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Orphan's [sic] Industrial Home Band [picture postcard.]

Collector:
Hazen, Robert M.  Search this
Hazen, Margaret Hindle  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hazen, Margaret Hindle  Search this
Hazen, Robert M.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper, photomechanical print., 3.7" x 5.6")
Container:
Box 10, Item 635
Culture:
French Americans  Search this
Finnish Americans  Search this
Irish Americans  Search this
Norwegian Americans  Search this
Italian Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photomechanical prints
Photographs
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Seattle (Wash.) -- 1900-1910
Date:
Circa 1906
Scope and Contents:
Postcard with reproduction of group photograph of children in Orphan's Home, Seattle, Wash., with instruments. Caption includes children's names and nationalities. Postmarked 1906, with message on verso addressed to Clara Eckert, Peshtigo, Wis. Nationalities are: French, Norwegian, Finnish, Irish, Italian, Canadian, and U.S.
Local Numbers:
AC0253-0000011 (AC scan no.)
Collection Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.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:
Brass bands -- 1900-1910 -- Washington  Search this
Musicians -- Photographs -- 1900-1910  Search this
Bands (Music) -- 1900-1910 -- Washington  Search this
Musical instruments -- Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Washington  Search this
Orphans  Search this
Orphanages -- 1900-1910 -- Washington  Search this
Pluralism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photomechanical prints
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Postcards -- 1900-1910
Picture postcards -- 1890-1910
Collection Citation:
Hazen Collection of Band Photographs and Ephemera, ca. 1818-1931, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Hazen Collection of Band Photographs and Ephemera / Series 1: Photographs / 1.7: Picture Postcards / Orphan's Industrial Home Band, Seattle, Wash. Postmarked 1906. (PC 847)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8434f3407-0c83-4f7e-8722-51e021e204e6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0253-ref1978

Mason City Band, Mason City, Iowa: [color photomechanical picture postcard]

Collector:
Hazen, Robert M.  Search this
Hazen, Margaret Hindle  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hazen, Margaret Hindle  Search this
Hazen, Robert M.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 3.5" x 5.6")
Container:
Box 9, Item 145
Type:
Archival materials
Picture postcards
Photomechanical prints
Photographs
Postcards
Place:
Mason City (Iowa).
Date:
Circa 1909
Scope and Contents:
Reproduction of photograph of band riding in motorized bandwagon with instruments. Vehicle has "The Overland" name on front. Postmarked 1909, with message, addressed to Arthur Rice, Forest City, Iowa.
Local Numbers:
AC0253-0000008 (AC scan no.)
Collection Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.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:
Musicians -- 1900-1950  Search this
Bands (Music) -- 1900-1910.  Search this
Brass bands -- Photographs  Search this
Musical instruments -- Photographs  Search this
Automobiles -- 1900-1910  Search this
Bandwagons  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards -- 1890-1910
Photomechanical prints
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Postcards
Collection Citation:
Hazen Collection of Band Photographs and Ephemera, ca. 1818-1931, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Hazen Collection of Band Photographs and Ephemera / Series 1: Photographs / 1.7: Picture Postcards / "Mason City Band, Mason City, Iowa." Postmarked 1909. Band rides in motorized bandwagon. (PC 849)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8bc7812cf-d14e-496d-ae83-0c223b04fccd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0253-ref1980

Bandstand in The Common, Attleboro, Mass. [postcard]

Publisher:
Rotograph Co. (The), New York City,  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hazen, Margaret Hindle  Search this
Hazen, Robert M.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper, color photomechanical., 3.6" x 5.5")
Container:
Box 9, Item 191
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photomechanical prints
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Attleboro (Mass.) -- 1900-1910
Date:
Circa 1907
Scope and Contents:
Colored reproduction of photograph of bandstand in common (publisher's number G 21786), with message from "Olga" (?) written in ink below image. Addressed to Miss E. Jessie Dawley, Prov., R.I., postmarked 1907, with one-cent stamp.
Local Numbers:
AC0253-0000009 (AC scan no.)
General:
Exact publisher's imprint: "The Rotograph Co., N.Y., City [sic], (Germany.)"
Collection Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.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:
Bandstands -- 1900-1910.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Photomechanical prints -- Color -- 1900-1910
Postcards -- 1900-1910
Picture postcards -- 1890-1910
Collection Citation:
Hazen Collection of Band Photographs and Ephemera, ca. 1818-1931, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Hazen Collection of Band Photographs and Ephemera / Series 1: Photographs / 1.7: Picture Postcards / "The Common, Attleboro, Mass." Postmarked 1907. Bandstand in view. (PC 729)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep84d9e09f2-7c82-4857-b2aa-26df52af8162
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0253-ref1981

John Philip Sousa and his band at Willow Grove Park [picture postcard.]

