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Daruma

Artist:
Kosugi Misei 小杉未醒 (1881-1964)  Search this
Medium:
Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 53.5 × 41.8 cm (21 1/16 × 16 7/16 in)
H x W (overall): 150.5 × 61.5 cm (59 1/4 × 24 3/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Japan
Date:
late 1940s or 1950s
Period:
Showa era
Topic:
Showa era (1926 - 1989)  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection, Gift of Mary and Cheney Cowles
Accession Number:
F2020.5.27a-f
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye337407229-f2bd-4c4d-ba7a-cc4bff93140c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F2020.5.27a-f
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Drooping Cherry Blossoms

Artist:
Kotozuka Ei'ichi 琴塚英 (1906-1979)  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock print
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 27.3 × 39 cm (10 3/4 × 15 3/8 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
ca. 1948
Period:
Showa era
Topic:
cherry blossom  Search this
Showa era (1926 - 1989)  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
The Kenneth and Kiyo Hitch Collection of Modern and Contemporary Japanese Prints  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase and partial gift of the Kenneth and Kiyo Hitch Collection from Kiyo Hitch with funds from the Mary Griggs Burke Endowment
Accession Number:
S2019.3.1051
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye363889a5f-3746-497c-aa77-681692354c45
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2019.3.1051

Spring at Hirosawa Pond

Artist:
Kotozuka Ei'ichi 琴塚英 (1906-1979)  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock print
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 19.7 × 26.7 cm (7 3/4 × 10 1/2 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
ca. 1948
Period:
Showa era
Topic:
Showa era (1926 - 1989)  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
The Kenneth and Kiyo Hitch Collection of Modern and Contemporary Japanese Prints  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase and partial gift of the Kenneth and Kiyo Hitch Collection from Kiyo Hitch with funds from the Mary Griggs Burke Endowment
Accession Number:
S2019.3.1052
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye381578899-2462-4773-b14d-8e5c2ebd85d7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2019.3.1052

Girl from Fishing Village

Artist:
Maekawa Senpan 前川千帆 (1888-1960)  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 43.2 × 27.9 cm (17 × 11 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
ca. 1950
Period:
Showa era
Topic:
Showa era (1926 - 1989)  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
The Kenneth and Kiyo Hitch Collection of Modern and Contemporary Japanese Prints  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase and partial gift of the Kenneth and Kiyo Hitch Collection from Kiyo Hitch with funds from the Mary Griggs Burke Endowment
Accession Number:
S2019.3.1124
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye32acd370d-f63d-4e5e-baeb-e07001dde5fc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2019.3.1124

Seascape

Artist:
Aoyama Masaharu 青山正治 (1893-1969)  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock print
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 27.9 × 37.8 cm (11 × 14 7/8 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
ca. 1950
Period:
Showa era
Topic:
Showa era (1926 - 1989)  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
The Kenneth and Kiyo Hitch Collection of Modern and Contemporary Japanese Prints  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase and partial gift of the Kenneth and Kiyo Hitch Collection from Kiyo Hitch with funds from the Mary Griggs Burke Endowment
Accession Number:
S2019.3.53
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3ebe787ed-ac73-4562-939e-1355f77d24bf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2019.3.53

Snow scene with gulls

Artist:
Aoyama Masaharu 青山正治 (1893-1969)  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock print
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 39.4 × 27.3 cm (15 1/2 × 10 3/4 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
ca. 1950
Period:
Showa era
Topic:
Showa era (1926 - 1989)  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
The Kenneth and Kiyo Hitch Collection of Modern and Contemporary Japanese Prints  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase and partial gift of the Kenneth and Kiyo Hitch Collection from Kiyo Hitch with funds from the Mary Griggs Burke Endowment
Accession Number:
S2019.3.54
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye395af7f78-6afc-4c6b-9443-0ef024a63e1e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2019.3.54

Trees and Path

Artist:
Aoyama Masaharu 青山正治 (1893-1969)  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock print
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 27.3 × 39 cm (10 3/4 × 15 3/8 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
ca. 1950
Period:
Showa era
Topic:
tree  Search this
Showa era (1926 - 1989)  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
The Kenneth and Kiyo Hitch Collection of Modern and Contemporary Japanese Prints  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase and partial gift of the Kenneth and Kiyo Hitch Collection from Kiyo Hitch with funds from the Mary Griggs Burke Endowment
Accession Number:
S2019.3.55
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye36c47a653-2719-4ddc-ad9f-dcddd2db5751
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2019.3.55

