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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
Summary:
Glass plate negatives of views of Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Virginia.
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
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W. L. Armstrong Washingtoniana Glass Negative Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82ed09348-d357-44a7-b496-9fe006dfb69f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0183
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Oliver Ingraham Lay and Marian Wait Lay Papers

Collection Creator:
Lay, Oliver Ingraham, 1845-1890  Search this
Lay, Charles Downing, 1877-1956  Search this
Extent:
4.2 Linear feet (Boxes 1-5, OV 11)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1789-1955
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Oliver Ingraham Lay and Marian Wait Lay contain biographical materials, correspondence, diaries, writings and notes, family business records, printed materials, scrapbooks, photographs, and artifacts.
Arrangement:
The series is organized into 9 subseries.

Missing Title

1.1: Biographical Material, 1818-1888 (7 folders; Box 1, OV 11)

1.2: Correspondence, 1814-1944 (1.2 linear ft.; Boxes 1-2)

1.3: Diaries, 1856-1925 (8 folders; Box 2)

1.4: Writings and Notes, 1789-1900 (0.4 linear ft.; Boxes 2-3)

1.5: Family Business Records, 1810-1903 (14 folders; Box 3)

1.6: Printed Material, 1840-1955 (9 folders; Box 3)

1.7: Scrapbooks, 1854-1896 (0.3 linear ft.; Box 4, OV 11)

1.8: Photographs, 1857-1933 (19 folders; Box 5)

1.9: Artifacts, 1860-1890 (5 folders; Box 5)
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Oliver Ingraham Lay, Charles Downing Lay, and Lay Family Papers, 1789-2000, bulk 1870-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.layoliv, Series 1
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Oliver Ingraham Lay, Charles Downing Lay, and Lay Family papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95682f346-fb74-4a2b-95e3-cda71c35be77
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-layoliv-ref1

Letters

Collection Creator:
Lay, Oliver Ingraham, 1845-1890  Search this
Lay, Charles Downing, 1877-1956  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1857-2000
Scope and Contents:
This subseries includes Fidelia Bridges' letters to Phebe Crowell Brown, Annie Brown, and other Brown family members, Oliver Ingraham Lay, and Charles and Laura Lay. Topics include painting activities, personal observations, visits with mutual friends and family, travels, and residences.

Letters contain references to Bridges' colleagues and friends, including William Trost Richards and his daughter, Anna Richards Brewster, John Sartain, the Shannon family, and Hannah Smith. Letters document the period Bridges studied painting with William Trost Richards in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the 1860s and her stay in England when she exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1879 to 1880. Also found are the artist's reflections during her travels to England, Germany, and Switzerland, as well as to Paris and Venice in the late 1860s-1890s; many letters are interspersed with Bridges' detailed descriptions of the landscape. Found is one illustrated letter from Fidelia Bridges to Annie Brown (undated). Files also contain typescripts of transcriptions of Bridges' letters and the letters exchanged between Brown family members.

This subseries also contains the scattered correspondence files of Henry Bridges (Fidelia's brother), Charles Downing Lay, George C. Lay, (Charles's son), and various Lay family members. Also found as attachments with other letters are business records, notes, miscellaneous printed material, and photographs. Letters from William T. Brewster to Charles Downing Lay discuss Bridges's relationship with the Richards family and the work of his wife, the painter Anna Richards Brewster. George C. Lay's correspondence with art historians, gallery dealers, and others provides biographical material on Bridges, as well as provenance-related information on several works by the artist.
Arrangement:
Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by family members' surname, and then filed chronologically.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Oliver Ingraham Lay, Charles Downing Lay, and Lay Family Papers, 1789-2000, bulk 1870-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.layoliv, Subseries 3.1
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Oliver Ingraham Lay, Charles Downing Lay, and Lay Family papers
Oliver Ingraham Lay, Charles Downing Lay, and Lay Family papers / Series 3: Fidelia Bridges Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9310065db-ef64-4f68-bbf2-9a559f8bb456
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-layoliv-ref212

Sleeping Girls

Photographer:
Kusakabe, Kimbei, 1841-1934  Search this
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Names:
Kusakabe, Kimbei, 1841-1934  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920  Search this
Ueno, Hikoma, 1838-1904  Search this
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Stillfried, Raimund, Baron von, 1839-1911  Search this
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print : on mount 26 x 32.8 cm, albumen with hand coloring, image 20.6 x 26.8 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Japan
Date:
[ca. 1860 - ca. 1900]
Scope and Contents:
Two sleeping girls in a futon upon tatami mats in a studio setting. A decorated folding screen and paper lantern stand in the background to the left, with a smaller, single panel screen to the right. A closed book lies near the upper left corner of the futon.
Biographical / Historical:
Born to a family of textile merchants in Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture, Kusakabe Kimbei moved to Yokohama in 1859. Although unclear, Kusakabe apprenticed under either Felice Beato and/or Raimond von Stillfried (Bennet, T. (1996) Early Japanese Images. Charles E. Tuttle Company: Rutland, Vermont and Tokyo, Japan.) Kusakabe managed a studio in Yokohama, first at Bentendori until 1881, then later at Honcho. His photo studio was well received by many, including foreigners.
Local Numbers:
R009.5 (Rosin Number)

