100 Photographic prints (11" x 14", 8" x 10", 6" x 11", 4" x 10", 5"x 7", 4" x 5", and smaller.)
Adamstown (Md.) -- 1930-1990
Doubs (Md.) -- 1930-1990
Maryland -- rural -- 1930-1990
Scope and Contents:
Photographs of the rural Maryland village of Doubs and environs; subjects include trains and railroad subjects, farming activities, grocery stores, people at work and play, etc.
Arranged by size and topic, access at topical level.
Biographical / Historical:
The photographer has been photographing a small Maryland village area, Doubs (and Adamstown) for over fifty years (ca. 1930s to date of gift). Much of his work is personal, but some is semi-professional work for friends and neighbors.
Collection donated by Walker R. Smith, March 11, 1992.
Collection is open for research.
Reproduction restricted: donor retains reproduction rights. Some prints are marked with copyright notice.
Certain topics of Mencher's research such as psychological testing and family planning contain sensitive medical information. Field notes and data containing content related to birth control measures, operations, illnesses, medications taken, and psychological tests have been restricted. For preservation purposes, Mencher's digital files are also restricted. Mencher's photographs are restricted until 2017