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[Trade catalogs from J. Wiss & Sons Co.]

Company Name:
J. Wiss & Sons Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Shears, trimmers, scissors, cutter and stripper, thread clipper, nail cutters, snips and snip panels, display cases for shears and scissors. "A Story of Shears and Scissors: J. Wiss & Sons Co. 1848-1948" company history ; "Wiss" metal snips ; buttonhole cutters ; "Wiss" kitchen shears ; "Wiss" thread clippers ; candy or glass shears ; electricians' scissors ; barbers' shears ; manicure scissors ; personal care ; "Wiss" pruning shears ; "Wiss" hedge shears ; "Wiss-Klip" grass shears ; "Wiss" orange clippers ; "Wiss" lemon clippers ; grape thinning shears ; "Compton" scissors, shears, and snips ; includes advertisements from W. H. Compton Shear Co. ; pinking shears ; scalloping shears ; other cutting instruments ; Oct. 28, 1974 "WISS Snips" suggested retail price list...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
49 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Newark, New Jersey, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Agricultural tools and machinery  Search this
Artists; drafting; crafts materials and supplies  Search this
Barbershop supplies  Search this
Cosmetics  Search this
Cutlery  Search this
Farm equipment and supplies (including dairy and poultry equipment)  Search this
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Garden and lawn equipment and supplies  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Sewing machines and equipment  Search this
Topic:
Agricultural implements  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Artists' materials  Search this
Barbershops  Search this
Beverage industry  Search this
Cosmetics  Search this
Cutlery  Search this
Dairying  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Farm equipment  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Garden tools  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Machine-tools  Search this
Mechanical drawing  Search this
Metal-working machinery  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Sewing machines  Search this
Tools  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_28764
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_28764

[Farnham Garden]: gardening equipment and supplies in storage.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Safety film negative (black-and-white, 2 x 2 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Safety film negative
Safety film negatives
Place:
Farnham Garden (United States)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morris County -- Mendham
Date:
[between 1960 and 1967]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Garden tools  Search this
Gardening -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Rakes  Search this
Spades  Search this
Watering cans  Search this
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Mendham  Search this
Genre/Form:
Safety film negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NJ521003
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ521: Mendham -- Farnham Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref959

[Boxly]: cradle used to move boxwood planted in 1812 to new site 150 feet away.

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (black-and-white, 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Boxly (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia
Date:
1913.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Men  Search this
Box  Search this
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Gardening -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item PA009012
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA009: Philadelphia -- Boxly
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16940
Online Media:

[Community Gardens at Edgerton Park]: view of plots towards yew circle, showing peat moss bale, bins, and garden fork.

Photographer:
Carter, David G.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Community Gardens at Edgerton Park (New Haven, Connecticut).
United States of America -- Connecticut -- New Haven County -- New Haven
Date:
2001 Apr.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- New Haven  Search this
Community gardens  Search this
Vegetable gardening  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Yew  Search this
Garden tools  Search this
Gardening -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Spades  Search this
Fences -- Wire  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CT283006
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut / CT283: New Haven -- Community Gardens at Edgerton Park
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref22559

[Stone Acres]: interior of greenhouse.

Photographer:
Brown, Barbara M.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Stone Acres (Stonington, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- New London County -- Stonington
Date:
1997 Jun.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Stonington.  Search this
Greenhouses  Search this
Seedlings  Search this
Vines  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Hose -- garden (watering)  Search this
Gardening -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CT274003
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut / CT274: Stonington -- Stone Acres
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref22822

