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Carte-de-visite album of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment

Created by:
John Ritchie, American, 1836 - 1919  Search this
Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
George Thompson Garrison, American, 1836 - 1904  Search this
Subject of:
54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, American, 1863 - 1865  Search this
William Harvey Carney, American, 1840 - 1908  Search this
Medium:
leather, paper (fiber product), metal, albumen and silver on photographic paper on card mount
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed): 6 5/8 × 6 × 2 7/8 in. (16.8 × 15.2 × 7.3 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 6 3/4 × 13 1/2 × 2 11/16 in. (17.1 × 34.3 × 6.8 cm)
Type:
cartes-de-visite
albumen prints
photograph albums
Place depicted:
Morris Island, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Fort Sumter, Charleston, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca.1864
Topic:
African American  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Military  Search this
Photography  Search this
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Garrison Family in memory of George Thompson Garrison
Object number:
2014.115.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Movement:
Abolitionist movement
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5de23d131-5de6-4b86-a1ee-767d158c8406
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.115.8

Where the Civil War began--Fort Sumter, and distant mainland to right, S.C. [Active no 5669 : interpositive.]

Topic:
SOUTH CAROLINA & GEORGIA
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.)
South Carolina
Local Numbers:
RSN 26737

AC0143-0026737 (AC scan number)
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.51 [114].
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:
Battlefields -- South Carolina  Search this
Fortification -- South Carolina  Search this
Ships -- South Carolina  Search this
Civil war -- South Carolina  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 26705-26809
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref24496

Confederate Signal Station, Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, Tenn. [Active no. 5745 : interpositive.]

Topic:
MISSISSIPPI, TENNESSEE & LA
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Confederate States of America
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Chattanooga (Tenn.)
Lookout Mountain
Tennessee
Local Numbers:
RSN 26753

AC0143-0026753 (AC scan number)
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.51 [114].
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:
Civil war  Search this
Battlefields  Search this
Communications  Search this
Formations (Geology) -- Tennessee  Search this
Mountains -- Tennessee  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 26705-26809
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref24512

[Civil War memorial tombstone. Active no. 9846 : stereo interpositive.]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Names:
Howard University  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Local Numbers:
RSN 23542

AC0143-0023542 (AC scan number)
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.32 [150].
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:
Cemeteries  Search this
Memorials  Search this
Monuments  Search this
Tombstones  Search this
Civil war  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
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 23462-23570
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref21309

Gen. Robert E. Lee. [Active no. 7367 : stereo interpositive.]

Topic:
MISCELLANEOUS
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Names:
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Local Numbers:
RSN 21756

AC0143-0021756 (AC scan number)
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.18 [60].
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:
Civil war  Search this
Flowers  Search this
Armed Forces  Search this
Wreaths  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
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 21711-21804
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref28033

Civil War : stereographs

Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Photographer:
Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882  Search this
O'Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
11 Items
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereographs
Photographs
Place:
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Gettysburg (Pa.) -- Stereographs
Date:
ca. 1896-1903
Scope and Contents:
Eleven images of monuments, battlefields, and memorial parks of the Civil War, including three copies of etchings, entitled "First Day's Fight," "Second Day's Fight," and "Battle of Gettysburg--3d day"; and a copy of the Alexander Gardner and Timothy O'Sullivan image, "Harvest of Death," titled on the card as "Dead on Culp's Hill"; several with stamps on verso from the Battlefield Museum at Gettysburg.
General:
In photographs division, stereographs sub-series.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site. Photographs must be handled with white cotton gloves, unless protected by plastic sleeves.
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:
Civil War, United States -- Stereographs  Search this
Monuments and memorials -- Stereographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Stereographs
Photographs
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions / 2.6: Stereographs / Civil War
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s02-ref2777

Black Military and Anacostia Forts during the Civil War

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (audio cassette)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1977
Scope and Contents:
To a group of children, Bob Gibbs talked about the Civil War, military service, and notable Black regiments. He also explained the role of Anacostia during the Civil War years, specifically the forts in Anacostia.
Education program. Audio only. Poor audio quality. Dated 19770330.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Armed Forces  Search this
African American soldiers  Search this
Fortification  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Citation:
Black Military and Anacostia Forts during the Civil War, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV001357
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref265

