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Palmyra

Creator:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2015-08-28T14:17:17.000Z
YouTube Category:
Film & Animation  Search this
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
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FreerSackler
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
YouTube Channel:
FreerSackler
EDAN-URL:
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Lucy Red Cloud, Sioux, No. 1515

Collection Creator:
Capron, Allyn K.  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
Culture:
Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Date:
1898
Scope and Contents:
Studio portrait of Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux) delegate Lucy Red Cloud, wife of Frank Afraid of his Horses. She wears two braids and clothing embellished with dentalium shells (horn-shaped beads). Photograph taken by Frank A. Rinehart or his assistant Adolph F. Muhr at the U.S. Indian Congress of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition in Omaha, Nebraska, 1898.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Captain Allyn Capron photograph collection, image #, NMAI.AC.152; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.152, Item P13101
See more items in:
Captain Allyn Capron photograph collection
Captain Allyn Capron photograph collection / Series 2: Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, 1898
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
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Boroboedoer: Album of Ruins of Central Java Collected by Charles Freer in 1907

Creator:
Kurkdjian Studio  Search this
Collector:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
60 Items (collodion prints)
Type:
Archival materials
Albums
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Borobudur (Indonesia)
Java (Indonesia)
Prambanan (Java)
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Album of 60 photographic prints illustrating architecture and sculptural features of the 9th century Buddhist monument at Borobudur, Mendut, Pawon, Prambanan, and other ancient sites of Central Java.
Arrangement:
Organized in the original manner by the creator.
Biographical / Historical:
Ohannes Kurkdjian 1851 - 1903 was an Armenian photographer active in Indonesia at the turn of the century. His company, O. Kurkdjian & Co. was a major studio in Surabaya producing scenic views as well as studio portraits. The studio continued well after Kurkdjian's death in 1903.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 12.08.1
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Art, Asian -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, American -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albums
Photographs
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Item FSA A.01 12.08.1
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Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 12: Photographs / 12.8: Album of Photographs of Borobudur collected by Charles Freer
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Portraits of Whistler

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Names:
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Portraits
Place:
Paris
Scope and Contents:
Photographs depicting the artist James McNeill Whistler in his studio in Paris, studio portraits of Whistler, and other artists' portraits of Whistler.
Portraits of James McNeill Whistler
Arrangement:
Organized by subject.
Local Numbers:
FSA.A.01 12.02.1
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Art, American -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Portraits
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Subseries 12.2.1
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 12: Photographs / 12.2: Whistler
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Photographic portrait of Ernest Fenollosa

Collector:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco, 1853-1908  Search this
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print)
Type:
Archival materials
Portraits
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1890s
Scope and Contents:
One studio portrait of the scholar and writer Ernest Fenollosa (1853-1908), likely presented to his patron, Charles Lang Freer.
Arrangement:
Stored in one box.
Biographical / Historical:
Ernest Francisco Fenollosa (1853-1908) was a poet and student of Asian art. Born in Salem, Massachusetts, Fenollosa studied at Harvard, Cambridge University and the art school at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts before traveling to Japan to teach political economy and philosophy at the Imperial University at Tokyo. In 1988, he helped establish the Tokyo Fine Arts Academy and the Imperial Museum, serving as its director. For his many efforts to preserve temples and shrines and their art work, the Emperor of Japan decorated him with the orders of the Rising Sun and the Sacred Mirror. In 1890 Fenollosa returned to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts to take the position of curator of the department of Oriental arts. However, his public divorce and immediate remarriage in 1895 to the writer Mary McNeill Scott (1865-1954) led to his dismissal from the Museum in 1896 and he returned to Japan to teach English literature at the Tokyo Higher Normal School. He returned to the United States in 1900 to write and lecture on Asia. His works include East and West: The Discovery of America and Other Poems (1893); Epochs of Chinese and Japanese Art (1912), compiled by his widow, Mary McNeil Fenollosa; and two works on Japanese drama (ed. by Ezra Pound, 1916).
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 12.03.02
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Genre/Form:
Portraits -- Men
Photographs
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Item FSA A.01 12.03.02
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 12: Photographs / 12.3: Portraits of Others
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Photographic portrait of Stanford White

