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[Trade catalogs from General Electric]

Variant company name:
a/k/a GE ; Jane's office ; WWII; Modern American home  Search this
Company Name:
General Electric  Search this
Notes content:
refrigerators, electric motors for farms, appliances, lighting, war production, War Projects Committee
Includes:
Trade catalog and photographs
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
9 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Schenectady, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Lighting (electric; gas; candle; oil; etc.)  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Refrigeration and ice-making equipment  Search this
Appliances (household)  Search this
Topic:
Candles  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Household appliances  Search this
Ice -- Manufacture  Search this
Lamps  Search this
Lighting  Search this
Refrigeration and refrigerating machinery  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10228
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10228

De Forest type SW wave meter

Maker:
De Forest Radio Telephone & Telegraph Co.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 8 in x 10 1/2 in x 8 in; 20.32 cm x 26.67 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
wave meter
wavemeter
Date made:
ca 1919
Credit Line:
from Franklin Wingard
ID Number:
EM.320691
Accession number:
241556
Catalog number:
320691
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-5e2b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1340171

Ampex "Signature V" home entertainment center

Maker:
Ampex Corporation  Search this
Abdul, Paula  Search this
Fisher Radio  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 39 1/2 in x 108 in x 30 in; 100.33 cm x 274.32 cm x 76.2 cm
Object Name:
entertainment center
Date made:
1963
Credit Line:
from Maureen Quinn
ID Number:
2017.0014.01
Accession number:
2017.0014
Catalog number:
2017.0014.01
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-11b6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1824845

Hellige Hemometer Model No. 304

Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/4 in x 6 1/4 in x 4 in; 5.715 cm x 15.875 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
hemometer
diagnostic
blood testing apparatus
Date made:
after 1936
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Lamp
ID Number:
2016.0378.03
Accession number:
2016.0378
Catalog number:
2016.0378.03
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-57d2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1829120
Online Media:

Fusion Sulfur lamp air compressor

Object Name:
Light Fixture
luminaire
luminaire component
Credit Line:
from the United States Department of Energy, thru Lee R. Anderson
ID Number:
1996.0314.01C
Accession number:
1996.0314
Catalog number:
1996.0314.01C
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-75fa-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_994984

lamp, fluid

Object Name:
lamp, fluid
ID Number:
ZZ.RSN83154F87
Catalog number:
299567.702
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Cultural and Community Life: Community Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng4a6b759d0-2b3d-0a8a-e053-15f76fa0763b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1977052

lamp chimneys, batch of

Object Name:
lamp chimneys, batch of
ID Number:
ZZ.RSN83154K90
Catalog number:
299567.683
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Cultural and Community Life: Community Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng4a6b759d0-2d19-0a8a-e053-15f76fa0763b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1977528

The Gertrude Farrington diaries

Creator:
Farrington, Gertrude  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet (3 diaries)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Date:
1977-1992
Content Description:
This collection contains three 5-year diaries kept by Ridgefield Garden Club member Gertrude Farrington from 1978 to 1992.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut  Search this
Women gardeners  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Identifier:
AAG.GCA.FAR
See more items in:
The Gertrude Farrington diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-gca-far
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Robot lamp

Artist:
Paik, Nam June (RELATED, Archive)  Search this
Medium:
metal, plastic, and electrical parts
Dimensions:
box: 9 1/4 in. x 5 1/4 in. x 5 in. (23.5 x 13.3 x 12.7 cm) robot: 10 5/8 x 4 7/8 in. diam. (27 x 12.4 cm)
Type:
Other-Archival Material
Topic:
Paik Archive\Robots  Search this
Paik Archive\Miscellaneous  Search this
Paik Archive\Household  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift to the Nam June Paik Archive from the Nam June Paik Estate
Object number:
NJP.1.MISC.553
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Artist Archive
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk70e0ad10a-19c0-4093-9ffe-25dbdc3c0c05
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_NJP.1.MISC.553

W. H. Auden

Artist:
Richard Francis Lahey, 1893 - 1979  Search this
Sitter:
W. H. Auden, 21 Feb 1907 - 28 Sep 1973  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 34.7 x 26.9cm (13 11/16 x 10 9/16")
Mat: 71.1 x 55.9cm (28 x 22")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1955
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Home Furnishings\Lighting Devices\Lamp  Search this
Equipment\Drafting & Writing Implements\Typewriter  Search this
W. H. Auden: Male  Search this
W. H. Auden: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
W. H. Auden: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
W. H. Auden: Pulitzer Prize  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2006.29
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4c6c81251-60c7-4db0-a2b3-5a0b74f25ef1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2006.29

