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Jane Addams

Artist:
George de Forest Brush, 28 Sep 1855 - 24 Apr 1941  Search this
Sitter:
Jane Addams, 6 Sep 1860 - 21 May 1935  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 62.9 x 45.1 x 3.8cm (24 3/4 x 17 3/4 x 1 1/2")
Frame: 78.1 x 67.3 x 7cm (30 3/4 x 26 1/2 x 2 3/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1906
Topic:
Jane Addams: Female  Search this
Jane Addams: Literature\Writer  Search this
Jane Addams: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Social Reformer  Search this
Jane Addams: Society and Social Change\Social Worker  Search this
Jane Addams: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Peace activist  Search this
Jane Addams: Nobel Prize  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; partial gift of Mrs. Nancy Pierce York and Mrs. Grace Pierce Forbes
Object number:
NPG.78.48
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
Out of Many: Portraits from 1600 to 1900
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 123
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4bd5a4d6c-f21f-46c6-a940-cddadb244f2f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.78.48

Melrose Diner Collection

Creator:
Kubach, Richard  Search this
Ellsworth, Scott, Dr.  Search this
Community Life, Div. of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Melrose Diner, owners and employees  Search this
Names:
Jerry O'Mahony Company  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Oral history
Audiotapes
Interviews
Place:
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Restaurants
New Jersey -- Restaurants
Date:
1938-1988
Summary:
Correspondence, advertisements, accounting records, and 19 audio tape interviews documenting the history and operation of Melrose Diner in Philadelphia, Pa.; interviews conducted by oral historian Scott Ellsworth, 1987; and notes written by him.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of material collected by contract researcher Scott Ellsworth during a 1987 historical study of the Melrose Diner. It includes correspondence with Kubach and D'Andrea and with lessees when D'Andrea was the owner; with former employees and patrons; and with the manufacturer of the diner, the O'Mahony company. There are also menus and flyers advertising the diner, as well as payrolls and other accounting documents relating to its operation. Nineteen audio tapes of interviews Ellsworth conducted with Kubach, D'Andrea and others are also part of the collection. In addition, there is a history of the Melrose Diner based on his recorded interviews.
Arrangement:
Collection arranged into three series.

Series 1: History of Melrose Diner and Scott Ellsworth Notes

Series 2: Melrose Diner records, 1959-1983

Series 3: Audio tape interviews withowners and employees of Melrose Diner, 1987.
Biographical / Historical:
The Melrose Diner (the second structure by that name) was built by the Jerry O'Mahony Company of Bayonne, New Jersey and placed in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at 1610 W. Passyunk Street. Constructed to the plans of owner Richard Kubach, a 33 year old German immigrant, the diner opened for business March 18, 1940. Kubach had been the owner of the predecessor diner at the same address which he had bought five years earlier and had quickly developed into a successful business.

The new diner with 54 seats had more than twice the capacity of its predecessor, cost $15,000 (less a 10% discount to Kubach for his planning) and was supplemented by a kitchen, bakery and storeroom. Under Kubach's skilled and enlightened management, the new diner rapidly acquired a reputation for excellent food and good service. It became a community fixture, open 24 hours a day and attracting industrial workers and merchants from the area as well as families and young people in the evenings.

In 1956, Kubach opened a third diner a few blocks from the original site and closed the older building. It remained vacant until 1959, when Jim D'Andrea, a construction foreman, bought the structure and moved it across the Delaware River to a site in Washington Township, Mercer County in New Jersey. This location on Route 130, a main highway between Philadelphia and New York, proved to be a good one for truckers as customers for the diner. D'Andrea and his son Gene leased the diner successively to more than a dozen different individuals in less than 20 years. Under this variety of managers and different names (although long term patrons continued to call it the Melrose) the diner physically deteriorated; a fire in 1979 finally ended its serviceable life. D'Andrea boarded it up in the early 1980s.
Provenance:
The material in this collection was primarily collected or created by Scott Ellsworth under contract with the National Museum of American History in 1987, as part of a project that originally envisioned the acquisition and display of the Melrose Diner by the Museum.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Restaurateurs  Search this
Truck drivers  Search this
Truck stops  Search this
Restaurants -- 1940-1980 -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Diners -- 1940-1979 -- Philadelphia (Pa.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Oral history
Audiotapes
Interviews
Citation:
Melrose Diner Collection, 1938-1988, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0489
See more items in:
Melrose Diner Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0489