Landscape

Artist:
Ito Ben 伊藤勉 (1917-1992)  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock print
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 54.6 × 44.3 cm (21 1/2 × 17 7/16 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
ca. 1950
Period:
Showa era
Topic:
Showa era (1926 - 1989)  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
The Kenneth and Kiyo Hitch Collection of Modern and Contemporary Japanese Prints  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase and partial gift of the Kenneth and Kiyo Hitch Collection from Kiyo Hitch with funds from the Mary Griggs Burke Endowment
Accession Number:
S2019.3.797
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye37e6b7385-93b7-4553-9252-290a8100d3b7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2019.3.797

Surreal Landscape

Artist:
Izumi Shigeru 泉茂 (1922-1995)  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 49.5 × 35.6 cm (19 1/2 × 14 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
ca. 1955
Period:
Showa era
Topic:
Showa era (1926 - 1989)  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
The Kenneth and Kiyo Hitch Collection of Modern and Contemporary Japanese Prints  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase and partial gift of the Kenneth and Kiyo Hitch Collection from Kiyo Hitch with funds from the Mary Griggs Burke Endowment
Accession Number:
S2019.3.842
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye36780df3e-64cb-46ab-92c5-fe12043b819b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2019.3.842

Map of my Mind

Artist:
Kawakami Sumio 川上澄生 (1895-1972)  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock print; ink on leather
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 26.3 × 38.4 cm (10 3/8 × 15 1/8 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
ca. 1950
Period:
Showa era
Topic:
Showa era (1926 - 1989)  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
The Kenneth and Kiyo Hitch Collection of Modern and Contemporary Japanese Prints  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase and partial gift of the Kenneth and Kiyo Hitch Collection from Kiyo Hitch with funds from the Mary Griggs Burke Endowment
Accession Number:
S2019.3.931
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3137b3a37-4887-4d4e-81f3-8c12ee39e556
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2019.3.931

Map of my Mind

Artist:
Kawakami Sumio 川上澄生 (1895-1972)  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 32.7 × 48.3 cm (12 7/8 × 19 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
ca. 1950
Period:
Showa era
Topic:
Showa era (1926 - 1989)  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
The Kenneth and Kiyo Hitch Collection of Modern and Contemporary Japanese Prints  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase and partial gift of the Kenneth and Kiyo Hitch Collection from Kiyo Hitch with funds from the Mary Griggs Burke Endowment
Accession Number:
S2019.3.932
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye37ea101a8-9473-4fcc-ae27-aba8537eee40
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2019.3.932

Men and Women Eighteen People

Artist:
Kawakami Sumio 川上澄生 (1895-1972)  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 21.6 × 17.8 cm (8 1/2 × 7 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
ca. 1945
Period:
Showa era
Topic:
Showa era (1926 - 1989)  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
The Kenneth and Kiyo Hitch Collection of Modern and Contemporary Japanese Prints  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase and partial gift of the Kenneth and Kiyo Hitch Collection from Kiyo Hitch with funds from the Mary Griggs Burke Endowment
Accession Number:
S2019.3.934
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3ec5c9d38-8cd8-42fd-815b-1453c0953d41
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2019.3.934

The Rose

Artist:
Kawanishi Hide 川西英 (Japan, 1894-1965)  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock print
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 26.3 × 24.1 cm (10 3/8 × 9 1/2 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
ca. 1950
Period:
Showa era
Topic:
Showa era (1926 - 1989)  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
The Kenneth and Kiyo Hitch Collection of Modern and Contemporary Japanese Prints  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase and partial gift of the Kenneth and Kiyo Hitch Collection from Kiyo Hitch with funds from the Mary Griggs Burke Endowment
Accession Number:
S2019.3.942
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3791fbdd8-c2be-40ec-a203-0df47f7fd3e6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2019.3.942

