The Dale-Patterson family papers, which date from 1866 to 2010 and measure 6 linear feet, document the personal and professional lives of the Dale-Patterson family who came to live in Hillsdale, Anacostia, area of Washington, D.C., in 1892.
Scope and Contents note:
The Dale-Patterson family papers, which date from 1866 to 1990 and measure 6 linear feet, document the personal and professional lives of the Dale-Patterson family who came to live in Hillsdale, Anacostia, area of Washington, D.C., in 1892. The collection is comprised of correspondence, photographs, clippings, and ephemera.
The collection is arranged in four series:
Series 1: Dale-Patterson Family papers
Series 2: Charles Qualls papers
Series 3: Community Organizations
Series 4: Subject Files
The Dale family came to Washington, DC in 1886 when John Henry Dale, Sr., a gifted self-taught man, obtained a position as clerk in the newly contracted Pension Bureau building at 5th and G Streets, NW. First they lived near 13th Street and Florida Avenue, NW, then moved to Howard Road in Anacostia. Dale built a house at 2619 Nichols Avenue, now Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, drawing the plans and supervising the construction. The Dales and only one other family lived in this solidly built house for 100 years before it was sold to a church group and demolished.
Finding Aid Note: This finding aid is associated with a MARC collection-level record.361883
The Dale-Patterson Family collection was donated to the Anacostia Community Museum on April 07, 2013.
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Slide photographs shot in Ladakh, India. Numbers 1 grass; 2-5 womanin blue shirt with logo on it next to a woman holding a baby; 6-7 helicopter with its door open to crowd of peole; 9 stone building in foreground, valley with creek through it; 10 three children on porch, lokoing at camera; 11-12 zoom in on 10; 14 boy looking away from camera; 15-20 boy sucking thumb next to boy looking at camera
Slide photographs shot in Mathoo Monastery, Mathoo Village, Ladakh, India. Numbers 1-2 large white buildings, line of men fromthe door down an allwy standing and waiting; monk walking in twos past line of men throught alley; 3-4 monks with red hats playing dongmans (long horns) and kanglings (horns) walking down an allwy, followed by monks without hats, then people following; 5 monks at bottom of alley with line of men; 6 large line of men and monks from doorway to bottom of alley; 7-8 men in alley bowig to the monks with line of men behind them; 10 men by white building bowing to monks; 14-16 men bowing to monks and monks blessing them with white scarves; 17 crowd of people, women in peyraks (turquoise hats), all praying; 18 woman bending over putting toddler on her back; 19-20 woman with toddler on her back walking; 21 old woman in peyrak and goatskin shawl talking to woman in tall hat holding baby and has a backet on her back; 22 woman with peyrak walking past white wall; 23 woman with baby walking, man in tan cap in foreground; 24-25 woman in peyrak carrying baby sucking on thumb and backet on her back; 26 crowd of people in courtyard with monks infront, all sitting on ground; 27-29 monk on throne at head of courtyard on patio, heads of monks in foreground; 30-31 monk in shade on throne 32-36 monks
Slide photographs shot in Mathoo Monastery, Mathoo Village, Ladakh, India. Numbers 3-7 four women by door in peyraks (turquoise hat) praying; 8-9 two monks playing kanglings (horns) ; 10-11 women against wall, both in peyraks and both praying, one standing, one sitting on floor; 12-17 monk lighting butter lamps on Buddha statue shrine; 18-19 monk praying at shrine with monk statue and structure with spire; 21 gilded statue of monk with orange hat on and a dorje (scepter); 22-23 monk lighting incense infront of Buddha statue; 24-25 old monk with glasses reading book; 26-33 monks leaving tormas (offerings) to the Buddha shrine withstatue; 34 monk lighting butterlamps on table in dukang (main prayer room of monastery) 35 old monk with butterlamp infront of Buddha sculpture shrine; 36 same as 34 but with monk
Slide photographs shot in Mathoo Monastery, Mathoo Village, Ladakh, India. Numbers 1-2 monks looking out a window of a yellow building; 3-5 buildings shot from above, showing houses and plants and peole; 6-10 Art, statue of buddhist diety with legs crossed, hands infront, gold crown, darker skin, white scarf on it lap; 11-12 older paintings on wall, frescos that are chipping of buddhist dieties; 13-14 statue of buddhist diety with blue skin and gold crown, female goddess with necklace and orange shoulder wrap, legs crossed sitting; 15 same as 6-10; 16 carving of diety with owl-like face and wings, feathers on legs, looking down; 17 statue from 6-10 below birdlike carving from 16 in elaborate shrine with monkeys and animals carved; 18 carving of large three eyed black diety with red nose and behind the eyes with skulls on the crown and 4 arms, white scarves on its arms and lap; 20-22 man looking at camera leaning against an old cracking painted wall; 23 close up of the carving in #16 centered right above the sitting figure with the crown; 24 same as 20-22; 25 carving side of wall of dog (?); 26 close up of diety cave in 6-10; 27 same carving as 18; 29-30 old painting or tapestry hanging up with buddhist diesties on it; 31 alleyway between two building with door and window; 32-33 shot up the valley at climbing whitewashed buildings; 34-35 whitewashed buildings against the mountains and valley; 36-37 the valley and a road on a hillside, 37 is double exposed