Collector:
Hazen, Robert M.  Search this
Hazen, Margaret Hindle  Search this
Names:
Sousa, John Philip, 1854-1932  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hazen, Margaret Hindle  Search this
Hazen, Robert M.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (mounted on black paper, Silver gelatin on paper., 10.9" x 11.6")
Container:
Box 7, Item 121
Type:
Archival materials
Photomechanical prints
Photographs
Postcards
Picture postcards
Date:
1905
Scope and Contents:
Band posed outside white clapboard building.
Local Numbers:
AC0253-0000001 (AC scan no.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.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:
Brass bands -- Photographs  Search this
Musicians -- Photographs -- 1900-1910  Search this
Bands (Music) -- 1900-1910 -- Washington  Search this
Musical instruments -- Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Washington  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photomechanical prints
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Postcards -- 1900-1910
Picture postcards -- 1890-1910
Collection Citation:
Hazen Collection of Band Photographs and Ephemera, ca. 1818-1931, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Hazen Collection of Band Photographs and Ephemera / Series 1: Photographs / 1.6: Mounted Photoprints / Sousa and his band at Oak Grove, Illinois, 1905. Jennings, photog. Negative #87-13991. (MBP 37)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8193125c3-d0e1-46a2-8454-69c7d02871d0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0253-ref1995

[Band with clown faces posed in front of Welcome Home sign : picture postcard.]

Collector:
Hazen, Robert M.  Search this
Hazen, Margaret Hindle  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hazen, Margaret Hindle  Search this
Hazen, Robert M.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3.4" x 5.4")
Type:
Archival materials
Photomechanical prints
Photographs
Postcards
Picture postcards
Date:
Circa 1900
Arrangement:
In series 1, subseries 7, box 10, item ?.
Local Numbers:
AC0253-0000017 (AC scan no.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.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:
Brass bands -- Photographs  Search this
Musicians -- Photographs -- 1900-1910  Search this
Clowns  Search this
Bands (Music) -- 1900-1910 -- Washington  Search this
Musical instruments -- Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Washington  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photomechanical prints
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Postcards -- 1900-1910
Picture postcards -- 1890-1910
Collection Citation:
Hazen Collection of Band Photographs and Ephemera, ca. 1818-1931, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Hazen Collection of Band Photographs and Ephemera
Hazen Collection of Band Photographs and Ephemera / Series 1: Photographs / 1.7: Picture Postcards
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8053b5e52-5f83-4ffc-823a-144e98db8a18
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0253-ref1996

John Philip Sousa's band and his audience [picture postcard.]

Collector:
Hazen, Robert M.  Search this
Hazen, Margaret Hindle  Search this
Names:
Sousa, John Philip, 1854-1932  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hazen, Margaret Hindle  Search this
Hazen, Robert M.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 3.4" x 5.4")
Container:
Box 10, Item 826
Type:
Archival materials
Photomechanical prints
Photographs
Postcards
Picture postcards
Date:
Circa 1908
Local Numbers:
AC0253-0000022 (AC scan no.)
Collection Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.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:
Brass bands -- Photographs  Search this
Musicians -- Photographs -- 1900-1910  Search this
Bands (Music) -- 1900-1910 -- Washington  Search this
Musical instruments -- Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Washington  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photomechanical prints
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Postcards -- 1900-1910
Picture postcards -- 1890-1910
Collection Citation:
Hazen Collection of Band Photographs and Ephemera, ca. 1818-1931, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Hazen Collection of Band Photographs and Ephemera
Hazen Collection of Band Photographs and Ephemera / Series 1: Photographs / 1.7: Picture Postcards / "Sousa's Band and His Audience." Willow Grove Park. Postmarked 1908. (PC 242)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep84b5bee4a-262b-4fde-89fc-fb8027a8281a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0253-ref1999

Gilmore's band [picture stereograph postcard.]

Collector:
Hazen, Margaret Hindle  Search this
Hazen, Robert M.  Search this
Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Names:
Gilmore, P. S. (Patrick Sarsfield), 1829-1892  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hazen, Margaret Hindle  Search this
Hazen, Robert M.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 3.4" x 5.4")
Container:
Box 10, Item 826
Type:
Archival materials
Photomechanical prints
Photographs
Stereographs
Postcards
Picture postcards
Date:
Circa 1885
Scope and Contents:
Five children holding a variety of instruments and pretending to be a band.
Local Numbers:
AC0253-0000023 (AC scan no.)