Fidel Castro

Artist:
Bernard Safran, 1924 - 17 Oct 1995  Search this
Sitter:
Fidel Castro, 13 Aug 1926 - 26 Nov 2016  Search this
Medium:
Oil on Masonite
Dimensions:
Sight: 60.3 x 43.2cm (23 3/4 x 17")
Frame: 70.5 x 52.7 x 4.8cm (27 3/4 x 20 3/4 x 1 7/8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1965
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Star  Search this
Fidel Castro: Male  Search this
Fidel Castro: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Revolutionary  Search this
Fidel Castro: Politics and Government\Foreign Leader\President\Cuba  Search this
Fidel Castro: Politics and Government\Foreign Leader\Premier\Cuba  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Object number:
NPG.78.TC291
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Estate of Bernard Safran
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm490682c67-b116-413a-bbcc-73d570c7f0cb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.78.TC291

Henry Ford

Artist:
Hans Wollner, 1899 - 1946  Search this
Sitter:
Henry Ford, 30 Jul 1863 - 7 Apr 1947  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Without Base: 42.2 x 50.8 x 23.5cm (16 5/8 x 20 x 9 1/4")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1963 cast after 1937 original
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Henry Ford: Male  Search this
Henry Ford: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist  Search this
Henry Ford: Science and Technology\Engineer\Mechanical  Search this
Henry Ford: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist\Manufacturer\Automobile  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the Henry Ford Trade School Alumni Association
Object number:
NPG.65.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
20th Century Americans: 1900-1930 (re-installation 2012)
On View:
NPG, South Gallery 322
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4919c6572-24c8-409a-a31a-9db4e7e85fb2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.65.3

Billy Sunday

Artist:
George Wesley Bellows, 12 Aug 1882 - 8 Jan 1925  Search this
Sitter:
Billy Sunday, 19 Nov 1862 - 6 Nov 1935  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 40 × 55.9 cm (15 3/4 × 22")
Mat: 55.9 × 71.1 cm (22 × 28")
Type:
Print
Date:
1923
Topic:
Interior\Church  Search this
Equipment\Podium  Search this
Human Figures\Crowd  Search this
Billy Sunday: Male  Search this
Billy Sunday: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Baseball  Search this
Billy Sunday: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Evangelist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.74.69
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm48c826298-40cb-4fed-9a63-f5f0b697269b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.74.69

Industrial Workers of the World

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
black; white (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 20 in x 17 in; 50.8 cm x 43.18 cm
Object Name:
poster
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Made at:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Subject:
Death  Search this
Soldiers  Search this
Flags  Search this
Family  Search this
Latino  Search this
Credit Line:
Brian Leber
ID Number:
2015.0066.21
Accession number:
2015.0066
Catalog number:
2015.0066.21
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Reform Movements Collection
Princeton Posters
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b1-e8b7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1693780

Worker in a Steel Factory

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 7/8 in x 8 1/8 in; 25.0825 cm x 20.6375 cm
Object Name:
gelatin silver print
Date made:
ca 1940s
Subject:
Workers  Search this
ID Number:
2013.0327.1087
Accession number:
2013.0327
Catalog number:
2013.0327.1087
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Industry & Manufacturing
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-178e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1814191

Twenty Five Years of Industrial Unionism

Referenced:
Haywood, William "Big Bill"  Search this
Debs, Eugene V.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
red; grey (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/2 in x 5 3/4 in; 21.59 cm x 14.605 cm
Object Name:
Pamphlet
Date made:
1930
Subject:
Socialism  Search this
Labor Unions  Search this
Related event:
Founding of the Industrial Workers of the World  Search this
ID Number:
2005.0079.113
Accession number:
2005.0079
Catalog number:
2005.0079.113
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Labor History Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-ad1d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1290763

Production Notebook

Measurements:
overall: 5 1/4 in x 3 in x 1/2 in; 13.335 cm x 7.62 cm x 1.27 cm
overall: 5 3/8 in x 3 1/8 in x 1/2 in; 13.6525 cm x 7.9375 cm x 1.27 cm
Object Name:
Production Notebook
notebook
Date made:
1990 - 1997
Credit Line:
Garment Industry Development Corporation
ID Number:
1997.0280.01
Accession number:
1997.0280
Catalog number:
1997.0280.01
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Work
Sweatshops
El Monte
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-e77f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_880963
Online Media:

Industrial Workers of the World--International Labor Solidarity

Physical Description:
black (overall color)
red (overall color)
cloth cotton (overall material)
Object Name:
T-Shirt
Associated dates:
1988 / 1988
ID Number:
1990.0042.01
Catalog number:
1990.0042.01
Accession number:
1990.0042
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Labor History Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-0266-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1059370

John L. Lewis' Union Badge

Referenced:
United Mine Workers of America  Search this
Associated person:
Lewis, John L.  Search this
Maker:
United Mine Workers of America  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9.5 cm x 5 cm; 3 3/4 in x 1 15/16 in
Object Name:
badge
Associated place:
United States: District of Columbia
Associated date:
1936
Subject:
Labor Unions  Search this
Related Publication:
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
National Museum of American History. Treasures of American History online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/treasures
ID Number:
1989.0693.3777
Catalog number:
1989.0693.3777
Accession number:
1989.0693
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Reform Movements Collection
Industry & Manufacturing
Work
National Treasures exhibit
Government, Politics, and Reform
Exhibition:
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-ec24-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1310542
Online Media:

The Industrial Workers of the World

Affiliated union:
United Auto Workers  Search this
Referenced:
International Workers of the World  Search this
Maker:
United Auto Workers  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 22 in x 19 in; 55.88 cm x 48.26 cm
Object Name:
Poster
Place made:
United States: Michigan, Detroit
Associated Place:
United States: Michigan, Detroit
Date made:
1962
Subject:
Labor Unions  Search this
labor issues  Search this
Workers  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian
ID Number:
1988.0701.14
Catalog number:
1988.0701.14
Accession number:
1988.0701
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection
Princeton Posters
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-aed7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1050826

Orgainizing the Industrial Workers

Affiliated union:
United Auto Workers  Search this
Referenced:
Congress of Industrial Organizations  Search this
Maker:
United Auto Workers  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 22 in x 19 in; 55.88 cm x 48.26 cm
Object Name:
Poster
Place made:
United States: Michigan, Detroit
Associated Place:
United States: Michigan, Detroit
Date made:
1962
Subject:
labor issues  Search this
Labor Unions  Search this
Workers  Search this
Related event:
The Great Depression and World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian
ID Number:
1988.0701.27
Catalog number:
1988.0701.27
Accession number:
1988.0701
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection
Princeton Posters
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-aedd-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1050839

I Reside Wherever There Is A Good Fight Against Wrong

Maker:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 11 in; 34.29 cm x 27.94 cm
Object Name:
Advertisement
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Associated place:
United States: New York, New York City
Subject:
Labor Unions  Search this
labor issues  Search this
Credit Line:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
ID Number:
1986.0710.0049
Accession number:
1986.0710
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Political and Military History: Political History
Clothing & Accessories
Princeton Posters
Textiles
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-a3c9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_538738

stationery

Object Name:
Stationery
Object Type:
stationery
Credit Line:
International Union Allied Industrial Workers of America
ID Number:
1986.0360.01
Accession number:
1986.0360
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-7f31-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_537335

sticker

Object Name:
Sticker
Credit Line:
International Union Allied Industrial Workers of America
ID Number:
1986.0360.02
Accession number:
1986.0360
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-7f32-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_537336

bumper sticker

Object Name:
Bumper Sticker
Credit Line:
International Union Allied Industrial Workers of America
ID Number:
1986.0360.03
Accession number:
1986.0360
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-7f33-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_537337

bumper sticker

Object Name:
Bumper Sticker
Credit Line:
International Union Allied Industrial Workers of America
ID Number:
1986.0360.04
Accession number:
1986.0360
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-7f34-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_537338

sticker

Object Name:
Sticker
Credit Line:
International Union Allied Industrial Workers of America
ID Number:
1986.0360.05
Accession number:
1986.0360
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-6436-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_537339

button

Object Name:
Button
Credit Line:
International Union Allied Industrial Workers of America
ID Number:
1986.0360.06
Accession number:
1986.0360
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-7f35-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_537340

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