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Morgan and Marvin Smith Audiovisual Collection

Creator:
Smith, Morgan and Marvin, b. 1910  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Center for African American History & Culture (U.S.)  Search this
Smith, Marvin, 1910-2003  Search this
Extent:
481 Sound recordings (203 audio cassette sound recordings ; 6 vinyl sound recordings ; 272 open reel 1/4" sound recordings)
1 Floppy disc
209 Video recordings (21 16mm film prints ; 188 video recordings)
23 Linear feet (27 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Floppy discs
Video recordings
Place:
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
circa 1954-1990
bulk 1970-1980
Scope and Contents note:
Morgan and Marvin Smith, twin brothers who lived and worked in Harlem, NY, are regarded as the premiere photographers of the area from the 1930s-1950s. The two brothers pursued many creative outlets outside of photography, including painting, film, and
Related Archival Materials note:
Morgan and Marvin Smith's photograph collection is housed at the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City.
Provenance:
This collection was donated to the Center for African American History and Culture, a Smithsonian Initiative which operated in the 1990s before merging with the Anacostia Museum.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Many materials in the collection are inaccessible due to their obsolete formats and fragile state. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African American photographers  Search this
Music  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Citation:
Morgan and Marvin Smith Audiovisual Collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.09-012
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa717481d36-0c02-418d-9a67-b523b149f9cf
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-09-012

Leo Friedlander papers, 1900-1990

Creator:
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
Citation:
Leo Friedlander papers, 1900-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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 artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7189
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209326
AAA_collcode_frieleo
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209326

Jerome Milkman scrapbooks, 1930-[ca. 1959]

Creator:
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
Citation:
Jerome Milkman scrapbooks, 1930-[ca. 1959]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Autographs -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9047
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211238
AAA_collcode_milkjero
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211238

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

Creator:
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
Citation:
Bror Julius Olsson (B.J.O.) Nordfeldt papers, 1909-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Expressionism (Art)  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9089
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211282
AAA_collcode_nordbror
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211282

The California Shop Records

Creator:
California Shop.  Search this
Kemp, Helen Misch, 1894-1948 (store owner/manager)  Search this
Kemp, Barbara  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Clippings
Photographs
Place:
California -- Fashion -- 1930-1940
New York (N.Y.) -- Fashion -- 1930-1940
Date:
1938-1942
Summary:
The records of the California Shop, a shop specializing in West Coast decorative arts located in New York City, New York.
Scope and Contents note:
Collection consists of a bound volume used as both a log of visitors to the shop and a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings, ephemera, magazine articles, announcements, and invitations to fashion shows. The first few pages of the volume are the guest book. The remaining pages were used as the scrapbook and is in reverse chronological order. There are also loose pages from the volume and its wooden covers, with a portion of a map of the Audencia of Guadalajara used as the cover illustration. Of particular interest are the typewritten manuscripts documenting Kemp's ideas for starting the California Shop. In addition, there are photographs of the shop, possibly in 1941, and Helen Kemp.
Arrangement:
Materials are arranged as a single series.
Biographical / Historical:
Helen Misch Kemp opened the California Shop on November 15, 1938 at 677 Madison Avenue in New York City. Kemp was born April 22, 1894 in New York to Moses and Jennie Misch but had moved to California in 1936 where she worked in the women's clothing trade. Some time later she moved back to New York and noticed a distinction between the clothing and merchandise created in California as opposed to what was being offered in New York. California was also gaining a reputation in the fashion industry for its women designers who were combining chic styles, comfort, and unique colors for the American female market. Armed with a keen eye for fashion and shrewd business sense Kemp opened her shop to provide California craftsmanship to an eastern market. Kemp took annual trips to California to select what she considered was the best for her customers. While the California Shop sold mostly women's clothing it also offered products such as preserves, copper household utensils, cookware, trays, wastebaskets, spice jars, wall pockets, flower containers, pottery, and jewelry. On October 15, 1940, the shop moved to 674 Madison Avenue, where it occupied a larger space. Kemp closed her shop in 1942 due to war time difficulties in getting merchandise from California. Helen Kemp died on February 13, 1948, at the age of fifty-four.
Related Materials:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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Brownie Wise Papers (AC0509)

Dorothy Shaver Papers (AC0631)

NW Ayer Advertising Agency Records (AC0059)

Division of Costume Audiovisual Collection (AC0801)

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana (AC0060)

Ming-Ju Sun Garfinckel's Fashion Drawings (AC0897)

Carolyn and Donald Grepke Paper Doll Collection (AC752)

Virginia "Jimmie" Booth Collection (AC0729)

