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John Hiller lantern slide collection

Donor:
Hiller, John  Search this
Extent:
0.75 Cubic feet (216 lantern slides:, color autochromes; , 3.25 x 4 inches.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Date:
circa 1910-1930
Summary:
The John Hiller Lantern Slide Collection contains 216 glass autochromes dated circa 1910-1930 documenting homes and gardens, house interiors, scenes from domestic and foreign travel, flower arrangements, and people in Europe and unidentified locations.
Scope and Contents Note:
The John Hiller Collection contains 216 glass autochromes dated c. 1910-1930. The images cover a wide array of subjects and regions, with many of them showing landscapes and travel destinations. Some show house interiors, flower arrangements, or casual groups of people. Several of the autochromes show historic towns and ruins in Greece and Switzerland along with some in Croatia, Italy, Bulgaria and Austria. Scattered amongst these are slides of various unidentified sites and gardens. It is not known if any of the unidentified images show sites in the United States.

The photographer(s) of these images is unknown. The uniformity of the type of tape used to seal each of the autochromes suggests that the images may be the work of one photographer or photo studio rather than a collection compiled by an individual from multiple sources, but this is speculative at best.
Provenance:
John Hiller, an employee in the Smithsonian's Office of Exhibits Central, donated the collection to the Archives of American Gardens in 2005. The collection had been on deposit in the Archives for a few years prior to it being formally donated.
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:
Flower arrangement  Search this
Gardens -- Europe  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, John Hiller lantern slide collection.
Identifier:
AAG.HIL
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John Hiller lantern slide collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-hil
Online Media:

[Unidentified Garden in Unidentified Location]: lawn in shade by house with semicircular porch, columns, chairs, and irises.

Collection Donor:
Hiller, John  Search this
Extent:
1 Autochromes (photographs) (lantern slide.)
Type:
Archival materials
Autochromes (photographs)
Lantern slides
Place:
Unidentified Garden (Unknown location).
Date:
circa 1920-1930.
General:
Historic image number: 33.
Historic caption: House & Garden.
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:
Flowers  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Irises (Plants)  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Trees  Search this
Houses  Search this
Porches  Search this
Columns  Search this
Genre/Form:
Autochromes (photographs)
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, John Hiller lantern slide collection.
Identifier:
AAG.HIL, Item HLR085
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John Hiller lantern slide collection
John Hiller lantern slide collection / Series 1: Garden Images / Unidentified Location
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-hil-ref1010

[Unidentified Garden in Unidentified Location]: lawn with stone path, bench, bulbs, and rhododendrons.

Collection Donor:
Hiller, John  Search this
Extent:
1 Autochromes (photographs) (lantern slide.)
Type:
Archival materials
Autochromes (photographs)
Lantern slides
Place:
Unidentified Garden (Unknown location).
Date:
circa 1920-1930.
General:
Historic image number: 32.
Historic caption: House & Garden.
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:
Flowers  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Trees  Search this
Rhododendrons  Search this
Stones  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Benches  Search this
Bulbs  Search this
Garden walks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Autochromes (photographs)
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, John Hiller lantern slide collection.
Identifier:
AAG.HIL, Item HLR088
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John Hiller lantern slide collection
John Hiller lantern slide collection / Series 1: Garden Images / Unidentified Location
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-hil-ref1012

[Unidentified Garden in Unidentified Location]: unidentified woman sitting amongst flowers on lawn.

Collection Donor:
Hiller, John  Search this
Extent:
1 Autochromes (photographs) (lantern slide.)
Type:
Archival materials
Autochromes (photographs)
Lantern slides
Place:
Unidentified Garden (Unknown location).
Date:
circa 1920-1930.
General:
Historic image number: 36.
Historic caption: House & Garden.
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:
Trees  Search this
Flowers  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Irises (Plants)  Search this
People  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Autochromes (photographs)
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, John Hiller lantern slide collection.
Identifier:
AAG.HIL, Item HLR118
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John Hiller lantern slide collection
John Hiller lantern slide collection / Series 1: Garden Images / Unidentified Location
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-hil-ref1018

[Abbotswood]: house, garden, and sculptural sundial.

