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Photograph of a woman

Photograph by:
M. Smith Studio, American, 1939 - 1968  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 9 5/16 × 7 7/16 in. (23.6 × 18.9 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 9 15/16 × 8 1/16 in. (25.3 × 20.5 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place made:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1939-1950
Topic:
African American  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.46.25.160
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd559a67728-d3db-4874-b237-4cc007bdf797
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.46.25.160
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[Lee children in 1948 at the Golden Age Club in New York. Photograph.]

Creator:
Ettlin Studio  Search this
Mead, Virginia Lee  Search this
Collection Creator:
Mead, Virginia Lee  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (10" x 8")
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- 1930-1950 -- Photographs
Local Numbers:
1994.3135 (Nonacc. No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection 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:
Chinese Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Lee Chinese American Family Papers, circa 1915-1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Lee Chinese-American Family Papers
Lee Chinese-American Family Papers / Lee Family Family Photograph Album
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep827b838ef-27ec-45fb-afc2-03344cb6ce0a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0555-ref533

Promotional photo of Cab Calloway in a white tuxedo

Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Cab Calloway, American, 1907 - 1994  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 8 7/8 × 7 5/16 in. (22.6 × 18.6 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 1/8 × 8 in. (25.7 × 20.3 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted:
New York City, New York County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Havana, Cuba, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Date:
1930s - 1950s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Conductors (Musicians)  Search this
Dance  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Cabella Calloway Langsam
Object number:
2013.237.19
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57d6296b5-d499-403c-ab89-7eb761c9957f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.237.19
Online Media:

[Mr. Lee B. Lok at his store, Quong Yuen Shing & Co. Photoprint]

Photographer:
Ettlin Studio  Search this
Creator:
Mead, Virginia Lee  Search this
Collection Creator:
Mead, Virginia Lee  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (10" x 8")
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Chinatown (New York, N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.) -- 1890-1920
New York (N.Y.) -- 1930-1950 -- Photographs
Date:
[ca. 1917-1918.]
Scope and Contents:
Mr Lee B. Lok in his store Quong Yuen Shing & Co, selling and buying World War I liberty bonds.
Local Numbers:
1994.3135 (NMAH Acc.)

AC0555-0000001.tif (AC Scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection 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:
World War, 1914-1918 -- Photographs  Search this
Liberty bonds  Search this
Stores, Retail  Search this
Chinese Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Lee Chinese American Family Papers, circa 1915-1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Lee Chinese-American Family Papers
Lee Chinese-American Family Papers / Lee Family Family Photograph Album / 2 unidentified photoprints, 8 x 10": (1) A highly decorated Chinese interior with ten male figures and (2) a portrait of 3 young women.
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep85afb26fc-434b-4f84-b484-fafe9e15a760
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0555-ref532

[Dinah Washington singing into microphone] [photoprint, black-and-white

Photographer:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Names:
Washington, Dinah, 1924-1963  Search this
Collection Creator:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper.)
Container:
Box 9, Folder 1
Culture:
African Americans -- 1940-1950  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- 1930-1950 -- Photographs
Date:
[1950?]
Scope and Contents:
Title below image at left, signed at lower right.
Local Numbers:
00044506.tif (AC Scan No.)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center does not own the rights to the Leonard photographs. All requests for permission to use these photographs for non‑museum purposes must be addressed to: Herman Leonard Photography, LLC, 530 South Lake Avenue #503, Pasadena, CA 91101 (818) 509-8987.
Topic:
Women in jazz  Search this
Microphones  Search this
African American singers -- 1940-1950  Search this
Jazz musicians -- 1940-1950  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Women in music  Search this
Collection Citation:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection, 1948-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection / Series 2: 16" x 20" Prints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82da3f7e3-87cc-4bc0-8559-fc570fbe4318
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0445-ref99
Online Media:

Every Minute Counts, garment workers on the home front, New York [black-and-white photoprint]