Opera glasses and case belonging to Etta Moten Barnett

Manufactured by:
Schildkraut Bros.  Search this
Owned by:
Etta Moten Barnett, American, 1901 - 2004  Search this
Medium:
a: glass , metal , crystal (material by form) , plastic
b: beads , silk (fiber)
Dimensions:
H x W x D (a: ): 1 9/16 × 4 1/16 × 1 15/16 in. (4 × 10.3 × 5 cm)
H x W x D (b: ): 1 3/16 × 6 5/16 × 3 3/4 in. (3 × 16 × 9.5 cm)
Type:
opera glasses
cases (containers)
Place used:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1950
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
A2022.13.1.17ab
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown – Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Etta Moten Barnett Archive
Classification:
Clothing-Fashion
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e13e1e63-2d8e-4b17-aa48-7fcd0d8de614
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_A2022.13.1.17ab

Grace F. Thorpe Collection

Creator:
Thorpe, Grace F.  Search this
Names:
National Congress of American Indians  Search this
United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.)  Search this
Abourezk, James G., 1931-  Search this
Seely, Dagmar  Search this
Thorpe, Charlotte  Search this
Thorpe, Jim, 1887-1953  Search this
Extent:
3.5 Linear feet
2,175 Photographic prints
166 Negatives (photographic)
27 Nitrate negatives
113 Slides (photographs)
5 Contact sheets
Culture:
Sac and Fox (Sauk & Fox)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Negatives (photographic)
Nitrate negatives
Slides (photographs)
Contact sheets
Place:
Oklahoma
Arizona
Japan -- 1940-1950
Pearl River (N.Y.)
Jim Thorpe (Pa.)
Date:
1900-2008
Scope and Contents:
The Grace F. Thorpe Collection (1900-2008) includes documents, photographic prints, slides, negatives and other materials that encapsulate the breadth of Grace Thorpe's life and work as a WWII veteran, Native rights activist, and dedicated daughter, mother and family member. This includes material from her personal, military and professional life. Series 1: Early Life and Family History (1921-1940) includes materials related to the Thorpe family including photographs of Grace's parents, Jim and Iva at the Carlisle Indian School as well as letters and photographs from Grace as a young girl. Series 2: Military Career and Life in Japan (1943-1950) includes documents, photographic prints and negatives from Grace's time as a Corporal in the Women's Army Corps and her life as a wife and mother in Japan following the war. This series also includes the medals Grace received for her service in WWII. Series 3: Pearl River, New York and Business (1950-1967) contains documents and photographs from Grace's time as a mother and business woman in Pearl River, New York. Series 4: Working on Behalf of Native Americans and Activism (1968-1977) includes documents, photographic prints and negatives from Grace's work with various Native American organizations on economic and civil rights issues following her move to Arizona in 1967. Series 5: Jim Thorpe and His Legacy (1912-1984) includes documents, photographic prints and negatives regarding Jim Thorpe and the work by the Thorpe family to restore Jim's Olympic record and keep his legacy alive. Series 6: Later Years (1979-2007) includes documents, photographic prints and negatives from Grace's life in Oklahoma, her work as an environmental activist, and other activities later in her life.
Arrangement:
This collection has been arranged in six series chronologically based on how the collection was received with minor changes. The Series' include--Series 1: Early Life and Family History (1921-1940), Series 2: Military Career and Life in Japan (1943-1950), Series 3: Pearl River, New York and Business (1950-1967), Series 4: Working on Behalf of Native Americans and Activism (1968-1977), Series 5: Jim Thorpe and His Legacy (1912-1984), and Series 6: Later Years (1979-2007). There is some chronological crossover between Series 5: Jim Thorpe and His Legacy and the rest of the collection.

The physical arrangement of the materials was determined by storage needs.
Biographical / Historical:
Grace Frances Thorpe was born in Yale, Oklahoma on December 10, 1921 to parents James (Jim) Francis Thorpe (Sac and Fox (Sauk)) and Iva Margaret Miller Thorpe. Jim, already a famed athelete and olympic medalist, had met Iva as students at Carlisle Indian School and were married in 1913. Grace was the youngest of four, Gail Margaret, James and Charlotte Marie though her brother James died from polio at a young age. When Iva and Jim divorced in 1923, Iva and the girls moved to Chicago while Jim moved to California to pursue work in the movies. For school, Grace attended St. Mary's Academy, Sacred Heart, in Oklahoma and Haskell Institute in Kansas, which was where her father had attended school.

