Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
101 documents - page 1 of 6

Paul Stewart Harris papers, 1930-1974

Creator:
Harris, Paul Stewart, 1906-  Search this
Subject:
Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village  Search this
J.B. Speed Art Museum  Search this
Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum  Search this
Citation:
Paul Stewart Harris papers, 1930-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7627
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209790
AAA_collcode_harrpaul
Theme:
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209790

Museum Collections

Collection Creator:
Fried, Frederick, 1909-1994  Search this
National Carousel Association.  Search this
Fried, Mary Hill  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959-1989, undated
Scope and Contents:
Reference materials relating to carousels in the collections of Children's Museum, Circus World Museum, Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, Heritage Plantation, Nassau County Historical Museum, New England Carousel Museum, Portland Carousel Museum, Rochester Museum and Science Center, Shelburne Museum, and Smithsonian Institution. Materials are arranged in alphabetical order by name of museum.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark. Fees for commercial reproduction.
Collection Citation:
Frederick and Mary Hill Fried Folk Art Archives, circa 1662-1999, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0528, Subseries 5.6
See more items in:
Frederick and Mary Hill Fried Folk Art Archives
Frederick and Mary Hill Fried Folk Art Archives / Series 5: Carousels
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep83e3b7ff4-d68d-4d4d-a102-3430321d6020
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0528-ref1509

Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan

Collection Creator:
Fried, Frederick, 1909-1994  Search this
National Carousel Association.  Search this
Fried, Mary Hill  Search this
Container:
Box 21, Folder 22
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1962-1963; undated
Collection Rights:
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark. Fees for commercial reproduction.
Collection Citation:
Frederick and Mary Hill Fried Folk Art Archives, circa 1662-1999, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Frederick and Mary Hill Fried Folk Art Archives
Frederick and Mary Hill Fried Folk Art Archives / Series 5: Carousels / 5.6: Museum Collections
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a1a22524-6852-466c-abf3-0ee5482842b8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0528-ref1514

Roadside America : the automobile in design and culture / edited by Jan Jennings

Author:
Jennings, Jan 1946-  Search this
Society for Commercial Archeology (U.S.)  Search this
Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village  Search this
Physical description:
x, 220 p. : ill. ; 23 x 29 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
United States
Date:
1990
Topic:
Automobiles--Social aspects--History  Search this
Automobiles--Design and construction--Social aspects--History  Search this
Call number:
HE5623.R62 1990X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_396315

Henry Ford (Organization) [Folder]

Additional name:
Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village  Search this
Edison Institute Museum  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
Dearborn (Mich.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_99164

Thomas Alva Edison Photoprints

Creator:
ETL Testing Laboratories, Inc.  Search this
Keystone View Company  Search this
Shinn, Walter Scott  Search this
Underwood & Underwood, Inc.  Search this
Fotograms (New York (N.Y.)  Search this
International Newsreel Corp (New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Names:
Coolidge, Calvin, President, 1872-1933 -- Photographs  Search this
Eastman, George  Search this
Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931  Search this
Ford, Henry -- Photographs  Search this
Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923  Search this
Hoover, Herbert, President, 1874-1964 -- Photographs  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974  Search this
Extent:
0.67 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1890s-1933
Scope and Contents:
This collection is divided into two series: (a) Silver gelatin prints; and (b) xerographic copy prints made in the museum. The collection consists of approximately 340 photoprints (count to be verified) documenting the life of Thomas Alva Edison, especially the later period, beginning in his early fifties, continuing until his death in 1931 at age 84 (there are also later pictures, including his funeral, and awards and sculptures). The photographs are arranged chronologically and are clearly captioned with pasted labels containing dates, places, notations of circumstances and identification of persons. These photoprints show Edison, his family (including his wife and son Charles), friends, associates, and famous persons, including Charles Proteus Steinmetz, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, George Eastman, Charles Lindbergh, and Presidents Harding, Coolidge and Hoover, including scenes in New Jersey, Florida, Michigan, and other locations.

Some photographers' rubber stamps appear on the verso of prints. Photographers, studios, and agencies include Fotograms, Underwood & Underwood, Keystone View Co., International Newsreels Photos, and Walter Scott Shinn.