Collector:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
White, Stanford, 1853-1906  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print)
Type:
Archival materials
Portraits
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1900
Scope and Contents:
One studio portrait of the architect Stanford White (1853-1906), likely presented to his patron, Charles Lang Freer.
Arrangement:
Stored in one box.
Biographical / Historical:
Stanford White (November 9, 1853 - June 25, 1906) was an American architect and one of the foremost originators of the American Renaissance in architecture. He designed many prominent public buildings in New York, as well as private residences aroundt the country. White was famously murdered in 1906 the jealous husband of artists' model Evelyn Nesbit (1884-1967).
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 12.03.05
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Genre/Form:
Portraits -- Men
Photographs
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Item FSA A.01 12.03.05
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 12: Photographs / 12.3: Portraits of Others
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
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[Duke Ellington : black-and-white photoprint.]

Photographer:
Bruno of Hollywood (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Names:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 10" x 8".)
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Studio portraits
Photographs
Scope and Contents:
Publicity photograph, bust portrait. Photographer's stamp, "Bruno of Hollywood - Photographer, New York City." Sepia-toned print.
Arrangement:
Series 7, Box No.6, Folder 26.
Local Numbers:
AC0301-0000066.tif (AC Scan No.)
Series 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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Jazz musicians -- 1950-2000 -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Studio portraits -- African American men
Photographs -- 20th century -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 7: Photographs, Duke Ellington Collection / 7.7.40: Publicity
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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[Dorothy Shaver : black-and-white photoprint.]

Names:
Shaver, Dorothy, 1893-1959  Search this
Collection Collector:
Costume, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Collection Creator:
Shaver, Dorothy, 1893-1959  Search this
Collection Donor:
Shaver, Elsie  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (approx. 7" x 6".)
Type:
Archival materials
Studio portraits
Scope and Contents:
Photographer unidentified.
Local Numbers:
01063130 (AC Scan)
General:
In Box 20, Folder 5.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Genre/Form:
Studio portraits -- Women
Collection Citation:
Dorothy Shaver Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Dorothy Shaver Papers
Dorothy Shaver Papers / Series 4: Photographs / 4.1: Personal / Shaver portraits
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Scrapbook page with studio portrait of young Chinese-American girl on one side, Chinatown parade

Collection Creator:
Mead, Virginia Lee  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1932
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. The scrapbooks are in fragile condition. See repository for more details about handling.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Lee Chinese American Family Papers, circa 1915-1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Lee Chinese-American Family Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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[Studio portrait of Mr. Lee B. Lok. Black-and-white photoprint]

Photographer:
Junyoon Studio  Search this
Creator:
Mead, Virginia Lee  Search this
Collection Creator:
Mead, Virginia Lee  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (13" x 9".)
Type:
Archival materials
Studio portraits
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- 1930-1950 -- Photographs
Date:
[1942.]
Scope and Contents:
Studio name in English imprinted vertically on mount near bottom left of print, accompanied by Chinese.
Local Numbers:
1994.3135 (NMAH Acc.)

AC0555-0000004.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:
Chinese Americans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Studio portraits -- Chinese American men
Collection Citation:
Lee Chinese American Family Papers, circa 1915-1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Lee Chinese-American Family Papers
Lee Chinese-American Family Papers / Family photograph album containing photographs, news clippings, etc. and other memorabilia concerning Lee family in New York. Color photoprints are fading. Album includes vacation pictures taken in Hawaii and Haiti, etc.
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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[Portrait of Mrs. Lee. Photograph.]

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
Photographs
Studio portraits
Local Numbers:
1994.3135 (NMAH Acc.)

AC0555-0000002.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:
Chinese Americans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Studio portraits -- Women
Collection Citation:
Lee Chinese American Family Papers, circa 1915-1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Lee Chinese-American Family Papers
Lee Chinese-American Family Papers / Family photograph album containing photographs, news clippings, etc. and other memorabilia concerning Lee family in New York. Color photoprints are fading. Album includes vacation pictures taken in Hawaii and Haiti, etc.
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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[Portrait of Virginia Lee in a cheongsam dress. Photoprint.]