Joseph Magnin Poster Collection (AC0355)
Provenance:
Barbara Kemp
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.
Topic:
Women in business -- 1930-1940  Search this
Women -- Employment  Search this
Women -- History -- 1930-1940 -- New York  Search this
advertising -- 1930-1940 -- California  Search this
advertising -- Clothing and dress -- 1930-1940  Search this
advertising -- Clothing trade -- 1930-1940  Search this
advertising -- Fashion -- 1930-1940  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Clippings -- 1930-1950
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1930-1940
Citation:
The California Shop Records, 1938-1942, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Barbara Kemp.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0572
See more items in:
The California Shop Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a5184ea9-93d5-4637-8da2-3239b2d20434
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0572
Online Media:

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

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, 1 map-folder)
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:

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

[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:

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:

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
Online Media:

Cleo Dorman scrapbook

Creator:
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
Citation:
Cleo. Cleo Dorman scrapbook, 1927-1950. Cleo (Cleo Dorman) papers, circa 1930s-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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:

[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

[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.
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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

[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.
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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

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

[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

Alexander Alland, Sr., Photoprints

Creator:
Ostroff, Eugene, d. 1999 (NMAH Curator)  Search this
Salo, Matt, Dr.  Search this
Haberstich, David E., 1941-  Search this
Ahlborn, Richard E., 1933-2015  Search this
Alland, Alexander, Sr. (Alexander Landschaft), 1902-1989  Search this
Names:
China Daily News -- 1930-1940 -- New York N.Y.  Search this
China Daily News -- Photographs  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Davis, Earl  Search this
Kaslov, Steve, ca. 1888-1949 (King of the Red Bandanna Romany Gypsies )  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Oral history
Interviews
Audio cassettes
Place:
Virgin Islands -- 1930-1940
New York (N.Y.) -- 1930-1940
Bowery (New York, N.Y.) -- 1930-1940
Chinatown (New York, N.Y.) -- 1930-1940
St. Thomas (Virgin Islands) -- 1930-1940
Date:
1985 - 1986
1930 - 1943
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains 273 silver gelatin photoprints (Series 1), most of which apparently were made during the 1930s and early 1940s, contemporaneously with the original negatives. All are 8" x 10" or slightly smaller, unmounted except for flush mounted linen on the backs of some prints. The photographs were made primarily in two locations, New York City and the Virgin Islands. The Virgin Islands pictures were made as part of a special documentary project in 1939, as described above, whereas the New York photographs stem from Mr. Alland's largely self assigned documentation of various ethnic and religious groups in New York from approximately 1932 to 1943. The projects include photographs of the "Red Bandanna" Romany Gypsy group in the Bowery, a black Jewish congregation, Mohawk Indians in Brooklyn, and other groups, which required extensive exploration, research, and photographing over periods of many days or weeks. A variety of miscellaneous ethnic and religious groups are covered in the general "Other Religions" and "Nationalities" folders. The contents of the "Judaism" folder include primarily New York sites and people, but there are also additional views of a synagogue from the Virgin Islands project.

Series 2 of the collection contains four cassette tape recordings of two interviews with Mr. Alland, three made by Richard Ahlborn (with Eugene Ostroff and Matt Salo) in 1985, and one by David Haberstich and Richard Ahlborn, June 2-3, 1986 (at which time the photographs were donated). The tapes include readings from his autobiography, personal reminiscences on his experiences as an immigrant and a photographer, and commentary on the photographs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1: Photoprints, 1930-1943

Series 2: Audiotape Cassettes, 1985-1986

The photographs are arranged topically and by nationality.
Biographical / Historical:
Alexander Alland, Sr., was born in Sevastopol, Crimea (formerly in the Soviet Union) on 6 August 1902. His last name originally was Landschaft, but he legally changed it to Alland following the birth of his son. Alland's interest in photography began at the age of twelve, when he helped a local photographer with darkroom work. He constructed his own camera from cardboard with a simple meniscus lens and exposed glass plate negatives with the device.

Toward the end of the Civil War in Russia in 1920, Alland relocated in Constantinople, Turkey, where he was hired as an apprentice by a graduate of the Vienna Academy of Photography. When the Union Nationale des Combatants Francais went on a pilgrimage to Gallipoli, a former battle zone on the Dardanelles, he was asked to accompany them in order to document events. After having his request for a pay increase refused, he left his employer two years later and opened his own portrait studio, "Photo d'Art Russe." When civil unrest threatened Constantinople in 1923, he decided to emigrate to the United States.

