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Profound meditation. [Stereoscopic photonegative.]

Topic:
COON SERIES [title in H.C. White catalog]
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".)
Culture:
African Americans -- 1890-1910  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Scope and Contents:
Young African American girl, barefoot, seated on steps, holding head in hand.
Arrangement:
Formerly stored in box 1.1.31 [161], moved from [153].
Local Numbers:
AC0143-0005668 (AC Scan No.)

RSN 5668
General:
Editorial comment: This image is part of a series intended to amuse white audiences, pandering to and reinforcing negative racial stereotypes of the period (although this particular image is relatively neutral compared to the rest of the series). The series title, which many late 20th-century and early 21st-century audiences would consider offensive in itself, makes the intentions of the publisher clear. --David Haberstich, Archives Center.
Original no., 1-B.
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:
Children -- 1890-1920  Search this
Dwellings  Search this
Wit and humor, Pictorial -- 1890-1920  Search this
Ethnic wit and humor -- 1890-1920  Search this
Racism -- 1890-1920  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1890-1920 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 1: H. C. White glass plates / 1.1: H.C. White Negatives / RSN Numbers 5632-5742
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8955e2d80-7393-41a9-9df8-70d39b8bd57c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref5609
Online Media:

Why Doesn't your mamma wash you with Fairy Soap? [Advertising card.]

Advertiser:
N.K. Fairbank Company  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (col., 13 x 8.5 cm.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 18
Culture:
African Americans -- 1880-1900  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Advertising cards
Scope and Contents:
Two children: white child asking African American child the question.
Local Numbers:
Ivorydata4 987

0300600144 (Scan No.: Both sides of card shown.)
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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:
Children in advertising  Search this
Racism -- 1890-1910  Search this
Soap  Search this
Premiums (Retail trade)  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertising cards
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/ep89dd22c6b-af65-4cd4-8601-099882e6178a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-soap-ref661

[African or African American group outside a hut, No. 14941 [caricature on color picture 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., 3.6" x 5.6")
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Cartoons (humorous images)
Caricatures
Postcards
Picture postcards
Date:
Circa 1900
Arrangement:
In Box 1, Folder H. G. & Z. Co.
Local Numbers:
AC0281-0000017 (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 -- 1890-1910  Search this
Huts  Search this
Ethnic imagery  Search this
Genre/Form:
Cartoons (humorous images)
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.
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Hoffman/Boaz Postcard Collection
Hoffman/Boaz Postcard Collection / G & Z Company
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8afa3f62c-484f-49cd-9052-393ad9d04c12
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0281-ref530
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"Honey / come down" [sic] / we'se waiting / for you in / Florida [color 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 7
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Cartoons (humorous images)
Caricatures
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Florida -- 1890-1900
Date:
Circa 1898
Scope and Contents:
Color cartoon: African American man in a palm tree with alligators waiting below. Textured surface card.
Arrangement:
In Box 1, Folder Art Colortone.
Local Numbers:
AC0281-0000025 (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 -- 1890-1910  Search this
Ethnic wit and humor -- 1890-1920  Search this
Tourism -- Florida  Search this
Ethnic imagery  Search this
Alligators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Cartoons (humorous images) -- 1900-1910.
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.
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Hoffman/Boaz Postcard Collection
Hoffman/Boaz Postcard Collection / Art Color Tone
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d947c363-924b-4a87-8c9e-cdf3a3cd6311
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0281-ref538
Online Media:

A Quiet Game. [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 8
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Panama -- 1900-1910
Date:
Circa 1898
Scope and Contents:
Color photomechanical reproduction of photograph of African American men gambling in the dirt. Ink handwriting below image: "This is what I did in Panama - C.Z. / to kill time -- 3 of a kind. W.H.H."
Arrangement:
In Box 1, Folder P. Sander Co.
Local Numbers:
AC0281-0000026 (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 -- 1890-1910  Search this
Stereotypes (Social psychology)  Search this
Ethnic imagery  Search this
Games  Search this
Gambling  Search this
Genre/Form:
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 / P. Sander Company
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep862ace756-0fa7-4c54-9107-f5e8ae8b5d1b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0281-ref539
Online Media:

