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[Mr. Lee B. Lok at his store, Quong Yuen Shing & Co. Photoprint]

Photographer:
Ettlin Studio  Search this
Creator:
Mead, Virginia Lee  Search this
Collection Creator:
Mead, Virginia Lee  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (10" x 8")
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Chinatown (New York, N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.) -- 1890-1920
New York (N.Y.) -- 1930-1950 -- Photographs
Date:
[ca. 1917-1918.]
Scope and Contents:
Mr Lee B. Lok in his store Quong Yuen Shing & Co, selling and buying World War I liberty bonds.
Local Numbers:
1994.3135 (NMAH Acc.)

AC0555-0000001.tif (AC Scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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:
World War, 1914-1918 -- Photographs  Search this
Liberty bonds  Search this
Stores, Retail  Search this
Chinese Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Lee Chinese American Family Papers, circa 1915-1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Lee Chinese-American Family Papers
Lee Chinese-American Family Papers / Lee Family Family Photograph Album / 2 unidentified photoprints, 8 x 10": (1) A highly decorated Chinese interior with ten male figures and (2) a portrait of 3 young women.
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep85afb26fc-434b-4f84-b484-fafe9e15a760
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0555-ref532

[Shoe store. Active no. 13200 : photonegative.]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Local Numbers:
RSN 15481
General:
Company catalog card included.
Currently stored in box 3.1.45 [7].
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:
Business enterprises  Search this
Children  Search this
Shoes  Search this
Stores, Retail  Search this
Stores  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.1: Underwood and Underwood Negatives / RSN Numbers 15470-15575
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep884cb5acc-4662-49e8-9ab0-1b7f0e7b3d60
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref12017

Shops and shoppers in the popular Rue de Rivoli, Paris. Active no. 9573 : Interpositive

Topic:
FRANCE TOUR
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-1/4 x 3-1/4".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
France
Paris (France) -- 1890-1920
Rue de Rivoli (Paris, France).
Arrangement:
Formerly stored in box 3.2.56 [134].
Local Numbers:
RSN 27533

AC0143-0027533 (AC Scan No.)
General:
Same as RSN 23392.
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:
Shopping -- 1890-1920 -- France -- Paris.  Search this
Stores, Retail -- 1890-1920 -- France -- Paris.  Search this
Business enterprises -- France  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 27530-27632
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep89d59feff-bec6-4c82-8a66-864d366e3c70
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref25291

Iowa Fieldwork: Interview with Donnice Cook; Interview with Jud and Gladys Richardson

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Iowa Program 1996 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Field worker:
Berquist, John  Search this
Performer:
Cook, Donnice  Search this
Richardson, Jud and Gladys  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
compact audio cassette
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
Iowa
United States
Independence (Iowa)
Buchanan County (Iowa)
Date:
1995 October 20
Track Information:
101 Donnice Cook Interview / Donnice Cook.

102 Jud and Gladys Richardson Interview / Jud and Gladys Richardson.
Local Numbers:
FP-1996-CT-0625-7
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Buchanan County (Iowa), Independence (Iowa), United States, Iowa, October 20, 1995.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. SI Permission.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Stores, Retail  Search this
Merchants  Search this
Hardware stores  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1996 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1996, Item FP-1996-CT-0625
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1996 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1996 Festival of American Folklife / Series 3: Iowa - Community Style / Fieldwork
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk55fc5bd3f-c431-451e-ac8c-4c04a322f72f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1996-ref3200

Festival Recordings: Iowa Talk Radio: Passing on Special Knowledge; Families in Business

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Iowa Program 1996 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Laronga, Steve (recorder)  Search this
Loughran, Maureen (recorder)  Search this
Performer:
Williams, Donna  Search this
Burns, John  Search this
Meager, Matt  Search this
Williams, Bruce, 1955-  Search this
Drollinger, Hannah, 1984-  Search this
Rizutti, Steve  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
compact audio cassette
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Iowa
Date:
1996 July 5
Track Information:
101 Passing on Special Knowledge / Donna Williams, John Burns, Matt Meager.