Chester Beach papers

Creator:
Beach, Chester, 1881-1956  Search this
Names:
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Cleveland Museum of Art  Search this
Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (France)  Search this
Frontier Art Colony  Search this
Mark Hopkins Institute of Art  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
National Sculpture Society (U.S.)  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915: San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Salmagundi Club  Search this
Salon d'automne  Search this
Allen, Mary Jester  Search this
Beach, Eleanor Murdock  Search this
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard, 1874-1960  Search this
Carrington, Fitz Roy, 1869-1954  Search this
Couper, William, 1853-1942  Search this
Fitchen, Eleanor Beach  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Greacen, Edmund W., 1876-1949  Search this
Hancock, Walker Kirtland, 1901-1998  Search this
Jackson, Hazel Brill  Search this
Jennewein, Carl Paul, 1890-  Search this
Kuhn, Brenda, 1911-  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Käsebier, Gertrude, 1852-1934  Search this
Leibig, Bonnie  Search this
MacMonnies, Frederick William, 1863-1937  Search this
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis), 1874-1940  Search this
Nelson, Laurence, 1887-1978  Search this
Nisbet, Robert H., 1879-1961  Search this
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Piexotto, Jessica B.  Search this
Winter, Ezra, 1886-1949  Search this
Extent:
7.32 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Christmas cards
Drawings
Photographs
Prints
Sketchbooks
Date:
1846-1999
bulk 1895-1999
Summary:
The Chester Beach papers measure 7.32 linear feet and date from 1846 to 1999, with the bulk ot the material dating from circa 1900 to 1999. The work and professional activities of Beaux Arts sculptor Chester Beach (1881-1956) and his family's efforts to exhibit and sell work from the estate are documented by project files, business records, correspondence, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs. The papers also include many artist-designed Christmas cards sent and received by the Beach family, and artwork by Chester Beach and others.
Scope and Contents:
The Chester Beach papers measure 7.32 linear feet and date from 1846 to 1999, with the bulk ot the material dating from circa 1900 to 1999. The work and professional activities of Beaux Arts sculptor Chester Beach (1881-1956) and his family's efforts to exhibit and sell work from the estate are documented by project files, business records, correspondence, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs. The papers also include many artist-designed Christmas cards sent and received by the Beach family, and artwork by Chester Beach and others.

Biographical material consists of biographical notes, identification cards, and a membership certificate.

Project files contain correspondence, financial records, notes, drawings and plans, research materials, printed matter, and photographs that document commissions for sculpture, medals and coins, monuments, and Beach's own projects. Among the most thoroughly documented projects are a fountain sculpture for the grounds of the Cleveland Museum of Art (Sun, Earth, Fountain of the Waters, and Zodiac) and the Edward W. Bok Memorial in Mountain Lake, Florida; both commissions were executed in conjunction with the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted.

Business records include Chester Beach's general business correspondence and correspondence concerning consignments. An address book records names, addresses, and occasionally indicates prices of services and supplies used by the sculptor. Other record books detail expenses and income of the studio building Beach owned, with a list of the effects of the former owner, sculptor William Couper; bronzes cast; sales, with titles, prices, and buyers; names and addresses of clients, dealers, and suppliers; and instructions for cleaning and bronzing plaster.

Family correspondence consists mainly of letters, many mentioning Chester Beach, and addressed to Mrs. Chester Beach and daughter Eleanor Beach Fitchen. Estate correspondence and related documents concern efforts to exhibit, sell, and research Beach's remaining work. These records, for the most part, were created by Mrs. Fitchen who acted as sales agent, ran the Chester Beach Memorial Studio, and maintained the Beach archive. Of particular interest is a series of letters from Brenda Kuhn that relate what she learned from handling the estate of her father, Walt Kuhn; in addition, she offered ideas and advice about exhibitions, the Memorial Studio, and the Beach Centennial.

Beach designed his family's annual Christmas cards, most of which incorporate images of their three daughters. A complete set, preserved in an album, includes a few later cards that reproduce artwork by his widow. Many of the cards received - some with original artwork - are from artist friends, among them: Ernest Blumenschein, Edward W. Greacen, Hazel Brill Jackson, Paul Jennewein, Bonnie Leibig, F. Luis Mora, Robert Nisbet, and Ezra Winter. Also of note are a card from Walker Hancock bearing a photograph of his studio; a painting of Beach's Sylvan at Brookgreen Gardens, reproduced on Anna Hyatt Huntington's card; and a card from Beach patron Mary Jester Allen containing a brief note about the Frontier Art Colony she had established near Cody, Wyoming.