In 1943 Grace worked briefly at the Ford Motor Company before enlisting in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during WWII. After attending training and graduating from the WAAC Training Center in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia, Thorpe attained the rank of Corporal, and served as a Recruiter for the Women's Army Corps stationed in Tucson and Camp White in Oregon before being assigned overseas to the New Guinea Campaign. From 1944-1945 Corporal Thorpe was stationed in New Guinea, Philippines and Japan. Following an Honorable Discharge in 1945, Grace remained in Japan during the occupation with her husband Lieutenant Fred W. Seely (1918-2008) whom she married in June 1946. She became employed at General MacArthur Headquarters as Chief of the Recruitment Section, Department of Army Civilians, Tokyo, Japan. Both of her children, Dagmar (1946-) and Paul Thorpe (1948-1964) were born during this time in Japan.

Grace and her children left Japan and arrived in San Francisco on April 20, 1950. They lived in Pearl River, New York from late 1950 to the mid 1960s. She first became employed as a Hostess with Welcome Wagon upon completing training in July of 1951 and later became a supervisor, business machine salesperson, and territorial account executive for the Yellow Pages with the Reuben H. Donnelly Corp. earning recognition in Distinguished Sales Performance. She completed a course in effective speaking and human relations conducted by the Dale Carnegie Institute and won a Best Speech Award. In 1967, Grace moved to Arizona where she became involved with American Indian tribes. Grace was appointed Economic Development Conference Coordinator for the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)'s 1968 and 1969 conferences. In 1969-1970, Grace joined Native American Activists at the occupation of Alcatraz Island for three months and managed their publicity. She then served as a Congressional Intern from 1974-1975 for Senator James Abourezk. Grace was later appointed Legislative Assistant with the Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs and as a Task Force Program and Planning Analyst for the American Indian Policy Review Commission. During this time period she attended—The Antioch School of Law, Washington DC; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Research Fellow), Boston, Massachusetts; University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Northeastern University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma. During this time she also began working on the restoration of her father's 1912 Olympic titles as well as other projects to recognize and honor her father.

After returning to her tribal homeland in Oklahoma she became active in tribal affairs and in 1983 successfully restored her father's Olympic record. She also conducted genealogical research on the Thorpe family. Her article "The Jim Thorpe Family' was published as a two-part series in the Chronicles of Oklahoma in 1981. In later years, Grace served her tribe as a tribal judge, health commissioner, and became an environmental activist opposing nuclear waste on tribal lands. She remained active in Native American issues, a matriarch of the Thorpe family, and involved with her granddaughter, Tena Malotte, and her great-grandchildren, Aspen and Huna.

Biographical note provided by Dagmar Seely, daughter to Grace Thorpe, with additions by Rachel Menyuk, Processing Archivist.
Separated Materials:
27 nitrate negatives have been moved offsite and are being housed at the National Anthropological Archives.
Provenance:
Donated by Dr. Dagmar Seely and Tena Malotte, 2015.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Topic:
Yellow pages  Search this
United States. Army. Women's Army Corps  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- New Guinea.  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan.  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Philippines.  Search this
Alcatraz Island (Calif.) -- History -- Indian occupation, 1969-1971.  Search this
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Grace F. Thorpe Collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.085
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Grace F. Thorpe Collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv40c1b8318-3394-45f2-8ac1-45348543fb36
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-085
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Steamboats [Ships, Boats, and Vessels]