102 Families in Business / Bruce Williams, Hannah Drollinger, Steve Rizutti.
Local Numbers:
FP-1996-CT-0263
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 5, 1996.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Insurance  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Education  Search this
Radio  Search this
occupational folklore  Search this
Family  Search this
Stores, Retail  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Amusement parks  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Business  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1996 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1996, Item FP-1996-CT-0263
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1996 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1996 Festival of American Folklife / Series 3: Iowa - Community Style / 3.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk58eeee593-8e63-4f45-bcc6-b64e0da32d7f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1996-ref808

[Miscellaneous Sites in France, Series 1]: a street bordered with trees and shops.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Slide manufacturer:
Handy, A. D.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (black-and-white, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
France -- Paris
France -- Ile-de-France -- Paris -- Paris
Date:
[between 1900 and 1906]
General:
Mount reads: "A. D. Handy, UP IN, Boston."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Trees in cities  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Carriages and carts  Search this
People  Search this
Stores, Retail  Search this
Buildings  Search this
Urban areas  Search this
Street-railroad tracks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item FR021095
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / International / France / FR021: Unidentified
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6f16ba713-e7ba-40ea-8826-f891184fa160
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref2630

Festival Recordings: Cultural Conservation Marketplace: Appalachian Community Market; Family Store American Markets

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Cultural Conservation Program 1987 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Performer:
Stephens, Joseph Spencer, 1936-  Search this
Norris, Judy, 1939-  Search this
Blake, Debbie  Search this
Suthamchai, Pakdee  Search this
Sanchez, Sylvia, 1956-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
analog.
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Hispanic Americans  Search this
Thai Americans  Search this
Mid-Eastern  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
North Carolina
Sugar Grove (N.C.)
Creston (N.C.)
Virginia
Texas
Alexandria (Va.)
Thailand
Date:
1987 June 24
Contents:
JOSEPH STEPHENS, JUDY NORRIS; SLEIMAN KYSIA, TRACY MCDONALD, DEBBIE BLAKE, WILMA HARRIS, SYLVIA SANCHEZ, PAKDEE SUTHAMCHAI, SUZY SERIFF APPALACHIAN COMMUNITY MARKET; FAMILY STORE 1 OF 2
Track Information:
101 Appalachian Community Market / Joseph Spencer Stephens, Judy Norris.

102 The Family Store / Debbie Blake, Pakdee Suthamchai, Sylvia Sanchez.
Local Numbers:
FP-1987-CT-0333
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 24, 1987.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Appalachian Region  Search this
Stores, Retail  Search this
Markets  Search this
Community  Search this
Ethnic markets  Search this
Manners and customs  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1987, Item FP-1987-CT-0333
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife / Series 2: Cultural Conservation and Languages: America's Many Voices / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5be7bd61d-694f-498c-8a44-37a2f7624366
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1987-ref1433

Cultural Conservation 1987 Fieldwork: Joseph Spencer Stephens (Community Store Keeper)

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Cultural Conservation Program 1987 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Hinson, Glenn (field worker)  Search this
Performer:
Stephens, Joseph Spencer, 1936-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
analog.
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
North Carolina
United States
Creston (N.C.)
Date:
1987 May 3
Contents:
JOSEPH SPENCER STEPHENS- COMMUNITY STORE-KEEPER-- INTERVIEWS 6 OF 6
Local Numbers:
FP-1987-CT-0183
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Creston (N.C.), United States, North Carolina, May 3, 1987.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Stores, Retail  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Tobacco  Search this
Markets  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1987, Item FP-1987-CT-0183
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife / Series 2: Cultural Conservation and Languages: America's Many Voices / Fieldwork
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk54879f820-ea4b-4fbb-8d7f-6a75e3e635af
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1987-ref842

A Day in Tokyo

Collection Creator:
Hubbard, Bernard R. (Bernard Rosecrans), 1888-1962  Search this
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (black-and-white sound; 310 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1933
Scope and Contents:
Edited film is a theatrical travelogue produced for "The Magic Carpet of Movietone." Film documents various scenes of city life in Tokyo, Japan. Film includes a trolley, busy streets, a department store with an amusement park for children, a market area, spectators watching a baseball game and nighttime with neon lights illuminating the streets. The film also shows fishermen fishing at a wharf, Japanese sumo wrestling, Japanese theater, and women in traditional kimono dress. The narrator discusses how Tokyo is a very advanced city and how it is influenced by western culture.

