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Jan Wolff Collection of New York City Photographic Postcards

Photographer:
Rotary Photo  Search this
Frange, William  Search this
Fairchild Aerial Surveys  Search this
Brown Bros.  Search this
Donor:
Wolff, Jan  Search this
Publisher:
Jonas (L.) & Co., Inc. (Woolworth Bldg., New York City)  Search this
Names:
Woolworth Building (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box, 53 items)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Postcards
Photographs
Picture postcards
Photographic postcards
Date:
circa 1927-1930
Summary:
Photographic postcards collected by Dr. Rudolf Wolff, a pediatrician from Krefeld, Germany during a trip to the United States in the early 1930's and brought back to America when the family immigrated in 1936.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of fifty three photographic postcards of New York City buildings and landmarks, including aerial views. The postcards were collected by Dr. Rudolf Wolff, a pediatrician from Krefeld, Germany during a trip to the United States in the early 1930s and brought back to America when the family immigrated in 1936. The cards are arranged into four series by the company that published or printed the materials.

System of Arrangement: The collection is arranged into four series.

Series 1, Cards published by the Franco-American Novelty Company, New York, consists of three items. The Franco-American Novelty Company was established in 1910 at 1209 Broadway in New York City. The cards published under this company's name have the same set numbering convention as series 4 and one is marked "Printed in England", suggesting they were printed by Rotary Photo. Series 2, Cards published by William Frange, New York, consists of two cards. William Frange was a New York photographer who sold photographs to other publishers and published cards himself. His slogan, printed on the cards, was "Real Photographs, New York's Best Views". The cards in this group were printed in England.

Series 3, Cards printed in Germany published by L. Jonas & Company, Woolworth Building, New York, includes sixteen cards. The L. Jonas Company ran the observatory at the Woolworth Building. Most of the postcards in this series were published by them. No German printer is named but the cards in this set have a numbering convention differing from those printed in England.

Among these materials are eight cards copyrighted by photographer Irving Underhill (1872 -1960) whose studio was located at 17 Park Place in New York City. He became a leading contributor of images for many different postcard publishers. Underhill opened his studio in 1896, specializing in "artistic portraits, city views and panoramas, group photographs, marine, legal and machinery photography." He was so successful that his agency received exclusive commissions to photograph and promote new buildings like the Woolworth Building, which he would capture in timed intervals to track the construction process. One postcard has a copyright date of 1927 on the image, helping to establish the dates of this collection.

Photographs on three other cards in this set are copyrighted by photographer William Frange. Other cards include a photograph from the New York Central Railroad and a theater photograph from the Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation.

Series 4, Cards printed in England by Rotary Photo and published by L. Jonas & Company, Woolworth Building, New York, consists of thirty two cards. These materials were printed by Rotary Photo in England. Rotary Photographic Company, founded in 1899, was located at 23 Moorefields, London, England. It produced a wide variety of greetings and postcards as real photographs. These cards were manufactured in Great Britain and issued under many trade names. They also made photograph cards for other publishers as shown by the example above. In 1921 they became one of seven companies that joined together to form Amalgamated Photograph Manufacturing Ltd., and they are now part of Illford.

This series includes four photographs credited to Brown Brothers. Large publishers became desperate for photographs trying to meet the ever increasing demands of the postcard-collecting public. This generated a new type of business that would warehouse negatives and sell them on request. Brown Brothers was the first such company, founded in 1904 with a staff of twelve photographers. At first they targeted large newspapers, which at this time often did not have their own photographers. They went on to supply postcard publishers with images as well. They were a forerunner to the stock photography industry. There are also four photos taken from an "aeroplane" credited to Fairchild Aerial Surveys.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into four series.

Series 1: Cards published by the Franco-American Novelty Company, New York Series 2: Cards published by William Frange, New York

Series 3: Cards printed in Germany published by L. Jonas & Company

Series 4: Cards printed in England by Rotary Photo and published by L. Jonas & Company
Biographical / Historical:
The first known photographic postcard made its appearance in 1899, but this type of card did not gain popularity until George Eastman marketed Velox developing out paper in 1902, which was a heavy stock that resisted curling and could be preprinted with a postcard back.