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
10.22 Cubic feet (consisting of 20 boxes, 2 folders, 9 oversize folders, 3 map case folders, 3 flat boxes (2 full, 1 partial.))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Menus
Bills
Ships' passenger lists
Patents
Legislative documents
Photographs
Advertisements
Advertising mail
Advertising
Illustrations
Contracts
Trademarks
Inspections
Programs
Advertising cards
Advertising fliers
Print advertising
Legal documents
Travelogs
Souvenir programs
Business cards
Concert programs
Publications
Commercial correspondence
Correspondence
Receipts
Theater programs
Business records
Legal records
Business ephemera
Invoices
Bills of sale
Ships' logs
Technical reports
Reports
Letterheads
Ephemera
Design patents
Travel brochures
Legislation (legal concepts)
Business letters
Timetables
Travel diaries
Printed ephemera
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- Transportation
Hudson River
Date:
1777-1965
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Accounting and Bookkeeping forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
Minimally covers the terminus of the wind-powered (sail) era and more fully documents the peak of the engine (steam) era of commercial cargo and passenger vesselsk, including freight and dockage services, maintenance and provisioning, ferry service, navigation (tug and tow) assistance, plus leisure cruising and touring. There is not a significant amount of material on battle or war ships. Includes both short distance routes such as lakes, rivers, and islets, and longer trans-oceanic crossings.

Documents within the collection consist of handbills, broadsides, leaflets, books, business cards, advertisements, insurance forms, wreck reports, passenger lists, baggage tags, freight manifests, rate cards, correspondence on letterhead stationery, booklets, newspaper clippings, postcards, menus, periodicals, manuals, photographs, engravings, woodcuts, sketches, bills of lading, receipts, catalogues, ledgers, journals, purchase orders, broadsides, brochures, custom forms, schedules, shipping and receiving documents, early steam guides, timetables, lithographs, announcements, etc. There are no navigational nautical maps. There is very little in the way of international import/export records. However, domestic and North American freight services are well-covered through invoices, bills of lading, manifests, and receipts for goods and services.

Some materials cover the history and development of steamships, particularly in the latter half of the nineteenth century with the iron screw replacing the wooden paddle steamer in the 1850s. The late 1860s brought the compound engine, which led to the steamship, previously used for the conveyance of mails and passengers, to compete with the sailing vessel in the carriage of cargo for long voyages. The 1870s brought improvements in accommodation for the passenger, with the midship saloon, conveniences in state-rooms, and covered access to smoke rooms and ladies cabins.

Ownership of specific lines and vessels was very fluid throughout shipping history, including the renaming of vessels. Mergers, dissolution, and absorption of fleets were frequent. Thus, researchers should independently seek out a more detailed history for any entity of particular interest.

The general maritime business series focuses on good and services related to maritime operations such as repair, shipbuilding, parts, ticket agents, chandlers, groceries, coal supply, dockage, wharfs/marinas, etc.

Operation records of named vessels contains primarily bills of lading and similar receipts for the movement of material goods or in-water services such as tow and tug assistance.

The largest series covering shipping lines and conglomerates offers a wide assortment of miscellaneous, nonexhaustive operation records for cargo and passenger lines and corporations, typically those with multiple holdings. These documents may include receipts, bills of lading, correspondence, and financial ledgers, plus promotional material for services and routes offered. Passenger sailings and luxury cruise documentation may contain menus, passenger lists, itineraries, shore excursion information, souveniers such as luggage tags, ticket stubs, and postcards. See also the subject category Menus, for additional examples of passenger and cruise ship menus.

When not associated with any of the above, general examples of materials related to the industry have been by arranged by their material type such as images, reports, and serial publications. More formal documentation, especially legal and reports, can be found here.

Narrative type materials related to lore, history, and building and design specifications have been sorted by subject. A scarce amount of material covers ships used for military service. Likewise, there are a few examples of maritime related material from the art world, mostly in the form of catalogues for exhibits or auction of paintings and scale models.

A note on vessel names: those used as contract carriers of mail and when in service, were entitled to unique prefix designations such as Royal Mail Ship (RMS.), otherwise, the ship name may be preceded by the more generic S.S. for single-screw steamer or steamship, SV for sailing vessel, PS for paddle steamer, RV for research vessel or similar type prefix. USS is the standard for the United States Navy commissioned ships while in commission, with HMS used for His/Her Majesty's Ship of the British Royal Navy.

Some of the major lines/companies represented in the collection include: American Line, American Steamship Company, Anchor Line, Compagnie Générale Transatlantique, Cunard-Anchor Line, Cunard Line, Cunard Steam Ship Company, Limited, Cunard White Star Line, Eastern Steamship Lines, Furness, Withy & Company, Hamburg American Line (HAPAG) / Hamburg Amerika Linie, Holland America Line (N.A.S.M. / HAL), Inman Line, International Mercantile Marine Company (IMM), International Navigation Company, North German Lloyd (Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen), Panama Pacific Line, Peninsular and Oriental, Red Star Line, Royal Mail Steam Packet, U.S. Mail Steamship Company, United States Lines, White Star Line.
Arrangement:
Ships, Boats, and Vessels is arranged in three subseries.