Legacy Keywords: Street scenes ; Urban transportation ; Stores, Retail ; Markets Japan ; Baseball Asia ; Wrestling ; Theater Japan ; Costume ; Fishing Japan
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 1993.1.67
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Father Bernard Hubbard collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Father Bernard Hubbard collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc93f0f5bb5-f081-4521-ac3f-0f5c7c8c1c53
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1993-01-ref21

[General Store]

Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph, b&w, 9 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Volume 2 CF
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Congo (Brazzaville)
Date:
[ca. 1900]
Local Numbers:
EEPA CF-35-04
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Industry  Search this
Stores, Retail  Search this
Marketplaces  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA CF 1985-140584
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 12: Congo Français (CF)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo71913c2e1-e3e1-4562-b5a8-988ca1e2e20f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref2001

Baker handbook of Negro-owned businesses, professional persons, churches and organizations of the District of Columbia, 1947-1948 / compiled and published by Baker Associates

Title:
Baker handbook, District of Columbia, 1947-1948
Author:
Baker & Associates  Search this
Physical description:
79 p. : ports. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1947
[1947?]
Topic:
Black people--Directories  Search this
Stores, Retail--Directories  Search this
African American churches--Directories  Search this
Associations, institutions, etc--Directories  Search this
Call number:
E185.93.D6 B16 1947
E185.93.D6B16 1947
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_348726

Smithsonian Institution Building from Pennsylvania Ave, 1874

Author:
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Subject:
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Landscape
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
April 10, 1874
Topic:
Buildings--Washington, D.C  Search this
Carriages  Search this
Carriages and carts  Search this
Horses  Search this
Pennsylvania Avenue  Search this
Signs  Search this
Signs and signboards  Search this
Stores, Retail  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Standard number:
48646 or MAH-48646
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9273

Fabrics of the Future Exhibit

Author:
Davis, Fremont  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Group, candid
Photographic print
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
c. 1938-1939
Topic:
Clothing and dress  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Mannequins (figures)  Search this
Public buildings  Search this
Stores, Retail  Search this
Textile fabrics  Search this
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Women  Search this
Standard number:
2005-10444
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11419

Sheets, Monroe Methods

Maker:
Monroe Calculating Machine Company  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 cm x 23.3 cm x 29 cm; 1 3/16 in x 9 3/16 in x 11 13/32 in
Object Name:
sheets
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of L. Leland Locke
ID Number:
1983.3003.059
Nonaccession number:
1983.3003
Catalog number:
1983.3003.059
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-0f24-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_689932

4A, Bali

Collection Creator:
Dunham, S. Ann (Stanley Ann)  Search this
Container:
Box 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1988
Collection Restrictions:
The S. Ann Dunham papers are open for research.

Electronic records are unavailable for research. Please contact the reference archivist for additional information.

Access to the S. Ann Dunham papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
S. Ann Dunham papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
S. Ann Dunham papers
S. Ann Dunham papers / Series 1: Field notebooks
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw349d48d45-e14e-4549-9994-34164009c78b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2011-04-ref96
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Design Research, Inc. collection

