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Army of the James Medal

Title:
Butler medal
Created by:
United States Mint, American, founded 1792  Search this
Commissioned by:
Gen. Benjamin Franklin Butler, American, 1818 - 1893  Search this
Designed by:
Anthony C. Paquet, German, 1814 - 1882  Search this
Medium:
silver and silk (textile)
Dimensions:
H x W: 5 1/2 x 1 5/8 in. (14 x 4.1 cm)
Type:
medallions (medals)
Date:
1864
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Family of Irving and Estelle Liss
Object number:
2012.37ab
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Exhibition:
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5238bddde-5eed-4ee4-b1e8-b5d79cb712d0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.37ab
Online Media:

William D. Stone General Store Ledger Book and Papers

Creator:
Stone, William Dickinson, 1836-1908  Search this
Donor:
Perdue, Crispin  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Financial records
Ledgers (account books)
Place:
Novelty (Va.)
Virginia -- 19th century
Date:
1865-2003
bulk 1865-1885
Summary:
A general store ledger and business papers from the William D. Stone General Store located in Franklin County, Virginia and a Stone and Parker family history.
Scope and Contents:
The William D. Stone General Store Ledger and Papers consists of a ledger book from a general store in Franklin County, Virginia, containing account information about products purchased, by whom, and the prices paid for a two year period, 1865-1867. The ledger is comparable to other general store ledgers of the time in what it documents and records. There is one folder of assorted business papers containing legal papers, correspondence, promissory notes, and lists. There is also a folder containing a Stone and Parker family history written in 2003. The bulk of the materials covers the time period, 1865-1885.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized in one series.

Series 1: General Store Ledger and Papers, 1865-2003, undated
Biographical / Historical:
William Dickinson Stone (1836-1908) was the son of Edmond and Nancy Stone. He was born in Pittsylvania County, Viriginia. He joined the Confederate Army at Chatham, Pittsylvania County in May 1861. He served in Company F, 6th Virginia Cavalry for the duration of the war. He reportedly returned home from the war to find his land confiscated. He and his brother opened a country store at Novelty, Franklin County, Virginia, which he operated from 1865 until he married Mary Rosabelle Parker in 1867. He purchased a farm in Franklin County. They raised a family and left many descendants. Stone died in October 1908 and was buried in the Stone family cemetery, at Rocky Mount, Franklin County, Virginia.

What is commonly known as the general store grew out of farm store, or plantation store, culture. This was a store where landowners could sell goods and food stuffs produced on their own land while also speculating and selling goods imported from elsewhere. This later grew into the general store being independent of a particular farm and standing on its own as a mercantile establishment solely dependent on its own success as a store for survival. During the 19th century general stores were a common feature of many towns and rural by-ways. The stores carred general merchandise, a variety of goods and staples needed by the surrounding community. These general stores may also have functioned as post offices, trading centers, and local banks. Items often were bartered when ready cash was not available. General stores were not unique to any one region of the United States and while they may have been called by a different name in different parts of the country, they were a staple of the rural agarian lifestyle of the United States well into the early 20th century.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, by Crispin Perdue in 2015.
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:
Merchants -- 1860-1870  Search this
General stores -- 1860-1870  Search this
Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Commerce -- 1860-1870  Search this
Storekeepers -- 1860-1870  Search this
Genre/Form:
Financial records -- 1860-1870
Ledgers (account books) -- 1860-1870
Citation:
William D. Stone General Store Ledger Book, 1865-1867, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1358
See more items in:
William D. Stone General Store Ledger Book and Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep897dc5742-650f-4854-90de-6c14683a2259
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1358
Online Media:

BMI Archives Confederate Sheet Music Collection

Collector:
Broadcast Music, Inc.  Search this
Attributed name:
Cramer, Edward M.  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Broadsides
Sheet music
Place:
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Date:
1860-1868
Summary:
This collection contains sheet music themed in support of the Confederacy. Many pieces were printed within the Confederate States of America during the Civil War (1861-1865). It also contains one Confederate bond and early twentieth century facsimiles of Confederate broadsides from the Chicago Historical Society.
Scope and Contents:
Originally titled the Edward M. Cramer Confederate Sheet Music Collection in honor of Cramer, president of the music rights organization BMI from 1968-1987, this collection contains sheet music produced within the Confederate States of America, before and after the Civil War.