Among the drawings and sketches by Chester Beach are student work, designs for some of his Christmas cards, and a sketchbook containing drawings of sculpture. Work by other artists consists of prints, including one by Ezra Winter.

Three scrapbooks, largely comprised of newspaper clippings and other printed material, contain a variety of other items, including: letters from the American Academy in Rome, Architectural League of New York, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Daniel Chester French, Hazel Brill Jackson, Frederick MacMonnies, National Academy of Design, National Sculpture Society, Jessica B. Piexotto, and Salon d'Autome. There are also awards and certificates from the National Academy of Design, Panama-Pacific International Exposition; bookplates and a place card Beach etched for Mr. and Mrs. George Davison; and an unfinished poem by FitzRoy Carrington. Photographs within the scrapbooks are of a night school class Beach attended at the Mark Hopkins Art Institute in San Francisco, Beach at work in his studio, and a portrait of him painted by G. Laurance Nelson.

Printed material includes Panama-Pacific International Exposition guide books, brochures about the Chester Beach Memorial Studio in Brewster, New York, and catalogs for solo and group exhibitions.

Photographs and glass plate negatives of artwork are mainly of Chester Beach's sculpture and include views of work in progress. Also found are photographs of drawings and sculpture from his student years in California and Paris. Pictures of work by other artists are portraits of Chester Beach painted by G. Laurance Nelson and by his daughter, Natalie Beach McLaury. Among the photographs of Chester Beach are several by Gertrude Kasebier, circa 1910. Other pictures show Beach in his studio, Beach with family and friends, and a "Dinner tendered to Edmund W. Greacen by Samuel T. Shaw, Salmagundi Club, March 2, 1922." Places documented are Beach's boyhood home in San Francisco, the interiors of his studios, and Brookgreen Gardens. Miscellaneous subjects are nude models.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1910-1947 (4 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Project Files, 1846-1999 (1.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, 11, OV 12-13)

Series 3: Business Records, circa 1900-1958 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 2-3)

Series 4: Writings, 1913-1935 (2 folders; Box 3)

Series 5: Correspondence, 1875, 1933-1996 (0.5 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 6: Christmas Cards, 1909-1961 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 3-4)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1900-1955 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 4, 11)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1903-1972 (0.3 linear feet; Box 10)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1910-1997 (0.4 linear feet; Box 4)

Series 10: Photographs, circa 1885-circa 1960s (3.1 linear feet; Boxes 4-9, 11, 14)
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor Chester Beach (1881-1956) was known for portrait busts, allegorical and mythological figures, coins and medallic art in the Beaux-Arts tradition. He lived and worked in New York City and Brewster, New York.

Chester Beach, son of Chilion Beach and Elizabeth Ferris Beach, was born in San Francisco on May 23, 1881. Beach initially studied at the California School of Mechanical Arts in 1899. He remained in San Francisco and between 1900 and 1902 continued his art training at the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art while working as a jewelry designer. To further his career and exposure to artistic trends, Beach moved to New York City in 1903. The following year, he went to Paris, enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and also studied with Raoul Verlet at the Académie Julian.

Upon his return to New York in 1907, Beach established a studio on Tenth Street. He won the National Academy of Design's Barnett Prize for sculpture in 1907 and the Academy elected him an Associate Artist the following year. His increased stature resulted in numerous portrait commissions and eventually led to commissions for monuments and architectural sculpture. In 1910, Chester Beach married Eleanor Hollis Murdock, a painter he met when both were art students in Paris. The couple spent the next two years in Rome; for several years after returning, Beach continued to spend time in Italy and maintained a studio in Rome.