87-14018 (SI neg no.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.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:
Brass bands -- Photographs  Search this
Musicians -- Photographs -- 1900-1910  Search this
Bands (Music) -- 1900-1910 -- Washington  Search this
Children  Search this
Musical instruments -- Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Washington  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photomechanical prints
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Stereographs
Postcards -- 1900-1910
Picture postcards -- 1890-1910
Collection Citation:
Hazen Collection of Band Photographs and Ephemera, ca. 1818-1931, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Hazen Collection of Band Photographs and Ephemera
Hazen Collection of Band Photographs and Ephemera / Series 1: Photographs / 1.7: Picture Postcards / "Sousa's Band and His Audience." Willow Grove Park. Postmarked 1908. (PC 242)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep86123b55d-d473-4464-8a2a-a078f71c8cc6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0253-ref2000

Sweethearts of Rhythm Now on West Coast. [Newspaper clipping]

Creator:
Gushiniere (photographer)  Search this
Chicago Defender (newspaper)  Search this
Collector:
Piney Woods School  Search this
Collection Creator:
Cron, Rosalind  Search this
International Sweethearts of Rhythm  Search this
Piney Woods School  Search this
Moon, Dixie Hardy  Search this
Hughes, Cathy  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 7.2" x 8.6".)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Newspaper clippings
Clippings
Photomechanical prints
Scope and Contents:
Undated newspaper clipping with halftone reproduction. "Photo shows the girls during recent visit in Chicago after they had inspected Defender office." Photographer credit: Gushiniere photo. Originally in scrapbook?
Local Numbers:
AC1218-0000020.tif (AC Scan No.)
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.
Topic:
Big band music  Search this
Women musicians  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Bands (Music)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newspaper clippings
Clippings -- 1900-1950
Photomechanical prints -- 1900-1950
Collection Citation:
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection / Series 2: Rosalind Cron Materials / Loose pages from scrapbook
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8ba92240e-6ba7-4f23-ab8d-7e934693e2c2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1218-ref655

[Newspaper clippings (3) from Chicago Defender.]

Photographer:
Teal Studio (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Collector:
Piney Woods School  Search this
Creator:
Chicago Defender (newspaper)  Search this
Names:
Rothchild, Bernice  Search this
Collection Creator:
Cron, Rosalind  Search this
International Sweethearts of Rhythm  Search this
Piney Woods School  Search this
Moon, Dixie Hardy  Search this
Hughes, Cathy  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 11.5" x 9.9".)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Photomechanical prints
Clippings
Newspaper clippings
Photographs
Place:
Florida -- 1930-1940 -- Photographs
Scope and Contents:
"Plays Bass" March 23, 1940--photo of Bernice Rothchild playing bass. Photographer stamp: Teal photo. "'Sweethearts' Please Swing Fans in Fla." March 23, 1940. "Sweethearts of Rhythm Score On Annual Tour" Aug. 3, 1940. Page originally in scrapbook (verso of AC1218-0000023).
Local Numbers:
AC1218-0000024.tif (AC Scan No.)
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.
Topic:
Big band music  Search this
Women musicians  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Bands (Music)  Search this
Bass violin  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photomechanical prints -- 1900-1950
Clippings -- 1940-1950
Newspaper clippings
Photographs -- 1930-1950
Collection Citation:
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Collection / Series 2: Rosalind Cron Materials / Loose pages from scrapbook
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81f7ad2de-1a7b-4cd3-86ca-0c24267103ae
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1218-ref659

Division of Cultural History Lantern Slides and Stereographs

Creator:
Maertz, J.F., Department Store (Milwaukee, Wis.).  Search this
Stanley-Brown, Joseph, 1858-1941  Search this
Keystone View Company  Search this
Rau, William H.  Search this
Extent:
8 Cubic feet ((29 boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Milwaukee (Wis.)
California
Date:
1887-1930
bulk 1900-1930
Summary:
Collection consists of lantern slides and stereographs produced by several companies: Keystone View Company, Better America Lecture Service, Incorporated, American Press Association, J. Stanley-Brown, William H. Rau, and J. F. Maertz Department Store. The lantern slides were primarily intended to be used for educational presentations about the United States, other countries, history, and society. Many of the slides and stereographs are accompanied by descriptive text and in some instances by small cards--one card for each slide--and in other instances directly on the back of a stereoview. The majority of images were taken from 1900 to 1930.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of lantern slides and stereographs primarily designed for use in audio-visual educational presentations about the United States, other countries, history, and society. Many of the slides and stereographs are accompanied by descriptive text. In some instances on small cards--one card for each slide-- and in other instances printed directly on the back of a stereoview. A few of the lantern slides, particularly the ones of the J. F. Maertz Department Store of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, are advertisements for consumer products. The majority were taken from 1890 through 1930. While the collection as a whole is in good general condition, some lantern slides, stereographs, and text cards are missing, and some of the lantern slides are cracked.