Many of the photographs are not original prints, but were made from copy negatives. Such copies, where fairly obvious, are identified in the Container List.Photographs are clearly captioned with dates, places, occasion and persons identified. More than 300 photoprints show Edison, his family, friends, associates, and famous persons, including Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, George Eastman, Charles Lindbergh and Presidents Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover. Locations include New Jersey, Florida, Michigan. Photographers, studios, and agencies include Fotograms, Underwood & Underwood, Keystone View Co., International Newsreels Photos, and Walter Scott Shinn.
This collection is divided into two series: (a) Silver gelatin photoprints; and (b) xerographic reference copies made in the museum. The collection consists of approximately 340 photoprints (count to be verified) documenting the life of Thomas Alva Edison, especially the later period, beginning in his early fifties, continuing until his death in 1931 at age 84 (there are also later pictures, including his funeral, and awards and sculptures). The photographs are arranged chronologically and are clearly captioned with pasted labels containing dates, places, notations of circumstances and identification of persons. These photoprints show Edison, his family (including his wife and son Charles), friends, associates, and famous persons, including Charles Proteus Steinmetz, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, George Eastman, Charles Lindbergh, and Presidents Harding, Coolidge and Hoover, including scenes in New Jersey, Florida, Michigan, and other locations.

Some photographers' rubber stamps appear on the verso of prints. Photographers, studios, and agencies include Fotograms, Underwood & Underwood, Keystone View Co., International Newsreels Photos, and Walter Scott Shinn.

Many of the photographs are not original prints, but were made from copy negatives. Such copies, where fairly obvious, are identified in the Container List.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1: Silver Gealtin Prints

Series 2: Xerographic Copy Prints
Biographical / Historical:
Photographs cover Edison's later life, beginning in his early 50's and continuing until his death in 1931 at age 84. Edison with an electric car: the car is a 1914 Detroit Electric Brougham model 47, serial number 5426. It was shipped December 19, 1913 to East Orange New Jersey, with an Edison Battery but with no motor (very unusual) (according to Galen Handy, 2/09/07; see http://earlyelectric.com).

Dr. Bernard Finn, Curator of Electricity, National Museum of American History organized a traveling exhibition based on these and other photographs (most supplied by the Edison National Historic Site), "Edison After the Electric Light: The Challenge of Success," in 1986; it was circulated by the Association of Science-Technology Centers. In 1994 a revised version of the exhibition was prepared (again curated by Dr. Finn) for display in the National Museum of American History basement photography gallery; it was retitled "Edison After Forty: The Challenge of Success." In 1996, copies of the exhibit were given to museums in Japan, India, Yugoslavia, and China for circulation in those countries. Another version of this compilation had been published as "Thomas Alva Edison After Forty: The Challenge of Success in USA Today, July 1994, pp. 84-92.
One of the most famous of all Americans in any walk of life, Thomas Alva Edison hardly needs an introduction. He was the quintessential "genius" who invented or perfected a variety of electrical and technological devices which are still fundamental features of everyday life, not only in the United States, but around the world. Many of his or his companies' "inventions," of course, built on the pioneering work of others. Another Archives Center collection, the Gordon Hendricks Collection, includes the efforts of one scholar to debunk or minimize Edison's personal role in the development of motion picture cameras and projectors.

Edison was born in Milan, Ohio, February 11, 1847, and died October 18, 1931 at 84 years of age. His Edison Electric Light Company was the predecessor of the General Electric Co. While operating this company, and later working at laboratories in Menlo Park and West Orange, New Jersey, he was credited with patents for over one thousand inventions. A bibliography follows.
Provenance:
Collection donated by ETL Testing Laboratories in 1985.
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.