Photographer:
Newton, Louise  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (black-and-white, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Abbotswood (Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, England)
United Kingdom -- England -- Gloucestershire -- Stow-on-the-Wold
Date:
1929 Jun.
General:
Abbotswood was visited during the Garden Club of America's June 1929 tour to England. A complete copy of the GCA tour itinerary was printed in the Bulletin of the Garden Club of America (Fourth Series, No. 5), September 1929, pp. 6-25.
Topic:
Gardens -- England -- Gloucestershire -- Stow-on-the-Wold  Search this
Country houses  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Women  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Sundials  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Identifier:
AAG.GCA.RGC, Item ENG120043
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Ridgefield Garden Club lantern slides
Ridgefield Garden Club lantern slides / The Garden Club of America Trip to England
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-rgc-ref44

[Sutton Courtenay Manor House]: Garden Club of America tour members on a yew-lined driveway.

Photographer:
Newton, Louise  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (black-and-white, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Sutton Courtenay Manor House (Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire, England)
United Kingdom -- England -- Oxfordshire -- Sutton Courtenay
Date:
1929 Jun.
General:
Sutton Courtenay Manor House was visited during the Garden Club of America's June 1929 tour to England. A complete copy of the GCA tour itinerary was printed in the Bulletin of the Garden Club of America (Fourth Series, No. 5), September 1929, pp. 6-25. Since that time a realignment of the approach to the house from Church Street appears to have taken place, eliminating the entrance gate and circular driveway seen in ENG014006 and other images of the period, as well as the rest of the driveway seen in ENG120058, which presumably led to Church Street. In the absence of confirming images the identification of ENG120058 is to be assumed from this supporting evidence and its position amidst a sequence of other Sutton Courtenay images.
Topic:
Gardens -- England -- Oxfordshire -- Sutton Courtenay  Search this
Driveways  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Yew  Search this
Women  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Identifier:
AAG.GCA.RGC, Item ENG120058
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Ridgefield Garden Club lantern slides
Ridgefield Garden Club lantern slides / The Garden Club of America Trip to England
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-rgc-ref59

[Sutton Courtenay Manor House]: garden area with brick path, brick wall, and distinctive posts in the background.

Photographer:
Newton, Louise  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (black-and-white, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Date:
1929 Jun.
General:
Sutton Courtenay Manor House was visited during the Garden Club of America's June 1929 tour to England. A complete copy of the GCA tour itinerary was printed in the Bulletin of the Garden Club of America (Fourth Series, No. 5), September 1929, pp. 6-25. The posts in the image are the same shape as those shown in a photograph of the manor house garden on the website of the Sutton Courtenay Local History Society. The brick wall and building seen in ENG120057 are likely extensions to the left of the brick wall and building in the background of this image
Identifier:
AAG.GCA.RGC, Item ENG120065
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Ridgefield Garden Club lantern slides
Ridgefield Garden Club lantern slides / The Garden Club of America Trip to England
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-rgc-ref66

New Hebrides Film Project: Malekula 1970-1974

Creator:
Muller, Kalman Photographer and filmmaker (1939- )  Search this
National Human Studies Film Center, Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Physical description:
master one video cassette (31 minutes) silent color 3/4 inch
archival original 1 film reel (1,125 feet) silent color 16mm
Culture:
Melanesians  Search this
Nambas  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Oceania
Melanesia
New Hebrides
Vanuatu
Malekula (Vanuatu)
Date:
1970-1974
Topic:
Language and culture  Search this
Houses  Search this
Eating  Search this
Hamlets  Search this
Gardens--weeding  Search this
Agriculture--swidden  Search this
Wigs--women--"Big Nambas"  Search this
Siblings--childcare  Search this
Play--children  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1975.1.1 - 22
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives OK:1
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New Hebrides Film Project: Malekula 1970-1974 [Muller, Kalman Photographer and filmmaker (1939- )]
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218406