Frederick Douglass Home

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Frederick Douglass Memorial Home  Search this
United States.. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 54th (1863-1865)  Search this
Brown, John, 1800-1859  Search this
Bruce, Blanche Kelso, 1841-1898  Search this
Cardozo, Francis Lewis, 1837-1903  Search this
Douglass, Anna Murray, -1882  Search this
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895  Search this
Douglass, Helen, 1838-1903  Search this
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879  Search this
Langston, John Mercer, 1829-1897  Search this
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865  Search this
Sewall, May Wright, 1844-1920  Search this
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (cartridge, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Narration
Place:
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Talbot County (Md.)
New Bedford (Mass.)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Rochester (N.Y.)
United States
England
Date:
1973
Scope and Contents:
Narrator provides an overview of abolitionist Frederick Douglass' life, work, and spirit from his birth as a slave in Talbot County, Maryland to his death in Washington, D.C. Douglass' experiences with racial prejudice and segregation as well as his involvement in the Underground Railroad and civil rights movements, including women's rights, are explored. Douglass lived in New Bedford (Mass.), Rochester (N.Y.), the neighborhood of Anacostia in Washington, D.C., and England, where he fled for two years after writing "The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass" in 1845. Douglass and his son Frederick Jr. recruited black men for the Civil War while his sons Lewis and Charles joined the 54th Massachusetts Regiment. While championing many reform causes, Douglass worked alongside William Lloyd Garrison, John Brown, Blanche Kelso Bruce, John Mercer Langston, Francis Cardozo, and May Wright Sewall.
Narration. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. AV002692-1 and AV002692-2: same content. AV002692-1: sound beeps throughout recording. Dated 19731201.
Biographical / Historical:
Frederick Douglass Memorial Home was built between 1855 and 1859 for John Welsh Van Hook, an architect from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Uniontown (also known as Anacostia). In 1877, Frederick Douglass purchased the home and 9 3/4 acres of land, which he named Cedar Hill. Over several years, Douglass purchased additional land and converted the home into a 21 room mansion. In 1900, Douglass' second wife, Helen Pitts Douglass, urged U.S. Congress to charter the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association, which received the property in 1903 upon Helen's death. On September 5, 1962, the Frederick Douglass estate became a part of the National Park Service. Groundbreaking ceremonies for a visitor center were held in September 1980. The visitor center opened to the public in February 1982. Douglass' home and estate became a National Historic Site in 1988 and underwent several restorations between 1922 and 2007.;Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) was born into slavery on Maryland's Eastern Shore but fled north in 1838 to settle in Massachussetts. He soon became an abolitionist in the antislavery movement, and by the mid-1840s his commanding eloquence in offering firsthand testimony to the oppressions of slavery had transformed him into one of the movement's most persuasive spokesmen. Douglass' reforming zeal remained strong all his life. After the Civil War put an end to slavery, he continued to be a leading defender of the rights of African Americans during Reconstruction.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV002692-2
General:
Title transcribed from physical asset.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African American abolitionists  Search this
Abolitionists  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Civil rights leaders  Search this
Antislavery movements  Search this
Civil rights movements  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Underground Railroad  Search this
Racism  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Slaves -- Emancipation  Search this
Women's rights  Search this
Historic sites  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Narration
Collection Citation:
Anacostia Community Museum Programs and Projects, 1967-1989, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV002692-1
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref514

Hon. Edw. Stanton, Sec'y of War [letter]