The collection will appeal to researchers examining the course of nineteenth-century social history broadly, especially how lantern slides were marketed to educators to teach geography, social studies, science, history and reading. The lantern slides as artifacts will be of interest to those who study material culture.

Series 1, Keystone View Company Lantern Slides and Stereographs, undated, is divided into seven subseries: Subseries 1, #1-#600, undated; Subseries 2, H-1 to H-300; Subseries 3, Biblical, undated; Subseries 4, Santa Barbara, California, undated; Subseries 5, Roads, undated; and Subseries 6, Miscellaneous, undated.

The series depicts scenes from around the United States and the rest of the world. Each image is intended to be characteristic of its location and in most cases is accompanied by a text card that describes the scene and gives the geographic coordinates (latitude and longitude) of the location. Many of the glass lantern slides have corresponding stereoviews and in these instances two box numbers are given.

Subseries 1, #1-#600, undated, is arranged in order by the numbers on the image. Views #1-261 are arranged in a rough geographic order beginning in Maine and proceeding down the Atlantic Coast, through the former Confederate states, into the Midwest and Plains states, the mountain West states and the West coast, and ending in the territories of Alaska and Hawaii and the Panama Canal. Views #262-346 begin in eastern Canada, proceed across Canada and move through Mexico and Central America into the Caribbean, thence the length of South America and the Antarctic. Views #347-554 begin in the British Isles and move through Northern and Southern Europe and into Central Europe and then Russia, the Middle East, South Asia, and the Far East. Views #556-592 begin in North Africa and cover the length of the continent and a few areas in the Pacific. The series concludes with views of several planets, President McKinley reviewing Civil War heroes (1899), and the work of a Mexican artist (1900).

Subseries 2, H-1 to H-300, undated, is arranged in order by the numbers on the image. H-1 to H-258 depict scenes and sites of American history beginning with several images of indigenous peoples and proceeding, roughly chronologically, through major events and locations to about 1925. Images H-259 to H-300 document a range of localities and activities across the country in the mid-1920s, including major buildings in Washington, D.C., industrial activities, and modern agricultural practices.

Subseries 3, Biblical, undated, shows religious art works and rural scenes.

Subseries 4, Santa Barbara, California, undated, contains two images. One is pastoral with a Franscican friar, the other a fountain.

Subseries 5, Roads, undated, includes three images of roads, one with a person on horseback, the other two depicting wagons.

Subseries 6, Miscellaneous, undated, contains lithoprint stereographs, each with a short description, depicting scenes such as landmarks in the United States; news events in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; warfare; domestic scenes and scenes of foreign countries.

Series 2, Hillis Better America Lecture Service lantern slides, undated, is divided into 12 subseries: Subseries 1, Ability Lecture Slides, undated; Subseries 2, Bolshevism Lecture Slides, undated; Subseries 3, Builders Lecture Slides, undated; Subseries 4, Equality Lecture Slides, undated; Subseries 5, Fathers Lecture Slides, undated; Subseries 7, General Lecture Slides, undated; Subseries 8, Poverty Lecture Slides, undated; Subseries 9, Property Lecture Slides, undated; Subseries 10, Republic Lecture Slides, undated; Subseries 11, Socialism Lecture Slides, undated; and Subseries 12, Miscellaneous Lecture Slides, undated.

This series consists of lantern slides produced by Newell Dwight Hillis' Better America Lecture Service Incorporated. Newell Dwight Hillis (1858-1929), was a noted clergyman, lecturer and author. The Better American Lecture Service sought to make better Americans and to inspire greater loyalty to American institutions. Better America Lecture Service rented the lecture manuscript and slides to churches, societies, schools, and patriotic organizations. Slides were sent in a tin box and contained suggestions for publicity arrangements. (Nevada Educational Bulletin, December 1920).