Catalogue of the Kimbei Photographic Studio

Creator:
Kusakabe, Kimbei, 1841-1934 (studio operator)  Search this
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Photographer:
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 Booklet (40 pages)
Type:
Archival materials
Booklets
Catalogs
Photographs
Place:
Asia
Japan
Date:
[1880-1900]
Scope and Contents:
Printed catalog of the Kimbei Studio in Yokohama, one of the leading commercial studios in Japan in the mid and late Meiji period. The catalog is divided by Costumes (mostly studio portraits and assemblages), and then by scenic regions. The catalog has extensive annotations in pencil and red ink.
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. Kimbei managed a studio in Yokohama, first at Bentendori until 1881, then later at Honchodori. His photo studio catered primarily to visiting foreigners.
Local Numbers:
R478 (Rosin Number)

FSA A1999.35 478
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Photography -- Studios and dark rooms -- 19th century  Search this
Photography -- 19th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Catalogs
Photographs
Catalogs
Collection Citation:
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Purchase and partial donation.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.35, Item FSA A1999.35 478
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-35-ref619
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Photostat of Potting Shed from House & Garden

Collection Landscape architect:
Wheeler, Perry H., 1914-1989  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Stengle, James M., Dr.  Search this
Collection Creator:
University of Georgia  Search this
Garden Club of America  Search this
Emory University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic item
Container:
Box 5
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
circa 1955-1965
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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Perry H. Wheeler collection.
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Perry H. Wheeler collection
Perry H. Wheeler collection / Project Files / Unknown Location / Unidentified Gardens (possibly Perry Wheeler designs)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-whe-ref1533

Octagon Blg, A.I.A. Hdqrs [drawing] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Clarke Rapuano & Holleran  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Architecture--Design--Education  Search this
Architecture--Education--Octagon House  Search this
Architecture--Education--American Institute of Architects  Search this
Landscape--Garden  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0000978
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_978

[Auchincloss Garden]: house, garden border, and stone wall.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Contact print (black-and-white, 2 x 2 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Contact prints
Place:
Auchincloss Garden (Short Hills, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Essex County -- Short Hills
Date:
1971 May.
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 -- New Jersey -- Short Hills  Search this
Sunken gardens  Search this
Trees  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Stairs, stone  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Ivy  Search this
Houses  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Walkways, flagstone  Search this
Flowering trees  Search this
Weeping trees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Contact prints
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NJ467009
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ467: Short Hills -- Auchincloss Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1162

[Unidentified Garden in Unknown Location]: house, garden border, and foundation planting.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Contact print (b & w, 2 x 2 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Contact prints
Place:
Unidentified Garden (United States)
United States of America
Date:
[between 1960 and 1994]
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 -- United States  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Houses  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Fences -- wooden  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Foundation planting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Contact prints
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item ADM080010
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / Series 2: Unidentified Location / ADM080: Unidentified Garden in Unknown Location
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1816

Estelle Ellis Collection

Creator:
Ellis, Estelle  Search this
Extent:
29 Cubic feet (42 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Advertising
Date:
1942 - 2004
Summary:
Estelle Ellis is a pioneer in publishing, advertising, and marketing. She was among the first to focus on the American female demographic, especially teens and working-class women. Condé Nast Publications, Incorporated, Carter Hawley Hale-owned department stores, Phillips-Van Heusen, Dow Chemical, and the Kimberly-Clark Corporation were among her clients. The Papers include business correspondence and proposals, marketing materials, advertisements, and oral history interviews with Ellis.
Scope and Contents:
The Estelle Ellis Papers include material dating from the 1940s to 2004, with the majority of materials dating from the 1960s to the 1980s. Client files (including correspondence, presentations, proposals, and marketing materials) comprise the bulk of the collection. Photographic negatives, slides, and photographs from advertising campaigns and interviews with Ellis on audio and VHS cassette are also present. Ellis's personal research files on advertising and marketing, including magazine and newspaper tear sheets, are included.