Photographer:
Joseph, Katherine  Search this
Names:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Joseph, Katherine  Search this
Hertzberg, Suzanne  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (7-7/8" x 10".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- 1930-1950 -- Photographs
Date:
1942
Scope and Contents:
Women garment workers, New York City. "Every Minute Counts" banner on wall.
Arrangement:
Box No. 5.
Local Numbers:
AC0944-0000051.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
Collection Rights:
Copyright held by donor. Written permission required prior to obtaining reproductions. Consult with Archives Center staff for contact information. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Occupation:
Garment workers  Search this
Topic:
Labor unions  Search this
Textile industry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1950 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Katherine Joseph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Katherine Joseph Papers
Katherine Joseph Papers / Series 2: Photographic Negatives and Prints / 2.1: Garment workers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep856387179-2a0b-472d-b2e0-b771972a8705
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0944-ref571

[Studio portrait of Mr. Lee B. Lok. Black-and-white photoprint]

Photographer:
Junyoon Studio  Search this
Creator:
Mead, Virginia Lee  Search this
Collection Creator:
Mead, Virginia Lee  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (13" x 9".)
Type:
Archival materials
Studio portraits
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- 1930-1950 -- Photographs
Date:
[1942.]
Scope and Contents:
Studio name in English imprinted vertically on mount near bottom left of print, accompanied by Chinese.
Local Numbers:
1994.3135 (NMAH Acc.)

AC0555-0000004.tif (AC Scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection 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:
Chinese Americans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Studio portraits -- Chinese American men
Collection Citation:
Lee Chinese American Family Papers, circa 1915-1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Lee Chinese-American Family Papers
Lee Chinese-American Family Papers / Lee Family Family Photograph Album
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f8c9f890-1c64-438d-b0bb-ca234843c079
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0555-ref531

Cleo Dorman scrapbook

Creator:
Cleo, 1908-1990  Search this
Cleo, 1908-1990  Search this
Subject:
Cleo  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago. School  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Type:
Albums
Date:
1927-1950
Topic:
Artists' models  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15778
See more items in:
Cleo (Cleo Dorman) papers, circa 1930s-1990
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15778
Online Media:

[Franklin Roosevelt with cast members of "Pins and Needles at the White House" : black-and-white photoprint]

Photographer:
Joseph, Katherine  Search this
Composer:
Rome, Harold, 1908-  Search this
Names:
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.  Search this
United States. Department of Agriculture  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945  Search this
Collection Creator:
Joseph, Katherine  Search this
Hertzberg, Suzanne  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (7-7/8" x 10".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- 1930-1950 -- Photographs
Date:
1938
Scope and Contents:
President Franklin D. Roosevelt and International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) president David Dubinsky with cast members of the ILGWU revue "Pins and Needles." Left to right: Ruth Rubenstein, Rose Newmark, Lynn Jaffe, Millie Weitz, Ann Brown, and Nettie Harari at the White House, March 3, 1938.
Biographical / Historical:
This Broadway revue was originally written for and performed by members of the ILGWU, "who sang out for all the people fighting for jobs, housing, a minimum wage, immigrants' rights and economic justice, and performed sketches that satirized the European fascists and the U.S. right-wing reactionaries who rose up against FDR's New Deal," according to presenters. Subtitled "A Musical Revue in Two Acts, 19 Scenes." Sketches by Arthur Arent, Marc Blitzstein, Emanuel Eisenberg, Charles Friedman, Harold J. Rome and David Gregory. Music and lyrics mostly by Harold J. Rome. First produced in New York 11 June 1936 at the Labor Stage Studios. Opened 27 November 1937 at the Labor Stage Theatre; Second edition (Pins and Needles 1939) opened 20 April 1939, moved 26 June 1939 to the Windsor Theatre; renamed Pins and Needles 1939 in August 1939, renamed Pins and Needles 1940 in September 1939; Third edition (New Pins and Needles) opened 25 November 1939, and closed 22 June 1940 after a total of 1108 performances. (See http://www.guidetomusicaltheatre.com/shows_p/pinsneedles.htm.)
Local Numbers:
AC0944-0000051.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
Collection Rights:
Copyright held by donor. Written permission required prior to obtaining reproductions. Consult with Archives Center staff for contact information. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Occupation:
Garment workers  Search this
Topic:
Musical theater  Search this
Labor unions  Search this
Textile industry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1950 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Katherine Joseph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Katherine Joseph Papers
Katherine Joseph Papers / Series 3: Photographic Prints / 3.4: Subjects / Pins and Needles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8c85d8cf5-17a1-4863-9205-95204f1116c7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0944-ref578

