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W. L. Armstrong Washingtoniana Glass Negative Collection

Photographer:
Minor, Frank (photographer)  Search this
Creator:
Armstrong, W. L., Mrs.  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution -- 1880-1890  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Wet collodion negatives
Aerial views
Photographs
Place:
Washington D.C. -- photographs -- 1860-1890
White House (Washington, D.C.)
Hains Point (Washington, D.C.) -- 1880-1980
Manassas (Va.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Date:
1865-1885
Scope and Contents:
11 8" x 10" and 10 4" x 5" glass photonegatives, some marked "1885", one marked "1865" and "Libby Prison"), but most seem from ca. 1885; silver gelatin except two silver collodion plates, one of which bears the "1865." The large plates were stored in a nineteenth-century wooden, grooved plate box (now stored separately). Images depict buildings and sites in Washington, D.C., including: aerial or bird's-eye views possibly taken from the (unfinished?) Washington Monument; the Manassas Panorama building with the completed (capped) Monument visible in the background; Washington street scenes, especially Pennsylvania Avenue; the Smithsonian castle; the U.S. Capitol; the White House; and dredging operations to create Hains Point.
Biographical / Historical:
Photographer(s) and circumstances of creation unknown.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Mrs. W. L. Armstrong, February 3, 1986.
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:
Streets -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.) -- 1880-1890  Search this
Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.) -- 1880-1890  Search this
Waterfronts -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Dredging -- 1880-1890 -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Cycloramas -- 1880-1890  Search this
Cities and towns -- 1880-1890  Search this
Capitols -- 1880-1890  Search this
Buildings -- 1880-1890 -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Architecture -- 1880-1890 -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Libby Prison -- 1880-1890  Search this
Paintings -- 1880-1890  Search this
Panoramas -- 1880-1890  Search this
Genre/Form:
Wet collodion negatives
Aerial views -- 1880-1890 -- Washington (D.C.)
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- Collodion -- 19th century
Citation:
W. L. Armstrong Washingtoniana Glass Negative Collection, 1865-1885, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0183
See more items in:
W. L. Armstrong Washingtoniana Glass Negative Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0183
Online Media:

Arnold D. Kates Film Collection

Creator:
Kates, Arnold D.  Search this
Names:
Advertising Federation of America  Search this
Association of Young Advertising Men  Search this
Bush Terminal Building  Search this
Railway Express Agency.  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Motion pictures (visual works)
Cityscapes
Place:
Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
White House (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.) -- 1930-1940
New York (N.Y.) -- 1930-1940
Date:
1929-1931, undated
Summary:
Arnold D. Kates was an officer in the Association of Young Advertising Men of New York in the 1930s. As an officer, he visited Washington, D.C., to attend the annual meeting of the Advertising Federation of America and took home movies of the capital, including a formal reception at the White House, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial. Additional film footage includes scenes on a ship, cityscapes and industrial landscapes of New York City.
Scope and Contents:
Four small reels, combined into a single compilation reel by Archives Center staff, of 16mm black and white, silent, camera original reversal motion picture film. One film depicts scenes of Washington, D.C., including a receiving line at the White House for the annual meeting of the Advertising Federation of America. A second film shows people on a boat, people in a car, and a woman with a calf. The third depicts a Manhattan, New York cityscape, docks and ships, industrial buildings, rail yards and railcars, and shipping trucks. Trucks from the Railway Express Agency and the Bush Terminal Co. appear, as well as buildings possibly owned and/or operated by the Bush Terminal Co. Lastly, the fourth film contains images of automobiles and individuals outside of a building possibly identified as the Cypress Hills Hotel Abbey.

Arnold D. Kates dated the film contents to 1931 based on writing on the boxes the films were contained in when he donated the films. An examination of the Eastman Kodak film stock codes gives dates of 1929 and 1930 for the actual film stock. The four films have been combined into a single compilation reel based on the film stock chronology. The first three films have stock dating 1929 and the final film's stock on the compilation reel dates 1930. No other chronological linkages could be determined.
Biographical / Historical:
Arnold D. Kates was an officer in the Association of Young Advertising Men of New York in the 1930s. As an officer, he visited Washington, D.C., to attend the annual meeting of the Advertising Federation of America and took home movies of the capital, including a formal reception at the White House, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial. Additional film footage includes scenes on a ship, cityscapes and industrial landscapes of New York City.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Arnold D. Kates, 1983.
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:
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.) -- 1880-1890  Search this
Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Urban Life  Search this
Associations, institutions, etc.  Search this
Automobiles -- 1920-1930  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Ships -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Boats -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Harbors -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Monuments -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works) -- 1930-1950
Cityscapes
Citation:
Arnold D. Kates Film Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0259
See more items in:
Arnold D. Kates Film Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0259

Postcard of Notable Sites in DC

Author:
United States Government Printing Office  Search this
Subject:
Jackson, Andrew 1767-1845  Search this
Jefferson, Thomas  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
White House (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States Treasury Dept Building  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Paper
Type:
Postcard
Paper
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
c. 1886-1898
Topic:
Postcard  Search this
National monuments  Search this
Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2013-01127 (front) and SIA2013-01128 (back)
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13920
Online Media:

Report of the Superintendent of the United States Capitol Buildings and Grounds to the Secretary of the interior for the fiscal year ended ..

Title:
United States Capitol building and grounds
Author:
United States Superintendent of the United States Capitol Building and Grounds  Search this
Subject:
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.) Periodicals  Search this
Physical description:
v. ; 24 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
18uu
19uu
Call number:
F204.C2 U568
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_515927

Furniture in the Capitol : desks and chairs used in the chamber of the House of Representatives, 1819-1857 / Margaret B. Klapthor

Author:
Klapthor, Margaret Brown  Search this
Subject:
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.) History  Search this
United States Congress House History  Search this
Physical description:
p. 190-211 : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1971
1969
C1971
19th century
Topic:
Furniture--History  Search this
Call number:
NK2438.W38 K43 1971
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_523848

Constantino Brumidi : artist of the Capitol / prepared under the direction of the Architect of the Capitol by Barbara A. Wolanin

Author:
Wolanin, Barbara A (Barbara Ann)  Search this
Brumidi, Constantino 1805-1880  Search this
Subject:
Brumidi, Constantino 1805-1880 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 254 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1998
19th century
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Mural painting and decoration--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Painters  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.B887 W65 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_554486

Abraham Lincoln, (painting)

Painter:
Thorp, Freeman 1844-1922  Search this
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Administered by United States Senate Washington District of Columbia 20510 Accession Number: 31.00008
Located United States Capitol Washington District of Columbia 20201
Date:
Ca. 1879-1920
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Control number:
IAP 64850001
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_253316

Pocahontas, (painting)

Painter:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Pocahontas  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Paintings-Copy
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Administered by United States Senate Washington District of Columbia 20510 Accession Number: 31.00014
Located United States Capitol Washington District of Columbia 20201
Date:
Late 19th c
Topic:
Portrait female--Waist length  Search this
Ethnic--Powhatan  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Fan  Search this
Control number:
IAP 64850022
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_253385

Zachary Taylor, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Taylor, Zachary  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by United States Senate Washington District of Columbia 20510 Accession Number: 21.00019
Located United States Capitol Washington District of Columbia 20201
Date:
19th c
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75002247
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_4655

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