Creator:
Design Research, Inc.  Search this
Names:
Benjamin Thompson and Associates  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Design Research, Inc.  Search this
Marimekko Oy  Search this
Thompson, Benjamin, 1918-2002  Search this
Extent:
6.5 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Writings
Press releases
Legal correspondence
Resumes
Drawings
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Speeches
Financial records
Correspondence
Date:
1953-1979
Summary:
This collection consists ofcorrespondence, scrapbooks, catalogs, brochures, original drawings, photographs, financial records, resumes, legal documents, magazine articles, business records, press releases, artwork, and samples of boxes, bags, and buttons. Files documenting the company's history include a statement of the company's philosophy and records pertaining to the establishment of new stores in various cities. Project files document the furniture, fabrics, rugs, and accessories imported and design by Design Research, Inc. Bound reprints of articles that appeared in Interiors and International Design magazines are included. Clippings and other records documenting the design and construction of D/R stores are provided in the files pertaining to Benjamin Thompson & Associates, Inc. Also found in these files is a printed and bound presentation copy of Thompson's address, "The Craft of Design and the Art of Building", along with other articles by and about Thompson. Additional information pertaining to D/R's association with Marimekko can be found in the Cooper- Hewitt Design Archive's Marimekko Collection.
Arrangement note:
Unprocessed. Consists of six record groups: 1) Company history; 2) Office records; 3) Project files; 4) Clippings and Scrapbooks; 5) Benjamin Thompson & Associates, Inc. for D/R; and 6) Photographs.
Biographical/Historical note:
Retail establishment and product design. Design Research, Inc. (D/R), founded in 1953 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by architect Benjamin Thompson, specialized in the latest post-war products for the modern home. The displays in the stores were considered unique in that they were designed at domestic scale and the products were shown in realistic, homelike arrangements.

Products were sought and selected based on the anticipated preferences of customers, not on traditional retail buying patterns. At the time, the availability of "good design" was limited to wholesale firms such as Herman Miller and Knoll. Thompson was the first to introduce the work of many European and Asian designers to the American retail market, including the work of the design firm of Marimekko for which D/R was the exclusive U.S. represenative. The company also created many of its own products including chairs manufactured by Thonet. D/R later opened stores in New York City, San Francisco, and Philadelphia. Thompson's own architectural firm, Benjamin Thompson & Associates, Inc., designed all of the D/R stores. For the San Francisco store, Thomspon renovated the former Ghirardelli Chocolate factory. Even after the stores officially closed in 1978, D/R remained a model for many merchants.
Provenance:
The materials in this collection were donated to Cooper-Hewitt in 1995 by Benjamin and Jane Thompson.
Restrictions:
Unprocessed; access is limited. Permission of Library Director required for use.
Topic:
Furniture design -- United States -- History -- 20th century  Search this
Retail trade -- United States  Search this
Furniture store  Search this
Display of merchandise -- United States  Search this
House furnishings -- United States  Search this
Stores, Retail -- Design  Search this
Stores, Retail -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Writings
Press releases
Legal correspondence
Resumes
Drawings
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Speeches
Financial records
Correspondence
Identifier:
SIL-CH.1997-123-2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sc22bbecb2f-c6ef-40e5-a13e-4a7c248ce152
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-ch-1997-123-2

Marimekko collection

Creator:
Marimekko, Inc.  Search this
Names:
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Design Research, Inc.  Search this
Marimekko Oy  Search this
Printex Corporation  Search this
Ratia, Armi, 1912-1979  Search this
Thompson, Benjamin, 1918-2002  Search this
Extent:
8.5 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Trade catalogs
Clippings
Swatch books
Scrapbooks
Textile designers
Fashion designers
Home furnishings designers
Correspondence
Date:
1951-1979
bulk 1957-1979
Summary:
This collection covers the period that Ratia was with Marimekko, 1951-1979.It includes scrapbook, press releases, correspondence, brochures, photographs, magazine articles, swatches, and trade catalogs. It contains extensive information about the company's affiliation with D/R and its operations in Finland. It includes a copy of "Phenomenon Marimekko," the catalog from a comprehensive exhibition that was held at the Museum of Applied Arts in Helsinki in 1986. The collection contains legal correspondence and contracts pertaining to D/R's representation of Marimekko in the United States, as well as numerous swatches, sample books, brochures for stockholders, and trade catalogs. Files pertaining to Marimekko's work in Finland is mostly in Finnish and consists of brochures, posters, articles, and sample books, as well as a copy of the publication, "Design in Finland 1983."Additional information on Marimekko's association with D/R can be found in the Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive's Design Research, Inc. Collection.
Arrangement note:
Unprocessed. This collection consists of six record groups: 1) Company history and background information; 2) Marimekko/Design Research, Inc. Correspondence; 3) Marimekko Finland; 4) Scrapbooks and press clippings; 5) Swatches and samples; and 6) Photographs.
Biographical/Historical note:
Finnish fabric manufacturer and retail chain. The company's chief designer was Armi Ratia (1912-1979), who was known for her use of vibrant colors and large patterns. She first joined her husband's design firm, Printex, in 1949. In 1951, the company was renamed Marimekko, which means "a little dress for Mary" in Finnish. During the 1960s and '70s, the firm manufactured cotton, jersey, and wool fabrications, along with paper, laminated plastics, and table coverings. Ratia was known for designing free, easy fashions in bold painterly designs taking much of her inspiration from nature and handicraft.

