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Delegate

Published by:
MelPat Associates, American, 1965 - 1986  Search this
Created by:
C. Melvin Patrick, American, died 1985  Search this
Subject of:
Universal Network Television, American, founded 1950  Search this
Alex Haley, American, 1921 - 1992  Search this
Percy Ellis Sutton, American, 1920 - 2009  Search this
Columbia Records, American, founded 1888  Search this
Brown & Williamson, American, born 1894  Search this
Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1937  Search this
Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry  Search this
National Association of Market Developers, American, founded 1953  Search this
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895  Search this
Prince Hall Freemasonry, founded 1784  Search this
Chi Delta Mu Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1913  Search this
National Newspaper Publishers Association, American, founded 1827  Search this
Roy Wilkins, American, 1901 - 1981  Search this
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., American, founded 1935  Search this
National Association of Black Social Workers, American, founded 1968  Search this
National Pan-Hellenic Council, American, founded 1930  Search this
Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1932  Search this
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, American, founded 1914  Search this
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895  Search this
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, American, founded 1914  Search this
National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., American, founded 1923  Search this
National Urban League, American, founded 1910  Search this
National Dental Association, American, founded 1913  Search this
National United Church Ushers Association of America, Inc., American, founded 1919  Search this
Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1943  Search this
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895  Search this
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, American, founded 1913  Search this
President Jimmy Carter, American, born 1924  Search this
Shriners International, American, founded 1870  Search this
Daughters of Isis, American, founded 1910  Search this
Opportunities Industrialization Center of America, Inc., American, founded 1964  Search this
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1906  Search this
National Urban League Guild, American, founded 1946  Search this
Tuskegee Airmen, 1941 - 1946  Search this
Congressional Black Caucus, American, founded 1971  Search this
Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the World, American, founded 1898  Search this
National Council of Negro Women, founded 1935  Search this
Muhammad Ali, American, 1942 - 2016  Search this
369th Veterans Association, American  Search this
Southern Christian Leadership Conference, American, founded 1957  Search this
Prince Hall Freemasonry, founded 1784  Search this
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., American, founded 1935  Search this
Northside Center for Child Development, Inc., founded 1946  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 7/16 × 5/16 in. (27.5 × 21.4 × 0.8 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Martha's Vineyard, Oak Bluffs, Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1977
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Communities  Search this
Fraternal organizations  Search this
Fraternities  Search this
Government  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Labor  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Men  Search this
Political organizations  Search this
Politics  Search this
Professional organizations  Search this
Religion  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Sororities  Search this
Sports  Search this
Tennis  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Women  Search this
Women's organizations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Anne B. Patrick and the family of Hilda E. Stokely
Object number:
2012.167.11
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a191f832-64ab-4d62-81fe-a2bc53493bea
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.167.11
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[Parade float of Cleopatra's Barge, September 1, 1930 : cellulose acetate photonegative, banquet camera format]

Photographer:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Fire Engine Company 4 (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Subseries Creator:
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet., [12" x 20"].)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 42
Culture:
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Banquet camera photographs
Panoramas
Retouching
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans
Washington (D.C.) -- 1930-1950 -- Photographs
Date:
1930 September 1
Scope and Contents:
Scan Number: AC06183.004.0001282.tif
Group of men, women and children in Egyptian style costume on a float of Cleopatra's Barge. A woman dressed as Cleopatra stands at one end of the float. AC0618.004.0001264 is a negative of the same scene. It has the caption, "Awarded First Prize, Sept 1 '30. Dist. of Col. Fire Engine Co. #4". Ink on negative: "H". No edge imprint. Pencil retouching on faces.
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Series 8: Business Records, Subseries 8.1: Studio Session Registers are restricted. Digital copies available for research. See repository for details.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Subseries Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African American firefighters -- 1930-1940  Search this
Fire fighters  Search this
Parade floats  Search this
Costume  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Banquet camera photographs -- 1930-1940
Panoramas
Retouching -- Pencil
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.12: Banquet Negatives
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.12: Banquet Negatives / 4.12: Banquet Negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep852882269-f1ec-4593-ac15-d396f2e025e3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-12-ref127

Awarded First Prize, Sept 1 '30. Dist. of Col. Fire Engine Co. #4 [cellulose acetate photonegative, banquet camera format]