Business Records and Marketing Material

General Maritime Businesses



Operation Records of Named Vessels



Shipping Lines/Conglomerates

Miscellaneous Business Records and Marketing Material

Genre

Keepsakes

Images

Ledger

Legal

News Clippings

Regulatory

Reports

Serial Publications

Stamps/Cigarette Cards

Associations and Societies

Images, Artwork, Racing, Technical Literature

Subject

Battleships, Warships

Destination Guides

Employment and Licensing

Insurance

Maritime History

Maritime Models and Art

Revue Generale Des Sciences

Warshaw Administrative Records
Related Materials:
Several other Warshaw Subject Categories may have closely related material such as Submarines and Transportation. For casual and recreational boating see Boats and Boating Equipment and Yachts. Other subject categories that may have related materials include: Canals, Dredging, Engines, Menus, Railroads (point of common transportation transfer), and Tours. .
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Missing Title

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Steamboats [Ships, Boats, and Vessels] is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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.
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Genre/Form:
Menus -- Ships -- 1940-1950
Menus
Bills
Ships' passenger lists
Patents
Legislative documents
Photographs
Advertisements
Advertising mail
Advertising
Illustrations
Contracts
Trademarks
Inspections
Programs
Advertising cards
Advertising fliers
Print advertising
Legal documents
Travelogs
Souvenir programs
Business cards
Concert programs
Publications
Commercial correspondence
Correspondence
Receipts
Theater programs
Publications -- Business
Business records
Legal records
Business ephemera
Invoices
Bills of sale
Ships' logs
Technical reports
Reports
Letterheads
Ephemera
Design patents
Travel brochures
Legislation (legal concepts)
Business letters
Timetables
Travel diaries
Printed ephemera
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Ships, Boats, and Vessels, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Steamboats
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Steamboats [Ships, Boats, and Vessels]
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8cc542278-2f59-4b3b-9008-a8b7679a46b5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-steamboats

Porcelain Plate Manufactured In Occupied Japan

Medium:
ceramic, paint
Dimensions:
3/4 × 7 3/8 in. (1.9 × 18.7 cm)
Type:
plate
Date:
Between 1945 and 1952
Cite As:
Donations of Sylvia Jones Turrell and Earle F. Jones, children of Sylvia Carroll Jones
Accession Number:
2020.2.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl81da13542-e22a-4ac3-9fe0-887f0956479d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_2020.2.5

Porcelain Plate Manufactured In Occupied Japan

Medium:
ceramic, paint
Dimensions:
3/4 × 6 1/4 in. (1.9 × 15.9 cm)
Type:
plate
Date:
Between 1945 and 1952
Cite As:
Donations of Sylvia Jones Turrell and Earle F. Jones, children of Sylvia Carroll Jones
Accession Number:
2020.2.6
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8860537ad-a014-432c-94e6-3bc524c98b31
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_2020.2.6

Porcelain Saucer Manufactured In Occupied Japan

Medium:
ceramic, paint
Dimensions:
3/4 × 5 11/16 in. (1.9 × 14.4 cm)
Type:
plate
Date:
Between 1945 and 1952
Cite As:
Donations of Sylvia Jones Turrell and Earle F. Jones, children of Sylvia Carroll Jones
Accession Number:
2020.2.7
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8c9ce77a4-cebb-4e22-9254-ac2da40bb8d2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_2020.2.7

Porcelain Bowl Manufactured In Occupied Japan

Medium:
ceramic, paint
Dimensions:
2 5/8 × 10 1/2 × 8 3/8 in. (6.7 × 26.7 × 21.3 cm)
Type:
bowl
Date:
Between 1945 and 1952
Cite As:
Donations of Sylvia Jones Turrell and Earle F. Jones, children of Sylvia Carroll Jones
Accession Number:
2020.2.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl85d99a04e-7634-475a-a010-58cbcaa0372c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_2020.2.8

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