Most images probably public domain due to expired copyrights.
Topic:
Inventors -- 1900-1950  Search this
Electricity -- 1900-1930  Search this
Automobiles -- 1910-1920  Search this
Inventions -- 1900-1930  Search this
Presidents -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Citation:
Edison Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0299
See more items in:
Thomas Alva Edison Photoprints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8aa4e2f2d-5efb-4d91-af18-af8cb1ee7c57
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0299
Online Media:

Henry Ford Packards and Buicks [Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village]

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 42
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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
Collection Citation:
World War I Exhibit Collection, Acc. NASM.1993.0063, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
World War I Exhibit Collection
World War I Exhibit Collection / Series 8: Photographic Request Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg285a46f40-b789-441e-9ef8-ef293f664560
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1993-0063-ref627

Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village

Collection Creator:
Fleischman, Lawrence A. (Lawrence Arthur), 1925-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 73
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman Papers, 1837-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman papers
Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9cca43507-88f4-4cbf-85ac-dc3dcdfb1da9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fleilawr-ref132

Strip, Salt, and Other Straightway Dreams

Author:
Post, Robert C.  Search this
Wright, John L.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1992
Citation:
Post, Robert C. 1992. Strip, Salt, and Other Straightway Dreams. In: Wright, John L., Possible Dreams: Enthusiasm for Technology in America. Dearborn: Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village,() pp.98-109.
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_105196

Strip, Salt, and Other Straightway Dreams

Author:
Post, Robert C.  Search this
Editor:
Wright, John L.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1992
Citation:
Post, Robert C. 1992. "Strip, Salt, and Other Straightway Dreams." In Possible Dreams: Enthusiasm for Technology in America. Wright, John L., editor. 98–109. Dearborn: Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village.
Identifier:
105196
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_105196

Graves & Company, musical instrument makers / by Robert E. Eliason

Author:
Eliason, Robert Erwin 1933-  Search this
Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village  Search this
Physical description:
20 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1975
Topic:
Wind instrument makers  Search this
Graves & Company  Search this
Call number:
ML424.G77 E42
ML424.G77E42
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_71329

Lumber Mill, (painting)

Painter:
Young, Celestia  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum Dearborn Michigan 48121
Date:
1856
Topic:
Landscape--Season--Winter  Search this
Architecture--Industry--Mill  Search this
Occupation--Industry  Search this
Control number:
IAP 24050004
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_272563

King James Jesse Strang, (painting)

Painter:
Unknown  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum Dearborn Michigan 48121
Date:
Ca. 1850
Topic:
Landscape--Imaginary  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Primitive  Search this
Control number:
IAP 24050020
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_272579

Marriage of Francis Stanger and Elizabeth L. Campbell, (painting)

Painter:
Unknown  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum Dearborn Michigan 48121
Topic:
Primitive--Fractur  Search this
Control number:
IAP 24050030
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_272589

Civil War Memorial, (painting)

Painter:
Gordon, Thomas Clarkson  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum Dearborn Michigan 48121
Date:
Ca. 1885
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Primitive  Search this
Waterscape--Boat  Search this
Landscape  Search this
Architecture--Monument  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Control number:
IAP 24050010
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_272569

Red Mill, Yellow Springs, Ohio, (painting)

Painter:
Unknown  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum Dearborn Michigan 48121
Date:
Ca. 1850
Topic:
Architecture--Industry--Mill  Search this
Landscape  Search this
Primitive  Search this
Control number:
IAP 24050022
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_272581

Lake Erie O. H. Perry Inne (Sign), (painting)

Painter:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Perry, O. H  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum Dearborn Michigan 48121
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Primitive  Search this
Control number:
IAP 24050006
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_272565

Decorative Watercolor, (painting)

Painter:
Otto, Henrich  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum Dearborn Michigan 48121
Topic:
Primitive--Fractur  Search this
Control number:
IAP 24050026
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_272585

Birth Certificate of Abraham Killian, (painting)

Painter:
Unknown  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum Dearborn Michigan 48121
Topic:
Primitive--Fractur  Search this
Control number:
IAP 24050028
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_272587

My Dreams of By-Gone Days, (painting)

Painter:
Van Wagner, Joseph D. L.  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum Dearborn Michigan 48121
Date:
1886
Topic:
Waterscape--Boat  Search this
Primitive  Search this
Control number:
IAP 24050002
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_272561

Modify Your Search







or


Narrow By