Hillis published more than twenty volumes including collections of his sermons, inspirational works, and a novel. In addition, many of Hillis addresses were published and distributed as pamphlets. The slides were intended to be used for lectures on subjects such as socialism and equality. The slides generally consist of text, drawings, images of persons, paintings, and landscapes. A few slides in each set are missing, and there is no text accompanying any of the slides. The series is arranged into twelve subseries alphabetically by topic.

Series 3, American Press Association lantern slides, undated, is divided into ten subseries: Subseries 1, General Images, undated; Subseries 2, Coffins and soliders, undated; Subseries 3, Mexican War, undated; Subseries 4, Niagara Falls Conference, undated; Subseries 5, Pancho Villa and Major Gonzales, undated; Subseries 6, Parade, undated; Subseries 7, Refugees, undated; Subseries 8, Warships, undated; Subseries 9, West Virginia Mine Explosion, undated; and Subseries 10, Women March for Votes (Suffrage), undated.

The series consists of lantern slides from the American Press Association depicting news events from early twentieth century history (e.g., Mexican War; Ludlow Colorado strike; suffragettes; Gettysburg veterans; various ship disasters). Each slide has a caption with a brief description of the scene. Many slides are cracked; one is completely broken and is in a folded paper. There are also approximately fifty slides with scenes of events associated with the Mexican-American War, most with short captions identifying the scenes. Many of these slides are cracked.

Series 4, J. F. Maertz Department Stores advertisement lantern slides, early 1920s, is divided into thirteen subseries: Subseries 1, Bathrooms, undated; Subseries 2, Children's shoes and clothing, undated; Subseries 3, Dress goods, undated; Subseries 4, Dress patterns, undated; Subseries 5, Hosiery, undated; Subseries 6, House furnishings, undated; Subseries 7, House wares, undated; Subseries 8, Ladies' Home Journal, undated; Subseries 9, Shoes, undated; Subseries 10, Store advertising, undated; Subseries 11, Underwear, undated; Subseries 12, Women's clothing, undated; and Subseries 13, Miscellaneous, undated.

The series consists of lantern slides showing advertisements used in J.F. Maertz Department Store catalogs for consumer goods. Slides are categorized by type of goods, including children's shoes and clothes, bathroom needs, dress patterns, men's wear, shoes, house furnishings, house wares, Ladies' Home Journal, and underwear.

Series 5, J. Stanley-Brown and E. H. Harriman lantern slides, undated, is divided into nineteen subseries: Subseries 1, Alaska-California scenes, undated; Subseries 2, Animal life, undated; Subseries 3, Artifacts, undated; Subseries 4, California/Franciscan life, undated; Subseries 5, California Indians, undated; Subseries 6, California mission exteriors, undated; Subseries 7, California mission interiors, undated; Subseries 8, Eskimos,undated; Subseries 9, Franciscans, undated; Subseries 10, Indians, undated; Subseries 11, Landscapes, undated; Subseries 12, Maps, undated; Subseries 13, Mission interiors, undated; Subseries 14, Seascapes, undated; Subseries 15, General images (#1-7;10), undated; Subseries 16, General images (#11-14; 16-17; 19-20), undated; Subseries 17, General images (#21-30), undated; Subseries 18, General images (#31-33; 36-40), undated; and Subseries 19, General images (#42; 45-50), undated.

The series contains lantern slides, each labeled with the names of distributors, "J. Stanley-Brown, 1318 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, D.C. and E.H. Harriman, 1 East, 55th Street, New York." The slides, some with captions, depict maps; landscapes; seascapes; Eskimos; animal life; Franciscan dwellings; Indians of California; California missions and Franciscan life. There are slides depicting various scenes of California missions and scenes of indigenous Alaskans. Some slides are cracked.

Series 6, Miscellaneous Stereographs, 1894-1907, is divided into seventeen subseries: Subseries 1, American Series, 1887; Subseries 2, C.H. Graves Publisher, 1907; Subseries 3, Griffith and Griffith, 1894; Subseries 4, Pesko Binocular Company, 1907; Subseries 5, William H. Rau Publisher,undated; Subseries 6, Domestic scenes,undated; Subseries 7, Military, undated; Subseries 8, Miscellaneous, undated; Subseries 9, Places--Asia, undated; Subseries 10, Places--Cuba, undated; Subseries 11, Places--Egypt, undated; Subseries 12, Places--France, undated; Subseries 13, PLaces--Germany, undated; Subseries 14, Places--Italy, undated; Subseries 15, Places--Monte Carlo, undated; Subseries 16, Places-- Palestine, undated; and Subseries 17, Places--United States, undated.