Creator:
Garrett, John W. (John Work), 1820-1884  Search this
Names:
Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869  Search this
Collection Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Author:
Garrett, John W. (John Work), 1820-1884  Search this
Latrobe, Benj. H. (Benjamin Henry), 1807-1878  Search this
Collection Creator:
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 12.42 in. x 7.85 in.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Holographs
Letters (correspondence)
Place:
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Scope and Contents:
In this letter, Garrett, President of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, offers the use of his trains to transport Union troops.
Local Numbers:
AC1086-0000010-1.tif (AC Scan)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs and glass plate negatives 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:
War -- Transportation  Search this
Civil war  Search this
Genre/Form:
Holographs -- 1860-1870
Letters (correspondence) -- 1850-1900
Collection Citation:
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Records
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Records / Series 3: President's Office / Miscellaneous correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1086-ref7662

The Association of the Army of Northern Virginia [certificate]

Collector:
Ramsay, G. William  Search this
Collection Collector:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Collection Author:
Ramsay, William, 1716-1785 (minister)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 19.0" x 14.5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Certificates
Place:
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Confederate States of America
Date:
January 5, 1894
Scope and Contents:
Framed certificate giving the details of William Ramsay's service in the Army of Northern Virginia, Confederate States of America from Jully 1863 to 1865.
Arrangement:
In Box 4.
Local Numbers:
AC0088-0000001m (AC Scan)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Civil war  Search this
Genre/Form:
Certificates
Collection Citation:
Ramsay Family Papers, 1749-1924, 1957, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Ramsay Family Papers
Ramsay Family Papers / Ramsay Family Ledger, Part III
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0088-ref578

William K. Applebaugh Papers

Source:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Creator:
Applebaugh, William K.  Search this
Former owner:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Letters (correspondence)
Clippings
Date:
1857-1926
Summary:
The papers document the life and career of William K. Applebaugh, and his activities as a telegrapher during the U.S. Civil War.
Scope and Contents:
Archival materials documenting the life and career of William K. Applebaugh, and his activities as a telegrapher during the U.S. Civil War.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into two series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1846-1926

Series 2: Printed Materials, 1857-1874
Biographical / Historical:
Telegrapher during the U.S. Civil War.

Sergeant in Co. F, 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry on September 18, 1862, Applebaugh was promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant of the 161st PA Regiment on October 29, 1862, then Sergeant Major of the 16th PA Cavalry on June 20, 1863. On January 6, 1864, he was assigned to the U.S. Military Telegraph Service by General Halleck, and while serving as "1st Engineer" at Headquarters of the Army of the James, Sergeant Major Applebaugh became familiar with all the new electrical equipment developed to improve field communications. Immediately following his discharge on May 27, 1865, he was employed by Western Union and gained rapid advancement in the telegraphy profession
Related Materials:
Materials at the Archives Center

Western Union Telegraph Company Records (AC0205)
Provenance:
Collection donated by Division of Information, Technology and Society, National Museum of American History.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Telegraphers  Search this
Military telegraph  Search this
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Communications  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence) -- 1850-1900
Letters (correspondence) -- 20th century.
Clippings -- 1840-1940
Citation:
William K. Applebaugh Papers, 1857-1926, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0638
See more items in:
William K. Applebaugh Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0638

Steinway & Sons Records and Family Papers

Creator:
Steinway, William  Search this
Steinway, Henry Ziegler  Search this
Steinway family  Search this
Steinway & Sons  Search this
Krüsi, Bartholomew, Rev.  Search this
Source:
National Museum of American History. Division of Musical History.  Search this
Names:
CBS  Search this
German Presbyterian Church (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Lehman, Lilly  Search this
Steinway, Fred T., 1860-1927  Search this
Steinway, Henry (Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg), 1797-1871  Search this
Steinway, John  Search this
Steinway, Theodore (C.F. Theodore Steinweg), 1825-1889  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History. Division of Musical History.  Search this
Extent:
6 Cubic feet (12 boxes, including photographs and microfilm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business records
Diaries
Catalogs
Correspondence
Microfilms
Photographs
Minute books
Business letters
Love letters
Letters
Letter books
Date:
1857-1919
Summary:
Records of the Steinway & Sons piano company and a daily diary of William Steinway, a key figure in the rise of the company to international prominence in the nineteenth century. The records document overall operations of the company, individual piano serial numbers, and the business and personal life of William Steinway, a prominent figure in New York business, politics, and musical life.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of an original diary (and microfilm copies) kept by William Steinway and microfilm copies of nineteenth century business records of Steinway & Sons. There also are business and family photographs and some miscellaneous documents.
Arrangement:
Series 1, William Steinway Diary, 1861-1896