During his first years in the United States he worked in photo finishing businesses while engaged in home portraiture independently. He married in 1929 and a son, Alexander, Jr., was born. In the 1930s he became one of the best known photographers portraying the life of immigrants and various ethnic groups in New York. (1) In 1936 he was appointed supervisor of the Photo Mural section of the W.P.A. Federal Art Project, and worked as a free lance photographer for magazines and periodicals featuring the activities of various ethnic groups living in New York City. He specialized in making photomurals with montage techniques. (2)

In 1937 Alland became photography instructor at the American Artists' School and joined the American Artists Congress. In 1939, his first book, Portrait of New York, was published and he became president of the "Exploration Photo Syndicate" and went to the U.S. Virgin Islands as part of a project to produce a pictorial record of the West Indian Islands. His photographs appeared in publications and were exhibited at the New School for Social Research and at the Schomberg Collection. In 1942 he joined the staff of Common Ground magazine as photography editor and was appointed by the National Youth Administration to supervise their photography workshop. His book American Counterpoint appeared in 1943 and was selected as "One of the Fifty Best Books of the Year." The original prints from that book were exhibited at the Museum of the City of New York, which also exhibited a portfolio of his work on American Gypsies. In 1944 he became director of an agency, "Pictures for Democracy," and in 1945 his book The Springfield Plan was proclaimed another "One of the Fifty Best Books of the Year."

During World War II Alland did technical photography for the War Department, receiving a commendation for this work. After another book My Dog Rinty was published, he left New York City to establish a school of photography, combined with a school of dance directed by his wife, Alexandra, a professional dancer and choreographer. (3) He then began to exhibit his own photographs and to collect glass plate negatives and vintage prints by significant photographers. He is perhaps best known for locating a collection of Jacob Riis negatives and making them available. In 1974 Aperture published his biography, Jacob A. Riis: Photographer and Citizen4. Because of his efforts in providing the Riis negatives to the Museum of the City of New York, that institution awarded a special commemorative medal to him in 1973. The Riis book was followed by two more studies of photographers, Jessie Tarbox Beals, First Woman News Photographer (5) and Heinrich Tonnies, Cartes de Visite Photographer Extraordinaire. (6)

Retrospective exhibitions of Alland's work were held in two major Danish museums in summer 1979 and he was honored for contributions to the cultural history of Denmark. In 1991 studies for his photomural work were included in an historical survey exhibition of American photomontage at the University of Maryland at College Park. (7).

Sources

1. My text is based upon the biographical information recorded on my taped interviews with Mr. Alland in this collection, but see also Bonnie Yochelson, The Committed Eye: Alexander Alland's Photography. New York: The Museum of the City of New York, Inc., 1991.

2. Merry A. Foresta, "Art and Document: Photography of the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project," in Official Images: New Deal Photography (essays by Foresta, Pete Daniel, Maren Stange, and Sally Stein), Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1987, p. 153, based on an interview with Alland, January 1987.

3. Photographic historian Anne Peterson, contractor for three Archives Center photographic collection projects between 1986 and 1982, reports that she studied ballet as a child with Mrs. Alland.

4. Ibid.

5. Ibid.

6. Ibid

7. See catalog by Cynthia Wayne, Dreams, Lies, and Exaggeration: Photomontage in America. The Art Gallery, University of Maryland at College Park, 1991 (exhibition at the gallery Oct. 21 Dec. 20, 1991).
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Carlos de Wendler Funaro Gypsy Research Collection (AC0161)

Contains additional Alland photographs. De Wendler Funaro also photographed Steve Kaslov, his family, and his Bowery coppersmith workshop.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Alexander Alland, June 3, 1986.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Copyrighted material: photographs may not be reproduced without written permission from the Estate of Alexander Alland, Sr.
Topic:
Synagogues -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- New York, N.Y.  Search this
Newspapers -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- New York N.Y.  Search this
Muslims -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- New York N.Y.  Search this
Minorities -- Housing -- 1930-1940 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Minorities -- Housing -- 1930-1940 -- Virgin Islands  Search this
Judaism -- Customs and practices  Search this
Housing -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- New York N.Y.  Search this
Immigrants -- 1930-1940 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Housing -- 1930-1940 -- Virgin Islands  Search this
Buddhism -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- New York N.Y.  Search this
Catholic Church -- Liturgy  Search this
Chinese drama -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Churches -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- New York N.Y.  Search this
Clergy -- 1930-1940 -- United States  Search this
Coppersmiths -- 1930-1950  Search this
Ethnic costume  Search this
Ethnic groups -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- New York N.Y.  Search this
Falashas -- 1930-1940 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Fortune-tellers -- Gypsies -- 1930-1940 -- United States  Search this
Pluralism  Search this
Poverty -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- Virgin Islands  Search this
Printing -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- New York N.Y.  Search this
Protestant churches -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- New York N.Y.  Search this
Religious and ecclesiastical institutions -- Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- New York N.Y.  Search this
Singers -- 1930-1950  Search this
Synagogues -- 1930-1940 -- Virgin Islands  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Oral history -- 1980-1990
Interviews -- 1980-2000
Audio cassettes -- 1980-1990
Citation:
Alexander Alland, Sr., Photoprints, 1932-1943, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0204
See more items in:
Alexander Alland, Sr., Photoprints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8795050c9-502c-4bfa-afa7-3554b2c036d7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0204
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

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