Photographer:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Fire Engine Company 4 (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Subseries Creator:
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet., [12" x 20"].)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 24
Culture:
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Banquet camera photographs
Panoramas
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans
Washington (D.C.) -- 1930-1950 -- Photographs
Date:
1930 September 1
Scope and Contents:
Scan Number: AC0618.004.0001264.tif
Group of men, women and children in Egyptian style costume on a float of Cleopatra's Barge. A woman dressed as Cleopatra and a man in costume sit under a decorated canopy at one end of the float. Ink on negative: "H" Ink on a seperate section of film strip taped to the negative: caption and "Scurlock Photo". No edge imprint.
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Series 8: Business Records, Subseries 8.1: Studio Session Registers are restricted. Digital copies available for research. See repository for details.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Subseries Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African American firefighters -- 1930-1940  Search this
Fire fighters  Search this
Parade floats  Search this
Costume  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Banquet camera photographs -- 1930-1940
Panoramas
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.12: Banquet Negatives
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.12: Banquet Negatives / 4.12: Banquet Negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e8efea50-3359-451f-a036-f4d58c5194b0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-12-ref91

Our Lady of Fatima Float, Roxbury

Created by:
Beverly Conley, American, born 1944  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Sheet): 7 15/16 x 9 15/16 in. (20.2 x 25.2 cm)
H x W (Image): 6 1/4 x 9 3/16 in. (15.9 x 23.3 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Roxbury, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1986-1990
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Catholicism  Search this
Communities  Search this
Holidays and festivals  Search this
Immigration  Search this
Photography  Search this
Prayer  Search this
Religion  Search this
Worship services  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Beverly Conley
Object number:
2012.76.5
Restrictions & Rights:
© Beverly Conley
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Cape Verdeans in the Boston Area of Massachusetts and in the Cape Verde Islands
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ee446ae9-3b2c-4952-8a9e-2c548c7717c5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.76.5
Online Media:

Wurlitzer parade floats, undated

Collection Creator:
Rudolph Wurlitzer Company  Search this
Container:
Box 19, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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.
Collection Citation:
Wurlitzer Company Records, 1860-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Wurlitzer Company Records
Wurlitzer Company Records / Series 6: Photographs of Wurlitzer Products and Product Sales Promotions / 6.2: Manual Pianos
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8529371a6-fea6-46a0-8600-16fb7fee75fa
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0469-ref739

Howard Unviersity Kappa Mu Debating Society

Subseries Creator:
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 59
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Subject/Sitter: parade float
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Subseries Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.6: Black and white negatives in cold storage arranged by client
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.6: Black and white negatives in cold storage arranged by client / 4.6.1: Black and White Negatives Part 1
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep88b480d5c-a769-446d-990f-7b50fe0ffa3d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-06-ref15611

Messmore and Damon Company Records

Creator:
Messmore, George Harold  Search this
Messmore and Damon Company  Search this
Damon, Joseph  Search this
Extent:
16 Cubic feet (40 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Clippings
Business records
Phonograph records
Date:
1892 - 1998
Summary:
The records document Messmore and Damon's work in the design and construction of parade floats, museum dioramas, exhibitions, displays and scenery. The materials include business records, photographs, patents, scrapbooks, promotional materials, sound recordings and moving image.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of papers relating to Messmore and Damon's work in the design and construction of parade floats, museum dioramas, exhibitions, displays and scenery. The materials include business records, patents, photographs, scrapbooks containing clippings and photographs, promotional materials, sound recordings, and moving image.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into eleven series.

