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Herbert W. Carleton Motion Picture Stills Collection

Creator:
Carleton, Herbert W., d. 1992  Search this
Carleton, Herbert Oswald  Search this
Names:
Barrymore, Ethel (actress)  Search this
Bushman, Francis X. (actor)  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film stills
Motion picture stills
Photographs
Date:
1912-1919
Scope and Contents:
The Carleton Collection is a series of 461 feature film still photographs taken during the years 1912-1919. The stills are arranged alphabetically according to film titles. Most of the stills are in excellent condition, although some are torn or cracked at the edges. Only two of the films (The Awakening of Helena Richie and Birth of a Race) from which the stills were taken appear to exist. The stills are probably most notable for the wide array of early screen and stage actors from the period, including Lionel and Ethel Barrymore, Francis X. Bushman and Beverly Bayne, and a very young Frank Morgan.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged chronologically and by title.
Biographical / Historical:
Herbert Oswald Carleton was born in Rochester, N.Y. In his early life he worked as a mechanic and small time inventor, then worked as a motion picture projectionist before getting involved in camera work. Not a cinematographer in the modern sense, Carleton worked primarily with one director and shot only what the director asked for. The height of his output was 1915, when he photographed a number of Francis X. Bushman films. His career tapered off quickly after the release of Birth of a Race, the most expensive, but poorly made film of the silent period. Carleton later turned up doing short films and feature length documentaries in the 30's, before disappearing from the film scene.
Provenance:
Apparently these stills from H. O. Carleton's films were passed on to Herbert W. Carleton at the former's death. They were donated to the Archives Center by Herbert W. Carleton on October 9, 1992.
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.
Occupation:
Cinematographers  Search this
Topic:
Silent films -- Photographs  Search this
Motion pictures -- History -- Photographs -- 1910-1920  Search this
Genre/Form:
Film stills
Motion picture stills
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1910-1920
Citation:
Herbert W. Carleton Motion Picture Stills Collection, 1912-1919, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0465
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Herbert W. Carleton Motion Picture Stills Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0465

Pershing's Crusaders Auspices of the United States Government the First Official American War Picture Taken by U.S. Signal Corps and Navy Photographers

Sponsor:
Committee on Public Information.. Division of Film  Search this
Creator:
United States. Army. Signal Corps  Search this
United States. Navy  Search this
Names:
Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Princeton University  Search this
Extent:
1 Poster (Full size; Multi-color, 105 x 71 cm)
Container:
Map-folder 159
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
United States
Date:
1918
Image:
Main Image: Pershing on horse leading infantry troops and ghosts of crusaders in background
Local numbers:
Princeton Poster# 1378
General:
Issued by: COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC INFORMATION - George Creel, Chairman

Issued for: PERSHING'S CRUSADERS

Artist(s): Anon
Related Materials:
Duplicates: 1378, 1488
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Copyright status of items varies. 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:
Exhibitions, Films, Publications  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Crusades  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Posters -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters
Motion pictures (visual works) -- 1910-1920
Posters -- World War, 1914-1918 -- United States
Collection Citation:
Princeton University Posters Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Princeton University Poster Collection
Princeton University Poster Collection / Series 2: World War One / United States
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0433-ref8357

Pershing's Cursaders Auspices of the United States Government the First Official American War Picture Taken by U.S. Signal Corps and Navy Photographers

Issuing body:
Committee on Public Information  Search this
Sponsor:
Committee on Public Information.. Division of Film  Search this
Creator:
United States. Army. Signal Corps  Search this
United States. Navy  Search this
Official United States War Film.. "Pershing's Crusaders."  Search this
Names:
Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Princeton University  Search this
Extent:
1 Poster (Full size; Multi-color, 105 x 71 cm)
Container:
Map-folder 178
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Place:
United States
Image:
Main Image: Pershing on horse, leading army with ghosts of crusaders in sky beside him.
Local numbers:
Princeton Poster# 1488
General:
Issued by: Committee on Public Information

Artist(s): Anon
Printing Info:
Printer: The H.C. Miner Litho. Co., NY Other Printing Info: 20530
Related Materials:
Duplicates: 1378, 1488
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Copyright status of items varies. 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:
Exhibitions, Films, Publications  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Motion pictures -- 1910-1920  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Posters -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters
Posters -- World War, 1914-1918 -- United States
Collection Citation:
Princeton University Posters Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Princeton University Poster Collection
Princeton University Poster Collection / Series 2: World War One / United States
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0433-ref8358

Thomas Alva Edison Photoprints

Creator:
Keystone View Company  Search this
Shinn, Walter Scott  Search this
Underwood & Underwood, Inc.  Search this
Fotograms (New York (N.Y.)  Search this
International Newsreel Corp (New York (N.Y.)  Search this
ETL Testing Laboratories, Inc.  Search this
Names:
Coolidge, Calvin, President, 1872-1933 -- Photographs  Search this
Eastman, George  Search this
Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931  Search this
Ford, Henry -- Photographs  Search this
Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923  Search this
Hoover, Herbert, President, 1874-1964 -- Photographs  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974  Search this
Extent:
0.67 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1890s-1933
Scope and Contents:
This collection is divided into two series: (a) Silver gelatin prints; and (b) xerographic copy prints made in the museum. The collection consists of approximately 340 photoprints (count to be verified) documenting the life of Thomas Alva Edison, especially the later period, beginning in his early fifties, continuing until his death in 1931 at age 84 (there are also later pictures, including his funeral, and awards and sculptures). The photographs are arranged chronologically and are clearly captioned with pasted labels containing dates, places, notations of circumstances and identification of persons. These photoprints show Edison, his family (including his wife and son Charles), friends, associates, and famous persons, including Charles Proteus Steinmetz, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, George Eastman, Charles Lindbergh, and Presidents Harding, Coolidge and Hoover, including scenes in New Jersey, Florida, Michigan, and other locations.