Photographer:
Ettlin Studio  Search this
Donor:
Mead, Virginia Lee  Search this
Collection Creator:
Mead, Virginia Lee  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (unmounted, 14 x 11".)
Culture:
Chinese Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Studio portraits
Local Numbers:
AC0555-0000006.tif (AC Scan)

1994.3135 (Nonacc. No.)
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:
Costume -- Chinese  Search this
Cheongsam dresses  Search this
Genre/Form:
Studio portraits -- Women
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 / Family photograph album containing photographs, news clippings, etc. and other memorabilia concerning Lee family in New York. Color photoprints are fading. Album includes vacation pictures taken in Hawaii and Haiti, etc.
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Item list with transcriptions of pasted captions

Collection Creator:
Keystone View Company  Search this
Shinn, Walter Scott  Search this
Underwood & Underwood, Inc.  Search this
Fotograms (New York (N.Y.)  Search this
International Newsreel Corp (New York (N.Y.)  Search this
ETL Testing Laboratories, Inc.  Search this
Extent:
29 Items
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1-29
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1900-1914
Scope and Contents note:
Note: original count. 28.Studio portraits; with Firestone, Ford, and John Burroughs; in library; in laboratory; sailing for Europe; in car in Budapest; with Charles Proteus Steinmetz.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Most images probably public domain due to expired copyrights.
Collection Citation:
Edison Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0299, Subseries 1.1
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Thomas Alva Edison Photoprints
Thomas Alva Edison Photoprints / Series 1: Silver Gelatin Prints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Rosalie O'Connell Photograph Album

Collector:
O'Connell, Rosalie Melita  Search this
Names:
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company  Search this
Pennsylvania Railroad.  Search this
Gable family  Search this
Barry, George  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Albums
Photographs
Place:
Baltimore (Md.) -- 1910-1920
Date:
1912-1917
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains 205 photoprints, including 149 informal outdoor portraits and 46 studio portraits. Although the photographs, post cards, and other materials have been physically removed from the cyanotype album, album captions for the photographs are preserved in copy photographs made before the materials were removed during conservation treatment. The following is excerpted from Carolyn Long's paper, "The History and Conservation Treatment of the Baltimore and Ohio Cyanotype Book and Rosalie O'Connell's Album, Plus the Cyanotype Process Explained" (copy in control file).

Snapshots, newspaper clippings, and other memorabilia were adhered to the reverse of the cyanotypes, and several sentimental poems, evidently Rosalie's own compositions, were written on the back pages. At the time the album was assembled, she dated the pages and wrote formal inscriptions with dark brown ink in a flowing script. In later years she wrote further explanations and made humorous comments with a blue ballpoint pen, apparently in the 1940's or later. The pictures and inscriptions create a record of a young woman's life in the early twentieth century that is as interesting as the views of railroad bridges and depots on the front of the pages.

Rosalie appears to have been in her teens or early twenties at the time, and was a pretty, vivacious girl with long dark hair. Her family, the C. T. O'Connells, lived at 2011 Barclay Street, Baltimore, in a blue-collar neighborhood near the railroad yards. Many railroad employees lived in the area, which offers an explanation of how Rosalie happened to have the cyanotype book. The O'Connells were a large Irish Catholic family, according to the album, which mentions Rosalie's siblings: Florence, an older sister with two children, Charles and Ursula; Bill, who served in the Mexican War; Ed, a football player; Richard, who ran for Democratic delegate to the State Convention in 1915; and a younger brother named Bartlett. Apparently Richard was Rosalie's favorite brother, for she wrote inscriptions such as "My Pal" and "My Dick" under his pictures. It was Richard's wife Ona who later sold the album to the Museum.

The O'Connells' neighbors were the Gables and the Feldmeyers. The Gables and their children are shown behind their house, with a wooden privy in the background. Above their picture, Rosalie wrote "The Dirty Dozen in 1916." "Pop" Gable apparently worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad and is pictured on top of a "Pennsy" engine. There are also snapshots of Rosalie with her flock of chickens in the back yard, and of neighborhood girls having a "fresh air fund" bake sale at 2003 Barclay.

Rosalie's best friend was Beatrice "Beets" Malstrom. The two girls, with other friends and family members, swam and ice skated at Jane's Creek and went to Riverview Park. Rosalie worked at Turner's Grocery Store on North Avenue, and a series of snapshots shows her co-workers clowning with a bottle of beer on a motor scooter.