Series 1: Background/Biographical Materials, 1925-1996

Series 2: Business Files, 1918-1997

Subseries 2.1: Messmore and Damon, Inc., 1918-1988

Subseries 2.2: Messmore, Inc., 1971-1989

Series 3: Patents, 1892-1952

Series 4: Projects/Exhibitions, 1924-1997

Series 5: Parades, 1960-1997

Series 6: Product Literature, circa 1930s-1992

Series 7: Heart Patient Simulator Materials, 1977-1998

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1925-1947

Series 9: Photographs, 1900-1997

Subseries 9.1: Family, 1900-1997

Subseries 9.2: Subjects, 1930-1995

Subseries 9.3: Chronological, 1957-1985

Subseries 9.4: Ephemera, undated

Subseries 9.5: Postcards, undated

Subseries 9.6: Negatives, undated

Series 10: Oversize Materials, 1930-1989

Series 11: Audiovisual Materials, 1933-1937, 1997

Subseries 11.1: Audio Discs, 1933-1937

Subseries 11.2: Moving Image, 1997
Biographical / Historical:
Messmore and Damon, Inc. was founded in 1914 by George Harold Messmore (1884-1961) and Joseph A. Damon (1882-1962). Messmore and Damon met in 1916 while working on floats for the Elks Convention in New York City. The two formed a partnership and in 1914 opened Messmore and Damon, Inc., a small shop where they initially constructed animal displays, but quickly expanded to theatrical scenery, parade floats, props for television, amusement park operations, seasonal displays, special effects in stores, advertising and promotional work, window displays, dioramas, and other exhibit work. Most of their parade and department store work featured mechanical devices which animated the animal and human figures involved, pioneering in what became known as "animatronics." The firm did the first Macy's Day Parade in 1924 and attained world-wide fame with their exhibit, The World a Million Years Ago at the 1933-1934, Chicago Century of Progress Exposition. A separate company, Messmore, Inc., was created to manufacture and sell a cardiology patient simulator, "Harvey," later known as "George," for use in medical schools.

Joseph A. Damon, born in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, attended art school in St. Louis. A scenic artist by training he worked at Lee Lash Studios and built floats for the Hudson/Fulton Celebration in 1909. Damon married Olga Schaufelberger and had one daughter named Olga C. Damon (1922-2000).

George H. Messmore, known as "GH," started his career working backstage in theaters and built displays for the Panama-Pacific Exposition (1915). Messmore married Meta Decker (1890-1985) and they had one son, Francis (1916-1997), known as "Fran." Fran joined Messmore and Damon in 1946, working on department store displays and ran the company until his death in 1997. The company was dissolved on September 2, 1998.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

William L. Bird Holidays on Display Collection (AC1319)

Michael Cipriano Papers (AC1274)

Landy Hales Papers (AC0906)

John Nicholson Papers (AC1279)

Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the World's Fair (AC0560)
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Pamela Messmore Tobiason, granddaughter of George H. Messmore, in 2003.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Social Security numbers are present and numbers have been rendered unreadable and redacted. Researchers may use the photocopies in the collection. The remainder of the collection has no restrictions.

Reference copies for the audio discs do not exist. Use of these materials requires special arrangement with Archives Center staff.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Parades  Search this
Dioramas  Search this
Parade float designers  Search this
Parade floats  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Theaters -- Stage-setting and scenery  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Clippings -- 20th century
Business records -- 20th century
Phonograph records
Citation:
Messmore and Damon Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0846
See more items in:
Messmore and Damon Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8bff24a52-47bd-4f0d-a54e-86e811c4bf27
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0846
Online Media:

Merriman World Travel Footage

Collection Creator:
Merriman, Milton E.  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (15 minutes, silent; 384 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
circa 1927-1960
Scope and Contents:
Footage briefly showing Cairo, Egypt and Bombay, India and extended documention of Singapore. Footage of Cairo and Bombay includes arrivals of British diplomats. Footage of Singapore includes celebrations for the King of England with parades, floats, and bands. Also documented is fire walking done by Hindu devotees.
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 1976.4.1-3
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Milton E. Merriman travel films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Milton E. Merriman travel films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc94fea45e2-473d-4760-acf9-5300e0081e43
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1976-04-ref3

Floyd Henry Wells Travel Film: Hawaii

Collection Creator:
Wells, Floyd Henry  Search this
Extent:
2 Film reels (37 minutes, color silent; 1334 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1960
Scope and Contents:
Travel film footage of Hawaii. (There are no Airstream trailers in this film footage.) Ship arrives at Honolulu Harbor, Oahu, (tourists on ship wearing leis waving, band and singer welcoming visitors to pier nine, and Aloha Clock Tower); various Hawaiian dances performed for tourists; Pan Am prop plane taking off at airport; various views of Honolulu from above and at street level, ocean beach scenes; Kamehameha Day parade (military marching, military band, women dressed in black; floats Mamalahoa Kanawai, the Law of the Splintered Paddle, speed boat, and island floats with Hawaiian dancers, each led by royal pa'u riders). On the Big Island travelers view devastation of a natural disaster (homes crushed, furniture scattered outside homes and stores, cars and boats upended and crushed, and damaged Catholic Church St. Peter Kahaluu). Footage then concentrates on volcanic activity with a visit to 1950 Kaapuna Flow (black beach, holding piece of soft pumice like lava, and volcano with steam from the crater) and Byron Ledge, the rim between Kilauea and Kilauea Iki Volcanoes. Wells included three purchased films of volcanic eruptions: "Pele Comes Back to Puna, Phase 1," "Kilauea Iki's Rebirth and Fountains, Phase 2," and "Pele On a Rampage at Puna, Phase 3." Each film includes much nighttime footage of erupting fountains, gigantic steam blasts, lava rivers, lava flow reaching the ocean, and some daytime footage capturing the smoke and burning lava flows of the 1960 Puna area volcanic eruptions. Also shown is the nearby town of Kapoho which was evacuated. Film ends with travel to Kauai Island visiting such sites as Hanapepe Valley; Waimea Canyon; and Spouting Horn, a blow hole, with filming of lovely landscapes along the way (falls, plowed fields, river, and beach) and brief view of a sugar cane processing plant. Film footage contains aerial views of Hawaii.