The series consists of lantern slides and stereoviews from distributors that include the American Series; Griffith and Griffith; Pesko Binocular Company; William H. Rau Publisher; and the Universal Photo Art Company.

The stereographs related to domestic and military issues and geography are dated circa 1905, and copyrighted by H. C. White, and distrbuted by World Series.

The stereo views produced by William H. Rau, a publisher in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, show parades and other ceremonies at Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) encampments and Elks conventions held in Philadelphia. The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was a fraternal organization composed of veterans of the Union Army who served in the American Civil War.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into six series.

Series 1: Keystone View Company Lantern Slides and Stereographs, undated

Subseries 1, #1-#600, undated

Subseries 2, H-1 to H-300, undated

Subseries 3, Biblical, undated

Subseries 4, Santa Barbara, California, undated

Subseries 5, Roads, undated

Subseries 6, Miscellaneous, undated

Series 2: Hillis Better America Lecture Service Lantern Slides, undated

Subseries 1, Ability Lecture Slides, undated

Subseries 2, Bolshevism Lecture Slides, undated

Subseries 3, Builders Lecture Slides, undated

Subseries 4, Equality Lecture Slides, undated

Subseries 5, Ftahers Lecture Slides, undated

Subseries 7, General Lecture Slides, undated

Subseries 8, Poverty Lecture Slides, undated

Subseries 9, Property Lecture Slides, undated

Subseries 10, Republic Lecture Slides, undated

Subseries 11, Socialism Lecture Slides, undated

Subseries 12, Miscellaneous Lecture Slides, undated

Series 3: American Press Association Lantern Slides, undated

Subseries 1, General Images, undated

Subseries 2, Coffins and Soliders, undated

Subseries 3, Mexican War, undated

Subseries 4, Niagara Falls Conference, undated

Subseries 5, Pancho Villa and Major Gonzales, undated

Subseries 6, Parade, undated

Subseries 7, Refugees, undated

Subseries 8, Warships, undated

Subseries 9, West Virginia Mine Explosion, undated

Subseries 10, Women March for Votes (Suffrage), undated

Series 4: J. F. Maertz Department Store Advertisement Lantern Slides, early 1920s

Subseries 1, Bathrooms, undated

Subseries 2, Children's shoes and clothing, undated

Subseries 3, Dress goods, undated

Subseries 4, Dress patterns, undated

Subseries 5, Hosiery, undated

Subseries 6, House furnishings, undated

Subseries 7, House wares, undated

Subseries 8, Ladies' Home Journal, undated

Subseries 9, Shoes, undated

Subseries 10, Store advertising, undated

Subseries 11, Underwear, undated

Subseries 12, Women's clothing, undated

Subseries 13, Miscellaneous, undated

Series 5, J. Stanley-Brown and E.H. Harriman lantern slides, undated

Subseries 1, Alaska-California scenes, undated

Subseries 2, Animal life, undated

Subseries 3, Artifacts, undated

Subseries 4, California/Franciscan life, undated

Subseries 5, California Indians, undated

Subseries 6, California mission exteriors, undated

Subseries 7, California mission interiors, undated

Subseries 8, Eskimos, undated

Subseries 9, Franciscans, undated

Subseries 10, Indians, undated

Subseries 11, Landscapes, undated

Subseries 12, Maps, undated

Subseries 13, Mission interiors, undated

Subseries 14, Seascapes, undated

Subseries 15, General images (#1-7;10), undated

Subseries 16, General images (#11-14; 16-17; 19-20), undated

Subseries 17, General images (#21-30), undated

Subseries 18, General images (#31-33; 36-40), undated

Subseries 19, General images (#42; 45-50), undated

Series 6: Miscellaneous Stereographs, 1887-1907

Subseries 1, American Series, 1887

Subseries 2, C.H. Graves Publisher, 1907

Subseries 3, Griffith and Griffith, 1894

Subseries 4, Pesko Binocular Company, 1907

Subseries 5, William H. Rau Publisher, undated

Subseries 6, Domestic scenes, undated

Subseries 7, Military, undated

Subseries 8, Places-Asia, undated

Subseries 9, Places-Cuba, undated

Subseries 10, Places-Egypt, undated

Subseries 11, Places-France, undated

Subseries 12, Places-Germany, undated

Subseries 13, Places-Italy, undated

Subseries 14, Places-Monte Carlo, undated

Subseries 6.15, Palestine, undated

Subseries 6.16, Places-United States, undated

Subseries 6.17: Miscellaneous, undated

Series 7: Miscellaneous Lantern Slides, undated
Historical:
Lantern slides are hand-drawn, painted, or photographic images on glass, intended for viewing by projection; often made in sets. Photographic lantern slides were introduced in the United States by 1850 and popular through World War I; commonly 3.25 x 4 in. (9 x 10 cm.) with a black paper mask, a cover glass, and taped edges. Thesaurus of Graphic Materials