Series 1, Sheet Music, 1860-1868, undated, contains single sheet songs arranged alphabetically by title as well as compilations. The compilations are filed alphabetically under the song title most identified with the Confederacy. For instance, the reel "Molly Gardner" is in a collection of reels entitled Jerdon's Reels but found under the title "Molly Gardner".

Series 2, Ephemera, 1863, undated, contains one Confederate States bond and twentieth century facsimiles from the Chicago Historical Society of a variety of Confederate broadsides.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1, Sheet Music, 1860-1868, undated

Series 2, Ephemera, 1863, undated
Biographical / Historical:
During the American Civil War (1861-1865), the South used music as propaganda and inspiration to both the Confederate forces and the civilian population. After the war the music conjured up memories of the "Lost Cause" and those unfortunate soldiers who did not return home. Subject matter for songs was wide-ranging and drew from both domestic and military themes. Even though cut off from the music publishing houses of the northern states, the South was very active in publishing music within the boundaries of the Confederacy. Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee were reported to be the most active publishing centers, with the cities of Augusta, Georgia; Columbia, South Carolina; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Mobile, Alabama also publishing sheet music. Much of this music was published on inferior grades of paper, and even though the cover engraving tended to be excellent at the beginning of the war, by war's end the covers were fairly plain and devoid of color or elaborate decoration.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, 1790-1980s (AC0300)
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Broadcast Music, Incorporated (BMI), 2011.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research use.
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:
War Between the States, 1861-1865  Search this
Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Communications  Search this
Genre/Form:
Broadsides
Sheet music -- 19th century
Citation:
BMI Archives Confederate Sheet Music Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1258
See more items in:
BMI Archives Confederate Sheet Music Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep87e23fa00-5fda-4c92-ab46-d2049795fdfb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1258
Online Media:

P. H. Sheridan U.S.A.

Associated Name:
Barmore, Charles  Search this
Maker:
Barmore, Charles  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 54 cm x 43.4 cm; 21 1/4 in x 17 3/32 in
Object Name:
print
etching
Object Type:
Etching
Place made:
United States
United Kingdom
United States: New York, New York
Date made:
1895
1895
Subject:
Civil War  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Ingrid R. Rose in memory of Milton R. Rose
ID Number:
2016.0385.03
Catalog number:
2016.0385.03
Accession number:
2016.0385
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Military
Communications
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-5dab-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1896058

Carte-de-visite portrait of Rev. Henry Highland Garnet

Photograph by:
George G. Rockwood, American, 1832 - 1911  Search this
Subject of:
Henry Garnet, American, 1815 - 1882  Search this
Medium:
albumen on nitrocellulose wove paper and cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W (card): 4 3/16 × 2 9/16 in. (10.7 × 6.5 cm)
H x W (image): 3 3/4 × 2 5/16 in. (9.6 × 5.9 cm)
Type:
cartes-de-visite
albumen prints
portraits
Place captured:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1860s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Men  Search this
Photography  Search this
Presbyterian  Search this
Religion  Search this
Slavery  Search this
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2020.26.13
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Movement:
Anti-slavery movements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54581562a-2dc8-4e6d-a2d0-6d9a11de3219
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2020.26.13
Online Media:

The Believer’s Pocket Companion

Written by:
William Mason, British, 1719 - 1791  Search this
Published by:
American Baptist Publication Society, American, founded 1824  Search this
Owned by:
Marquis Peterson, American, 1832 - 1896  Search this
Frankie Davis, American  Search this
Signed by:
David E. Davis, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D (2017.78.3a (closed)): 6 × 4 × 5/8 in. (15.2 × 10.2 × 1.6 cm)
H x W (2017.78.3b): 1 15/16 × 3 9/16 in. (5 × 9 cm)
Type:
cards
hardcover books
Place printed:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1853
Topic:
African American  Search this
Baptist  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Military  Search this
Religion  Search this
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
United States Colored Troops  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2017.78.3.1-.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd516564652-a4c8-423d-bd6f-4ab54ac036cc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.78.3.1-.2