Most of the postcards during the early 1900s were printed in Europe, primarily in Germany, where the printing technology was considered the best. Imports dropped after the start of World War One, and from 1915 more printing was concentrated in England and the United States. White border cards were developed at this time, and they were popular until 1930.

The printing of the photographer's or manufacturer's name on the back of real photos was an expensive proposition. This practice was only cost effective on cards printed in large numbers.

A postcard may have a number of different names printed on it. The most common name is that of the publisher who commissions the postcard and supplies the image. The next name is that of the printer who manufactures the card. The photographer who supplied the initial image may have his name on the card, often next to the picture.

One of the largest categories of postcards was those produced for tourist consumption, and they mostly consisted of views. This collection of New York landmarks falls into that category.

Sources

History of the Real Photo Postcard http://www.metropostcard.com/card07realphoto.html

Rotary Photographic Company 1899-1921 http://www.metropostcard.com/publishersr1.html

Irving Underhill http://theboweryboys.blogspot.com/2009/08/picture-perfect-irving-underhill-and.html

Brown Brothers, New York, New York http://www.metropostcard.com/publishersb2.html

NYPL Fairchild Aerial Surveys Collection http://iarchives.nysed.gov/PubImageWeb/listCollections.jsp?id=67854

The Fairchild Story http://web.whittier.edu/fairchild/home.html
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Jan Wolff, son of Dr. Rudolf Wolff.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1920-1930
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1920-1930
Picture postcards -- 1920-1930
Photographic postcards
Citation:
Jan Wolff Collection of New York City Photographic Postcards, ca. 1928-1930, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1165
See more items in:
Jan Wolff Collection of New York City Photographic Postcards
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8fb6aa626-c140-41d6-95af-7ca5a78c7319
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1165

Won't you be my chocolate drop? [photomechanical postcard]

Collector:
Hoffman, David  Search this
Boaz, Joyce  Search this
Hoffman, Iris  Search this
Donor:
Hoffman, David  Search this
Boaz, Joyce  Search this
Hoffman, Iris  Search this
Collection Creator:
Boaz, Joyce  Search this
Hoffman, David  Search this
Hoffman, Iris  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 5.5" x 3.6")
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Cartoons (humorous images)
Valentines
Postcards
Picture postcards
Date:
Circa 1920
Scope and Contents:
Color cartoon of two African American children, reproduced on postcard, possibly serving as a Valentine.
Arrangement:
In Box 1, Folder Bam Forth Co.
Local Numbers:
AC0281-0000027 (AC Scan)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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:
Ethnic wit and humor -- 1920-1930  Search this
Ethnic imagery  Search this
Genre/Form:
Cartoons (humorous images) -- 1910-1920
Valentines
Postcards
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
Hoffman/Boaz Postcard Collection, 1898-1920, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, box X, folder XX, digital image file XXXXXXX.
See more items in:
Hoffman/Boaz Postcard Collection
Hoffman/Boaz Postcard Collection / Bam Forth Company
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep85b75c551-84ce-425a-80c7-01120c0c68ac
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0281-ref540
Online Media:

The Florida Pelican--Very fond of Children [photomechanical postcard]

Collector:
Hoffman, David  Search this
Boaz, Joyce  Search this
Hoffman, Iris  Search this
Donor:
Hoffman, David  Search this
Boaz, Joyce  Search this
Hoffman, Iris  Search this
Collection Creator:
Boaz, Joyce  Search this
Hoffman, David  Search this
Hoffman, Iris  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 3.5" x 5.6")
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Caricatures
Postcards
Picture postcards
Date:
1926
Scope and Contents:
One African American child falling into the bill of a pelican, two others on its back.
Arrangement:
In Box 1, Folder Bam Forth Co.
Local Numbers:
AC0281-0000028 (AC Scan)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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:
Racism -- 1900-1960  Search this
Ethnic wit and humor -- 1920-1930  Search this
Ethnic imagery  Search this
Pelicans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Caricatures
Postcards
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
Hoffman/Boaz Postcard Collection, 1898-1920, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, box X, folder XX, digital image file XXXXXXX.
See more items in:
Hoffman/Boaz Postcard Collection
Hoffman/Boaz Postcard Collection / Bam Forth Company
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep877f81477-05fc-4560-b497-f0120df08d42
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0281-ref541
Online Media:

Washington's Headquarters at Valley Forge [picture postcard]

Advertiser:
La France Manufacturing Co.  Search this
Names:
Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition (1926 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Washington, George, 1732-1799  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (col., 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Box 4, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Valley Forge (Pa.)
Date:
[ca. 1926.]
Scope and Contents:
Caption as above. Postcard depicting Washington and others. For LaFrance soap. The text mentions the Philadelphia Sesqui-Centennial Exhibition and that La France has an exhibit there.
Local Numbers:
Ivorydata4 1004

0300600161 (AC Scan No.)
General:
Both sides of card shown in scan.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Reproduction restrictions due to copyright.
Series 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:
Exhibitions -- 1920-1930  Search this
Soap  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Picture postcards
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Soap, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Soap
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Soap / Business Records, Marketing Material, and Other
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep865460247-69c0-4f4f-be62-4ba141134d66
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-soap-ref678

Pancho Villa Tossed by Wild Brahma Bull, JE Ranch Rodeo [postcard]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Publisher:
Teich, Curt, 1877-1974  Search this
Names:
Villa, Pancho  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (color, 3.5" x 5.5".)
Culture:
Mexicans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Scope and Contents:
Illustration of a bull throwing a man into the air, only his legs and hands visible; spectators sit in the stands in the background. One card in a series of seven showing rodeo stunts by famous cowboys.
General:
Series III, Box 25, Cowboys.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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:
Rodeos  Search this
Cowboys -- 1920-1930  Search this
Bulls  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Picture postcards -- 1920-1930
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
See more items in:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 3: Subjects / Cowboys
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f5e7d16c-2e93-4132-ae56-8b1548a65a22
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2160

Fray Junipero and the daughter of the Gentiles [picture postcard]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Names:
San Gabriel Mission.  Search this
Serra, Junipero, Fray  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper, color, 3.5" x 5.5".)
Container:
Box 1, Item Grouping U.S.A.--California--Missions
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
San Gabriel (Calif.)
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
An illustration depicting Fray Junipero Serra holding a small Indian child in his arms. Mission Play San Gabriel, California.
Local Numbers:
AC0200-0000080 (AC Scan)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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:
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Historic sites -- California  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Picture postcards -- 1920-1930
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
See more items in:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 1: Geographical Locations within United States / California - Missions
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8454ea11a-69c5-4dd4-9cb6-b6ab5660d222
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2194

[Fray Junipero Serra : picture postcard]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Names:
Serra, Junipero, Fray  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (black and white, 3.5" x 5.5".)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Picture postcards
Postcards
Photographs
Place:
California
Scope and Contents:
Black-and-white photograph (photomechanical reproduction) of a statue of Fray Serra with an Indian child at his side. Serra wears the traditional friar's robe while the boy wears a band on his head and cloth on his waist.
General:
Series I, Box 1, U.S.A.--California--Missions.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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:
Historic sites -- California  Search this
Missions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards
Postcards -- 1920-1930
Photographs -- Photomechanical prints
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
See more items in:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 1: Geographical Locations within United States / California - Missions
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep84c5cc4ae-67c4-4ceb-8825-52fca73f1d1d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2195

Bells San Juan Capistrano Mission [picture postcard]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Publisher:
Reider, M.  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (color, 3-1/2" x 5-1/2".)
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
San Juan Capistrano (California) -- 1920-1930
Date:
[ca. 1920]
Scope and Contents:
A tinted photomechanical reproduction ("Hand Colored Work") of a photograph of a man holding the strings to ring the three bells. He wears a hat and a serape of some sort and has Indian features (?).
General:
Series I, Box 1, U.S.A.--California---Missions.
Publisher in Los Angeles. Printed in Germany.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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:
Historic sites -- California -- 1920-1930  Search this
Indians of North America -- California -- 1920-1930  Search this
Missions -- California -- 1920-1930  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1920-1930
Picture postcards -- 1920-1930
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
See more items in:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 1: Geographical Locations within United States / California - Missions
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep89657221e-071b-450c-8037-1143d6e46847
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2197