Rosalie was courted by George Barry, who is shown with her on the boat Louise when he was home on furlough from the Navy in 1917. Poems and inscriptions suggest an eventual breakup of the relationship. Above one of these pictures she wrote, "The arrival -peace and happiness unexpected." Later, however, she wrote in ballpoint, "so mixed up," and "He was nice, but I was not in love."
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series. Materials arranged topically, with a copy photographic key to the original album arrangement.
Biographical / Historical:
In the 1890s the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad maintained a photographic record of its properties along its routes (Divisions); a book of cyanotype prints was made of each Division for railroad officials. The Museum purchased a book of the Baltimore & Ohio Philadelphia Division from the sister-in-law of Rosalie M. O'Connell, and found that it contained personal photographs mounted on the backs of the cyanotypes. Rosalie O'Connell had used the book as a personal photograph album from 1912 to 1917. Because the scrapbook material was damaging the cyanotypes, the National Museum of American History, Division of Conservation removed the photographs in 1985.

Rosalie apparently had come into possession of the cyanotype book when she was a teen-aged girl, possibly due to her father's job with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and/or the presence of other B & O employees in the neighborhood. Between the years 1912-1917 Rosalie used it as a personal photo album and scrapbook, adhering snapshots, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia to the reverse side of the cyanotypes. Because these items and the adhesives were causing damage to the cyanotypes, in 1985 Carolyn Long of the NMAH Division of Conservation removed the O'Connell material from the cyanotype pages. Thus for the first time the "Rosalie O'Connell Photograph Album" was physically separated from the B & 0 cyanotype album.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Baltimore & Ohio cyanotype book in mechanical and civil engineering collection, NMAH.
Provenance:
The collection was purchased by the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering from Mrs. Richard C. O'Connell in 1979.
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.
Topic:
Recreation -- 1910-1920 -- Baltimore (Md.)  Search this
Parks -- 1910-1920 -- Baltimore (Md.)  Search this
Swimming -- 1910-1920  Search this
Skating -- 1910-1920 -- Baltimore (Md.)  Search this
Soldiers -- 1910-1920  Search this
Outhouses -- 1910-1920 -- Baltimore (Md.)  Search this
Youth -- 1910-1920 -- Baltimore (Md.)  Search this
Catholics -- 1910-1920 -- Baltimore (Md.)  Search this
Railroads -- 1910-1920 -- Baltimore (Md.)  Search this
Priests -- 1910-1920  Search this
Irish Americans -- 1910-1920 -- Baltimore (Md.)  Search this
Family -- 1910-1920 -- Baltimore (Md.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albums -- 1900-1920
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1910-1920
Citation:
Rosalie O'Connell Photograph Album, 1912-1917, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0187
See more items in:
Rosalie O'Connell Photograph Album
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Heirloom Photos

Collection Collector:
Community Life, Div. of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Alland, Alexander, Sr. (Alexander Landschaft), 1902-1989  Search this
Collection Author:
Kaslov, Steve, ca. 1888-1949 (King of the Red Bandanna Romany Gypsies )  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 23
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
According to the manuscript materials, these photographs were collected by Steve Kaslov from American Rom families in his social and kinship network 'from the walls of flats or tents.' Mostly studio portraits, they include photographs possibly taken in Europe before the subjects emigrated, one apparently taken in Mexico about 1917, and others contemporary with de Wendler- Funarols acquaintaince with the Gypsies. The collection consists mainly of negatives that de Wendler-Funaro made from the originals.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Photographs by de Wendler-Funaro are available for reproduction. Fees for commercial use. Permission to reproduce photographs by Alexander Alland must be granted by the photographer's estate; other photographs may have copyright restrictions.
Collection Citation:
Carlos de Wendler-Funaro Gypsy Research Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0161, Series 9
See more items in:
Carlos de Wendler-Funaro Gypsy Research Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Ira L. Hill Portrait Photonegatives

Collector:
Photographic History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Photographic History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Photographer:
Martin, Ray  Search this
Hill, Ira L. (Ira Lawrence), 1877-1947  Search this
Names:
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962  Search this
Extent:
200 Cubic feet (300 wooden drawers; 23,metal file drawers)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Retouching
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1912-1953
bulk 1925-1931
Scope and Contents:
Approximately 86,000 photographic negatives (Series 1) and twenty-three drawers of file cards (Series 2) comprise the collection. Most of the pictures are studio portraits.

