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Fred Wiseman Scrapbook

Creator:
Wiseman, Fred, 1875-1961  Search this
Names:
Early Birds of Aviation (Organization).  Search this
Wiseman-Peters (Fred Wiseman and J. W. Peters) (Aircraft manufacturer)  Search this
Extent:
0.59 Cubic feet (1 flatbox)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Tickets
Correspondence
Clippings
Date:
1909-1968
bulk [ca. 1910s, 1950s]
Summary:
Fred Wiseman, along with J. W. Peters and D.C. Prentiss, built a biplane named the Wiseman-Peters. During July 1910, both Peters and Wiseman flew the Wiseman-Peters and the following year Wiseman entered the 1911 Aviation Meet at Selfridge Field, Michigan. On February 17, 1911, Wiseman made the first airplane-carried mail flight officially sanctioned by any local U.S. post office and made available to the public when he carried mail, a bundle of newspapers and a sack of groceries from Petaluma, CA, to Santa Rosa, CA. After the 1911 season, Wiseman gave up flying.

This collection consists of a large scrapbook. Inside the scrapbook are newspaper clippings, correspondence, 1st Day Covers, race tickets, and photographs chronicling both Wiseman's automobile and aviation careers.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a large scrapbook. Inside the scrapbook are newspaper clippings, correspondence, 1st Day Covers, race tickets, and photographs chronicling both Wiseman's automobile and aviation careers.

Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.
Arrangement:
Materials are in the order the donor attached them to the scrapbook. Correspondence is often located within the envelope that is attached to the scrapbook. Some materials are loose and have been left in the arrangement in which they were found, unless a portion of a newspaper article could be matched to its other parts.
Biographical / Historical:
Fred Wiseman (1875-1961) was born in Santa Rosa, California, and after attending local schools he engaged in both the bicycle and automotive businesses. Wiseman won considerable fame racing Stoddard-Dayton cars on the West Coast as well as in the Chicago area. He became interested in aviation after attending the Wright brothers' homecoming celebration in 1909 and the first Los Angeles aviation meet at Dominguez Field in 1910.

After these two events, Wiseman was convinced he wanted to learn to fly and so he returned to his home in Santa Rosa and persuaded Ben Noonan to put up $10,000 to build a plane. Wiseman, along with J. W. Peters and D.C. Prentiss, built a biplane named the Wiseman-Peters. During July 1910, both Peters and Wiseman flew the Wiseman-Peters and the following year Wiseman entered the 1911 Aviation Meet at Selfridge Field, Michigan.

On February 17, 1911, Wiseman made the first airplane-carried mail flight officially sanctioned by any local U.S. post office and made available to the public when he carried mail, a bundle of newspapers and a sack of groceries from Petaluma, CA, to Santa Rosa, CA. (The first air mail flight sanctioned by the U.S. Post Office in Washington, D.C., took place on September 23, 1911, when Earle Ovington carried mail from Garden City, Long Island, to Mineola; and the first continuously scheduled U.S. air mail service began on May 15, 1918, with routes between Washington, Philadelphia, and New York.)

During 1911, Wiseman had an active season of exhibition work, including flying for one week at the California State Fair. However, after this season Wiseman gave up flying because he thought there was no future in it. He sold his plane and returned to the automobile business. He later worked for Standard Oil Company of California. Wiseman was a member of the Early Birds of Aviation, an organization of pilots who flew solo in an aircraft prior to December 17, 1916.