Some photographers' rubber stamps appear on the verso of prints. Photographers, studios, and agencies include Fotograms, Underwood & Underwood, Keystone View Co., International Newsreels Photos, and Walter Scott Shinn.

Many of the photographs are not original prints, but were made from copy negatives. Such copies, where fairly obvious, are identified in the Container List.Photographs are clearly captioned with dates, places, occasion and persons identified. More than 300 photoprints show Edison, his family, friends, associates, and famous persons, including Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, George Eastman, Charles Lindbergh and Presidents Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover. Locations include New Jersey, Florida, Michigan. Photographers, studios, and agencies include Fotograms, Underwood & Underwood, Keystone View Co., International Newsreels Photos, and Walter Scott Shinn.
This collection is divided into two series: (a) Silver gelatin photoprints; and (b) xerographic reference copies made in the museum. The collection consists of approximately 340 photoprints (count to be verified) documenting the life of Thomas Alva Edison, especially the later period, beginning in his early fifties, continuing until his death in 1931 at age 84 (there are also later pictures, including his funeral, and awards and sculptures). The photographs are arranged chronologically and are clearly captioned with pasted labels containing dates, places, notations of circumstances and identification of persons. These photoprints show Edison, his family (including his wife and son Charles), friends, associates, and famous persons, including Charles Proteus Steinmetz, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, George Eastman, Charles Lindbergh, and Presidents Harding, Coolidge and Hoover, including scenes in New Jersey, Florida, Michigan, and other locations.

Some photographers' rubber stamps appear on the verso of prints. Photographers, studios, and agencies include Fotograms, Underwood & Underwood, Keystone View Co., International Newsreels Photos, and Walter Scott Shinn.

Many of the photographs are not original prints, but were made from copy negatives. Such copies, where fairly obvious, are identified in the Container List.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1: Silver Gealtin Prints

Series 2: Xerographic Copy Prints
Biographical / Historical:
Photographs cover Edison's later life, beginning in his early 50's and continuing until his death in 1931 at age 84. Edison with an electric car: the car is a 1914 Detroit Electric Brougham model 47, serial number 5426. It was shipped December 19, 1913 to East Orange New Jersey, with an Edison Battery but with no motor (very unusual) (according to Galen Handy, 2/09/07; see http://earlyelectric.com).

Dr. Bernard Finn, Curator of Electricity, National Museum of American History organized a traveling exhibition based on these and other photographs (most supplied by the Edison National Historic Site), "Edison After the Electric Light: The Challenge of Success," in 1986; it was circulated by the Association of Science-Technology Centers. In 1994 a revised version of the exhibition was prepared (again curated by Dr. Finn) for display in the National Museum of American History basement photography gallery; it was retitled "Edison After Forty: The Challenge of Success." In 1996, copies of the exhibit were given to museums in Japan, India, Yugoslavia, and China for circulation in those countries. Another version of this compilation had been published as "Thomas Alva Edison After Forty: The Challenge of Success in USA Today, July 1994, pp. 84-92.
One of the most famous of all Americans in any walk of life, Thomas Alva Edison hardly needs an introduction. He was the quintessential "genius" who invented or perfected a variety of electrical and technological devices which are still fundamental features of everyday life, not only in the United States, but around the world. Many of his or his companies' "inventions," of course, built on the pioneering work of others. Another Archives Center collection, the Gordon Hendricks Collection, includes the efforts of one scholar to debunk or minimize Edison's personal role in the development of motion picture cameras and projectors.

Edison was born in Milan, Ohio, February 11, 1847, and died October 18, 1931 at 84 years of age. His Edison Electric Light Company was the predecessor of the General Electric Co. While operating this company, and later working at laboratories in Menlo Park and West Orange, New Jersey, he was credited with patents for over one thousand inventions. A bibliography follows.
Provenance:
Collection donated by ETL Testing Laboratories in 1985.
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.

Most images probably public domain due to expired copyrights.
Topic:
Inventors -- 1900-1950  Search this
Electricity -- 1900-1930  Search this
Automobiles -- 1910-1920  Search this
Inventions -- 1900-1930  Search this
Presidents -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Citation:
Edison Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0299
See more items in:
Thomas Alva Edison Photoprints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0299
Online Media:

Arthur J. Olmsted

Author:
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Subject:
Olmsted, Arthur J  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Photography  Search this
Division of Photographic History  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Graphic Arts  Search this
United States National Museum Dept. of Arts and Industries  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 2.25w x 2.25h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
July 1935
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Desks  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Osteopathy  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-2377
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14207

Arthur J. Olmsted

Author:
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Subject:
Olmsted, Arthur J  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Photography  Search this
Division of Photographic History  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Graphic Arts  Search this
United States National Museum Dept. of Arts and Industries  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 2.25w x 2.25h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
July 1935
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Osteopathy  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-2378 or 32079
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14208

Arthur J. Olmsted

Author:
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Subject:
Olmsted, Arthur J  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Photography  Search this
Division of Photographic History  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Graphic Arts  Search this
United States National Museum Dept. of Arts and Industries  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 2.25w x 2.25h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium:Photographic print
Type:
Person, candid
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
January 1936
Topic:
Exhibit cases  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Osteopathy  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-2379 or 32307-02
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14210

Arthur J. Olmsted

Author:
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Subject:
Olmsted, Arthur J  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Photography  Search this
Division of Photographic History  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Graphic Arts  Search this
United States National Museum Dept. of Arts and Industries  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 2.25w x 2.25h; Type of Image: Person, Candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
January 1936
Topic:
Exhibit cases  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Osteopathy  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-2380 or 32307-08
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14211

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