Billie Holiday -- NYC [photoprint, black-and-white,]

Photographer:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Names:
Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959  Search this
Collection Creator:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 7
Culture:
African Americans -- 1940-1950  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- 1930-1950 -- Photographs
Date:
1949
Scope and Contents:
Holliday singing into microphone with smoke swirling around her. Title below image, signed at lower right.
Local Numbers:
00044503.tif (AC Scan No.)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center does not own the rights to the Leonard photographs. All requests for permission to use these photographs for non‑museum purposes must be addressed to: Herman Leonard Photography, LLC, 530 South Lake Avenue #503, Pasadena, CA 91101 (818) 509-8987.
Topic:
Smoke  Search this
African American singers -- 1940-1950  Search this
Jazz musicians -- 1940-1950  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Collection Citation:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection, 1948-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection / Series 2: 16" x 20" Prints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a2e126d7-6ca1-477f-908e-8b04ef966030
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0445-ref81

Sarah Vaughan -- NYC [photoprint, black-and-white,]

Photographer:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Names:
Vaughan, Sarah, 1924-1990  Search this
Collection Creator:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 10
Culture:
African Americans -- 1940-1950  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- 1930-1950 -- Photographs
Date:
1950
Scope and Contents:
Vaughan sitting on bench, singing from sheet music. Title below image, signed at lower right.
Local Numbers:
00044505.tif (AC Scan No.)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center does not own the rights to the Leonard photographs. All requests for permission to use these photographs for non‑museum purposes must be addressed to: Herman Leonard Photography, LLC, 530 South Lake Avenue #503, Pasadena, CA 91101 (818) 509-8987.
Topic:
African American singers -- 1940-1950  Search this
Jazz musicians -- 1940-1950  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Collection Citation:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection, 1948-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection / Series 2: 16" x 20" Prints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a493d764-983a-4583-b7d6-c322fc0b24f3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0445-ref98

Of Native Americans

Collection Creator:
D'Harnoncourt, Rene, 1901-1968  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1930s-1950s
Scope and Contents:
Oversized material housed in OV 4
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
Reels 2919-2931: Authorization to publish requires written permission from Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y. MoMA requires full citation to include microfilm reel and frame numbers, and reference to MoMA as the owner of the Rene d'Harnoncourt papers. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
René d'Harnoncourt papers, 1921-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
René d'Harnoncourt papers
René d'Harnoncourt papers / Series 7: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96964c274-b56d-4f8b-9d69-5e26957ebb87
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-dharrene-ref68

Works of Art, Africa, Italy, Spain, New York City

Collection Creator:
Valentine Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 44
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1940
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Valentine Gallery records, circa 1890-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Valentine Gallery records
Valentine Gallery records / Series 1: Artists Files / 1.1: Louis Eilshemius / Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e4c63c92-5306-4b16-9159-edf5819da116
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-valegall-ref58

Jerome Milkman scrapbooks, 1930-[ca. 1959]

Creator:
Milkman, Jerome, 1884-1964  Search this
Milkman, Jerome, 1884-1964  Search this
Subject:
Cranch, Christopher Pearse  Search this
Ernst, Jimmy  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel  Search this
Frasconi, Antonio  Search this
Hunt, William Morris  Search this
O'Hara, Eliot  Search this
Smith, David  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Topic:
Autographs -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9047
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211238
AAA_collcode_milkjero
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211238

Leo Friedlander papers, 1900-1990

Creator:
Friedlander, Leo, 1890-1966  Search this
Friedlander, Leo, 1890-1966  Search this
Subject:
Ewing, Upton Clary  Search this
Keally, Francis  Search this
Montana, Pietro  Search this
Warneke, Heinz (Heinrich)  Search this
DeFrancisci, Anthony  Search this
Pope, Arthur Upham  Search this
National Sculpture Society (U.S.)  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Decoration and ornament, Architectural  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7189
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209326
AAA_collcode_frieleo
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209326