Slide photographs shot in Lamayuru Monastery, Ladakh, India. Numbers 1-3 two monks infront of window leaing against a wall, a drum between them, talking; 4-5 old monk leaning against wall infront of window beside a drum; 7-9 middle row monks at tables in row between red columns; 10 row of monoks reading, wall with boxes against it in background; 11 monk wearing glasses reading and playing drum, wall with boxes against it in background; 12 figure of sticks of red diety with three eyes and skull crown, infront of window; 13-15 old monk with glasses sitting in row and reading; 16 monks in row playing kanglings (horns); 18-19 man in tan cap with hands together in prayer, red columns behind him; 20-24 monks in row, two playing kanglings, one playing drum; 25 old monk playing bub chal (cymbals) 26-27 two women in goatskin shawls on floor bowing in prayer by door; 28-31 one woman by door on floor in prayer, with peyrak and goatskin shawl; 32-36 two women in peyraks infront of door with hands together in prayer
Slide photographs shot in Mathoo Monastery, Mathoo Village, Ladakh, India. Numbers 1 woman washing child in small stream; 2-16 woman washing baby, picking him up, baby walking towards her, white washed building behind her; 17-20 zoom in on woman washing baby in little stream; 21-25 man walking two mules with blankets ontheir backs into shade other mans head out of focus in foreground; 26-28 art, differeint painting of monks with legs crossed with their hands infront of them; 29-30 monks painting with 20 monks in lines on wall with legs crossed, old painting; 31 wall painting of dieties of 4 figures; 32-33 carved and painted blue and other colors doorway with seperate carving infront of and above doorway of animals; 34 carving of diety with multiple tiers of faces painted blue; 36-37 boy opening and standing inthe door described in #32-33; 38 boy closing door
Slide photographs shot in Mathoo Monastery, Mathoo Village, Ladakh, India. Numbers 1Art, carving of diety, female goddess, crossed green legs and a crown; 2-9 older woman in tall hat smiling and glancing at camera; 10-11 Art, painting of Buddha with 4 dancers on wall, old and water damaged; 12 close up of little boy smiling at camera; 13-14 toddler in grey frock looking up at monk; 16-18 boy looking in direction of camera wearing a purple robe trimmed in grey; 19 boy joined with toddler behind him; 20 older man joining the boy standing infront of a doorway; 21 monk leaning against a column in a courtyard with a toddler in grey;22 older man turning to the door; toddler reaching for the older man as monk leaning against column is watching; 23-25 old man holding toddler's hand and walking towards the camera; 26-28 grassy field with group of people sitting in shade next to a tree; 29-35 boy in blue holding a baby wearing a grey shirt with a red hood; 36-37grassy field, people standing up under the tree; 38 close up of boys face, boy wearing a white shirt
Slide photographs shot in Ladakh, India. Numbers 1 monk in crown under tent sititng in row infront of a drum; 2-7 monks in line indoors wearing tall yellow crested hats carrying banners and sticks; 8 line of monks play ing kanglings (horns) indoors; 9-11 line of monks playing kanglings walking out doors; 12-13 monk carrying white box, walking out door; 14 inside tent, monk on white throne with fire infront, monks entering tent; 15 in tent, monk on white throne with fire infront, monks in crested yellow hats playing kanglings around throne; 17 same as 15 but monk with white horn; 18 same as 15 but not playing kanglings; 21 same as 17; 22 monks in yellow cresed hat walking around building; 23-26 monk in crown with tsampa (barley wheat) bowls, wearing red hat and gold crown, doing mudras (hand gestures) with dorje (small scepter) and thiu(bell); 27-30 monk in red hat and crown on white throne next to boy monk ladling liquid into fire infront of throne; 31 boy monk with white scarf over his mouth; 32-34 same as 1; 35-37 monk with red hat and gold crown on white throne; 38 boy monk ladling luiquid, monk in throne pouring liquid into boys ladle