Interesting Hollywood California [postcard booklet]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Names:
Del Rio, Dolores  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (color, 3.5" x 5.5".)
Culture:
Latinas  Search this
Mexicans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Scope and Contents:
Reproduction of color photograph depicting Dolores del Rio standing in front of house. Caption above image: "Dolores del Rio at her beautiful home in Hollywood."
General:
Series I, Box 2, U.S.A.--California--Parks.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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:
Mexicans in motion pictures  Search this
Women in motion pictures  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Picture postcards -- 1920-1930
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
See more items in:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 1: Geographical Locations within United States / California - Parks, Beaches, Mountains, Plants, Animals
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep878ed5809-bde8-4359-b835-7ade40f6d850
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2198

A Glimpse of Ramona's Marriage place, San Diego, California [picture postcard]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Names:
Jackson, Helen Hunt  Search this
Ramona  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (color, 3-1/2" x 5-1/2".)
Culture:
Mexicans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
San Diego (Calif.) -- 1920-1930
Date:
[ca. 1920]
Scope and Contents:
A color-tinted photograph depicting the interior patio of a Spanish colonial-style home.
General:
Series 1, Box 2, U.S.A.--California---San Diego.
Card imprint: "4345. A Glimpse of Ramona's home."
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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:
Mexican American women -- 1920-1930  Search this
Literature -- Adaptations -- 1920-1930  Search this
Legends  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1920-1930
Picture postcards -- 1920-1930
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
See more items in:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 1: Geographical Locations within United States / California - San Diego
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82d763a6c-7c41-4f09-92a0-81b00e3ee021
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2199

Old Spanish Days, "La Fiesta Time" in California. [Picture postcards.]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (color; Ink on paper, 3.5" x 5.5".)
Container:
Box 2, Item Grouping U.S.A.--California--Santa Barbara.
Culture:
Mexican Americans -- 1920-1930  Search this
Mexicans -- 1920-1930  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Santa Barbara (Calif.) -- 1920-1930
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Tinted photo depicting men and women in "traditional" Spanish costume riding through the courthouse grounds on horses. Two women are at the front of the crowd wearing white lace dresses and behind them is a group of men intended to be Spanish gentlemen, but look a bit like zoot-suiters or "Zorro" types. There are three copies of the card.
Local Numbers:
AC0200-0000049 (AC Scan)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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:
Festivals -- 1920-1930  Search this
California -- Social life and customs -- 19th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1920-1930
Picture postcards -- 1920-1930
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
See more items in:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 1: Geographical Locations within United States / California - Santa Barbara
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep86bc0bf53-b310-45ed-8578-729db0306df7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2200

Fiesta Days at Santa Barbara Mission [picture postcard.]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper, color, 3.5" x 5.5".)
Container:
Box 1, Item Grouping U.S.A.--California--Santa Barbara.
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Santa Barbara (Calif.) -- 1920-1930
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
A couple sitting beside a fountain in front of the mission. The man wears a sombrero and matching jacket with a serape over one shoulder and he plays a guitar. The woman faces the camera, wears a white dress with embroidered sleeves, and holds a fan in her hand.
Local Numbers:
AC0200-0000022 (AC Scan)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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:
Mexican Americans -- 1920-1930  Search this
California -- Social life and customs -- 19th century  Search this
Missions -- California  Search this
Mexicans -- 1920-1930  Search this
Sombreros  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1920-1930
Picture postcards -- 1920-1930
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
See more items in:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 1: Geographical Locations within United States / California - Missions
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f8263680-42ac-409d-bd12-e4d255e4579e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2201