Solo exhibitions of Beach's work were presented at Macbeth Gallery (1912), Pratt Institute (1913), Cincinnati Art Museum (1916), John Herron Art Institute (1916), and Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester (1917). In addition to frequent participation in annual exhibitions at the National Academy of Design and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Beach was represented in the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915), and in group shows at venues including: Art Institute of Chicago, Boston Art Club, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, and National Arts Club.

The gold medal presented by Académie Julian (1905), Beach's first award, was followed by many other prizes, among them: American Numismatic Society prize for a medal commemorating the Peace of Versailles (1919) and its Saltus Medal for distinguished medallic art (1946); Architectural League of New York gold medal (1924); National Academy of Design Barnett Prize (1907) and Watrous gold medal (1926); National Arts Club medal and prizes (1923, 1926, 1932); and the Panama-Pacific International Exposition silver medal (1915).

Beach was an Academician of the National Academy of Design, a member of the American Numismatic Society, Architectural League of New York, National Arts Club, National Institute of Arts and Letters, and the National Sculpture Society (President, 1927-1928).

For more than 40 years, Beach lived and worked at 207 East 17th Street. The brownstone, purchased in 1913, was large enough for the family's home, his studio, and additional studios that were rented to other artists. Through barter, Beach acquired land in Brewster, New York, and in 1917 hired Italian stonemasons to build a studio. Later, they erected a summer house for the family. Many old stone walls on the site provided material for both buildings and Beach named the property Oldwalls.

After a long illness, Chester Beach died at Oldwalls on August 6, 1956. The funeral service was held at his Brewster, New York, studio and he is buried in Cold Spring Cemetery, Cold Spring, New York.
Separated Materials:
Also in the Archives of American Art is microfilm of papers lent for microfilming (reels N727-N729 and N68-11) including passports, genealogical materials, photograph albums, travel sketches, travel diaries of Mrs. Beach, and business and family correspondence. While the obituary letters on reel N68-11 are referenced in a scrapbook in Series 8, all other loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Chester Beach's daughter, Eleanor Beach Fitchen, lent materials for microfilming in 1967 and 1967. Subsequent papers were donated in 2009 by the estate of Eleanor Beach Fitchen, through her grandson and executor, John Fitchen.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.
Rights:
The Chester Beach papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Sculptors, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Eclecticism in architecture  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculpture -- Technique  Search this
Sculpture -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Sculpture -- Economic aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Christmas cards
Drawings
Photographs
Prints
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Chester Beach papers, 1846-1999, bulk circa 1900-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.beacches
See more items in:
Chester Beach papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-beacches
Online Media:

John Lewis Child's outdoor exhibit at the Society of American Florists convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Minnesota -- Minneapolis
United States of America -- Minnesota -- Hennepin County -- Minneapolis
Date:
07/01/1913
General note:
Gladiolas variety "Scribe".
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Houses  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Bulbs  Search this
Gardening -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Lawn mowers  Search this
Trees  Search this
Gladiolus  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item MN007001
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Minnesota / MN007: Minneapolis -- Outdoor exhibits at the Society of American Florists convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref10007
Online Media:

[Carstairs Garden]

Creator:
Carstairs, J. H.  Search this
Lewis & Valentine  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Donor:
Lewis, Hewlett Withington  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (black-and-white.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia
Date:
[1938?]
General:
There are two duplicates of the photograph in the file. The back of one print of the photograph states: "Circa 1938. See backpage 1938 ad in Landscape Architecture', a quarterly, Oct. 1938." The prints are embossed: "Landscaped by Lewis & Valentine Co."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Stepping stones  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Roses  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Trees  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Box  Search this
Gardening -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Lewis & Valentine Company Records.
Identifier:
AAG.LVC, Item PA329003
See more items in:
Lewis & Valentine company records
Lewis & Valentine company records / Garden Images / United States of America / Pennsylvania / PA329: Philadelphia -- J. H. Carstairs Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-lvc-ref847
Online Media:

The Young Housekeeper

Extent:
1 Stereograph (b/w)
Container:
Box 5
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
General:
Historic Series title : Comics and Groups
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Girls  Search this
Interior views  Search this
laundry -- equipment and supplies  Search this
Baskets  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Tables  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Historic Gardens Stereograph Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.STR, Item STR070014
See more items in:
Historic gardens Stereograph collection
Historic gardens Stereograph collection / General / Staged Vignettes
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-str-ref3489

Rumery Garden

Provenance:
Poinier, Lois W.  Search this
Creator:
Wodell & Cottrell  Search this
Collection Landscape architect:
Wodell, Helen Page  Search this
Cottrell, Lois Page  Search this
Poinier, Lois W.  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (glass lantern, col., 3 x 5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
New Jersey -- Short Hills
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Essex County -- Millburn -- Short Hills
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Historic plate number: '53.'
See NJ064002 and 003 for completion of pond.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Ponds  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Construction sites  Search this
Gardening -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Lois W. Poinier slide collection.
Identifier:
AAG.PNR, Item NJ064001
See more items in:
Lois W. Poinier slide collection
Lois W. Poinier slide collection / Series 3: Glass Lantern Lecture Slides / 3.1: New Jersey / NJ064: Short Hills -- Rumery Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-pnr-ref1104

Oral history interview with David Shaner

Interviewee:
Shaner, David, 1934-  Search this
Interviewer:
Williams, Gerald, 1926-2014  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Archie Bray Foundation  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Extent:
34 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2001 June 17
Scope and Contents:
An interview of David Shaner conducted 2001 June 17, by Gerald Williams, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Shaner's home in Bigfork, Montana.
Shaner speaks of his childhood in Pennsylvania and his parents background as pre-Revolutionary German-Swiss immigrants; his love of gardening; travels to the southwest United States, as well as Mexico and Peru; the appeal of the teapot; the spiritual aspect of making a bowl; how American craft has changed during his lifetime; his work at the Archie Bray Foundation; his education and his own teaching experiences; his "Saturday job" with Robert Turner; periodicals and their impact on the American craft movement; the calming effect of classical music while he worked; the construction of his studio space and equipment; the enthusiasm his family has for pottery and the arts in general; his involvement in the environmental movement and membership to the Sierra Club; his political views; the simplicity of his work; his opinion of writing in the field of pottery; his views on technology, especially within the field of pottery; his first one-man show; his opinion of other artists, especially those who are not "ordinary"; being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease and its impact upon him; and the last few pieces he did before closing his studio. Shaner also recalls Kenneth Ferguson, Daniel Rhodes, John Wood, Peter Voulkos, Val Cushing, Ted Randall, Charles Harder and others.
Biographical / Historical:
David Shaner (1934-2002) was a ceramist from Bigfork, Montana. Gerry Williams (1926-) is a ceramist and editor of Studio Potter from Goffstown, N.H.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 5 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
For more information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Topic:
Ceramics. -- Economic aspects  Search this
Ceramics -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Ceramics -- Technique  Search this
Ceramicists -- Interviews -- Montana  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.shaner01
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-shaner01

