  Search this
Circuses (performances)  Search this
Circus -- 1910-1920  Search this
Cemeteries -- Louisiana -- New Orleans  Search this
Cabildo, The, New Orleans (La.) -- 1910-1920  Search this
Battleship -- 1910-1920  Search this
Automobiles -- 1910-1920 -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Hotel Royal (old St. Louis Hotel), New Orleans (La.) -- 1910-1920  Search this
Fishing -- ca. 1910-1920  Search this
French Market, New Orleans (La.) -- 1910-1920  Search this
Horses -- 1910-1920  Search this
Typists -- 1910-1920  Search this
Streets -- Texas  Search this
Streets -- 1910-1920  Search this
Travel -- 1910-1920  Search this
Photographs -- 1910-1920
Houston, Texas Photo Album, 1911, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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[Don Carlos' Circus] by Helen Blumenschein [?]

Collection Creator:
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard, 1874-1960  Search this
Box 2, Folder 12
Archival materials
circa 1910s-1920s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ernest Blumenschein papers, 1873-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ernest Blumenschein papers
Ernest Blumenschein papers / Series 4: Writings / Writings by Others
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Archives of American Art

The aeroplane rag and two-step by Jack Glogau

Glogau, Jack 1886-1953  Search this
Nuyttens, Josef Pierre 1885-1960  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
3 pages of music 36 cm
Songs and music
Dance music
Ragtime music
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
United States
Airplanes  Search this
Dance music  Search this
Piano music (Ragtime)  Search this
Popular instrumental music  Search this
Couples  Search this
Men  Search this
Monoplanes  Search this
Night  Search this
Women  Search this
American  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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