Cross and Junipero Serra Monument : postcard.]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Names:
Serra, Junipero, Fray  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (black/white, 3.5" x 5.5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
California -- 1920-1940
California -- History -- to 1846
Scope and Contents:
Reproduction of a black-and-white photograph which includes a statue of Fray Serra and a cross, and trees in a garden. Caption under title: "Marking spot where civilization began on the Pacific Coast."
General:
Series 1, Box 2, U.S.A.--California--Parks.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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:
Religion and civilization -- 1920-1920  Search this
Missions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1920-1930
Picture postcards -- 1920-1930
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
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Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 1: Geographical Locations within United States / California - Parks, Beaches, Mountains, Plants, Animals
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8772e0853-0807-423d-99bb-03267a3e67f0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2202

The Bronco Buster [Civic Center and Colorado State Capitol in background] [picture postcard]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (color, 3.5" x 5.5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Colorado -- 1920-1930
Denver (Colo.) -- 1920-1930
Scope and Contents:
Part of a postcard book titled Denver, Colorado: Where the West Begins.
General:
Series 1, Box 3, U.S.A.--Colorado.
Maker unidentified.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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:
Cowboys -- 1920-1930  Search this
Rodeos  Search this
Wild west shows  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1920-1930
Picture postcards -- 1920-1930
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
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Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 1: Geographical Locations within United States / Colorado - Denver
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep88a4c4fc9-4bc1-4188-b30e-4adaf2114c7b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2203

[Macaws with woman in Parrot Jungle, Miami, Florida. Picture postcard.]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Publisher:
Teich, Curt, 1877-1974  Search this
Photographer?:
West, Thomas R.  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (color, 3.5" x 5.5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photomechanical prints
Reproductions
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Miami (Fla.)
Scope and Contents:
Image: color photomechanical reproduction, derived from a photograph of a woman leaning on a tree with macaws surrounding her. She seems to be portrayed as dark olive-skinned and dark-haired, possibly suggesting she is Latina, unique within postcards of Florida in this collection, in which women are typically blonde. The original image, reproduced on this card, was hand-colored, however. Caption: "This natural jungle is one of unspoiled tropical beauty. Here you will see wild orchids and other air plants, giant cypress, many varieties of palm and cacti, the strangler fig, and uncounted specimens of native and exotic flora." Imprints: DL-72--Thomas R. West, Miami, Fla." "Genuine Curteich-Chicago "C.T. Art-Colortone" post card (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.) Also imprinted with bus and driving directions, with motto "Where Macaws fly free, Yet / feed from your hand."
Local Numbers:
95-1434 (OPPS Neg., black-and-white)
General:
Series 1, Box 4, U.S.A.---Florida---Miami.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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:
Latinas  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)  Search this
Jungles  Search this
Macaws  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Reproductions
Photomechanical prints
Reproductions
Postcards
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
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Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 1: Geographical Locations within United States / Florida - Miami
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep831e09d75-9e00-457f-801f-4cab389664d8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2204

[Alamo Plaza Hotel Courts : picture postcard.]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (color, 3.5" x 5.5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Louisiana -- 1920-1930
Texas -- 1920-1930
Louisiana -- Terrebonne Parish
Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.)
Scope and Contents:
Illustration of the hotel courts: the buildings are shaped in the style of the Alamo in Texas. The postcard advertises the chain of hotels with locations in Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana.
General:
Series 1, Box 7, U.S.A.--Louisiana--New Orleans--General.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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:
Taverns (Inns)  Search this
advertising -- Hotels, taverns, etc. -- 1920-1930  Search this
Automobile travel -- 1920-1930  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1920-1930
Picture postcards -- 1920-1930
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
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Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 1: Geographical Locations within United States / Louisiana - New Orleans - General
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8c0ee927c-1ddd-4c2b-9983-009186f33881
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2206