The collection documents Ellis's career in publishing and as owner of Business Image, Inc. Ellis's innovative marketing and design sense is evident throughout these materials. Clients include: Carter Hawley Hale and its subsidiaries The Broadway, John Wanamaker, and Weinstock's; Condé Nast Publications and its subsidiaries Vogue, House & Garden, Charm, Glamour, and Bride's; the Kimberly-Clark Corporation; and East/West Network, Incorporated.

Of note to researchers with interest in teen magazines will be Ellis's early work on Design for Living, a short-lived publication and precursor to Seventeen, produced by Popular Science Publishing Corporation.

Among the distinctive materials in the collection are promotional items developed for Seventeen and Charm magazines. Designed to be informative and eye-catching, these materials used creative techniques to highlight the uniquely female qualities and concerns of the magazines' readers. In one instance, price guides were "handwritten" in the form of a shopping list on a paper bag. In another example, press releases were tied in ribbons like a bundle of love letters. For students of marketing and design, as well as for historians interested in women's history and consumer culture, materials such as these will be a valuable resource.

The Estelle Ellis Papers are arranged in three series: Client Files, 1941-1994, Business Materials, 1953-2004, undated and Research Files, 1950s-2004. The original order of the materials has been retained where possible, although some reorganization has been conducted within aggregates to facilitate research.

Series 1, Client Files, 1941-1994, are arranged alphabetically by business name. Subsidiaries are listed separately from their owner. For instance, work completed for The Broadway, a Carter Hawley Hale-owned department store, is listed separately from its parent company. Where needed, sub-groups have been created and are organized by type of material or project. Materials are further organized by date. Some of the client materials were originally organized by Ellis and her late husband into seventeen oversized scrapbooks. These have been disassembled for ease of organization and access. A photocopy of each scrapbook was made to preserve a record of the original arrangement of the materials and for ready reference.

Series 2, Business Materials, 1953-2004, undated, is divided into five sub-series: Business Image, Incorporated Slides; Speeches and Articles; Greeting Cards; Awards; and Audio-Visual Materials. The slides were kept in their original order when transferred from the slide boxes to the sleeves. Of note are slides of Helmut Newton's photographs for the Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche advertising campaign. (The work of prominent photographers Robert Frank and Duane Michals are represented in the materials for American Girl and Sportempos.) Speeches and articles written by Estelle Ellis span 1953 to 1994. Materials are included in this subseries based upon the original order of the collection, scope of the project, or content of the speech. Time topical greeting cards that were sent by Business Image, Inc., to clients comprise subseries C. A single award from 1962 comprises Subseries D. Audiovisual materials, including recorded interviews and research material, is the final subseries and is arranged by format and then date. The 1994 oral history interview by Tom Wiener on behalf of the Archives Center deals primarily with Ellis's early publishing career. The 2007 interview by historian Lu Ann Jones covers that period and later developments, including Ellis's family life. Jones's transcript of that interview is appended to this finding aid.

Series 3, Research Files, 1950s-2004, include Ellis's compilation of newspaper and magazine articles, advertisements, and marketing publications. Sub-groups exist for Absolut vodka advertisements, Condé Nast Publications, and The New Yorker magazine. Of special note within this series is a short autobiographical note written by Ellis for her alma mater Hunter College.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into three series.

Series 1: Client Files, 1942-1994

Series 2: Business materials, 1953-1994

Series 3: Research Files

Series 4: Audiovisual, 1979-2004
Biographical / Historical:
For more than fifty years, Estelle Ellis has advised American businesses about the changing face of American society: its demographics, its social structures, its values. She has helped these institutions understand social change and address the needs and interests of their diverse customers, audiences, and constituencies. Her work has spanned a period of significant social and economic change affecting women's lives and expectations. These shifts are apparent in her pioneering work for Seventeen, Charm, Glamour, and House & Garden magazines and with corporate clients including the Kimberley-Clark Corporation, Evan-Picone, and the Carter Hawley Hale group of department stores.

Ellis was born in Brooklyn, New York, on November 12, 1919. She graduated from Hunter College in 1940, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in Journalism. Her publishing career began at Popular Science magazine, which published three issues of Design for Living in 1942, before abandoning the new venture due to war-time paper shortages. Design for Living was aimed at "high school girls and the home economics teacher," and signaled the direction of Ellis' future career. Ellis also worked for Walter Annenberg's Click magazine (Triangle Publications), assembling an impressive portfolio of articles.