Weldon Cooke, another pioneer aviator from California, bought and modified the Wiseman-Peters aircraft, renaming it the Wiseman-Cooke. Cooke flew the Wiseman-Cooke for exhibition and air mail flights. The Wiseman-Cooke aircraft is currently part of the Smithsonian Institution's collections.
Provenance:
No donor information, Gift?, unknown, XXXX-0618, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Automobile racing  Search this
Air mail service  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Airplane racing  Search this
Aeronautics -- Competitions  Search this
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Wiseman-Peters #2 Biplane (1910)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Tickets
Correspondence
Clippings
Citation:
Fred Wiseman Scrapbook, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0618, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0618
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0618
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Newspaper Articles

Collection Creator:
Scott, Blanche Stuart, 1889-1970  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1911 - 1955
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Blanche Stuart Scott Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0062, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Blanche Stuart Scott Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0062-ref13
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[Scrap Book - "Capt. Mary Charles"]

Collection Creator:
Charles, Mary  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1934-1966
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Mary Charles Collection, Accession XXXX-0011, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Mary Charles Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0011-ref25
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Silliman, Elton Ross, 1902-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1957
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, Please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Elton Ross Silliman Papers, Acc. 1989-0050, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Elton Ross Silliman Papers
Elton Ross Silliman Papers / Series 1: Correspondence - Professional
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1989-0050-ref63
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California Outdoors and In, Official Air Race Invitational Number [published by the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California]

Collection Creator:
Bendix Corporation.  Search this
Bendix Aviation Corp  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
July 1-4, 1933
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Bendix Air Races Collection, Acc. NASM.1988.0115, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Bendix Air Races Collection
Bendix Air Races Collection / Series 2: Bendix Trophy Races by Year / Bendix Trophy Race, 1933
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1988-0115-ref748
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Barry Kahn papers, 1962-1983

Creator:
Kahn, Barry, 1938-1982  Search this
Kahn, Barry, 1938-1982  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Motion pictures
Sound effects recordings
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7122
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209256
AAA_collcode_kahnbarr
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209256

California Raisin

Producer:
Will Vinton Productions  Search this
User:
California Raisins Advisory Board  Search this
Maker:
Will Vinton Productions  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
lead (overall material)
wood (overall material)
clay, plasticene (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 26 cm x 12 cm x 8 cm; 10 1/4 in x 4 23/32 in x 3 5/32 in
Object Name:
figure, animation
Place made:
United States: Oregon, Portland
Date made:
1986 - 1991
Subject:
Motion Pictures  Search this
Animation  Search this
Consumerism  Search this
Food Culture  Search this
Music  Search this
Blacks  Search this
African American  Search this
Credit Line:
Will Vinton Productions
ID Number:
1991.3182.01
Catalog number:
1991.3182.01
Nonaccession number:
1991.3182
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Advertising
American Enterprise
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-18a7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1170667

California Raisin

User:
California Raisins Advisory Board  Search this
Producer:
Will Vinton Productions  Search this
Maker:
Will Vinton Productions  Search this
Physical Description:
clay, plasticene (overall material)
lead (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 19.5 cm x 15 cm x 8 cm; 7 11/16 in x 5 29/32 in x 3 5/32 in
Object Name:
figure, animation
Place made:
United States: Oregon, Portland
Date made:
1986 - 1991
Subject:
Motion Pictures  Search this
Animation  Search this
Consumerism  Search this
Food Culture  Search this
Music  Search this
Blacks  Search this
African American  Search this
Credit Line:
Will Vinton Productions
ID Number:
1991.3182.02
Catalog number:
1991.3182.02
Nonaccession number:
1991.3182
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Advertising
American Enterprise
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-4225-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1170669
Online Media:

California Raisin

User:
California Raisins Advisory Board  Search this
Producer:
Will Vinton Productions  Search this
Maker:
Will Vinton Productions  Search this
Physical Description:
clay, plasticene (overall material)
lead (overall material)
wood (overall material)
aluminum (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 20 cm x 13 cm x 8 cm; 7 7/8 in x 5 1/8 in x 3 5/32 in
Object Name:
figure, animation
Place made:
United States: Oregon, Portland
Date made:
1986 - 1991
Subject:
Motion Pictures  Search this
Animation  Search this
Consumerism  Search this
Food Culture  Search this
Music  Search this
Blacks  Search this
African American  Search this
Credit Line:
Will Vinton Productions
ID Number:
1991.3182.03
Catalog number:
1991.3182.03
Nonaccession number:
1991.3182
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Advertising
American Enterprise
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-2ff7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1170671
Online Media:

California Raisin

User:
California Raisins Advisory Board  Search this
Producer:
Will Vinton Productions  Search this
Maker:
Will Vinton Productions  Search this
Physical Description:
clay, plasticene (overall material)
lead (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 22 cm x 15 cm x 6 cm; 8 21/32 in x 5 29/32 in x 2 3/8 in
Object Name:
figure, animation
Place made:
United States: Oregon, Portland
Date made:
1986 - 1991
Subject:
Motion Pictures  Search this
Animation  Search this
Consumerism  Search this
Food Culture  Search this
Music  Search this
Blacks  Search this
African American  Search this
Credit Line:
Will Vinton Productions
ID Number:
1991.3182.04
Catalog number:
1991.3182.04
Nonaccession number:
1991.3182
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Advertising
American Enterprise
Exhibition:
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-1edd-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1170672
Online Media:

Calfiornia Raisins Armature

User:
California Raisins Advisory Board  Search this
Maker:
Will Vinton Productions  Search this
Physical Description:
clay (overall material)
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2.5 cm x 11 cm x 12 cm; 31/32 in x 4 11/32 in x 4 23/32 in
Object Name:
armature, animation
Place made:
United States: Oregon, Portland
Date made:
1986 - 1991
Subject:
Motion Pictures  Search this
Animation  Search this
Consumerism  Search this
Food Culture  Search this
Music  Search this
Credit Line:
Will Vinton Productions
ID Number:
1991.3182.05
Catalog number:
1991.3182.05
Nonaccession number:
1991.3182
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Advertising
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-1ec7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1170674
Online Media:

Calfiornia Raisins Armature

User:
California Raisins Advisory Board  Search this
Maker:
Will Vinton Productions  Search this
Physical Description:
clay, plasticene (overall material)
metal, brass (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 cm x 3 cm; 1 9/16 in x 1 3/16 in
Object Name:
Armature, Torso
Place made:
United States: Oregon, Portland
Date made:
1986 - 1991
Subject:
Motion Pictures  Search this
Animation  Search this
Consumerism  Search this
Food Culture  Search this
Music  Search this
Credit Line:
Will Vinton Productions
ID Number:
1991.3182.06
Catalog number:
1991.3182.06
Nonaccession number:
1991.3182
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Advertising
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-414b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1170676

Calfiornia Raisins Claymation Figure Armature Parts

User:
California Raisins Advisory Board  Search this
Maker:
Will Vinton Productions  Search this
Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
aluminum (overall material)
lead (overall material)
acrylic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 cm x 3.1 cm x .18 cm; 13/32 in x 1 7/32 in x 1/16 in
Object Name:
Armature, Parts
Place made:
United States: Oregon, Portland
Date made:
1986 - 1991
Subject:
Motion Pictures  Search this
Animation  Search this
Consumerism  Search this
Food Culture  Search this
Music  Search this
Credit Line:
Will Vinton Productions
ID Number:
1991.3182.07
Catalog number:
1991.3182.07
Nonaccession number:
1991.3182
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Advertising
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-1fc1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1170678

Claymation Props used for The California Raisins

User:
California Raisins Advisory Board  Search this
Maker:
Will Vinton Productions  Search this
Physical Description:
clay, plasticene (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 cm x 2 cm; 25/32 in x 25/32 in
Object Name:
figure set, animation
Place made:
United States: Oregon, Portland
Date made:
1986 - 1991
Subject:
Motion Pictures  Search this
Animation  Search this
Consumerism  Search this
Food Culture  Search this
Music  Search this
Credit Line:
Will Vinton Productions
ID Number:
1991.3182.08
Catalog number:
1991.3182.08
Nonaccession number:
1991.3182
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Advertising
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-2ff8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1170679