Clare Booth Luce

Artist:
Horst P. Horst, 14 Aug 1906 - 18 Nov 1999  Search this
Sitter:
Clare Boothe Brokaw Luce, 10 Apr 1903 - 9 Oct 1987  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 24.4 x 19.8cm (9 5/8 x 7 13/16")
Sheet: 25.2 x 20.4cm (9 15/16 x 8 1/16")
Mat: 55.9 x 40.6cm (22 x 16")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\Connecticut\Fairfield\Greenwich
Date:
1941
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Ring  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Glove\Gloves  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigarette  Search this
Home Furnishings\Lighting Devices\Lamp  Search this
Home Furnishings\Mirror  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Sofa  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Ashtray  Search this
Artwork\Sculpture\Statue  Search this
Home Furnishings\Pillow  Search this
Clare Boothe Brokaw Luce: Female  Search this
Clare Boothe Brokaw Luce: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Ambassador  Search this
Clare Boothe Brokaw Luce: Communications\Journalist\Editor\Magazine  Search this
Clare Boothe Brokaw Luce: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Connecticut  Search this
Clare Boothe Brokaw Luce: Communications\Journalist\Columnist  Search this
Clare Boothe Brokaw Luce: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Clare Boothe Brokaw Luce: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Clare Boothe Brokaw Luce: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2002.103
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm49ad5f9e8-94f1-4c27-b1ef-3898cb37473a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2002.103

Juliette May Fraser

Artist:
William F. Draper, 24 Dec 1912 - 26 Oct 2003  Search this
Sitter:
Juliette May Fraser, 27 Jan 1887 - 31 Jul 1983  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
142.2 x 111.8 cm (56 x 44" )
Type:
Painting
Date:
1979
Topic:
Artwork\Painting  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Stool  Search this
Artist's Effects\Paintbrush  Search this
Home Furnishings\Lighting Devices\Lamp  Search this
Juliette May Fraser: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Juliette May Fraser: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
Object number:
79/RC-0050
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm42e7c32ac-fd5c-4158-bd2e-3b1a95fa0d6c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_79_RC-0050

John Brown

Artist:
Anton Hohenstein, 1 Nov 1819 - 20 Jul 1869  Search this
Copy after:
Martin M. Lawrence, 1809 - 1859  Search this
Sitter:
John Brown, 9 May 1800 - 2 Dec 1859  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Image/Sight: 58.8 × 44.7 cm (23 1/8 × 17 5/8")
Type:
Print
Date:
1866
Topic:
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Printed Material\Papers  Search this
Home Furnishings\Drape  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Interior\Domestic  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Home Furnishings\Lighting Devices\Lamp  Search this
John Brown: Male  Search this
John Brown: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.85.134
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4edafef35-bba9-41c0-8a50-f868c2fa9a3d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.85.134

Horace Greeley and Family

Artist:
Otto Knirsch, active 1855 - 1865  Search this
Sitter:
Horace Greeley, 3 Feb 1811 - 29 Nov 1872  Search this
Mary Y. Cheney Greeley, 1811 - 1872  Search this
Ida Greeley, born mid 19th Century  Search this
Gabrielle Greeley, born mid 19th Century  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 43.3 x 58.8cm (17 1/16 x 23 1/8")
Sheet: 50.4 x 63.9cm (19 13/16 x 25 3/16")
Type:
Print
Date:
1872
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Necklace  Search this
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Artwork  Search this
Home Furnishings\Drape  Search this
Interior\Domestic  Search this
Home Furnishings\Lighting Devices\Chandelier  Search this
Container\Basket  Search this
Home Furnishings\Lighting Devices\Lamp  Search this
Home Furnishings\Mirror  Search this
Architecture\Fireplace  Search this
Home Furnishings\Clock  Search this
Horace Greeley: Male  Search this
Horace Greeley: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate  Search this
Horace Greeley: Communications\Publisher\Magazine  Search this
Horace Greeley: Communications\Publisher\Newspaper  Search this
Horace Greeley: Communications\Journalist\Reporter\Newspaper  Search this
Horace Greeley: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Mary Y. Cheney Greeley: Female  Search this
Ida Greeley: Female  Search this
Gabrielle Greeley: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
S/NPG.77.222
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm443f1a9be-36a7-407c-8379-b088c6deed4b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.77.222