Legacy Keywords: Lava ; Parade floats ; Dance Hula Hawaiian ; Mountains Hawaii ; Formations (Geology) Hawaii ; Honolulu (Hawaii) ; United States ; Kilauea Volcano (Hawaii.) ; Oceania
General:
Local Number: HSFA 1998.21.2
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Floyd Henry Wells films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Floyd Henry Wells films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc92736bee7-a360-49c3-9660-ccf3d826524c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1998-21-ref7

[Troops on parade in city street with flags flying.] 8799 [interpositive.]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
H.C. White Co.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3 3/4" x 7")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Local Numbers:
RSN 6022

Video number 04783
General:
Currently stored in box 1.2.1 [21].
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Flags  Search this
Parade floats  Search this
Horses  Search this
Armed Forces  Search this
Parades  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 1: H. C. White glass plates / 1.2: H.C. White Interpositives / RSN Numbers 5954-6061
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e33c56d4-aa96-428e-9ee2-64e09d5c492d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref5961

United Shoe Machinery parade float

Collection Creator:
United Shoe Machinery Corporation  Search this
Container:
Box 176, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1930
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view materials in cold storage and audio visual materials. Using cold room materials requires a three hour waiting period, reference copies do not exist for audio visual materials. Arrangements must be made with the Archives Center staff two weeks prior to a scheduled research visit. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
United Shoe Machinery Corporation Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
United Shoe Machinery Corporation Records
United Shoe Machinery Corporation Records / Series 17: Photographs / 17.1: Employees
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep854c81dcb-0055-4cd0-bd9f-b7e2dcf01da1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0277-ref1451

Austria à la Carte lecture recording

Collection Director:
Porterfield, Jeanne  Search this
Chickering, Lisa  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (126 min.)
Container:
Item 2015.16.11 OS 1
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound tape reels
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the National Anthropological Film Collection may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield Collection, National Anthropological Film Collection, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection
Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection / Series 7: Films and film-related sound recordings / 7.1: Austria à la Carte
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc91da1564a-0688-4d94-baf8-1419957bd661
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2015-16-ref196
Online Media:

Business Files

Collection Creator:
Messmore, George Harold  Search this
Messmore and Damon Company  Search this
Damon, Joseph  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1918-1997
Scope and Contents:
This series is divided into two subseries: Subseries 1, Messmore and Damon, Inc. and Subseries 2, Messmore, Inc.

Subseries 2.1: Messmore and Damon, 1918-1988 consists of corporate identity materials, certificate of incorporation, employee information, correspondence, financial statements and reports, and sales information. The corporate identity materials contain business cards, letterhead, blank forms, press kit folders, and envelopes branded with the Messmore and Damon, Inc. company name. There is a list detailing all of the facilities and major equipment located at the 530 West 28th Street warehouse space. The employee information contains documentation about the Federal Insurance Contributions Act, a Division of Industrial Safety Service (New York State) requirement form (1951) requesting Messmore and Damon comply with a cover/guard for a lathe sand radial saw. Brief biographical sketches for some company employees are included.

There is some correspondence with other businesses for machines and machining services, as well as an agreement between Messmore and Damon and the Diaroma and Display Workers.