Ben Thompson, the founder of the retail establishment Design Reseaach, Inc. (D/R), discovered Ratia's designs at the Finnish Pavilion of the Brussels World Fair in 1957, and persuaded her to come to the United States. D/R became the exclusive representative of Marimekko products in the U.S. Today, through franchises worldwide, Marimekko stores sell simple clothing for women and children, as well as household accessories and furniture.
Location of Other Archival Materials Note:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Textiles Department. 28 printed textiles designed by or for Marimekko.
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Wallcoverings Department. One samplebook.
Marimekko Homepage. Additional information on the history of the company and its activities today can be found on Marimekko's homepage: http://www.marimekko.fi/.
Provenance:
The materials in this collection were donated to Cooper-Hewitt in 1975 by Benjamin and Jane Thompson.
Topic:
Interior decoration -- Finland  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Retail trade -- United States  Search this
Stores, Retail -- United States  Search this
Costume design -- Finland  Search this
Clothing trade -- United States  Search this
Fashion design  Search this
Textile design -- Finland  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Trade catalogs
Clippings
Swatch books
Scrapbooks
Textile designers
Fashion designers
Home furnishings designers
Correspondence
Identifier:
SIL-CH.1997-123-1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sc2bb7684a6-1bd2-4a39-ae77-c69f1f36642f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-ch-1997-123-1

Subject Files

Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
2006-2008
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the activities and history of the Task Force on Smithsonian Business Ventures (SBV). The Task Force was created to help improve the contributions of the cash-generating activities to the Smithsonian's mission through bringing its research, collections, and exhibitions to broader audiences and by producing unrestricted income to support its programs. To accomplish this, the Task Force reviewed the strategy of SBV and recommended improvements to its structure and organization. These records were created and maintained by Pherabe Kolb, Senior Program Officer, Office of the Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, agendas, meeting notes, and other related materials.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 01/21/2015 memorandum, Toda to Kolb; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museum finance  Search this
Stores, Retail  Search this
Strategic planning  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-119, Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer, Subject Files
Identifier:
Accession 15-119
See more items in:
Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-119

Fisher, Bruce & Company Records

Creator:
Fisher, Richard  Search this
Collector:
Fisher, Bruce & Company.  Search this
Former owner:
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.  Search this
Donor:
Gatter, Carl  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (1 box )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sales catalogs
Stereographs
Legislation (legal concepts)
Correspondence
Photographic prints
Postcards
Price lists
Place:
Colon (Panama)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Date:
1920-1940s
Summary:
Fisher, Bruce & Company, importers of china, earthenware, and glassware, were located on Market Street, Philadelphia. The collection contains catalog pages and price lists for china, earthenware, and glassware imported from Belgium, Britain, France, and Italy, and some American ceramics.
Scope and Contents:
This collection primarily contains catalog pages and pricelists for china, earthenware, and glassware imported from Belgium, Britain, France, and Italy, as well as some American ceramics. The catalog pages consist of color photographs of numbered ceramic items; the pricelists are separate pages keyed to the same numbers. These records, which date from 1939 1940, are arranged in separate folders by nationality.

The Belgian material consists of one catalog page of glassware. The British catalog pages depict Aynsley bone china (breakfast and tea sets), Grimwades earthenware, and "Toby" mugs of U.S. General McArthur and British General Wavell. The French catalog pages show "Quimper" design faience as well as other china and earthenware pieces. The Italian ceramics are primarily earthenware breakfast sets, bowls, baskets, vases, and donkey figures. There is also some Venetian glassware. The U.S. catalog pages show china breakfast sets and other tableware.