Twelfth Baptist Church of Boston

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Vance, Jim  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Twelfth Baptist Church (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Burns, Anthony, 1834-1862  Search this
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895  Search this
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879  Search this
Grimes, Leonard A., 1815-1873  Search this
Minkins, Shadrach  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound recordings (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Narration
Place:
Boston (Mass.)
United States
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Date:
circa 1987
Scope and Contents:
Narrator Jim Vance presents a very short history of the Twelfth Baptist Church of Boston and the life of Reverend Leonard Grimes. The church's and reverend's work with the Underground Railroad and antislavery movement, and after the passing of Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 are highlighted. The arrests of Shadrach and Anthony Burns are also addressed. Members of the Twelfth Baptist Church wanted the right to bear arms as part of the Union Forces during the Civil War; William L. Garrison and Frederick Douglass argued for this right.
Narration only. Might be part of Climbing Jacob's Ladder Audiovisual Records. Production elements: AV003356 and AV003428 [narration]. AV003356: begins at 000115 [first minute of recording related to The Times of Richard Allen]. Undated.
Biographical / Historical:
Twelfth Baptist Church of Boston might be related to the Climbing Jacob's Ladder: The Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American Cities, 1740 - 1877 exhibition which explored the growth and central role of African American churches during the 18th- and 19th-centuries in the eastern United States: Boston, Savannah, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, and Richmond. The exhibition was organized by the Anacostia Museum and held there from October 1987 to October 1988.;Twelfth Baptist Church of Boston was formed by a small group of dissentients who split from the First African Baptist Church in 1848. It served as an anti-slavery meetinghouse, and provided refuge and spiritual guidance to free blacks and fugitive slaves. Twelfth Baptist Church of Boston was also known as the Fugitives Church or the Church of the Fugitive Slave.;Reverend Leonard Grimes was pastor of the Twelfth Baptist Church of Boston from 1848 to 1874. Born to free parents in Leesburg, Virginia, Grimes first became involved in the antislavery movement through his work with the Underground Railroad in Washington, D.C.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003428
Series Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African American churches  Search this
Churches  Search this
Church history  Search this
Religion  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Slaves  Search this
Fugitive slaves  Search this
Antislavery movements  Search this
African American abolitionists  Search this
Abolitionists  Search this
Jacob's ladder (Biblical dream)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Narration
Series Citation:
Climbing Jacob's Ladder audiovisual records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.03-036, Item ACMA AV003356
See more items in:
Climbing Jacob's Ladder: the Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American cities, 1740 - 1877 Exhibition Records
Climbing Jacob's Ladder: the Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American cities, 1740 - 1877 Exhibition Records / Series 3: Audiovisual records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa741899a7b-fa69-44d3-a38d-1caef5b36309
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-036-ref889

Black Military and Anacostia Forts during the Civil War

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (audio cassette)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1977
Scope and Contents:
To a group of children, Bob Gibbs talked about the Civil War, military service, and notable Black regiments. He also explained the role of Anacostia during the Civil War years, specifically the forts in Anacostia.
Education program. Audio only. Poor audio quality. Dated 19770330.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Armed Forces  Search this
African American military personnel  Search this
Fortification  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Citation:
Black Military and Anacostia Forts during the Civil War, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV001357
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7dd203944-8443-4fef-9c88-728b96b259ec
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref265

Frederick Douglass Home

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Frederick Douglass Memorial Home  Search this
United States.. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 54th (1863-1865)  Search this
Brown, John, 1800-1859  Search this
Bruce, Blanche Kelso, 1841-1898  Search this
Cardozo, Francis Lewis, 1837-1903  Search this
Douglass, Anna Murray, -1882  Search this
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895  Search this
Douglass, Helen, 1838-1903  Search this
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879  Search this
Langston, John Mercer, 1829-1897  Search this
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865  Search this
Sewall, May Wright, 1844-1920  Search this
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (cartridge, 1/4 inch)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Narration
Place:
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Talbot County (Md.)
New Bedford (Mass.)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Rochester (N.Y.)
United States
England
Date:
1973
Scope and Contents:
Narrator provides an overview of abolitionist Frederick Douglass' life, work, and spirit from his birth as a slave in Talbot County, Maryland to his death in Washington, D.C. Douglass' experiences with racial prejudice and segregation as well as his involvement in the Underground Railroad and civil rights movements, including women's rights, are explored. Douglass lived in New Bedford (Mass.), Rochester (N.Y.), the neighborhood of Anacostia in Washington, D.C., and England, where he fled for two years after writing "The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass" in 1845. Douglass and his son Frederick Jr. recruited black men for the Civil War while his sons Lewis and Charles joined the 54th Massachusetts Regiment. While championing many reform causes, Douglass worked alongside William Lloyd Garrison, John Brown, Blanche Kelso Bruce, John Mercer Langston, Francis Cardozo, and May Wright Sewall.
Narration. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. AV002692-1 and AV002692-2: same content. AV002692-1: sound beeps throughout recording. Dated 19731201.
Biographical / Historical:
Frederick Douglass Memorial Home was built between 1855 and 1859 for John Welsh Van Hook, an architect from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Uniontown (also known as Anacostia). In 1877, Frederick Douglass purchased the home and 9 3/4 acres of land, which he named Cedar Hill. Over several years, Douglass purchased additional land and converted the home into a 21 room mansion. In 1900, Douglass' second wife, Helen Pitts Douglass, urged U.S. Congress to charter the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association, which received the property in 1903 upon Helen's death. On September 5, 1962, the Frederick Douglass estate became a part of the National Park Service. Groundbreaking ceremonies for a visitor center were held in September 1980. The visitor center opened to the public in February 1982. Douglass' home and estate became a National Historic Site in 1988 and underwent several restorations between 1922 and 2007.;Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) was born into slavery on Maryland's Eastern Shore but fled north in 1838 to settle in Massachussetts. He soon became an abolitionist in the antislavery movement, and by the mid-1840s his commanding eloquence in offering firsthand testimony to the oppressions of slavery had transformed him into one of the movement's most persuasive spokesmen. Douglass' reforming zeal remained strong all his life. After the Civil War put an end to slavery, he continued to be a leading defender of the rights of African Americans during Reconstruction.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV002692-2
General:
Title transcribed from physical asset.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African American abolitionists  Search this
Abolitionists  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Civil rights leaders  Search this
Antislavery movements  Search this
Civil rights movements  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Underground Railroad  Search this
Racism  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Slaves -- Emancipation  Search this
Women's rights  Search this
Historic sites  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Narration
Collection Citation:
Anacostia Community Museum Programs and Projects, 1967-1989, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV002692-1
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa71d477f7c-e508-42f6-81d9-32d88ee7b79c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref514