Series 2, Steinway Business Records, 1858-1910

Series 3, Steinway Family Materials, 1877-1882

Series 4, Rev. Bartholomew Krüsi Materials, 1857-1919
Biographical / Historical:
Heinrich Engelhard Steinway (Steinweg) (born 1797, Wolfshagen, Germany; died 1871, New York City) made his first piano in 1836. In 1850 he immigrated to America and settled in New York City with his wife, three daughters, and four of his five sons. He and his sons Charles, Henry, Jr., and William at first worked for various New York piano makers until 1853 when they formed the partnership of Steinway & Sons. One year later Steinway & Sons' square pianos won first prize at the Metropolitan Mechanics Institute Exhibition (held at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.) and in 1855 won the Gold medal for the best piano (an over-strung iron-frame square piano) in the American Institute Fair at the Crystal Palace in New York City. In 1859, Henry, Jr. patented (patent no. 26,532, December 20, 1859) a design for a one-piece over-strung iron frame for the grand piano that won praise, a gold medal, and international recognition at the 1867 Paris Exposition.

The firm faced a crisis in 1865 when two of Heinrich's sons died: Henry (born 1831), who was responsible for the first seven patents, and Charles (born 1829). The family prevailed on the eldest son, C. F. Theodor (1825 1889), to sell his partnership as a piano manufacturer in Braunschweig, Germany, and to join his family in New York City. Not eager to sever all his ties in Germany, Theodor spent time in both countries until his death, contributing technical innovations that resulted in forty-one patents. One of these patents was for the duplex scale in 1872. Several of the following generation worked with the firm, including Fred T. Steinway (1860-1927), son of Charles, who served in London, Hamburg, and New York City.

C. F. Theodor Steinway's technical skills were matched by the entrepreneurial skills of his brother William (1835 1896). William was a creative businessman who played the piano, sang tenor, and supported the musical life of New York City. His promotional and marketing techniques, and his cultivation of eminent musicians and association with aristocratic patrons, helped to make Steinway & Sons so successful. William Steinway was prominent in New York City social and political life.

In 1880, Steinway & Sons opened a Hamburg branch. The firm was sold in 1972 to CBS. Subsequent owners include the Birmingham Brothers (Steinway Musical Properties, 1985-1995) and Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc. (1995-).
Related Materials:
The LaGuardia and Wagner Archives at LaGuardia Community College/CUNY is the largest repository of Steinway materials. It holds extensive business records as well as personal papers and photographs. The Steinway family loaned seventy folders of Steinway family correspondence to the National Museum of American History in October, 1984, and a program of transcription and translation was begun by the Steinway Diary Project. The original correspondence was transferred to the Archives Center in August 1985 and, at the request of Henry Z. Steinway, transferred to the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives in March, 1990. Additional Steinway materials are at the New York Historical Society, the University of Maryland Performing Arts Library, and other repositories. The control file for this collection has further information on the location of Steinway materials.

The Archives Center's N W Ayer Advertising Agency Records contains advertising proof sheets for Steinway & Sons from 1900 through 1963. The Piano series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana contains five folders of material on Steinway. The Industry on Parade Film Collection has a short, 1953 film (reel #156) on Steinway's manufacture of pianos in its Long Island plant. The Sohmer & Company Records contain three folders of trade literature from Steinway. These include catalogs, pamphlets, and booklets on the Steinway family genealogy and on the Steinway piano used at the White House. Sohmer, also a New York City piano manufacturer, collected copies of competitors' sales catalogs and other publications.
Separated Materials:
The Division of Culture and the Arts (now Division of Cultural and Community Life) holds several Steinway and Sons pianos.
Provenance:
Henry Z. Steinway donated the William Steinway diary on April 2, 1996.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Researchers must use positive microfilm copy of diary. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Rights:
Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Topic:
Keyboard instruments -- Manufacturing  Search this
Travel  Search this
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Politics -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Church Interiors  Search this
Piano  Search this
Piano makers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records
Diaries
Catalogs
Correspondence -- 1930-1950
Microfilms -- Negative
Photographs -- 1850-1900
Minute books
Business letters
Love letters
Letters
Letter books
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1900-1910
Citation:
Steinway and Sons Piano Company Collection, 1857-1919, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0178
See more items in:
Steinway & Sons Records and Family Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0178
Online Media:

Grant and His Generals

Artist:
Ole Peter Hansen Balling, 13 Apr 1823 - 1 May 1906  Search this
Sitter:
Thomas Casimer Devin, 10 Dec 1822 - 4 Apr 1878  Search this
George Armstrong Custer, 5 Dec 1839 - 25 Jun 1876  Search this
Hugh Judson Kilpatrick, 14 Jan 1836 - 2 Dec 1881  Search this
William Hemsley Emory, 7 Sep 1811 - 1 Dec 1887  Search this
Philip Henry Sheridan, 6 Mar 1831 - 5 Aug 1888  Search this
James Birdseye McPherson, 14 Nov 1828 - 22 Jul 1864  Search this
George Crook, 8 Sep 1830 - 21 Mar 1890  Search this
Wesley Merritt, 16 Jun 1834 - 3 Dec 1910  Search this
George Henry Thomas, 31 Jul 1816 - 28 Mar 1870  Search this
Gouverneur Kemble Warren, 8 Jan 1830 - 8 Aug 1882  Search this
George Gordon Meade, 31 Dec 1815 - 6 Nov 1872  Search this
John Grubb Parke, 22 Sep 1827 - 16 Dec 1900  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman, 8 Feb 1820 - 14 Feb 1891  Search this
John Alexander Logan, 9 Feb 1826 - 26 Dec 1886  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant, 27 Apr 1822 - 23 Jul 1885  Search this
Ambrose Everett Burnside, 23 May 1824 - 13 Sep 1881  Search this
Joseph Hooker, 13 Nov 1814 - 31 Oct 1879  Search this
Winfield Scott Hancock, 14 Feb 1824 - 9 Feb 1886  Search this
John Aaron Rawlins, 13 Feb 1831 - 6 Sep 1869  Search this
Edward Otho Cresap Ord, 18 Oct 1818 - 22 Jul 1883  Search this
Francis Preston Blair, Jr., 19 Feb 1821 - 9 Jul 1875  Search this
Alfred Howe Terry, 10 Nov 1827 - 16 Dec 1890  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum, 24 Sep 1827 - 14 Apr 1894  Search this
Jefferson Columbus Davis, 2 Mar 1828 - 30 Nov 1879  Search this
Oliver Otis Howard, 8 Nov 1830 - 26 Oct 1909  Search this
John McAllister Schofield, 29 Sep 1831 - 4 Mar 1906  Search this
Joseph Anthony Mower, 22 Aug 1827 - 6 Jan 1870  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
58.4 x 92.7cm (23 x 36 1/2")
Frame: 100.3 x 134.6 x 12.7cm (39 1/2 x 53 x 5")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1865
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Military  Search this
Weapon\Sword  Search this
Exterior\Landscape\Battleground  Search this
Nature & Environment\Animal\Horse  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Flag\National\United States  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Flag\Military  Search this
Hugh Judson Kilpatrick: Male  Search this
Hugh Judson Kilpatrick: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Hugh Judson Kilpatrick: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
John Aaron Rawlins: Male  Search this
John Aaron Rawlins: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of War  Search this
John Aaron Rawlins: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
John Aaron Rawlins: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
George Gordon Meade: Male  Search this
George Gordon Meade: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
George Gordon Meade: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
George Gordon Meade: Science and Technology\Engineer\Military  Search this
John Alexander Logan: Male  Search this
John Alexander Logan: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
John Alexander Logan: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
John Alexander Logan: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
John Alexander Logan: Politics and Government\US Senator\Illinois  Search this
John Alexander Logan: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Illinois  Search this
John Alexander Logan: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Illinois  Search this
Winfield Scott Hancock: Male  Search this
Winfield Scott Hancock: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate  Search this
Winfield Scott Hancock: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Winfield Scott Hancock: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Winfield Scott Hancock: Military\Army\Officer\Brigadier General  Search this
Winfield Scott Hancock: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
George Armstrong Custer: Male  Search this
George Armstrong Custer: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum: Male  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum: Military\Army\Officer\Colonel  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum: Military\Army\Officer\Brigadier General  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum: Politics and Government\US Congressman\New York  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
Alfred Howe Terry: Male  Search this
Alfred Howe Terry: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Alfred Howe Terry: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Alfred Howe Terry: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
James Birdseye McPherson: Male  Search this
James Birdseye McPherson: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
James Birdseye McPherson: Military\Army\Officer\Brigadier General  Search this
James Birdseye McPherson: Science and Technology\Engineer\Military  Search this
James Birdseye McPherson: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
George Crook: Male  Search this