In addition, a photoprint in the collection shows the firm's building, ca. 1920s; a second photoprint shows a 1920s display of Pyrex ovenware in one of the building's display windows.
Biographical / Historical:
Fisher, Bruce & Company, importers of china, earthenware, and glassware, were located on Market Street in Philadelphia. The firm dates back at least to the year 1880, when it was known as Atherholt, Fisher & Company, and was located at 519 Market Street. The principals in the firm were Thomas C. Atherholt, Samuel Fisher, and his son, Joseph G. A. Fisher. By 1885 the company's name had changed to Fisher, Son & Company. By 1889, after the addition of George H. Ruth to the firm, its name had changed to Fisher, Son & Ruth. The following year, probably following the death of Samuel Fisher, Worthington Bruce joined the firm, and its name was changed to Fisher, Bruce & Company. In the same year the firm relocated to 221 Market Street.

The company continued to prosper in its Market Street location, which extended back to Church Street. By 1930, the adjoining building at 219 Market Street was purchased. The ground floors of numbers 219 221 were used as a showroom and the company's offices were located upstairs. The company stayed in the Fisher family's hands for the remainder of its existence, with E. Monroe Fisher as President of the firm beginning in 1930. In the 1970s the company was sold and the business relocated to New Jersey.
Provenance:
These records were donated to the Division of Domestic Life in February 1990 by Mr. Carl Gatter. His father, Herman L. Gatter, had been employed by Fisher, Bruce, for many years. The records were transferred to the Archives Center in March 1990.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment.

Probable copyright restrictions.
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:
Show windows  Search this
Stores, Retail  Search this
Table setting and decoration  Search this
Display of merchandise  Search this
Faience  Search this
Glassware  Search this
Glassware -- Belgian  Search this
Glassware -- Catalogs  Search this
Glassware -- Venetian  Search this
Importers  Search this
Advertising, Point-of-sale  Search this
Commemorative porcelain  Search this
Dams -- Panama  Search this
Ceramic tableware  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Ceramic Industries -- French  Search this
Ceramic Industries -- Italian  Search this
Ceramic Industries -- Belgian  Search this
Ceramic Industries -- English  Search this
Ceramic Industries -- American  Search this
Locks and dams  Search this
Clay pot cookery  Search this
Plates (Tableware)  Search this
Porcelain, American  Search this
Porcelain figures  Search this
Porcelain, French  Search this
Porcelain, English  Search this
Porcelain -- Prices  Search this
Porcelain -- 20th century  Search this
Pottery figures  Search this
Pottery, American  Search this
Pottery, English  Search this
Pottery, French  Search this
Pottery, Italian  Search this
Pottery -- Prices  Search this
Pyrex  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sales catalogs
Stereographs
Legislation (legal concepts)
Correspondence -- 1940-1950
Photographic prints
Postcards -- 1900-1920
Price lists
Citation:
Fisher, Bruce & Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0370
See more items in:
Fisher, Bruce & Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81269855a-4c8e-4eeb-8fce-5157c78d78b2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0370
Online Media:

Bendix Washing Machine Store Display Advertising Sign

Creator:
Bendix Corporation.  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (1 item )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Signs (declaratory or advertising artifacts)
Date:
circa 1940s
Scope and Contents:
Image of washing machine, mounted on self-supporting cardboard display (38-1/2 x 26-3/8") on cardboard with support.. Transparency effect in center cutout. "Bendix Automatic Home Laundry" label at top and "See It Demonstrated Here" displays in circular cutout corresponding to machine's door.
Biographical / Historical:
A sign from a Bendix Washing Machine store.
Provenance:
Purchased form Donna Lee's Collectables, August 19, 1989.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Trademark and copyright restrictions.
Topic:
Washing machines  Search this
Stores, Retail  Search this
advertising  Search this
Genre/Form:
Signs (declaratory or advertising artifacts)
Citation:
Bendix Washing Machine Store Display Advertising Sign, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0350
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8fddf6215-04e4-4a26-a6a9-a46482d32f08
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0350

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