The rolodex maintained by the company provides insight into the "who" Messmore and Damon worked with. Typed or handwritten on an index card, and in some instances, a printed business card, the rolodex information is arranged alphabetically and provides a name, address, telephone number and other data, such as account numbers. Presumably maintained by Dorothy Messmore and other clerical staff, there are card index entries for theatres, attorneys, government officials and offices, repair services, funeral homes, electricians, plumbers, and lumber companies, and union organizations. Many of the index cards are annotated reflecting updated and/or edited information. The notation "deceased" is used.

The correspondence, 1918-1988, is arranged chronologically and consists of letters to Messmore and Damon, many of which are testimonials expressing gratitude and praise for the company's work on parade floats. These include, but are not limited to, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, Central Asiatic Expeditions, the Miss America Pageant, the Confederate Memorial Literary Society, Canada's Victory Loan, and President Gerald Ford.

The inquiries, 1991-1995, include correspondence with individuals and organizations who contracted or sought to contract with Messmore and Damon for their services.

The financial statements, 1989-1997, consist of bound statements prepared by Konigsberg Wolf and Co., certified public accountants. These statements detail Messmore and Damon's balance sheet and do not constitute an audit or review.

The "Valuation Opinion of John W. Hanes, Jr.," is a typescript document from 1986 discussing the financial health of Messmore and Damon, presumably in preparation for selling the company. In addition, there are several copies of Report and Analysis of Messmore and Damon. These documents provide an overview of the company's work, problems it faces, competitors, and client lists.

The sales information includes order books and revenue information. The sales orders include correspondence, licensing agreements, receipts, purchase orders, faxes, and other documents that are arranged chronologically.

The outgoing shipments documentation consists of typescript shipping labels arranged in a notebook chronologically. The labels are annotated with a brief description of what shipped, the date, cost, and size. The quotes for work include correspondence and typescript and handwritten estimates for work to prospective clients.

Subseries 2.2: Messmore, Inc includes stock certificates, the first board meeting minutes (November 1977), a distributorship agreement with Unitrade Ltd., to manufacture and sell the cardiology patient simulator, certificate of dissolution (1989), and by-laws. A 1956 copy of the articles of incorporation for Messmore and Damon, Inc. is also included.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Social Security numbers are present and numbers have been rendered unreadable and redacted. Researchers may use the photocopies in the collection. The remainder of the collection has no restrictions.

Reference copies for the audio discs do not exist. Use of these materials requires special arrangement with Archives Center staff.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Messmore and Damon Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0846, Series 2
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a154b002-ded2-4f46-82db-d64664ccab7b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0846-ref15

Parades

Collection Creator:
Messmore, George Harold  Search this
Messmore and Damon Company  Search this
Damon, Joseph  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960-1997
Scope and Contents:
This series consists of correspondence, faxes, liability insurance, solicitation letters, drawings, lists detailing contacts, quotes, contracts sent and payments, agreements, invoices, purchase orders, parade routes, parade schedules, accident reports, notes, and cancelled checks. In the 1950s, Messmore and Damon began specializing in Labor Day parade floats, most of which were for trade unions. Labor Day parades are well represented here as well as the Puerto Rican Gay Pride Parade.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Social Security numbers are present and numbers have been rendered unreadable and redacted. Researchers may use the photocopies in the collection. The remainder of the collection has no restrictions.

Reference copies for the audio discs do not exist. Use of these materials requires special arrangement with Archives Center staff.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Messmore and Damon Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0846, Series 5
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Messmore and Damon Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep875fba66b-892a-408f-a700-850ff7e2f110
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0846-ref17

Photographs

Collection Creator:
Messmore, George Harold  Search this
Messmore and Damon Company  Search this
Damon, Joseph  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1900 - 1997
Scope and Contents:
The photographs consist of black-and-white and color prints, slides, negatives, and transparencies documenting the Messmore family, parades, float and display construction, and other World's Fairs.

The series is arranged topically into five subseries: Subseries 9.1: Family; Subseries 9.2: Subjects; Subseries 9.3: Chronological; Subseries 9.3: Chronological; Subseries 9.4; Miscellaneous, and Subseries 9.5: Postcards; Subseries 9.6: Negatives.

The majority of the photographs are family-related images and depict the Messmore family traveling, in their home, and celebrating holidays and birthday parties, especially children's birthdays. Some of the earlier family photographs, circa 1900-1930, contain portraits of various family members. In some instances, individual photographs were removed from albums.

Many of the subjects relate to specific projects undertaken by Messmore and Damon, Inc. such as their History of Federal Hall Exhibit. This subseries is arranged alphabetically. The Century of Progress photographs include a nudist wedding.