Series 1: Photonegatives

The majority of the negatives are glass plates, 5 x 7 inches. Approximately 10% of the total number of images are on film, also 5 x 7 inches, and all the film material which has been inspected thus far is on safety base: rapid deterioration of some of the film indicates that it is unstable cellulose acetate or diacetate. Nearly all of the negatives are portraits. Many of the female subjects ear furs or expensive gowns and dresses, and most of the men seem well-dressed. The majority of the portraits inspected have been heavily retouched with pencil, as apparently was Hill's custom, and the standard procedure followed by most commercial portrait studios. There are some large portraits, especially wedding photographs, which are in extremely poor condition due to the acetate deformation and deterioration.

Several hundred 8"x 10" glass negatives are not studio portraits. Many are informal outdoor portraits, landscapes and scenic views. Some seem to depict vacation outings and camping trips.

These photographs (approximately 86,000, according to the inventory conducted in the early 1980s) are currently stored off-site (building 18, Silver Hill Facility), and are not yet accessible due to the fact that parts of the collection are contaminated with asbestos insulation fibers; after preliminary cleaning, asbestos levels remaining were still considered hazardous. The collection must be included within the over-all Silver Hill asbestos abatement program. However, a small representative sample of glass and film negatives (1 box) has been cleaned and shelved in the Archives Center.

Series 2: Card Files

The collection is accompanied by twenty-three drawers of cards which form a partial working catalog. These cards are business records, recording the names of subjects and dates of sittings, along with prices charged, and the photographer or studio's catalog number. These numbers are on the negative jackets and match the card numbers. The cataloguing system incorporates at least in part a chronological arrangement which parallels the numerical sequence.

Celebrity subjects in the collection include Eleanor Roosevelt, Hedda Hopper, Fred Astaire, Ziegfield girls such as Billie Burke, and other public and entertainment figures. However, the celebrity portraits represent only a small percentage of the photographs. Indeed, an extensive list of prominent subjects supposedly to be found in the collection was supplied by Ray Martin before the acquisition, but most of these names have not appeared in either the card files or the collection itself, to the limited extent that the material could be inspected during inventory. Of course, there are chronological gaps in the cards.
Arrangement:
Divided into two series: (1) photonegatives; and (2) card files.

Card files arranged alphabetically by client name; each file devoted to a single year, half-year, or, in one instance, consecutive series of years. Photonegatives arranged numerically within drawers.
Biographical / Historical:
Ira Lawrence Hill opened a photographic studio in New York City about 1905, and died in 1938 or 1939. His birthdate has not yet been located. Hill was considered the "Cecil Beaton of his time" in New York, for he photographed the wealthy and socially prominent in his studio, but also received requests from all over the country to document society events "on location". He photographed many film and theatrical celebrities, portraits with helping to launch her career. She wrote: "Aside from his own enthusiasm, the above [referring to the Hill photograph] was the only evidence which C. B. Cochran submitted to Sir Gerald du Maurier when suggesting I be imported for a role in 'The Dancers' in London. Since my first transatlantic flight marked the turning point in my career, my personal thanks go to photographer Ira Hill who posed and reproduced me. I've faced many a camera since, both still and moving, but not one of their images served me so well as Ira's. Photographers can flatter you and they can foul you up. When submitting to news cameramen I often came out looking like the second witch in 'Macbeth.'"

Ray Martin, donor of the collection to the Museum, noted that her personally photographed the wedding of Sen. Claiborne Pell while working for Hill. Hill eventually married five debutantes in succession, according to Martin. His work frequently was published in Vanity Fair, Town and Country and other magazines, and he did his best work from 1920 on.

The Hill studio was located at 677 Fifth Avenue, near 53rd Street, according to a letter from 1946 on "Ira L. Hill's Studio" stationary. It is not known whether the studio was always in that location.