Bedman Brothers Company records

Owner:
Bedman, John  Search this
Bedman, James  Search this
Bedman, Joseph  Search this
Bedman, Frank  Search this
Bedman, Charles  Search this
Founder:
Bedman, William  Search this
Creator:
Bedman Brothers Rahway, New Jersey.  Search this
Bedman Brothers  Search this
William Bedman Seed Company (Rahway, New Jersey)  Search this
Investor:
Thorburn, James  Search this
Names:
Bedman Brothers  Search this
Extent:
8.5 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Brochures
Price lists
Account books
Administrative records
Correspondence
Photographs
Artifacts
Leaflets
Clippings
Ledgers (account books)
Scrapbooks
Purchase orders
Pamphlets
Date:
1859 - 1984
Summary:
The Bedman Brothers Company Records collection focuses primarily on the business and financial transactions of Bedman Brothers seed company of Rahway, New Jersey, and includes accounting ledgers, purchase orders, price lists, miscellaneous business and family correspondence, and various brochures, pamphlets and leaflets related to horticultural topics. Other holdings in the collection include World War II ration stamps and two scrapbooks, one of which contains many late nineteenth and early twentieth century chromo-lithographed trade cards (primarily from the sewing, clothing, and floral industries). The other scrapbook holds news clippings from the Civil War period. Seperated materials include seed gathering equipment used by field workers.
Historical note:
The William Bedman Seed Company of Rahway, New Jersey was established in 1843 by William Bedman with the support of James Thorburn, a Manhattan seed purveyor. The firm, later called Bedman Brothers, was principally a wholesale mail order seed company that sold to consumer-end seed houses such as Vicks, W. Atlee Burpee, and George J. Ball. Bedman Brothers became known for its production of salvias (sage), including the development of 'Bonfire' or Clara Bedman sage variety. The company continued after William Bedman's tenure under the leadership of his sons Charles, James and John. The business ended after the death of Joseph Bedman, William's grandson, in 1962.
Separated Materials:
Assorted nursery and trade catalogs and price lists from the Bedman Brothers records were transferred to the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History Library, Horticulture Trade Catalogs Collection.
Provenance:
Donated to the Smithsonian Office of Horticulture (later Horticulture Services Division) in 1984 by Gladys and Florence Whitehead, great-granddaughters of William Bedman.
Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Mail-order business  Search this
Seed industry and trade  Search this
Seeds -- Processing -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Salvia  Search this
Flowers  Search this
Horticulture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Brochures
Price lists
Account books -- 19th century
Administrative records
Correspondence
Photographs
Artifacts
Leaflets
Clippings
Ledgers (account books)
Scrapbooks
Account books -- 20th century
Purchase orders
Pamphlets
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Bedman Brothers Company Records.
Identifier:
AAG.BED
See more items in:
Bedman Brothers Company records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-bed
Online Media:

Victorian Horticultural Subjects vertical file

Extent:
4 file drawers
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
File drawers
Date:
undated
Summary:
The Victorian horticultural subjects vertical file is a study file that was compiled for the Smithsonian exhibition "A Victorian Horticultural Extravaganza." Includes copies of materials from various published sources related to Victorian-era (1837-1901) garden tools and accessories, costume accessories, the decorative arts, ladies' fancy work, garden furniture and ornaments, the commerical horticulture industry, landscape design, plants, exhibitions, and garden-related publications.
Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardening -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Gardens -- History  Search this
Gardens, Victorian  Search this
Horticultural exhibitions  Search this
Decorative arts, Victorian  Search this
Fancy work  Search this
Flowers  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Seed industry and trade  Search this
Victoriana  Search this
Landscape architecture  Search this
Nurseries (Horticulture)  Search this
Ornamental plant industry  Search this
Plants  Search this
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Victorian Horticultural Subjects vertical file.
Identifier:
AAG.VIC
See more items in:
Victorian Horticultural Subjects vertical file
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-vic
Online Media:

[Trade catalogs from Gold Medal Folding Furniture Co.]

Company Name:
Gold Medal Folding Furniture Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Gold Medal Camp Furniture Mfg. Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Folding chairs ; cots ; hammocks ; folding stools ; litters ; cooking ranges ; chests ; compasses ; axes ; pocket knives ; tents ; folding tables ; wash stands ; collapsible water buckets ; Directors' chairs ; sling back rockers ; folding screens ; patio furniture...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
4 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Camping equipment  Search this
Furniture and furnishings  Search this
Garden and lawn equipment and supplies  Search this
Theatre and entertainment supplies  Search this
Topic:
Amusements  Search this
Camping equipment industry  Search this
Entertaining  Search this
Furniture industry and trade  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Garden tools  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Outdoor recreation  Search this
Theaters  Search this
Theatrical paraphernalia  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_17911
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_17911

[Trade catalogs from Food Machinery & Chemical Corp. (FMC Corp.)]