Stereographs consist of two nearly identical photographs or photomechanical prints, paired to produce the illusion of a single three-dimensional image, usually when viewed through a stereoscope. Typically, the images are on card mounts, but they take the form of daguerreotypes, glass negatives, or other processes. Stereographs were first made in the 1850s and are still made today. They were most popular between 1870 and 1920.

In 1851 stereo daguerreotypes were exhibited for the first time to the general public at the London International Exhibition (Crystal Palace). Shortly thereafter, American photographers began making stereographs. One of the first American photographic firms to produce stereographs was the team of William and Frederick Langenheim. The Library owns a set of their early stereoviews of American cities on the East Coast.

By 1860 both amateur photographers and publishing firms were making stereographs. The major stereo publishers sold their views by mail order, door-to-door salesmen, and in stores. Stereographs were sold individually and in boxed sets.

Stereographs are usually mounted. They were typically published with caption information printed under the image or on the back of the mount. The mount also provided information about the publisher, photographer, and sometimes the series or a list of views available from the photographer or publisher.

Stereographs were collected by many middle-class families in the late 19th century. People acquired stereographs of tourist sites they had visited, as well as exotic locales that they would only experience through the wonder of the stereoscope. Viewing stereographs was a common activity, much like watching television or going to the movies today. Stereoviews were also used as an education tool in classrooms. (Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Online Catalog, Stereograph Format)

The Division of Cultural History at the National Museum of American History assembled a collection of miscellaneous lantern slides and stereographs beginning in 1943. Other collection contents were acquired over many years in unrecorded transactions.

Several distributors and publishers of stereographic images are represented in the collection. One of the most prominent was the Keystone View Company of Meadville, Pennsylvania. Founded by Benneville Lloyd Singley (d.1938), a former Underwood & Underwood salesman, Keystone became a major distributor of stereographic images. From 1892 through 1963 it produced and distributed both educational and comic/sentimental stereoviews and stereoscopes used to see the images in 3-D. By 1905 it was the world's largest stereographic company. In 1963 Department A (stereoviews sold to individual families) and the education departments were closed, but Keystone continued to manufacture eye-training stereographic products as a subsidiary of Mast Development Company. In 1972 Mast closed the Meadville manufacturing site.

All of Keystone's manufacturing was done in Meadville, but branch offices were in New York, St. Louis, San Francisco, Portland, Oregon, Chicago, Toronto, Canada and London, England. Salesmen and photographers were scattered around the world, and the company offered 20,000 different views.

Selling stereoviews and lantern slides to schools was a field pioneered by Underwood & Underwood, and for several years Underwood & Underwood and Keystone were competitors for the growing educational market. According to the 1953 Keystone Sales Manual the more aggressive sales methods and the more progressive editorial policies of the Keystone View Company soon made it the acknowledged leader in the industry, and Underwood & Underwood decided to give up the contest.

Between 1915 and 1921 Keystone View Company purchased the negatives of nearly all of its competitors. They also continued to have staff photographers travel the world, so that by 1935 Keystone had approximately two million stereoscopic negatives.

Keystone View Company produced stereographic sets up through the mid-twentieth century, and had a stereoscopic photographer on staff until at least 1955.

References

Thesaurus of Graphic Materials, (2007), http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/tgm1/ (accessed February 10, 2011).

Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Online Catalog, Stereograph Format, http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/stereo/background.html (accessed February 14, 2011).
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, 1895-1921, (AC0143)

Other Institutions with Materials

University of California, Riverside/California Museum of Photography

George Eastman House

Temple University

Brooklyn Historical Society
Provenance:
Donated to the Department of Anthropology, United States National Museum by Mrs. Joseph Stanley-Brown, through Mrs. Herbert Feis, in 1943.