George Crook: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
George Crook: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Edward Otho Cresap Ord: Male  Search this
Edward Otho Cresap Ord: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War  Search this
Edward Otho Cresap Ord: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Joseph Hooker: Male  Search this
Joseph Hooker: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War  Search this
Joseph Hooker: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
Joseph Anthony Mower: Male  Search this
Joseph Anthony Mower: Military\Army\Officer\Colonel  Search this
Joseph Anthony Mower: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Joseph Anthony Mower: Military\Army\Officer\Captain  Search this
Joseph Anthony Mower: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Joseph Anthony Mower: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
Thomas Casimer Devin: Male  Search this
Thomas Casimer Devin: Military\Army\Officer\Colonel  Search this
Thomas Casimer Devin: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Thomas Casimer Devin: Military\Army\Officer\Brigadier General  Search this
William Hemsley Emory: Male  Search this
William Hemsley Emory: Literature\Writer  Search this
William Hemsley Emory: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War  Search this
William Hemsley Emory: Military\Army\Officer\Brigadier General  Search this
William Hemsley Emory: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronomer  Search this
George Henry Thomas: Male  Search this
George Henry Thomas: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
George Henry Thomas: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Philip Henry Sheridan: Male  Search this
Philip Henry Sheridan: Military\Army\Officer\Colonel  Search this
Philip Henry Sheridan: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Philip Henry Sheridan: Military\Army\Officer\Captain  Search this
Philip Henry Sheridan: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Philip Henry Sheridan: Military\Army\Officer\Brigadier General  Search this
Philip Henry Sheridan: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
Francis Preston Blair, Jr.: Male  Search this
Francis Preston Blair, Jr.: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Francis Preston Blair, Jr.: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Francis Preston Blair, Jr.: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Francis Preston Blair, Jr.: Politics and Government\US Senator\Missouri  Search this
Francis Preston Blair, Jr.: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Missouri  Search this
Francis Preston Blair, Jr.: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Missouri  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman: Male  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Banker  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
John Grubb Parke: Male  Search this
John Grubb Parke: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
John Grubb Parke: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Oliver Otis Howard: Male  Search this
Oliver Otis Howard: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Oliver Otis Howard: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Oliver Otis Howard: Literature\Writer\Historical  Search this
Oliver Otis Howard: Education\Founder\University  Search this
Jefferson Columbus Davis: Male  Search this
Jefferson Columbus Davis: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Jefferson Columbus Davis: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal\Murderer  Search this
John McAllister Schofield: Male  Search this
John McAllister Schofield: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of War  Search this
John McAllister Schofield: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
John McAllister Schofield: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Wesley Merritt: Male  Search this
Wesley Merritt: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Wesley Merritt: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Male  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of War  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Ambrose Everett Burnside: Male  Search this
Ambrose Everett Burnside: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Executive\Railroad  Search this
Ambrose Everett Burnside: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Ambrose Everett Burnside: Politics and Government\US Senator\Rhode Island  Search this
Ambrose Everett Burnside: Politics and Government\Governor\Rhode Island  Search this
Gouverneur Kemble Warren: Male  Search this
Gouverneur Kemble Warren: Education\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Gouverneur Kemble Warren: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Gouverneur Kemble Warren: Science and Technology\Engineer\Civil  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; transfer from the Library of Congress
Object number:
S/NPG.76.8
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4cd13a643-a595-4087-9f32-2552768cd346
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.76.8