Anne E. Peterson Stereograph Collection

Publisher:
Strohmeyer & Wyman  Search this
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
American Stereoscopic Co.  Search this
H. C. White Co.  Search this
Photographer:
Young, R.Y.  Search this
Clarke, Edw.  Search this
Collector:
Peterson, Anne E. (photographic historian)  Search this
Names:
Vatican Library (Rome, Italy)  Search this
McKinley, William, 1843-1901 (President)  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Tissue stereographs
Pamphlets
Photographs
Stereographs
Place:
Rome (Italy) -- 1890-1910
New Orleans (La.)
Brussels (Belgium) -- 1890-1910
Chartres (France) -- 1890-1910
Bavaria (Germany) -- 1890-1910
Berlin (Germany) -- 1890-1910
New York (N.Y.) -- 1890-1910
Central Park (New York, N.Y.) -- 1890-1910
Germany -- 1890-1910
Date:
circa 1893-1904
Scope and Contents:
This collection is composed of two series: (1) 22 stereographs by several publishers, many of which relate to or were actually printed from negatives in the Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection; and (2) a pamphlet. The fourth group of cards illustrates certain aspects of how stereographs were used by various companies, including two variant images taken on the sugar levee in New Orleans, apparently in 1893 by a Strohmeyer & Wyman photographer, which later appeared in different versions by other publishers. This demonstrates how two negatives, apparently taken by the same photographer minutes apart, were published by four different publishers, although a nearly identical caption was retained for all five versions of the published photographs.

The other stereographs include comic and genre scenes (posed or staged), travel views, etc. Included is a tinted French tissue published by American Stereoscopic Co.

The pamphlet, published by Underwood & Underwood in 1902, illustrates one of the company's marketing techniques.

Most of these items are in fair to good condition.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1: Stereographs

Series 2: Pamphlet
Biographical / Historical:
Anne E. Peterson, the donor of this material, is a photographic historian who served as project manager for the Underwood & Underwood Videodisc Project in 1990-1992.

Ms. Peterson earned a B.A. in art history at the University of Texas (Austin) in 1970 and an M.A. in American civilization from George Washington University (Washington, D.C.) in 1980, with a concentration in history of photography and American arts. Working for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Decatur House, and Wilson House from 1975-1980, she was a guest curator at Wilson House for the exhibition and catalogue, Hornblower & Marshall, Architects (1976-1978). From 1978 to 1980 she worked for the Prints and Photographs Division at the Library of Congress, cataloging the Frances Benjamin Johnston photographic collections, and later served as a guest curator at the Library. She was Curator of Photography for the Louisiana State Museum in New Orleans from 1981 1982, and later worked on exhibitions and publications for the Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery (University of Maryland Baltimore County) and Lousiana State University (Baton Rouge).

Ms. Peterson became associated with the Archives Center in 1985, working on the Donald Sultner Welles Collection, especially the manuscript material, then worked on the Underwood & Underwood Collection from 1990, during which time she also prepared the Sultner Welles Collection brochure and assisted with the final editing and preparation of the register.

She has lectured and participated in seminars and symposia widely. Her most recent publication at this writing is the book, Frances Benjamin Johnston: The Woman and Her Work.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Anne E. Peterson, 1990, December 31.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site. Photographs must be handled with white cotton gloves, unless they are housed in plastic sleeves.
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:
Cotton -- 1890-1910  Search this
Sugar trade -- 1900-1910 -- New Orleans  Search this
Courtship -- 1890-1910  Search this
Racism -- 1890-1910  Search this
Ethnic imagery  Search this
Genre/Form:
Tissue stereographs
Pamphlets -- 1900-1910
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1890-1910
Stereographs -- 1890-1910
Citation:
Anne E. Peterson Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0402
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Anne E. Peterson Stereograph Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81a2c5b20-44a5-41d2-9293-acefb9279d25
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0402

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