In 1943, Editor-in-Chief Helen Valentine hired Ellis to help launch a new publication that she had conceived. Seventeen was the first magazine to identify young girls as an economically viable market. Ellis combined her strong sense of design and advertising with emerging techniques in marketing to awaken her advertisers to this viable consumer demographic. To personalize the research data, she created "Teena," a fictional character who spoke for her age group and symbolized the typical Seventeenreader.

Helen Valentine and Art Director Cipe Pineles became mentors in Ellis's life and work. Following the success of Seventeen, the trio was asked by its publisher, Street and Smith, to revitalize Charm and to gear it towards a new segment of female consumers. This decision re-established the focus of the magazine on the growing working woman market. To persuade advertisers to address this group, Ellis distilled market research into a series of publications titled "Interview." The "Interview" and "Teena" reports commissioned by Ellis were among the first market research studies to establish teenage girls and working women as distinct and economically powerful markets. During the period from 1950 to 1957, Charm increased in circulation and importance to the business and advertising communities. After a business merger with Newhouse Magazines, Charm was incorporated into Glamour magazine, and Ellis resigned to create her own firm, Business Image, Incorporated.

Starting in 1958, Business Image, Incorporated, offered creative marketing solutions to a diverse array of clients. Ellis was among the first to identify the importance of market and product positioning, a key aspect of what today is called "branding." According to Ellis, Business Image, Inc. was dedicated "to helping business understand the impact of social change on business trends." Ellis continued to work with publishing and magazines, and she counted Glamour, House & Garden, and their parent company, Condé Nast Publications, as clients. Ellis worked closely with editors to keep them abreast of "shifting consumer markets, values, and lifestyles." She also advised them on how to convey the relevance of their publications and the consuming power of their readers to magazine advertisers. Ellis took on smaller projects for other Condé Nast publications such as Bride's (late 1960s) and Vogue (early 1970s). Publishing industry clients also included the Girl Scouts of America's American Girl magazine (early 1960s), Better Homes and Gardens (primarily 1980s), Elle (late 1980s), and East West Network (1980s), publishers of airlines magazines.

The list of Ellis's clients outside of publishing is equally long and impressive. Ellis's work for the Kimberly-Clark Corporation in the late 1960s and early 1970s is of particular note. In addition to recommending new products for the firm, she guided the development of its Life Cycle Center, a resource for women of all ages-from menstruation to menopause-headed by a professional education director. Ellis joined the Board of Phillips-Van Heusen and produced its innovative publication, We the People of PVH. Evan-Picone, Yves Saint-Laurent Fragrances, Scoville, AT&T, and the Jos. Schlitz Brewing Company also were Business Image, Inc. clients.

For some thirty years, beginning in the mid-1960s, Ellis provided a wide range of professional services for New York's Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). She created the successful FIT fundraising campaign/event "One Person Makes a Difference," which raised money for student scholarships. She created programs to build the school's enrollment and its financial support. Ellis's work also promoted awareness of the global fashion influence of New York and FIT.

Beginning in the 1990s Ellis concentrated on writing. She combined her experience in publishing with her personal interests to co-author three books: At Home with Books: How Booklovers Live With and Care for Their Libraries (Southern Books, 1995), At Home with Art: How Art Lovers Live With and Care for Their Treasures (Potter, 1999), and The Booklover's Repair Kit: First Aid for Home Libraries (Alfred A. Knopf, 2000). Most recently, Ellis co-authored Cipe Pineles: Two Remembrances (RIT, Cary Graphic Arts Press, 2005), about her mentor and friend.