Many of the parade/float photographs depict completed floats on parade routes, especially Labor Day Parades, and in some instances depict the employees/display makers constructing floats and other elements in the shop. The Labor Day Parade photographs contain patriotic themes such as "Build a Stronger America" and placards on floats such as the "Clinton/Gore" campaign. Many of the parade floats were designed for various labor unions. Streetscapes of various U.S. cities are also included and presumably were taken for planning parade routes.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Social Security numbers are present and numbers have been rendered unreadable and redacted. Researchers may use the photocopies in the collection. The remainder of the collection has no restrictions.

Reference copies for the audio discs do not exist. Use of these materials requires special arrangement with Archives Center staff.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Messmore and Damon Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0846, Series 9
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Messmore and Damon Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8506525ae-13b9-47bb-8a6c-16e4a02e8dc5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0846-ref18

Bond Parade Floats

Collection Creator:
Messmore, George Harold  Search this
Messmore and Damon Company  Search this
Damon, Joseph  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 36
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1995-1998
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Social Security numbers are present and numbers have been rendered unreadable and redacted. Researchers may use the photocopies in the collection. The remainder of the collection has no restrictions.

Reference copies for the audio discs do not exist. Use of these materials requires special arrangement with Archives Center staff.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Messmore and Damon Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Messmore and Damon Company Records
Messmore and Damon Company Records / Series 2: Business Files / 2.1: Messmore and Damon, Inc.
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep85983253b-f34c-46c9-b4ef-bee7bfba46c2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0846-ref241

Fine Line features (parade float)

Collection Creator:
Messmore, George Harold  Search this
Messmore and Damon Company  Search this
Damon, Joseph  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Social Security numbers are present and numbers have been rendered unreadable and redacted. Researchers may use the photocopies in the collection. The remainder of the collection has no restrictions.

Reference copies for the audio discs do not exist. Use of these materials requires special arrangement with Archives Center staff.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Messmore and Damon Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Messmore and Damon Company Records
Messmore and Damon Company Records / Series 10: Oversize Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep80b3b99fc-9b7e-4445-a89e-27d4bbe78c4a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0846-ref69

Messmore and Damon, Puerto Rico (parade float)

Collection Creator:
Messmore, George Harold  Search this
Messmore and Damon Company  Search this
Damon, Joseph  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawings (visual works)
Container:
Map-folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Drawings (visual works)
Date:
1989
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Social Security numbers are present and numbers have been rendered unreadable and redacted. Researchers may use the photocopies in the collection. The remainder of the collection has no restrictions.

Reference copies for the audio discs do not exist. Use of these materials requires special arrangement with Archives Center staff.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Messmore and Damon Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Messmore and Damon Company Records
Messmore and Damon Company Records / Series 10: Oversize Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8ea1badb0-bd19-405d-a9c2-349d404cff17
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0846-ref92

I Love a Parade! (parade float)

Collection Creator:
Messmore, George Harold  Search this
Messmore and Damon Company  Search this
Damon, Joseph  Search this
Extent:
1 Paintings (visual works)
Container:
Map-folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Paintings (visual works)
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Social Security numbers are present and numbers have been rendered unreadable and redacted. Researchers may use the photocopies in the collection. The remainder of the collection has no restrictions.

Reference copies for the audio discs do not exist. Use of these materials requires special arrangement with Archives Center staff.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Messmore and Damon Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Messmore and Damon Company Records
Messmore and Damon Company Records / Series 10: Oversize Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8292cd7af-3924-46b1-b77e-d4c4814ba43a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0846-ref93

Unidentified [Ave Naris Stella?] parade float rendering

Collection Creator:
Messmore, George Harold  Search this
Messmore and Damon Company  Search this
Damon, Joseph  Search this
Extent:
1 Paintings (visual works)
Container:
Map-folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Paintings (visual works)
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Social Security numbers are present and numbers have been rendered unreadable and redacted. Researchers may use the photocopies in the collection. The remainder of the collection has no restrictions.

Reference copies for the audio discs do not exist. Use of these materials requires special arrangement with Archives Center staff.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Messmore and Damon Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Messmore and Damon Company Records
Messmore and Damon Company Records / Series 10: Oversize Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep83728567e-aa1b-4a27-8d78-3f726105ce3d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0846-ref94

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