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Merchant's Despatch Transportation Company Records

Donor:
Merchants Despatch Transportation Company  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation  Search this
Extent:
3.75 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1880s
Summary:
Collection documents the Merchant's Despatch Transportation Company, an express railway service.
Content Description:
Collection consists of photographs, business documents, blueprint and packing crate labels documenting the Merchant's Despatch Transportation Company, an express railway service.
Arrangement:
Collection is unarranged.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Merchant's Despatch Transportation Corporation, through Philip W. Allen, 2000.
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:
Freight and freightage  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Citation:
Merchant's Despatch Transportation Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1579
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82b166d9e-9430-46fd-a79f-55bf8739d743
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1579

LCL Corporation Records

Creator:
Dyer, Randolph N., II  Search this
LCL Corporation.  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry  Search this
Extent:
3.6 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photograph albums
Motion pictures (visual works)
Photographs
Date:
1927-1970
Scope and Contents note:
The collection consists mostly of films and photographs on the subjects of freight and containerization, especially railroad containerization. The containerization of building materials is the subject of most of the photographs, especially cement.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical/Historical note:
Containerization company.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Randolph N. Dyer II, 1991.
Restrictions:
Collection open for research 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:
Shipping  Search this
Trucks  Search this
Cement  Search this
Containerization  Search this
Freight and freightage  Search this
Industrial films  Search this
Industry -- U.S.  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums
Motion pictures (visual works) -- 1950-1960
Photographs -- 20th century
Citation:
LCL Corporation Records, 1927-ca. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1170
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8fa021333-9765-4138-8ae8-54fee50387a1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1170
Online Media:

Archives Center Business Americana Collection

Creator:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History  Search this
Ravnitzky, Michael  Search this
Extent:
29 Cubic feet (55 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Advertisements
Advertising cards
Business ephemera
Calendars
Commercial imagery
Ephemera
Letterheads
Maps
Photographs
Print advertising
Trade catalogs
Place:
Europe
Puerto Rico
Date:
circa 1900-present
Summary:
This collection contains a variety of business ephemera similar to that found in the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana. The material in the Business Americana Collection is newly acquired ephemera received from many sources including curatorial units, the public, and Smithsonian Institution staff.
Scope and Contents:
An artificial collection of material organized with the same subject headings as the Warshaw Collection, i.e., generally by product type. Additional subject headings will be added as needed. New material, much of it from the second half of the twentieth century, is added regularly to this collection. This collection is sometimes informally called "Warshaw Junior" by the staff and researchers.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged by subject categories.
Biographical / Historical:
This collection contains miscellaneous business ephemera. The material is similar to that found in the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, but no new material is incorporated into the Warshaw Collection. The material in the Archives Center Business Americana Collection is newly acquired ephemera received from many sources, including curatorial units, the public, and Smithsonian staff.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana (AC0060)

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Collection (AC1146)

Cincinnati Boss Company Records, 1900-1990 (AC0741)
Provenance:
This collection was compiled by the Archives Center from many sources including curatorial units, the public, and Smithsonian Institution staff.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Possible copyright and/or trademark restrictions on material in collection. Consult repository.
Topic:
Abrasives industry  Search this
Alternative medicine  Search this
Aged -- Care  Search this
Buildings -- Maintenance  Search this
Children's clothing  Search this
Computers  Search this
Credit  Search this
Disabilities  Search this
Easter  Search this
Ecology  Search this
Franchises (Retail trade)  Search this
Freight and freightage  Search this
Halloween  Search this
Internet  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Mental health  Search this
Parades  Search this
People with disabilities  Search this
Storage and moving trade  Search this
Vegetarianism  Search this
Weight loss  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements -- 20th century
Advertising cards
Advertisements
Business ephemera
Calendars
Commercial imagery
Ephemera
Letterheads
Maps -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Print advertising
Trade catalogs
Citation:
Archives Center Business Americana Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0404
See more items in:
Archives Center Business Americana Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep809addfd6-47f7-460a-a41c-118347559a08
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0404
Online Media:

[Crowded railroad flatcars.] 26444 photonegative

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3 3/4" x 7")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Local Numbers:
RSN 17370
General:
Company catalog card included.
Currently stored in box 3.1.63 [81].
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:
Freight and freightage  Search this
Armed Forces  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
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 / 3.1: Underwood and Underwood Negatives / RSN Numbers 17291-17389
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8aea2ce0f-ff14-4b7e-b6d1-71f339c1ab75
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref13804

Kyoto: Bullock carts

Collector:
Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920  Search this
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920  Search this
Ueno, Hikoma, 1838-1904  Search this
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Stillfried, Raimund, Baron von, 1839-1911  Search this
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Photographic print, 19.6 x 23.8 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia -- Japan
Date:
ca. 1870s
Scope and Contents:
View of bullock carts on side of street in Kyoto. Originally part of the Benjamin Smith Lyman album. Purchased by Lyman in 1879 while traveling in Kyoto.
京都
Local Numbers:
R109 (Rosin Number)

FSA A1999.35 109
General:
Title and date on back of print.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Photography -- 19th century  Search this
Freight and freightage  Search this
Carts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan. FSA.A1999.35. National Museum of Asian Art Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Purchase and partial donation.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.35, Item FSA A1999.35 109
See more items in:
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3ee77da75-ca86-488d-ad24-19153c94155f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-35-ref148

84. Freight Cart

Photographer:
Kusakabe, Kimbei, 1841-1934  Search this
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Names:
Kusakabe, Kimbei, 1841-1934  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920  Search this
Ueno, Hikoma, 1838-1904  Search this
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Stillfried, Raimund, Baron von, 1839-1911  Search this
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print, hand coloring, 19.8 x 26.3 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Japan
Date:
[1860 - ca. 1900]
Scope and Contents:
Two men are positioned at the head of the sake cart, while two men are placed behind, posed in the action of pushing the cart. Large barrels of sake (Japanese rice wine) are stacked upon the cart. Outdoor setting.
Biographical / Historical:
Born to a family of textile merchants in Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture, Kusakabe Kimbei moved to Yokohama in 1859. Although unclear, Kusakabe apprenticed under either Felice Beato and/or Raimond von Stillfried (Bennet, T. (1996) Early Japanese Images. Charles E. Tuttle Company: Rutland, Vermont and Tokyo, Japan.) Kusakabe managed a studio in Yokohama, first at Bentendori until 1881, then later at Honcho. His photo studio was well received by many, including foreigners.
Local Numbers:
R010 (Rosin Number)

FSA A1999.35 010
General:
Title taken from print.
The photographer's original identification number, 84, and original title, Freight cart, are printed in the bottom right corner.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Photography -- 19th century  Search this
Freight and freightage  Search this
Transportation -- Japan  Search this
Laborers  Search this
Rice wines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan. FSA.A1999.35. National Museum of Asian Art Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Purchase and partial donation.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.35, Item FSA A1999.35 010
See more items in:
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3b49890e8-e695-4c91-bced-035fd4a68b37
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-35-ref5

[Trade catalogs on trucking services ... ]

Author:
BD Trucking Company  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<1> v. : col. ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
197u
[197-?]-
Topic:
Trucking  Search this
Freight and freightage  Search this
Call number:
053791
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_713469

Foreign air news digest

Author:
United States Department of Commerce Office of Air Transport Information  Search this
Physical description:
v. ; 27 cm.
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
19uu
Topic:
Air travel  Search this
Transportation--Periodicals  Search this
Freight and freightage--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
HE9761.1 .F714
HE9761.1.F714
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_377920

Postal and delivery services : delivering on competition / edited by Michael A. Crew and Paul R. Kleindorfer

Author:
Crew, Michael A  Search this
Kleindorfer, Paul R  Search this
Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics (10th : 2002 : Potsdam, Germany)  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 374 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New Zealand
Date:
2002
C2002
Topic:
Postal service  Search this
Freight and freightage  Search this
Competition  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_729744

The Chicago tunnel story : exploring the railroad "forty feet below" / by Bruce G. Moffat

Author:
Moffat, Bruce  Search this
Moffat, Bruce Forty feet below  Search this
Physical description:
232 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Illinois
Chicago
Date:
2002
C2002
Topic:
Tunnels  Search this
Subways  Search this
Freight and freightage  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_733030