Margaret Higgins Sanger

Artist:
Ira L. Hill, 1877 - Jan 1947  Search this
Sitter:
Margaret Higgins Sanger, 14 Sep 1879 - 6 Sep 1966  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 24 × 18.8 cm (9 7/16 × 7 3/8")
Mount: 26 × 20.4 cm (10 1/4 × 8 1/16")
Mat: 55.9 × 40.6 cm (22 × 16")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
1917
Topic:
Interior\Studio\Photography  Search this
Margaret Higgins Sanger: Female  Search this
Margaret Higgins Sanger: Communications\Publisher\Magazine  Search this
Margaret Higgins Sanger: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Social Reformer  Search this
Margaret Higgins Sanger: Health and Medicine\Nurse  Search this
Margaret Higgins Sanger: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Birth control advocate  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Margaret Sanger Lampe and Nancy Sanger Pallesen, granddaughters of Margaret Sanger
Object number:
NPG.96.204
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm44d9389a3-ce8a-4bd1-856f-d6ec26bb1ca0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.96.204

AGA EDM (Geodimeter Model 6)

Maker:
AGA  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 21 in x 14 in x 8 1/2 in; 53.34 cm x 35.56 cm x 21.59 cm
Object Name:
edm
Place made:
Sweden: Stockholm, Stockholm
Related Publication:
AGA. Geodimeter Model 6A Operating Manual
Credit Line:
Michael Baker, Jr., Inc.
ID Number:
1997.0290.01
Accession number:
1997.0290
Catalog number:
1997.0290.01
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Measuring & Mapping
Surveying and Geodesy
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-a16c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_758695

Tehran (Iran): Kakh-i Gulistan (Gulistan Palace): View from the Garden

Topic:
Early Photography of Iran
Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Names:
Islamic Archives  Search this
Kākh-i Gulistān (Tehran, Iran)  Search this
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Source:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (b&w, 17.8 cm. x 12.7 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Asia
Iran
Tehran (Iran)
Date:
1885-1905
Scope and Contents:
"The structure seen in the image was an addition to the already existing Bagh-I Gulistan (Gulistan garden) the construction of which concluded in 1876. Since then the building was used both as the official reception room of the palace and as a museum of local and international artworks. Takht-i Tavoos was also located inside the main hallway of this building. The building, located on the northwest side of the garden, is currently a museum. The photograph depicts the front shallow pool and the entrance of the structure. The windows are shown covered with painted fabrics on both top and lower floors of the building. In order to achieve the specific framing of both the pool and the entrance gate, the photographer's tripod would have been located on a narrow bridge over the waterway in front of the gate, immediately beyond th elower edge of the image. Photos and paintings of the structure were frequently published in journals and books from 1885 onwards. a close comparison of the images from 1885 to 1890s with the ones publihsed after 1904 shows the addition of the lamp-posts in the shape of standing human figures, seen in this image." [Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Curatorial Research Assistant]
- Faded handwritten number (inked, probably by Antoin Sevruguin) reads, "1230."
- FSg curatorial research specialist remark on Antoin Sevruguin photo condition reads, "Lost emulsion on the sides."
- Handwritten information on slip of paper (from a 1943-1944 cash book, produced by the Bathni Brothers, Tehran) reads, "488) Imperial Bank of Persia." [Myron Bement Smith Collection, Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information]
- Myron Bement Smith handwritten caption in English reads, "47.P; Box 17.8: Tehran. Imperial Bank of Persia (?) (#488)." [Myron Bement Smith Collection, Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information; Box 60; Folder 44: 47 P: Antoine Sevruguin, glass negatives, Iran]
Arrangement:
According to Myron B. Smith handwritten document (Myron Bement Smith Collection, Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information; Box 60; Folder 44: 47 P Antoine Sevruguin, glass negatives, Iran), Antoin Sevruguin's 696 glass negatives, at the time of their acquisition, were arranged into 61 boxes without any apparent organization. Today they are housed in archival document boxes, essentially duplicating the original arrangement, and stored on shelves. This glass negative was included into "Box 17."
Biographical / Historical:
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, leaving behind only a fraction of his large collection of glass negatives, which is currently in the Archives of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.4 2.12.GN.17.08
General:
Title and summary note are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg curatorial research specialist.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Palaces  Search this
Qajar dynasty, -- Iran, -- 1794-1925  Search this
Royalty (Nobility)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A.04, Item FSA A.4 2.12.GN.17.08
See more items in:
Myron Bement Smith Collection
Myron Bement Smith Collection / Series 2: The Islamic Archives / 2.12: Antoin Sevruguin Photographs / 2.12.01: Glass Plate Negatives / Glass Plate Negatives: Sets 1-61
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-04-ref10113