The Division of Cultural History (now Division of Cultural and Community Life) at the National Museum of American History assembled a collection of miscellaneous lantern slides and stereographs beginning in 1943. Other collection contents were acquired over many years in unrecorded transactions. An unknown portion of the collection transferred to the Archives Center, date unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected lantern slides and stereographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Stereographs -- 1900-1950
Stereographs -- 1900-1910
Photographs -- Lantern slides -- 1900-1950
Lantern slides
Citation:
Division of Cultural History Lantern Slides and Stereographs, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0945
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Division of Cultural History Lantern Slides and Stereographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep86d81f125-9f9b-4867-97a9-8992b58fb403
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0945
Online Media:

Not Charity / but a Chance / 400,000 Orphans in the Eastern War Zone / Will Perish Without American Aid ...

Issuing body:
American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief (New York)  Search this
Sponsor:
American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief (New York)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Princeton University  Search this
Extent:
1 Poster (Full size; Multi-color, 116 x 76 cm)
Container:
Map-folder 353
Culture:
Syrians  Search this
Armenians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Photomechanical prints
Place:
United States
Image:
Main Image: Photograph of two young boys
Local numbers:
Princeton Poster# 2841
General:
Issued by: American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief

Artist(s): Anon
Locale:
New York
Printing Info:
Printer: Carey Show Print, New York
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Copyright status of items varies. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
International relief  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Charities  Search this
Orphans -- 1910-1920  Search this
Children -- 1910-1920  Search this
Starvation  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Posters -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters
Photomechanical prints -- 1900-1950
Posters -- World War, 1914-1918 -- United States
Collection Citation:
Princeton University Posters Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Princeton University Poster Collection
Princeton University Poster Collection / Series 2: World War One / United States
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b631bf33-b342-4744-b92b-1dc9472885c8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0433-ref8236

Always use pure Vermont Maple [recipe]

Collector:
Steinberg, Sally L. (Sally Levitt)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Steinberg, Sally L. (Sally Levitt)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 8.9" X 7.9".)
Container:
Box 3, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Photomechanical prints
Recipes
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Recipes illustrated with reproductions of color and black-and-white photographs.
Local Numbers:
AC0439-0000055.tif (AC Scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
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:
Food  Search this
Doughnuts  Search this
Food habits -- United States  Search this
Cookery  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photomechanical prints -- 1900-1950
Recipes
Collection Citation:
Sally L. Steinberg Collection of Doughnut Ephemera, 1920s-1987, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Sally L. Steinberg Collection of Doughnut Ephemera
Sally L. Steinberg Collection of Doughnut Ephemera / Series 4: Other Donut Companies / Ephemera
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8df573751-13c6-48cf-b513-017814062ee9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0439-ref628

Washington Postcards

Creator:
Washington News Co.  Search this
Buckingham, C. O.  Search this
Collector:
North Carolina Museum of History  Search this
Names:
Library of Congress -- 1900-1910 -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.) -- 1900-1910  Search this
Parrot, The (restaurant) -- ca. 1906 -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Folder
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Photolithographs
Photomechanical prints
Reproductions
Date:
circa 1906
Scope and Contents:
Three picture postcards of Washington, D.C., one postmarked 1906; all are photomechanical reproductions of photographs: two color photolithographs of: (1) the Library of Congress (printed in Germany, addressed, with Christmas greeting, postmarked 1906); (2) the Lincoln Memorial (publ. Washington News Co., copyright C.O. Buckingham, no message, unmailed); and (3) a black-and-white advertising postcard of a restaurant interior ("The Parrot", no message, unmailed).
Arrangement:
Collection is unarranged.
HIstorical Note:
"Picture postcards became the medium of choice for informal correspondence shortly after their introduction in the first decade of the twentieth century. Many postcards were engraved, lithographed, or otherwise mass produced.... Taken as a whole, postcards provide us with the most complete pictorial record of life in early twentieth century America...."*

The history of commercial photomechanical postcard publishing is treated in references such as: Range, Thomas E. The Book of Postcard Collecting. New York: Dutton, 1980.
Provenance:
Collection donated by North Carolina Museum of History, through Allen R. Hoilman, Collections Assistant in 1988 and 1989.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Probably public domain due to copyright expiration. Fees for commercial use.
Topic:
Buildings -- 1900-1910 -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Restaurants -- 1900-1910  Search this
Tourist trade -- 1900-1910  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1900-1910
Picture postcards -- 1890-1910
Photolithographs
Photomechanical prints
Reproductions
Photomechanical prints -- 1900-1950
Citation:
Washington Postcards, circa 1906, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0413
See more items in:
Washington Postcards
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82398320e-f17c-4107-84de-4d5f6e2bfba9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0413

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