Claim awarded by the Confederate state of South Carolina for enslaved man Dick

Written by:
James Tupper, American  Search this
Subject of:
Samuel Jordan  Search this
State of South Carolina, American, founded 1788  Search this
Confederate States of America, 1861 - 1865  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 14 × 8 1/2 in. (35.6 × 21.6 cm)
Type:
claims
Place made:
Abbeville, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
November 23, 1864
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
Slavery  Search this
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Credit Line:
2014.44Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number:
2015.222.9
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e3cfcd92-d58f-42c5-8121-5e5340f930bd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.222.9
Online Media:

Panorama, battles of Chattanooga fought Nov. 23-25, 1863 by the armies of the Cumberland and Tennessee ... / permanently located south-east cor. Wabash Ave. and Hubbard Ct., American Panorama Co., proprietors, Chicago Illinois, [ca. 1887]

Creator:
W. J. Jefferson  Search this
W. J. Jefferson  Search this
Place:
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
Panoramas  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21790
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)305700
AAA_collcode_wjjeff
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_305700

Otto Walter Beck papers, 1913-1918

Creator:
Beck, Walter, 1864-1954  Search this
Beck, Walter, 1864-1954  Search this
Subject:
Mosby, John Singleton  Search this
Confederate States of America  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Place:
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Portraits
Topic:
Soldiers -- Confederate States of America -- Portraits  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Veterans  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5886
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208726
AAA_collcode_beckotto
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208726

Sanford Robinson Gifford papers, 1840s-1900

Creator:
Gifford, Sanford Robinson, 1823-1880  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson, 1823-1880  Search this
Subject:
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Place:
Europe -- description and travel
Egypt -- description and travel
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Landscape painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Hudson River school of landscape painting  Search this
Landscape painting -- 19th century -- New York (State)  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8974
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211161
AAA_collcode_giffsanf
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211161
Online Media:

Francis Davis Millet and Millet family papers, 1858-1984, bulk 1858-1955

Creator:
Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912  Search this
Subject:
Booth, Hilda Millet  Search this
Abbey, Edwin Austin  Search this
Sharpey-Schafer, Joyce A.  Search this
James, Henry  Search this
Millet, John A. P. (John Alfred Parsons)  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Titanic (Steamship)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Travel diaries
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Russo-Turkish War, 1877-1878  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9048
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211239
AAA_collcode_millfran
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211239
Online Media:

Henry Mosler papers, 1856-1929

Creator:
Mosler, Henry, 1841-1920  Search this
Mosler, Henry, 1841-1920  Search this
Subject:
Beard, James Henry  Search this
Dupré, Julien  Search this
Ferrier, Gabriel  Search this
Flameng, François  Search this
Pelouse, L. G.  Search this
Read, Thomas Buchanan  Search this
Howe, William Henry  Search this
Hébert, Ernest  Search this
Partridge, William Ordway  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Illustrated notebooks
Drawings
Sketches
Place:
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Journalists
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Expatriate painters -- France -- Paris  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9068
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211261
AAA_collcode_moslhenr
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211261
Online Media:

W. L. (William Lees) Judson papers, 1861-1957

Creator:
Judson, W. L. (William Lees), 1842-1928  Search this
Judson, W. L. (William Lees), 1842-1928  Search this
Subject:
United States  Search this
Judson Studios (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Los Angeles College of Fine Arts  Search this
University of Southern California  Search this
Place:
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
Topic:
Arts and crafts movement  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9594
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211796
AAA_collcode_judsw
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211796

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