19th Century Pamphlet Collection

Names:
United States. Army -- Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
United States. Army -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc.  Search this
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Proceedings
Speeches
Pamphlets
Booklets
Reports
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- Politics and government
Date:
1838 - 1898
Summary:
This collection, which dates from 1838-1898, contains nine pamphlets and one booklet. The materials cover various subjects relating to African-Americans, including civil rights, education, the Civil War draft and services for freedmen. Several of the pamphlets contain speeches by Frederick Douglass.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Draft -- United States  Search this
Civil rights -- United States  Search this
School integration  Search this
African Americans -- Social conditions  Search this
Segregation in education  Search this
Genre/Form:
Proceedings
Speeches
Pamphlets
Booklets
Reports
Citation:
19th century pamphlet collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-119
See more items in:
19th Century Pamphlet Collection
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7a23c0b54-9d46-4df2-a43c-369542caafb7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-119
Online Media:

Confederate Signal Station, Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, Tenn. [Active no. 5745 : interpositive.]

Topic:
MISSISSIPPI, TENNESSEE & LA
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Confederate States of America
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Chattanooga (Tenn.)
Lookout Mountain
Tennessee
Local Numbers:
RSN 26753

AC0143-0026753 (AC scan number)
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.51 [114].
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Civil war  Search this
Battlefields  Search this
Communications  Search this
Formations (Geology) -- Tennessee  Search this
Mountains -- Tennessee  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 26705-26809
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82584b2e9-1717-44b7-a574-aca6541d098b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref24512

Between home and the front Civil War letters of the Walters family edited by Lynn Heidelbaugh and Thomas J. Paone

Title:
Civil War letters of the Walters family
Editor:
Heidelbaugh, Lynn  Search this
Paone, Thomas J (Thomas John)  Search this
Author:
National Postal Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Walters, David W. 1838?-1865  Search this
Walters, Rachel Ward 1842?-  Search this
Walters, Isaac 1832-1917  Search this
United States Army Indiana Cavalry Regiment, 5th (1862-1865)  Search this
United States Army Indiana Infantry Regiment, 20th (1861-1865)  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 212 pages illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Correspondence
Biographies
Personal narratives
Récits personnels
History
Personal correspondence
Place:
United States
États-Unis
Indiana
Date:
2022
Civil War, 1861-1865
1861-1865 (Guerre de Sécession)
Topic:
Soldiers  Search this
Brothers  Search this
Frères  Search this
Regimental histories  Search this
History  Search this
Histoire  Search this
Histoire des unités  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1155357