Province of Gilan (Iran): House and Formal Garden at Port of Bandar Anzali

Topic:
Early Photography of Iran
Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Names:
Islamic Archives  Search this
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Source:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (b&w, 17.9 cm. x 13 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Asia
Iran
Bandar Anzalī (Iran)
Date:
1930s
Scope and Contents:
"The image is part of a series of photos from the port and its new constructions. The photos depict the official buildins of Bandar-I Anzali (also called Bandar-I Pahlavi) or Anzali port. One of the images in the series shows one of the buildings with a sing on top that reads: "[...] Nazmiyya - Bandar-i Pahlavi". the port of Anzali on the south edge of the Caspian sea and to the north of Tehran was renamed to Pahlavi in 1934. As such the photo mush have been taken after the death of Antione Sevruguin and by someone associated with his studio. The image shows a building much older than the other buildings of the same site, most probably dated back to late 19th century. However, the lamp post on the far left side of the image is identical to the ones in the other images of the series." [Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Curatorial Research Assistant]
- Myron Bement Smith handwritten caption in English reads, "47.P; Box 18.7: Building." [Myron Bement Smith Collection, Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information; Box 60; Folder 44: 47 P: Antoine Sevruguin, glass negatives, Iran]
Arrangement:
According to Myron B. Smith handwritten document (Myron Bement Smith Collection, Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information; Box 60; Folder 44: 47 P Antoine Sevruguin, glass negatives, Iran), Antoin Sevruguin's 696 glass negatives, at the time of their acquisition, were arranged into 61 boxes without any apparent organization. Today they are housed in archival document boxes, essentially duplicating the original arrangement, and stored on shelves. This glass negative was included into "Box 18."
Biographical / Historical:
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, leaving behind only a fraction of his large collection of glass negatives, which is currently in the Archives of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.4 2.12.GN.18.07
General:
Title and summary note are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg curatorial research specialist.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A.04, Item FSA A.4 2.12.GN.18.07
See more items in:
Myron Bement Smith Collection
Myron Bement Smith Collection / Series 2: The Islamic Archives / 2.12: Antoin Sevruguin Photographs / 2.12.01: Glass Plate Negatives / Glass Plate Negatives: Sets 1-61
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-04-ref10121

Tehran (Iran): Kakh-i Gulistan (Gulistan Palace Complex): View towards the Inner Courtyard

Topic:
Early Photography of Iran
Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Names:
Islamic Archives  Search this
Kākh-i Gulistān (Tehran, Iran)  Search this
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Source:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (b&w, 17.9 cm. x 13 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Asia
Iran
Tehran (Iran)
Date:
1880-1930
Scope and Contents:
"The building is most probably facing the Harem portion of Gulistan Palace. The lamp post in the foreground is in the figure of a statue." (Nasir Al-Din Shah the Sultan)." [Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Curatorial Research Assistant]
- FSg curatorial research specialist remark on Antoin Sevruguin photo condition reads, "Top and left edges are chopped off."
- Myron Bement Smith handwritten caption in English reads, "47.P; Box 56.4: Official building." [Myron Bement Smith Collection, Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information; Box 60; Folder 44: 47 P: Antoine Sevruguin, glass negatives, Iran]
Arrangement:
According to Myron B. Smith handwritten document (Myron Bement Smith Collection, Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information; Box 60; Folder 44: 47 P Antoine Sevruguin, glass negatives, Iran), Antoin Sevruguin's 696 glass negatives, at the time of their acquisition, were arranged into 61 boxes without any apparent organization. Today they are housed in archival document boxes, essentially duplicating the original arrangement, and stored on shelves. This glass negative was included into "Box 56."
Biographical / Historical:
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, leaving behind only a fraction of his large collection of glass negatives, which is currently in the Archives of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.4 2.12.GN.56.04
General:
Title and summary note are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg curatorial research specialist.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Palaces  Search this
Qajar dynasty, -- Iran, -- 1794-1925  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A.04, Item FSA A.4 2.12.GN.56.04
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Myron Bement Smith Collection
Myron Bement Smith Collection / Series 2: The Islamic Archives / 2.12: Antoin Sevruguin Photographs / 2.12.01: Glass Plate Negatives / Glass Plate Negatives: Sets 1-61
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Bronze Cup and Bronze Lamp

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (b&w, 13 cm. x 18 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Asia
Iran
Scope and Contents:
- Inventory of objects in Ernst Herzfeld Papers (N-89) : [inventory number 1679; inventory number 1680].
- Additional information from Finding Aid reads, "Subseries 4.13: Photo File 13 (3 vols.) "Miscellaneous, Shah's Museum and related objects," Subseries 4.13.2: Vol. 2, Image No. 226 (Negative Number: 1431): Left: Rayy, bronze cup "form Sasanian, work probably early Islamic." Inv. No. 1680; right: Rayy, bronze lamp. 12th c. Inv. No. 1679."
Arrangement:
- Glass Negatives, chronogically numbered from 1 to 5,075, originally stored in 80 wooden boxes of approximately 50 photographs each, are housed in document boxes and stored on shelves.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.6 04.GN.1431
General:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Item FSA A.6 04.GN.1431
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 4: Photographic Files
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
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