Intermodal transportation : the whole story / by David R. McKenzie, Mark C. North, Daniel S. Smith

Author:
McKenzie, David R  Search this
North, Mark C  Search this
Smith, Daniel S  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 289 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1989
Topic:
Containerization  Search this
Railroads--Freight  Search this
Freight and freightage  Search this
Call number:
TA1215 .M156 1989
TA1215.M156 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_383107

[Technical reports on jet-fluid suspensions, scheduling and routing problems of air transport systems, waveguide for communication with high speed vehicles, demand for freight transportation, and air cushion vehicles]

Author:
United States Office of High-Speed Ground Transportation  Search this
Northeast Corridor Improvement Project (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
<5> v. : ill
Type:
Books
Date:
1967
1967-
Topic:
Jets--Fluid dynamics  Search this
Motor vehicles--Springs and suspension  Search this
Production scheduling  Search this
Airlines--Management  Search this
Wave guides  Search this
Freight and freightage--Mathematical models  Search this
Ground-effect machines  Search this
Call number:
TL507 .U563816
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_476029

The Merchant and seaman's expeditious measurer : containing a set of tables, which show, at one view, the solid contents of all kinds of packages and casks : according to their several lengths, breadths, and depths : also, rules for determining the contents of all sorts of casks, in wine and beer measure / corrected and published by Edmund M. Blunt ..

Author:
Blunt, Edmund M (Edmund March) 1770-1862  Search this
Physical description:
[4], 196, [20] p. ; 25 x 11 cm
Type:
Tables
Date:
1825
Topic:
Tonnage--Tables  Search this
Freight and freightage  Search this
Call number:
HE738 .M55 1825
HE738.M55 1825
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_408197

By God and Wells Fargo! : expressmen braved Alaskan wilds to deliver their cargo / by W. Turrentine Jackson

Author:
Jackson, W. Turrentine (William Turrentine) 1915-2000  Search this
Subject:
Wells, Fargo & Company History  Search this
Physical description:
p. 45-52 : ill., map ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alaska
Date:
1986
[1986]
Topic:
Postal service  Search this
Freight and freightage  Search this
Call number:
HE6376.A1 A4 1986
HE6376.A1A4 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_450937

Overnite while you sleep : auto freight memories / by Ken Goudy, Jr

Author:
Goudy, Ken  Search this
Physical description:
144 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Northwest, Pacific
History
Date:
1992
C1992
Topic:
Trucking  Search this
Freight and freightage--History  Search this
Call number:
HE5631 .G68 1992
HE5631.G68 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_444423

Letter and report to the president of the Pennsylvania Railroad (J. Edgar Thompson)

Author:
Fernon, Thomas Sargent  Search this
Subject:
Pennsylvania Railroad  Search this
Physical description:
44 p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1852
1852]
Topic:
Freight and freightage  Search this
Railroads--Freight  Search this
Call number:
HE2791.P4153 F36 1852
HE2791.P4153F36 1852
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_404960

[Technical reports on intermodal freight transportation]

Author:
United States Department of Transportation  Search this
Physical description:
<1> v. : ill
Type:
Books
Date:
1966
1966-
Topic:
Freight and freightage  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Call number:
TL507 .U52327
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_476030

Uncommon carriers / John McPhee

Author:
McPhee, John, 1931-  Search this
Physical description:
248 p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2006
Topic:
Freight and freightage  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_801297

The frauds of the through bill of lading system exposed : containing also simple rules for finding the equivalent rates in cents per 100 lbs. for sterling ocean rates / by Henry C. Frink

Author:
Frink, Henry C  Search this
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana  Search this
Physical description:
100 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1886
Topic:
Bills of lading  Search this
Commercial crimes  Search this
Freight and freightage--Rates  Search this
Call number:
KF925 .F914 1886
KF925.F914 1886
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_331210

Container services of the Atlantic, by John R. Immer

Author:
Immer, John R  Search this
Work Saving International  Search this
Physical description:
396 p. illus., maps, plans. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Atlantic Ocean
Date:
1970
[1970]
Topic:
Containers  Search this
Unitized cargo systems  Search this
Freight and freightage  Search this
Call number:
TA1210.I57 1970X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_338317

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