The Lobby, Hotel El Ortiz, Lamy, New Mexico [photomechanical picture postcard, reproduction of photograph]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Publisher:
Detroit Publishing Co.  Search this
Fred Harvey (Firm)  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (color, 3-1/2" x 5-1/2".)
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
New Mexico -- 1920-1930
Scope and Contents:
Lobby of the hotel, El Ortiz. Decor is wooden hacienda (ranch) style furniture, interior is white adobe walls with exposed wooden beams.
General:
Series 1, Box 10, U.S.A., New Mexico--Cities and Towns.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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:
Haciendas  Search this
Ranches  Search this
Hotels, taverns, etc. -- New Mexico  Search this
advertising -- Hotels, taverns, etc. -- 1920-1930 -- New Mexico  Search this
Travel -- 1920-1930 -- New Mexico  Search this
Road travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1920-1930
Picture postcards -- 1920-1930
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
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Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 1: Geographical Locations within United States / New Mexico - Cities and Towns
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8ca7b6d40-988f-4967-82e3-332821280301
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2207

The Castaneda, Las Vegas, N.M. [Picture postcard.]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Publisher:
Fred Harvey (Firm)  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (color, 3.5" x 5.5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Place:
Mexico -- 1920-1930
Las Vegas (N. M.) -- 1920-1930
Scope and Contents:
Illustration: hotel built in the style of a Spanish hacienda. It includes a depiction of a small town promenade scene, but the image is too small to yield details.
General:
Series 1, Box 10, U.S.A.--New Mexico--Cities and Towns.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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:
Hotels, taverns, etc. -- New Mexico  Search this
advertising -- Hotels, taverns, etc. -- 1900-1920 -- New Mexico  Search this
Travel -- New Mexico -- 1920-1930  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1920-1930
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
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Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 1: Geographical Locations within United States / New Mexico - Cities and Towns
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8c1907f4a-2b46-43e0-8c82-cd0aeabf6ea7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2208

Hotel El Rancho--Gallup, New Mexico/...with the Charm of Yesterday and the Convenience of Tomorrow! [picture postcard]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Publisher:
Fred Harvey (Firm)  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (black/white, 3.5" x 5.5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Gallup (N.M.) -- 1920-1930
Southwest
Scope and Contents:
Reproduction of sketch/drawing of ranch house with circular driveway. Caption on verso: "On U.S. Highway 66--Hotel El Rancho--Second Best in the West. Gallup, N.M., the Indian Capital of the World."
General:
Series 1, Box 10, U.S.A.--New Mexico--Cities and Towns.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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:
Tourism -- New Mexico  Search this
Hotels, taverns, etc. -- New Mexico  Search this
advertising -- Hotels, taverns, etc.  Search this
Automobile travel  Search this
Hotels, taverns, etc. -- New Mexico -- Gallup.  Search this
Travel -- 1920-1930  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Picture postcards -- 1920-1930
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
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Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 1: Geographical Locations within United States / New Mexico - Cities and Towns
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81c4b0632-da60-495b-962a-8c6bb4476cb3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2209

Everybody's in a Hurry T' Reach La Caverna [picture postcard]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Advertiser:
Caverna Hotel, La  Search this
Printer:
Myers Printing Co.  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (black/white, 3.5" x 5.5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Carlsbad (N.M.) -- 1920-1930
Scope and Contents:
Illustration of a hotel in the upper-right hand corner. The middle of the postcard shows a man dressed as a cowboy (boots, hat, bandana) riding either a horse or donkey. The animal is galloping through the air and the cowboy hangs on to the bridle and saddle, almost falling off. Postcard is an advertisement for the Hotel La Caverna in Carlsbad, New Mexico, 28 miles from the Carlsbad Caverns.
General:
Series 1, Box 10, U.S.A.--New Mexico--General Mountain Views.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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:
Hotels, taverns, etc. -- New Mexico  Search this
advertising -- Hotels, taverns, etc. -- 1920-1930 -- New Mexico  Search this
Carlsbad Caverns (N.M.) -- 1920-1930  Search this
Cowboys -- 1920-1930 -- New Mexico  Search this
Caverns  Search this
Caves  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1920-1930
Picture postcards -- 1920-1930
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
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Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 1: Geographical Locations within United States / New Mexico - General Mountain Views
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8db2dd12a-533a-41e9-ab6b-0e130f947da7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2210

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