Krainik Ballooning Collection

Creator:
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Names:
Brady, Mathew B., approximately 1823-1896  Search this
Lowe, Thaddeus S. C.  Search this
Myers, Carl, 1842-1925  Search this
Myers, Mary, "Carlotta Queen of the Air"  Search this
Stevens, Albert Leo, 1873-1944  Search this
Extent:
3.19 Cubic feet (2 shoeboxes; 3 flatboxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Stereoscopic photographs
Postcards
Photographs
Woodcuts
Date:
1859-1934
Summary:
This 19th and 20th century ballooning memorabilia collection contains the following items, which have been meticulously inventoried: 112 stereoscopic photographs; 107 photographs; 84 postcards, trade cards, valentines, and similar items; 80 prints; and 23 miscellaneous items.
Scope and Contents:
The Krainik Ballooning Collection contains 112 stereoscopic photographs; 107 photographs; 84 postcards, trade cards, valentines, and similar items; 80 prints; and 23 miscellaneous items all pertaining to 19th and 20th century ballooning. Highlights of the stereoscopic photographs include: views of T.S.C. Lowe's balloons during the Civil War; views of the Nadar and Godard balloons; balloons during the Boer War, Russo-Japanese War, and WWI; and views of the airships Ganymede, Great Western, Phantom Balloons, Buffalo, Madame Carlotta, and The Aerial. The photographic portion of the collection features Matthew Brady's views of Lowe's balloons during the Civil War; views of the balloon Madam Carlotta before and during flights; smoke and gas balloon inflation and flights; and portraits of T.S.C. Lowe and other pioneers of ballooning.

The collection also contains lithographic cards printed in Germany, whimsical advertising trade cards incorporating popular ballooning motifs and events, and 19th century woodcut illustrations from various periodicals concerning all aspects of ballooning. Other items include a small broadside for the Grand Balloon Ascension of CARLOTTA and a contract for smoke balloon ascensions. A few non-archival items, such as medals for Lowe's balloon, City of New York, and Giffard's giant captive balloon, 1878, were accessioned with this collection and subsequently transferred to curatorial collections.

Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.
Arrangement note:
This collection has been arranged, first, in chronological order based on the Krainik inventory number that was assigned by the donor (K#), and then by size.
Biographical / Historical:
The Krainik Ballooning Collection was amassed by Clifford and Michele Krainik, experts in 19th and early 20th century historical photographs, negatives, and ephemera. This collection of 19th and 20th century ballooning memorabilia contains 112 stereoscopic photographs; 107 photographs; 84 postcards, trade cards, valentines, and similar items; 80 prints; and 23 miscellaneous items.
Provenance:
Clifford Krainik, Purchase, 1989, 1990-0009, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
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.
Topic:
Great Western (Airship)  Search this
Phantom Balloons (Airships)  Search this
Airships  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Madame Carlotta (Airship)  Search this
The Aerial (Airship)  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905  Search this
South African War, 1899-1902  Search this
Buffalo (Airship)  Search this
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916  Search this
Aeronautics -- pre-1903  Search this
Ganymede (Airship)  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Communications  Search this
Balloons -- History  Search this
Balloons -- pre-1900  Search this
Spanish-American War, 1898  Search this
Genre/Form:
Stereoscopic photographs
Postcards
Photographs
Woodcuts
Citation:
Krainik Ballooning Collection, Acc. 1990-0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1990.0009
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Krainik Ballooning Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2db559718-00f7-49aa-a75b-24d135444721
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1990-0009
Online Media:

This House

Publisher:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center  Search this
Language:
English
Object type:
Lesson Plan
Topic:
American History  Search this
Time Periods  Search this
American Revolution  Search this
Civil War  Search this
World War 1  Search this
World War II  Search this
Social history  Search this
Family life  Search this
Architecture  Search this
New England  Search this
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Typical age range 10-12  Search this
Typical age range 12-14  Search this
Typical age range 14-16  Search this
Typical age range 16-18  Search this
Educational alignment:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.4.4a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1b
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.6
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.3c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.5.4a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1b
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1b
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.6
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1b
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1d
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.9
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1b
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1d
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.9
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1b
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1d
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1b
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1c
Data source:
SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SCLDA_288