Bror Julius Olsson (B.J.O.) Nordfeldt papers, 1909-1989

Creator:
Nordfeldt, Bror Julius Olsson, 1878-1955  Search this
Nordfeldt, Bror Julius Olsson, 1878-1955  Search this
Subject:
Ficke, Arthur Davison  Search this
Forsyth, Constance  Search this
Hale, John Douglass  Search this
Hanley, Harriet  Search this
Jonson, Raymond  Search this
Lester, William  Search this
Mayor, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt)  Search this
Nordfeldt, Emily Abbott  Search this
Passedoit, Georgette  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Homer  Search this
Walker, Hudson D. (Hudson Dean)  Search this
Albinson, Dewey  Search this
Bidwell, Watson  Search this
Knee, Gina  Search this
Candell, Victor  Search this
Catlin, Stanton L. (Stanton Loomis)  Search this
Cheney, Sheldon  Search this
Coke, Van Deren  Search this
Cook, Howard Norton  Search this
Davison, Edward L.  Search this
Devree, Howard  Search this
Dickerson, William Judson  Search this
Arthur H. Hahlo (Firm)  Search this
Harriet Hanley Gallery (Minneapolis, Minn.)  Search this
Passedoit Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Expressionism (Art)  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9089
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211282
AAA_collcode_nordbror
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211282

John A. Roebling Collection

Creator:
Roebling, Charles Gustavus, 1849-1918  Search this
Roebling, Ferdinand W. (Ferdinand William), 1842-1917  Search this
John A. Roebling's Sons Company  Search this
Roebling, John Augustus, 1806-1869  Search this
Roebling, Washington Augustus, 1837-1926.  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of History of Technology  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry  Search this
Extent:
18.5 Cubic feet (62 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photograph albums
Specifications
Reports
Price lists
Photographs
Newsletters
Letterpress books
Correspondence
Blueprints
Ledgers (account books)
Genealogies
Notebooks
Patents
Date:
1836-1975
bulk 1930-1950
Summary:
Collection documents the work of the John A. Roebling's Sons Company, builders of bridges. The materials consist primarily of photograph albums documenting some of the bridges, tramways, ski lifts and chair lifts that Roebling's Sons Company was involved with. The documentation also includes specifications, patents, and reference materials about the engineering process of building bridges and bridges in general.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents the work of the John A. Roebling's Sons Company, builders of bridges. The materials consist primarily of photograph albums documenting a variety of bridges, mostly in the United States. The documentation also includes specifications, patents, and reference materials about the engineering process of building bridges and bridges in general.

Series 1, Historical background materials, 1895-1958, is divided into two subseries: Subseries 1, John A. Roebling's and Sons Company materials, 1895-1949 and Subseries 2, Newsletters, 1929-1931.

Subseries 1, John A. Roebling's and Sons Company materials, 1895-1949, contains a variety of items related to the company such as historical narratives, correspondence, price lists, testing data, and a ledger with cost estimates. The correspondence is partially bound (pages 1 to 104) from a letter press book (handwritten and typescript) belonging to John A. Roebling's and Sons Company. William Hildebrand and Charles G. Roebling are the chief correspondents. The correspondence documents daily activities related to the design and erection of bridges as well as finances and supplies. Charles G. Roebling's notebook, undated, contains calculations and notes about various bridge projects.

Subseries 2, Newsletters, 1929-1931, contain copies of Blue Center and Wire Engineering, which were John A. Roebling's and Sons Company publications intended for employees. The newsletters were apparently used as scrapbooks, with black-and-white photographs pasted into the pages. Found among the pages of Blue Center are photographs of the Hudson River Bridge and in Wire Engineering, there are photographs of the Maysville, Kentucky Bridge.

Series 2, Photographs, 1926-1975, comprises the largest series in the collection. The photographs are primarily black-and-white and document aerial tramways, tramways for logging or mining, chair lifts, ski lifts, floods, and bridge construction projects. The latter makes up the majority. Most photographs were assembled into albums with corresponding captions and dates, and almost all of the photographs document bridges in the United States. There is one exception, the Yauricocha Tramway in Peru. In some instances, the captions are recorded on the back of the photographs, and others were recorded on album pages. The series is arranged alphabetically by name of bridge and/or project.

Series 3, Specifications, 1855-1962, consists of printed textual documents (both bound and loose) that contain information for bidders, proposals, contracts, and bonds, and the detailed specifications. This series is arranged alphabetically by bridge name.