California Raisin Claymation Base

User:
California Raisins Advisory Board  Search this
Maker:
Will Vinton Productions  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 15.5 cm x 5 cm x 1 cm; 6 3/32 in x 1 31/32 in x 13/32 in
Object Name:
Props Base, Animation Set
base, animation figure
Place made:
United States: Oregon, Portland
Date made:
1986 - 1991
Subject:
Motion Pictures  Search this
Animation  Search this
Consumerism  Search this
Food Culture  Search this
Music  Search this
Credit Line:
Will Vinton Productions
ID Number:
1991.3182.09
Catalog number:
1991.3182.09
Nonaccession number:
1991.3182
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Advertising
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-284a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1170681

Reproduction Drawings of the California Raisins

User:
California Raisins Advisory Board  Search this
Maker:
Will Vinton Productions  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 28 cm x 21.5 cm; 11 1/32 in x 8 15/32 in
overall: 31 cm x 51 cm; 12 7/32 in x 20 3/32 in
Object Name:
Photocopies
Place made:
United States: Oregon, Portland
Date made:
1986 - 1991
Subject:
Motion Pictures  Search this
Animation  Search this
Consumerism  Search this
Food Culture  Search this
Music  Search this
Blacks  Search this
African American  Search this
Credit Line:
Will Vinton Productions
ID Number:
1991.3182.19
Catalog number:
1991.3182.19
Nonaccession number:
1991.3182
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Advertising
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-2948-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1170691
Online Media:

Pencil Sketches of the California Raisins

User:
California Raisins Advisory Board  Search this
Maker:
Will Vinton Productions  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
graphite (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 28 cm x 21.5 cm; 11 1/32 in x 8 15/32 in
overall: 35.5 cm x 43 cm; 13 31/32 in x 16 15/16 in
Object Name:
Sketches
Place made:
United States: Oregon, Portland
Date made:
1986 - 1991
Subject:
Motion Pictures  Search this
Animation  Search this
Consumerism  Search this
Food Culture  Search this
Music  Search this
Blacks  Search this
African American  Search this
Credit Line:
Will Vinton Productions
ID Number:
1991.3182.20
Catalog number:
1991.3182.20
Nonaccession number:
1991.3182
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Advertising
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-30fd-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1170692

photograph

User:
California Raisins Advisory Board  Search this
Maker:
Will Vinton Productions  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 102 cm x 68 cm; 40 5/32 in x 26 25/32 in
Object Name:
Photograph
Place made:
United States: Oregon, Portland
Date made:
1986 - 1991
Subject:
Motion Pictures  Search this
Animation  Search this
Consumerism  Search this
Food Culture  Search this
Music  Search this
Blacks  Search this
African American  Search this
Credit Line:
Will Vinton Productions
ID Number:
1991.3182.21
Catalog number:
1991.3182.21
Nonaccession number:
1991.3182
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Advertising
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-3ae0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1170693

The California Raisins Gift Bag

User:
California Raisins Advisory Board  Search this
Maker:
Will Vinton Productions  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
fiber, synthetic (handles material)
Measurements:
overall: 24 cm x 21 cm; 9 7/16 in x 8 9/32 in
Object Name:
Shopping Bag
bag, gift
Place made:
United States: Oregon, Portland
Date made:
1986 - 1991
Subject:
Motion Pictures  Search this
Animation  Search this
Consumerism  Search this
Food Culture  Search this
Music  Search this
Blacks  Search this
African American  Search this
Credit Line:
Will Vinton Productions
ID Number:
1991.3182.24
Catalog number:
1991.3182.24
Nonaccession number:
1991.3182
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Advertising
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-295c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1170696

The California Raisins Official Fan Club Watch Set

User:
California Raisins Advisory Board  Search this
Maker:
Will Vinton Productions  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 20 cm x 4 cm x 1 cm; 7 7/8 in x 1 9/16 in x 13/32 in
Object Name:
Wrist Watch
Place made:
United States: Oregon, Portland
Date made:
1986 - 1991
Subject:
Motion Pictures  Search this
Animation  Search this
Consumerism  Search this
Food Culture  Search this
Music  Search this
Blacks  Search this
African American  Search this
Credit Line:
Will Vinton Productions
ID Number:
1991.3182.25
Catalog number:
1991.3182.25
Nonaccession number:
1991.3182
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Advertising
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-3009-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1170697

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