West Point in the Making of America Homepage

Publisher:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center  Search this
Language:
English
Object type:
Lesson Plan
Topic:
American History  Search this
United States Military Academy  Search this
USMA  Search this
Military history  Search this
World war 1  Search this
World war I  Search this
World war one  Search this
Westward expansion  Search this
Imperialism  Search this
Civil war  Search this
Antebellum  Search this
Manifest destiny  Search this
Indian Wars  Search this
Spanish American war  Search this
Mexican war  Search this
Typical age range 8-10  Search this
Typical age range 10-12  Search this
Typical age range 12-14  Search this
Typical age range 14-16  Search this
Typical age range 16-18  Search this
Educational alignment:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.4
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.K.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.1a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.1b
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.4a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.1a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.1b
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.5
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.4a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.1a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.1b
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.1c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.3.4a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.1a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.1b
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.1c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.1d
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.4.4a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1b
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.6
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.3c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.5.4a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1b
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1b
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.6
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1b
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1d
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1b
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1d
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.9
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1b
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1d
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1b
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1c
Data source:
SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SCLDA_489

Carl Schurz

Artist:
Daniel Huntington, 14 Oct 1816 - 18 Apr 1906  Search this
Sitter:
Carl Schurz, 2 Mar 1829 - 14 May 1906  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Frame: 162.2 × 136.8 × 12.1 cm (63 7/8 × 53 7/8 × 4 3/4")
Stretcher: 126.7 × 101.6 × 2.2 cm (49 7/8 × 40 × 7/8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1899
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Printed Material\Papers  Search this
Equipment\Drafting & Writing Implements\Writing implement\Pen  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Carl Schurz: Male  Search this
Carl Schurz: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Carl Schurz: Politics and Government\Statesman  Search this
Carl Schurz: Politics and Government\Diplomat  Search this
Carl Schurz: Journalism and Media\Newspaper editor  Search this
Carl Schurz: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Brigadier General  Search this
Carl Schurz: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\Secretary of Interior  Search this
Carl Schurz: Politics and Government\US Senator\Missouri  Search this
Carl Schurz: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Carl Schurz: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Revolutionary  Search this
Carl Schurz: Military and Intelligence\Soldier\Civil War\Union  Search this
Carl Schurz: Politics and Government\Chief of Staff  Search this
Carl Schurz: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.81.20
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
2022 Rehang of Out of Many: Portraits from 1600 to 1900
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 140
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4d57ab271-d5b1-4788-a448-8739620b1a9a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.81.20

Glimpsing Freedom

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 07:30:00 -0000
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
See more posts:
PORTRAITS
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_13787ac867665e39758211f545272933

John Brown's body slavery, violence & the culture of war Franny Nudelman

Author:
Nudelman, Franny  Search this
Physical description:
x, 226 pages illustrations 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
États-Unis
Date:
2004
19th century
19e siècle
Civil War, 1861-1865
1861-1865 (Guerre de Sécession)
Topic:
Human body--Social aspects--History  Search this
Human body--Symbolic aspects--History  Search this
Death--Social aspects--History  Search this
Death--Symbolic aspects--History  Search this
Violence--Social aspects--History  Search this
Racism--History  Search this
War and society--History  Search this
Corps humain--Aspect symbolique--Histoire  Search this
Mort--Aspect social--Histoire  Search this
Mort--Aspect symbolique--Histoire  Search this
Violence--Aspect social--Histoire  Search this
Racisme--Histoire  Search this
Guerre et société--Histoire  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Death--Social aspects  Search this
Death--Symbolic aspects  Search this
Human body--Social aspects  Search this
Human body--Symbolic aspects  Search this
Racism  Search this
Social aspects  Search this
Violence--Social aspects  Search this
War and literature  Search this
War and society  Search this
Tod  Search this
Sklaverei  Search this
Kultur  Search this
Nationalbewusstsein  Search this
Sezessionskrieg  Search this
Gewalt  Search this
Dead--History  Search this
Battle casualties--History  Search this
African Americans--History  Search this
History  Search this
Literature and the war  Search this
Histoire  Search this
Aspect social  Search this
Noirs américains  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1153406

Civil War generals and verso Christmas card greeting

Maker:
unknown  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/2 in x 6 1/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 21.59 cm x 15.875 cm x 6.985 cm
Object Name:
Stone, lithographic
Object Type:
Lithograph
Date made:
unknown
Subject:
Civil War  Search this
ID Number:
2000.0207.161
Accession number:
13100
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Military
Communications
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-6ba3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_834111
Online Media:

Railroad Hand-Signal Lantern, ca, 1860

Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 14 1/2 in x 8 in; 36.83 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
lantern, hand signal
Other Terms:
lantern, conductor's, 1862; lantern, hand signal; Rail
Date made:
ca. 1862-1865
Subject:
Civil War  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Credit Line:
Marian Price Taylor
ID Number:
TR.315875
Accession number:
222961
Catalog number:
315875
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Work
Communications
Transportation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-7a64-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_843735
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