Ray Martin worked for Hill from 1936 to 1938. After Hill's death Martin purchased the studio and operated it until about 1960. Photographs in the collection which are dated after 1939 presumably were made by Mr. Martin or under his supervision. The early Hill and Martin photographs were placed in storage for several years after Martin closed the studio, and he subsequently donated them to the Division of Photographic History of the Museum of History and Technology in the 1960s. The Division finally accessioned the collection in 1981 (accession number 1981.0463).
Although some sources give Hill's date of death as 1938, an article in the New York Times, November 21, 1939, describes the arrest of "Society Photographer" Ira L. Hill after a fight at the home of his ex-wife.
Related Materials:
Materials at Other Organizations

National Portrait Gallery has a portrait of Margaret Sanger by Ira Hill.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Ray Martin, 1970.
Restrictions:
Photonegatives:,THE MAJORITY OF NEGATIVES IN THIS COLLECTION ARE INACCESSIBLE AT THE PRESENT TIME. A very few negatives are available for research in the Archives Center, but most of the collection is not.,Some negatives are contaminated with asbestos, in remote storage at Silver Hill, Md., and special protective clothing may be required for inspection due to the health hazard.
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.
Occupation:
Actors  Search this
Actors -- Interviews -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Topic:
Portraits -- 1900-1950  Search this
Celebrities -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film -- 1900-1950
Retouching -- Pencil
Citation:
Ira L. Hill Portrait Photonegatives, 1912-1953, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0144
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Ira L. Hill Portrait Photonegatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0144

[Dawahare family portrait: b&w photoprint]

Collector:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Collection Creator:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (9.8" x 8.0".)
Culture:
Arab Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Studio portraits
Photographs
Date:
1926
Scope and Contents:
Back row, left to right: Willie, Harding, Mary, Woodrow, Nellie; middle row, left to right: Srur, Selma, Sybil; front row: Dee. Photograph taken at Short Studio in Neon, Kentucky.
Arrangement:
Series 12, box 1, folder 19.
Local Numbers:
AC0078-0000006 (AC Scan No.)

93-11420 (OPS neg no.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Family  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Studio portraits
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab-American Collection Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection / Series 2: Photographs / 2.2: Families 1892-1987 / Dawahar [Dawahare]
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0078-ref4320

[Fred Khoury's father and probably uncle : black-and-white photoprint.]

Photographer:
Chase, D. B. (Dana B.)  Search this
Collector:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Collection Creator:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.4" x 4.1".)
Culture:
Arab Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Studio portraits
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1910
Scope and Contents:
Studio portrait taken by D. B. Chase at 910 16th Street, Denver, Colorado (blind-stamp on mount below print.
Arrangement:
Series ?, box 2, folder 17.
Local Numbers:
AC0078-0000009.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Genre/Form:
Studio portraits
Photographs -- 1910-1920 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab-American Collection Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection / Series 2: Photographs / 2.1: Individuals, 1890-1989 / Khoury, Alfred
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0078-ref4323

[Abe Doumar: glass plate black-and-white negative.]

Collector:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Names:
Doumar family  Search this
Doumar, Abe  Search this
Collection Creator:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.3" x 4.2".)
Culture:
Arab Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Studio portraits
Photographs
Place:
Norfolk (Va.)
Virginia -- 1900-1950
Date:
1915
Scope and Contents:
Photograph taken at a studio in Norfolk, Virginia. Photographer unidentified.
Arrangement:
Series 12, box 14, folder ?.
Local Numbers:
AC0078-0000013.tif (AC Scan No.)

94-5556 (OPS neg no.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Genre/Form:
Studio portraits
Photographs -- 1910-1920 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab-American Collection Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection / Series 2: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0078-ref4327

[Abe Doumar: black-and-white glass plate negative.]

Collector:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Names:
Doumar family  Search this
Doumar, Abe  Search this
Collection Creator:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.4" x 4.2".)
Culture:
Arab Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Studio portraits
Photographs
Portraits
Place:
Norfolk (Va.)
Virginia -- 1900-1950
Date:
1915
Scope and Contents:
Photograph taken at a studio in Norfolk, Virginia.
Arrangement:
Series 12, box 14, folder ?.
Local Numbers:
AC0078-0000016.tif (AC Scan No.)

94-5546 (OPS neg no.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Genre/Form:
Studio portraits
Photographs -- 1910-1920 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Portraits -- Men
Collection Citation:
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab-American Collection Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection / Series 2: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0078-ref4328

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