Variant company name:
Los Angeles, CA ; Buffalo, NY  Search this
Company Name:
Food Machinery & Chemical Corp. (FMC Corp.)  Search this
Related companies:
FMC Corp. ; Food Machinery Corp. ; American Viscose Div. (AVISCO) ; Anderson-Barngrover Div. ; Becco Chemical Div. (Buffalo Electro-chemical Co.) ; Bolens ; Canning Machinery Div. ; Chicago Pump ; Chiksan Co. ; Fire Apparatus Operation ; Florida Div. ; FMC BioProducts ; Galis Mfg. Div. ; Hydrodynamics Div. ; John Bean Mfg. Co. ; Kimball-Krough Pump Co. ; Link-Belt Bearing Div. ; Link-Belt Material Handling Systems Div. ; Materials Handling Div. ; Mining Equipment Div. ; Marine Colloids Div. ; Peerless Pump Div. ; Sprague_Sells Div. ; Sweeper Div. ; Syntron Div. ; Victor Equipment Co. ; Well Equipment Mfg. Corp.  Search this
Notes content:
PVC for wrapping cut meats and trays ; carcass washing units. Peeling scalders ; washers ; blanchers ; slicers ; sizers ; cubers ; tomato crushers ; juice tanks ; kettles ; pasteurizers ; evaporators ; etc. BioProducts Div. (including Marine Colloids Div.): equipment, gel media systems and supplies for electrophoresis ; isoelectric focusing ; cell culture ; cloning ; agarose ; DNA identity testing products ; DNA purification products. John Bean Div.: sprayers, tanks, cleaners ; graders ; baggers ; hay makers ; booms ; harvesters ; rotobeater ; duster ; high pressure pumps ; automotive equipment: headlight tester ; wheel balancing equipment ; wheel aligners ; frame and body tools ; car washers ; battery charging equipment ; jacks ; cranes. Materials handling (including Link-Belt): electric bin vibrators ; vibrating screens ; oscillating conveyors ; coal preparation systems ; vibrating feeders ; belt conveyor idlers ; screw conveyors and screw feeders ; dryers and coolers ; heavy media separators ; screening feeders. Mining equip. (including Galis): single boom roof drills ; shuttle cars ; roof support transporter ; utility cars ; non-standard DC motors ; portal buses rock dusters. Peroxygen chemicals. Bolens: Riding mowers ; snow tractors ; lawn tractors. Continuous pressure cookers and coolers ; continuous food freezing equipment ; food shaper ; tomato harvester. Sludge pumps ; sewage treatment plant pumps ; centrifugal, turbine, propeller, mine pumps. Fire trucks. Steel forms for precasting concrete. Road sweeper. Transit coaches. "Water Buffalo" amphibious tank. Silicon rectifier power units.
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists and manual
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
301 pieces; 7 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Lansing, Michigan, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Agricultural tools and machinery  Search this
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Biotechnology and biochemical equipment and supplies  Search this
Butchers’ supplies (including meat processing industry)  Search this
Chemicals and chemical products  Search this
Cleaning tools and supplies  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Farm equipment and supplies (including dairy and poultry equipment)  Search this
Firefighting and fire engines  Search this
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Garden and lawn equipment and supplies  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Military equipment and supplies (including uniforms)  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Refrigeration and ice-making equipment  Search this
Waste Management (including water treatment; recycling; refuse collection; industrial waste; etc.)  Search this
Topic:
"Recycling (Waste, etc.)"  Search this
Agricultural implements  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Air-compressors  Search this
Armed Forces -- Equipment  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Beverage industry  Search this
Biochemical engineering  Search this
Biotechnology  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Butchers  Search this
Chemicals  Search this
Cleaning compounds  Search this
Cleaning machinery and appliances  Search this
Dairying  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Farm equipment  Search this
Fire fighting equipment industry  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Garden tools  Search this
Ice -- Manufacture  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_16198
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_16198

Catalogue of agricultural and horticultural implements machinery and hardware seeds and fertilizers and of improved live stock