Slide photographs shot in Ladakh, India. Numbers 1-2 monk in red hat and crown sitting on throne, next to a boy monk; 3-4 monk in a red hat and crown sitting on a throne; 5-7 monk in throne being handed branches by two monks who are holding the branches; 10 monks in tall crested hats circling monk on throne with fire in foreground; 11-13 monk on throne with fire infront of him , monks carrying banners in foreground; 14, groupd of people watching ceremony; 15-16 monk on throne putting object into small cup held by other monk; 17 same as 14; 19 monk in yellow crested hat playing flat metal decorated horn; 20-25 monks walking out doors playing kanglings (horns), people watching in background; 26-28 monks sitting indoors watching something; 29 monk leaning over mandala (sand sculpture) 33-37 same as 29
Slide photographs shot in Mathoo Monastery, Mathoo Village, Ladakh, India. Numbers 1 Art, carving in molding of door opening with painting onthe wall beside it; 3 painted blue door and carvings around door with buddhist painting over the door; 4 carving oflions and other animals infront of small buddha carving over door; 5-6 close up of blue carving of buddhist figures over the door; 7 close up of blue carvings to the left of the door; 8 close up of carved, painting and gilded goddess with multiple faces; 9 carving of squatting figure infront of multiple carving of the same small figure repeated; 10 carving of buddhist diety with gilded crown facing the camera, blue enamaled dragons to the side of the diety; 11 man in tan shirt looking up standing infront of a doorway; 12-13 Art, gilded buddhist diety carving with blue hair infront of painted wall; 14 landscape witholder eroded temple like buildins in foreground, one with spire raising above building infront of green hill; 15 blue buddhist diety statue with crown and beads next to a hand with white anils and gold and blue enameled bracelet; 16 statue of buddhist diety, gilded, low shot of belly of statue; 17 white goddess statue, very dark picture; 18 man standing with boy; 19 boys standing infront of stone wall, small boy infront wearing blue; 20 close up of two boys one on left wearing hat; 21-26 boys infront of stone wall, ages ranging from toddler to teenager; 27 boy walking with toddler girl on his back infront of grass field and mountains; 28 boy moving, sitting on the floor of the dukang (main prayer room) facing candles; 28-30 three monks standing infront of wall painting, two with arms around each others shoulders talking; 31-35 two monks infront of wall painting, laughing, talking, and horsing around; 36 taken from monastery roof with three monks in foregrounf landscape with houses, fields, and mountains in background; 37 boy monk in doorway with hands on molding above the door
Slide photographs shot in Mathoo Village, Ladakh, India. Numbers 1woman in cap and goatskin shawl on floor inkitchen beside two boys; 2-3 man in tall hat witting on floor eating; 4 same as 1; 5 same as 2-3; 6 boy sitting on floor drinking tea infront of woman cooking; 7-9 girl and boy on floor playing; 10 boy trying to help woman in goatskin shawl in kitchen; 11-12 boy taking food from mans bowl, sitting on floor; 14 girl on floor eating, boys sitting infront of her; 15 man standing behind boy with open mouth, thermos infront; 16-17 boy sitting on floor eating infront of thermos; 19-21 toddler in blue cap standing in kitchen; 22 girl in striped scarf sitting on floor taklig to toddler in blue cap; 23 girl ins triped scarf standing and smiling and holding kettle; 24 girl taking bread out of stove; 25-26 children in courtyard playing; 27-28 children and reed ceiling; 29-32 dog barking at camera; 33 girl and woman in alley talking; 34-35 boy walking through doors under yellow white and blue shirne; 36 woman and man carrying cooler around stone wall followed by three boys
Slide photographs shot in Lamayuru Village, Ladakh, India. Numbers 1-6 woman bowing t wall of boxes coverd in colored cloth; 8-11 door outside from dark room t stripe painted wall with yellow and red; 12 3 men sitting in corner of courtyard next to aaa pot and a yellow and red striped wall; 13 painting of buddhist diety wearing red and holding a guitar with green and blue clouds behing him; 14 monk with painting of diety on courtyard wall; 15 two women, one in peyrak (turquoise hat) with a baby, other in a tall hat next to a little girl in courtyard; 16 woman in tall hat behind girl in cap who is talking to a man in a red robe; 17 woman with tall hat and basket on her back, little girl next to her in courtyard; 18 two women in tall hats, one with a basket n her back in courtyard; 19 close up of boy monk; 21 woman in peyrak holding a baby in courtyard; 22 man in tall cap on balcony, looking up fro coutyard; 23 boy in blue cap leaning against yellow wall that is painted with striped in corner; 24 two monks on rooftop playing kanglings(horns) infront of white washed wall; 25-26 boy walking through ornately painted doorway; 27-28 boy laughing in background, shoulder of man in grey foreground; 29 man in grey, boy looking around him, both infront of painted wall; 30 man carrying baby descending stairs into doorway on red painted wall; 31-32 boy; 33 old woman in goatskin shawl next to a man; 34-37 two women with two little girls and a baby walking through an ornately painted door