Ellis was married for fifty years to Samuel I. Rubenstein, now deceased. Rubenstein was critical in the development of Business Image, Incorporated, and partnered with her in the firm for twenty-five of its forty-five years. She has two children, Ellis Marc Rubenstein, currently President and CEO of the New York Academy of Sciences, and Nora Jane Rubenstein, Ph.D., a writer, ethnographer, and president of her Vermont-based Place/Space Associates. Ellis died on July 12, 2012.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Estelle Ellis in 1991, 2000, and 2004.
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.
Genre/Form:
Advertising
Citation:
Estelle Ellis Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0423
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Estelle Ellis Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0423
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[Miscellaneous Sites in Warwickshire, England]: an unidentified house, garden, and driveway.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (black-and-white, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
England -- Warwickshire
United Kingdom -- England -- Warwickshire
Date:
1906 Jul.
General:
ENG027010 is an image of the other side of the house.
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. 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 borders  Search this
Foundation planting  Search this
Porches  Search this
Houses  Search this
Driveways  Search this
Gardens -- England -- Warwickshire  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item ENG027009
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Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / International / England / ENG027: Warwick -- Miscellaneous Sites in Warwick
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref1670
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[Miscellaneous Sites in Salem, Massachusetts]: probably the back end of the garden at 80 Federal Street, also known as the Peirce-Nichols House.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (black-and-white, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Essex County -- Salem
Date:
[between 1900 and 1910]
General:
Although the identity of this garden has not been positively confirmed, the mansard-roofed building in the far distance of the image may be the same one shown in a period view of North Street from Bridge Street found on the digitalcommonwealth.org website. That building would have been in the line of sight from the back end of the Peirce-Nichols House garden. In addition, the rough fencing at the end of the garden and beyond is consonant with its location bordering a railroad and commercial area.
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. 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:
Fences -- wooden  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Walkways, gravel  Search this
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Salem  Search this
Trees  Search this
Buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item MA127012
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Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / Massachusetts / MA127: Salem -- Miscellaneous Sites in Salem, Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref5380

Playbill for 'Master Harold' …and the boys

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Royale Theatre, American, founded 1927  Search this
Subject of:
Danny Glover, American, born 1946  Search this
Michael Boatman, American, born 1964  Search this
Christopher Denham  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 3/8 x 5 1/4 in. (21.3 x 13.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2003
Topic:
African American  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.64
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd587c265f6-1395-47f4-9ec5-abb5cc5add13
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.64
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The Crisis Vol. 18 No. 3

Published by:
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
Edited by:
W.E.B. Du Bois, American, 1868 - 1963  Search this
Illustrated by:
Frank Walts, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
9 3/4 x 6 3/4 x 1/8 in. (24.8 x 17.1 x 0.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
July 1919
Topic:
African American  Search this
Education  Search this
Literature  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Politics (Practical)  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bobbie Ross in memory of Elizabeth Dillard
Object number:
2012.84.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5fc5d2f1a-22f1-42b5-bb5b-bed2a76d8689
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.84.3
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The Crisis Vol. 19 No. 1

Published by:
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
Edited by:
W.E.B. Du Bois, American, 1868 - 1963  Search this
Photograph by:
C. M. Battey, American, 1873 - 1927  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
9 5/8 x 6 3/4 x 1/16 in. (24.4 x 17.1 x 0.2 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
November 1919
Topic:
African American  Search this
Literature  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Politics (Practical)  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bobbie Ross in memory of Elizabeth Dillard
Object number:
2012.84.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b4d3ca34-20ac-4e16-8d1a-130f9b2abdfb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.84.4
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[The Ferry House Garden]: arbor and house on the north, wooden fence on the west, and seven-foot yew hedges on the south and east enclose the formal upper garden with its millstone surrounded by boxwoood and granite walkways.

Photographer:
Hood, Johanna S.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Ferry House Garden, The (South Dartmouth, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Bristol County -- South Dartmouth
Date:
2004 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 -- Massachusetts -- South Dartmouth  Search this
Houses  Search this
Arbors  Search this
Fences -- wooden  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Yew  Search this
Espaliers  Search this
Walkways, stone  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Boxwood  Search this
Millstones  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Roses, climbing  Search this
Clematis  Search this
Terraces  Search this
Poppies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MA354006
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts / MA354: South Dartmouth -- The Ferry House Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18488

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