Title:
Agricultural and horticultural implements machinery and hardware seeds and fertilizers
Author:
R. H. Allen & Co  Search this
New York State Agricultural Society  Search this
R. H. Allen & Co  Search this
Physical description:
[2], 272 pages, [7] leaves of plates illustrations 24 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1868
Topic:
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Domestic animals  Search this
Fertilizers  Search this
Gardening--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Seeds  Search this
Call number:
S676.3 .R12 1868
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_972622

Descriptive catalogue of agricultural and horticultural implements, machines, and seeds, by Ruggles, Nourse & Mason manufacturers of implements at Worcester, Mass. and wholesale and retail dealers in agricultural implements and machines, garden, field and flower seeds, guano, bone dust, &c. : also, agents for the principal nurseries in the vicinity, at the Quincy Hall Agricultural Ware-House and Seed Store, over Quincy Market,--entrance South Market Street, Boston : with brief directions for sowing, planting, and culture, and rules for the application of guano, plaster, bone dust, &c. &c

Author:
Ruggles, Nourse & Mason  Search this
Subject:
Ruggles, Nourse & Mason  Search this
Physical description:
84 pages illustrations 23 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Place:
Massachusetts
Date:
1846
Topic:
Agricultural implements  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Commercial catalogs  Search this
Horticulture--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Seeds  Search this
Call number:
S677 .R84 1846
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_976629

Catalogue of agricultural and horticultural implements machinery and hardware seeds and fertilizers and of improved live stock

Title:
Agricultural and horticultural implements machinery and hardware seeds and fertilizers
Author:
R. H. Allen & Co  Search this
R. H. Allen & Co  Search this
Physical description:
[2], 272 pages, [7] leaves of plates illustrations 22 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1873
Topic:
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Domestic animals  Search this
Fertilizers  Search this
Gardening--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Seeds  Search this
Call number:
S676.3 .R12 1873
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_972623

Project Files, circa 1930-2018

Creator:
Smithsonian Facilities  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Facilities Services  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Facilities Planning and Engineering Services  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Design and Construction  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations  Search this
Physical description:
3738.70 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Floor plans
Compact discs
Floppy disks
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Digital versatile discs
Color negatives
Videotapes
Artifacts
Black-and-white negatives
Clippings
Sketches
Microfiche
Microfilms
Electronic records
Newspapers
Date:
1930
1930-2018
circa 1930-2018
Topic:
Museum buildings  Search this
Buildings--Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Building--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Litigation  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01143
Restrictions & Rights:
Records may contain litigation records that are permanently restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Project Files circa 1930-2018 [Smithsonian Facilities]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_246631

[Trade catalogs from Herr, Thomas & Co.]

Company Name:
Herr, Thomas & Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Mail order catalog of furniture and home furnishings, lamps, curtains, rugs, lawn implements, lawn and porch furniture, sporting goods, trunks and satchels, leather goods, clocks, musical instruments, buggies and carriages, shoes, stoves, ranges, washing machines, writing supplies, clothing, jewelry, food, grocery products, pharmaceutical products, etc. (1907).
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Appliances (household)  Search this
Clocks and watches (including clock-making and watch-making equipment)  Search this
Clothing (including hats; shoes; accessories; etc)  Search this
Department store; dry goods and mail order catalogs  Search this
Drugs; pharmaceuticals and patent medicines  Search this
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Furniture and furnishings  Search this
Garden and lawn equipment and supplies  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Lighting (electric; gas; candle; oil; etc.)  Search this
Luggage; travel; travel services and traveling accessories (including trunks; briefcases; and other traveling accessories)  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Sporting goods  Search this
Topic:
Beverage industry  Search this
Briefcases  Search this
Candles  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Commercial catalogs  Search this
Department stores  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Dress accessories  Search this
Drugs  Search this
Dry-goods  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Furniture industry and trade  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Garden tools  Search this
Hats  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Household appliances  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Lamps  Search this
Lighting  Search this
Luggage  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Patent medicines  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_21043
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_21043

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