Series 4, Reports, 1928-1938, contains bound reports (both progress and final) detailing problems, requirements, research, manufacture, plant installation, cable equipment, strand adjustments, and Roebling Company developments. This series is arranged alphabetically by bridge/and/or project.

Series 5, Patent materials, 1849-1952, consists of issued patents (to a variety of individuals) for cable and cable appliances, cables, and cable apparatus, cableways and tramways, and grips. The patents are arranged by subject area, then by patent number.

Series 6, Reference materials, 1836-1964, contains a wide range of materials—articles, biographical files, drawings, photographs, newspaper clippings, advertising, correspondence, notes—documenting all aspects of bridges. This series is arranged alphabetically by topic.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into six series.

Series 1, Historical background materials, 1895-1958, undated

Subseries 1, Biographical, 1900-1958, undated

Subseries 2, John A. Roebling's and Sons Company materials, 1895-1949

Subseries 3, Newsletters, 1929-1931

Series 2, Photographs, 1926-1975

Series 3, Specifications, 1855-1962

Series 4, Reports, 1928-1938

Series 5, Patent materials, 1849-1952

Series 6, Reference materials, 1836-1964
Biographical / Historical:
John Augustus Roebling (1806-1869) was the founder and proprietor of John A. Roebling's Sons Company. Born in Mühlhausen, Germany, he was a civil engineer famous for his wire rope suspension bridge designs, in particular, the design of the Brooklyn Bridge. Roebling married Johana Herting in 1836 and they had nine children: Washington A. Roebling (1837-1926); Laura R. Methfessel (1840-1873); Ferdinand W. Roebling (1842-1917); Elvira R. Stewart (1844-1871); Josephine R. Jarvis (b. 1847); Charles Gustavus Roebling (1849-1918); Edmund Roebling (1854-1930); William Roebling (b. 1856, d. 1860); and Hannah Roebling (died in infancy). Roebling's three sons, Washington Augustus Roebling; Ferdinand William Roebling and Charles Gustavus Roebling, worked for the company.

Roebling's Sons Company was active in the design and manufacture of wire rope used in the erection of suspension bridges since the 1840s. Roebling devised a system of spinning the wires together where weights and swivels turned the wire coils in the opposite direction from the twisting, thereby removing kinks. Method of and Machine for Manufacturing Wire Rope (US Patent # 2,720) issued on July 16, 1842. Roebling would adapt this wire rope to his suspension bridge principle. In 1848, he established a company—John Roebling's Sons Company—in Trenton, New Jersey, to manufacture his wire rope. Roebling manufacturing plants were sold in 1952 to the Colorado Fuel and Iron (CF&I) Company of Pueblo, Colorado. In 1968, the Crane Company purchased the CF& I.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

George S. Morison Collection (AC0978)

Modjeski and Masters Company Records (AC0976)

Materials at Other Organizations

The Rutgers University, Special Collections and University Archives

Roebling family papers, cicra 1820s-1950s
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Blair Birdsall, former chief engineer at John A. Roebling's Sons Company in 1981.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
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:
Bridges -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Bridge construction industry -- United States  Search this
Bridges -- Design and construction  Search this
Iron industry and trade -- United States  Search this
Iron industry and trade -- Colorado  Search this
Wire industry -- New Jersey  Search this
Suspension bridges -- Design and construction  Search this
Ski lifts  Search this
Wire-rope industry -- New Jersey  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums
Specifications
Reports
Price lists
Photographs -- 20th century
Newsletters -- 1920-1940
Letterpress books
Correspondence
Blueprints
Ledgers (account books)
Genealogies
Notebooks
Patents
Citation:
John A. Roebling Collection, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0981
See more items in:
John A. Roebling Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8419ecb5a-d411-4efa-b829-43d8cc9002ec
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0981
Online Media:

Leo Friedlander papers

Creator:
Friedlander, Leo, 1890-1966  Search this
Names:
National Sculpture Society (U.S.)  Search this
DeFrancisci, Anthony, 1887-1964  Search this
Ewing, Upton Clary  Search this
Keally, Francis, 1889-1978  Search this
Montana, Pietro, 1890-1978  Search this
Pope, Arthur Upham, 1881-1969  Search this
Warneke, Heinz (Heinrich), 1895-1983  Search this
Extent:
17.3 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
9 Items (rolled docs)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1900-1990
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, photographs, writings, printed material, and motion picture film.
REEL 145: Ca. 40 letters to Friedlander, mostly about his work, and his interests as president of the National Sculpture Society, including letters from Francis Keally, Pietro Montana, Heinz Warneke, Anthony de Francisci, Arthur Upham Pope, and Upton Clary Ewing. Also included are photographs of Friedlander's sculptures; biographical notes; writings; a speech; and miscellaneous printed material.
REEL 3890: Biographical material; writings by Friedlander; reproductions of drawings by Friedlander; miscellaneous printed material; photographs of Friedlander, and of his works of art.
UNMICROFILMED: A resume; correspondence; scrapbooks, 3 short home movie film reels, drafts and final copies of his articles and speeches; published articles by Friedlander; reproductions of his work; photographs and negatives of art work, glass plate negatives, copper plates, and drawings, greeting cards, blueprints, and miscellaneous personal papers (ca. 1930-1950).
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Material on reel 145 donated 1971 by Friedlander's widow. Material on reel 3890 donated 1984 by Syracuse University. The bulk of the papers were donated in 1996 material by Gordon Friedlander, Friedlander's son, and a small portion were transferred from the National Collection of Fine Arts, 1979.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Sculpture, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Decoration and ornament, Architectural  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.frieleo
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e9f03900-3cd4-4e77-8f8e-e7105578595e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-frieleo

Jerome Milkman scrapbooks

Creator:
Milkman, Jerome, b. 1884  Search this
Names:
Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892  Search this
Ernst, Jimmy, 1920-1984  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel, 1871-1956  Search this
Frasconi, Antonio  Search this
Hunt, William Morris, 1824-1879  Search this
O'Hara, Eliot, 1890-1969  Search this
Smith, David, 1906-1965  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Extent:
2.5 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1930-[ca. 1959]
Scope and Contents:
Scrapbooks on artists.
REEL 832: Seven scrapbooks, ca. 1930-1950, compiled by autograph collector Jerome Milkman on artists Lyonel Feininger, Jimmy Ernst, Antonio Frasconi, William Morris Hunt, Christopher Pearse Cranch, David Smith, and Jack Tworkov. Scrapbooks contain clippings, catalogs, and photographs. Also contained are 14 letters and postcards signed by the artists, and one letter by William Hunt's wife Rosamond Pier Hunt, about the watercolorist Eliot O'Hara.
UNMICROFILMED: Scrapbooks, 1930-1950, containing autographs, autograph letters, clippings, and cartoons of 281 cartoonists, and 187 sculptors and illustrators.
Biographical / Historical:
Autograph collector; New York, N.Y. Milkman amassed large collection of artists' autograph letters and printed reproductions of their work. Most of the material was sold at auction.
Provenance:
Material on reel 832 was purchased 1968 by the Archives of American Art from Jerome Milkman; unmicrofilmed material donated 1976 by Evelyn M. Sultan, daughter of Milkman.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Cartoonists  Search this
Collectors  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Painters  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Autographs -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.milkjero
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9216d90cc-f87b-40ba-8cf8-7d05507ab8c2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-milkjero

Bror Julius Olsson (B.J.O.) Nordfeldt papers

Creator:
Nordfeldt, Bror Julius Olsson, 1878-1955  Search this
Names:
Arthur H. Hahlo (Firm)  Search this
Harriet Hanley Gallery (Minneapolis, Minn.)  Search this
Passedoit Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Albinson, Dewey, 1898-1971  Search this
Bidwell, Watson, 1904-  Search this
Candell, Victor, 1903-1977  Search this
Catlin, Stanton L. (Stanton Loomis)  Search this
Cheney, Sheldon, 1886-  Search this
Coke, Van Deren, 1921-  Search this
Cook, Howard Norton, 1901-1980  Search this
Davison, Edward L.  Search this
Devree, Howard, 1891-1966  Search this
Dickerson, William Judson, 1904-  Search this
Ficke, Arthur Davison, 1883-1945  Search this
Forsyth, Constance, 1903-  Search this
Hale, John Douglass  Search this
Hanley, Harriet  Search this
Jonson, Raymond, 1891-1982  Search this
Knee, Gina, 1898-1982  Search this
Lester, William, 1910-1991  Search this
Mayor, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1901-1980  Search this
Nordfeldt, Emily Abbott, 1900-  Search this
Passedoit, Georgette  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Homer, b. 1880  Search this
Walker, Hudson D. (Hudson Dean), 1907-1976  Search this
Extent:
3.6 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1909-1989
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, correspondence, business records, writings and notes, printed material, scrapbooks, and photographs document Nordfeldt's career as a painter and instructor, and his widow's involvement after his death in exhibitions, biographies, and sales of his work.
REELS D166-D167: Biographical material includes a biographical sketch by Stanton L. Catlin, several letters from Nordfeldt's first wife Margaret to his second wife, Emily, and his nephew, Leonard Olson, in response to requests for biographical information, and biographical documents; correspondence of Emily and B.J.O., 1909-1959, with museum directors, gallery owners, patrons, artists, friends, universities, and others, mainly regarding the sale and exhibitions of his paintings and his teaching positions; artists' statements; exhibition catalogs; photographs of Nordfeldt; an excerpt from The Man on the Hilltop, by Arthur Davison Ficke; 5 sketchbooks; 3 scrapbooks; and an extensive catalog of Nordfeldt's paintings compiled by Emily, containing photographs and descriptive information.
Among the correspondents are Dewey Albinson, Watson Bidwell, Gina Knee Brook, Victor Candell, Howard N. Cook, Edward L. Davison, Howard Devree, William Dickerson, Constance Forsyth, Harriet Hanley of Harriet Hanley Gallery, Raymond Jonson, William Lester, A. Hyatt Mayor, Georgette Passedoit of the Passedoit Gallery, his student Roberta Shelton, Homer Saint-Gaudens, and Hudson D. Walker. Some of the letters are illustrated.
UNMICROFILMED: Resumes; correspondence, undated, 1923-1979, includes excerpts of letters from Nordfeldt to Constance Forsyth, 1942-1943 and Emily Abbott Nordfeldt, 1944; Emily Abbott Nordfeldt's correspondence with art collectors, art dealers, galleries and museums regarding exhibitions, gifts and sales of Nordfeldt's work; with Nordfeldt's biographers F. Van Deren Coke and J. Douglas Hale; and with the University of Minnesota, University Gallery, 1970-1972 regarding a Nordfeldt exhibition and the Nordfeldt Fund established by Emily; receipts and other business records; 1944-1979; writings and notes by Emily, ca.1930-1950, and others including the preface by Sheldon Cheney for Nordfeldt, the Painter by Coke, 1972;
a transcript of an interview with Raymond Jonson by Coke; printed material, including clippings, 1912-1984, exhibition catalogs, posters and announcements, undated, 1915-1991, notably a catalog of Nordfeldt's etchings shown at the Arthur H. Hahlo & Co. with an introduction by Robert W. Bruere, 1915; reproductions of graphic work for The Outlook and Harper's Monthly Magazine, 1910; miscellaneous printed material; a scrapbook of clippings and printed material, 1971-1980; photographs of Nordfeldt, undated 1910-1955, of the Santa Fe Players' production of "Grumpy," 1921; 3 photo albums of works of art, ca. 1930-1940; 10 seconds of motion picture film; and 2 sketches by Nordfeldt.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, etcher, block printer, engraver, lithographer, watercolorist, teacher; Santa Fe, N.M. and Lambertville, N.J. Born in Tullstorp, Scania, Sweden, and came to the United States in 1891. Taught at the Minneapolis School of Art and the University of Texas. Moved to Lambertville, N.J. in 1937 from Santa Fe, N.M.
Provenance:
Material on reels D166-D167 lent for microfilming 1963 by Emily Abbott Nordfeldt, Bror's widow. In 1991 her estate donated additional material as well as portions of the previously microfilmed material. Material previously lent but NOT subsequently donated includes portions of the biographical material; several letters; artists' statements; a few personal photographs; the 5 sketchbooks; items from the scrapbooks; and the catalog of paintings. (The collection file contains a list of specific reel and frame numbers.)
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Watercolorists  Search this
Etchers  Search this
Painters -- New Jersey  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Topic:
Expressionism (Art)  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.nordbror
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9174922b1-b678-43e8-816e-f415864755b7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-nordbror

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