FSA A1999.35 009.5
General:
Title taken from printed label affixed to bottom center of mount.
This print also published under the title, "Japanese Futon." March, Philipp, ed. and Claudia Delank (2002). The Adventure of Japanese Photography 1860 - 1890. Heidelberg: Kehrer Verlag.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Photography -- 19th century  Search this
Lanterns  Search this
Rooms  Search this
Houses -- Decorations  Search this
Screens -- Japan  Search this
Women -- Japan  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Purchase and partial donation.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.35, Item FSA A1999.35 009.5
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Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3a4aab2e7-cd48-45dd-8da6-39dcf612e49a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-35-ref14

95. Farmer

Photographer:
Kusakabe, Kimbei, 1841-1934  Search this
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920  Search this
Ueno, Hikoma, 1838-1904  Search this
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Stillfried, Raimund, Baron von, 1839-1911  Search this
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print : on mount 32.8 x 26 cm, albumen with hand coloring, image 26.5 x 20.6 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Japan
Date:
[ca. 1890s]
ca. 1890 - 1899
Scope and Contents:
A man poses with his straw raincoat and hat in an indoor studio setting. He holds a spade his left hand.
Photographer unidentified.
Local Numbers:
R009 (Rosin Number)

FSA A1999.35 009
General:
Title from printed label affixed to bottom center of mount.
Numbered, lower right corner of image.
This print also published under title, Coolie. March, Philipp, ed. and Claudia Delank (2002). The Adventure of Japanese Photography 1860 - 1890. Heidelberg: Kehrer Verlag.
According to Henry and Nancy Rosin, the photographer of this print was originally F. Beato, and was re-published by K. Kimbei.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Photography -- 19th century  Search this
Fashion -- Japan  Search this
Farmer -- Japan  Search this
Peasants  Search this
Raincoats -- straw  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Purchase and partial donation.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.35, Item FSA A1999.35 009
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Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3c91088b1-2253-41be-a54e-aac6f835f3e8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-35-ref15

B 95 Man with rain coat

Photographer:
Kusakabe, Kimbei, 1841-1934  Search this
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Names:
Kusakabe, Kimbei, 1841-1934  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920  Search this
Ueno, Hikoma, 1838-1904  Search this
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Stillfried, Raimund, Baron von, 1839-1911  Search this
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print, albumen with hand coloring, 27 x 20.5 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Japan
Date:
[1860 - ca. 1900]
Scope and Contents:
An old man dressed in a straw raincoat and hat poses as a peasant worker in an indoor studio setting. He holds a thin pipe to his lips, and a staff in his other hand.
Biographical / Historical:
Born to a family of textile merchants in Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture, Kusakabe Kimbei moved to Yokohama in 1859. Although unclear, Kusakabe apprenticed under either Felice Beato and/or Raimond von Stillfried (Bennet, T. (1996) Early Japanese Images. Charles E. Tuttle Company: Rutland, Vermont and Tokyo, Japan.) Kusakabe managed a studio in Yokohama, first at Bentendori until 1881, then later at Honcho. His photo studio was well received by many, including foreigners.
Local Numbers:
R013 (Rosin Number)

FSA A1999.35 013
General:
Title taken from print.
Negative number in lower right corner of image.
Photographer and print date taken from March, Philipp, ed. and Claudia Delank (2002). The Adventure of Japanese Photography 1860 - 1890. Heidelberg: Kehrer Verlag.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Photography -- 19th century  Search this
Fashion -- Japan  Search this
Peasants  Search this
Raincoats -- straw  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Purchase and partial donation.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.35, Item FSA A1999.35 013
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Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc38bed0361-d9db-4c74-8225-67c9ffd3f29d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-35-ref21

109. Samurais In Armour

Photographer:
Kusakabe, Kimbei, 1841-1934  Search this
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Names:
Kusakabe, Kimbei, 1841-1934  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920  Search this
Ueno, Hikoma, 1838-1904  Search this
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Stillfried, Raimund, Baron von, 1839-1911  Search this
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print : on mount 28.2 x 22.5 cm, albumen with hand coloring, image 20.7 x 26.5 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia -- Japan
Date:
[1880 - 1890]
Scope and Contents:
Three men wearing full feudal armor are posed in an indoor studio setting. While all three sport katana (Japanese long sword) of various lengths, the man on the left holds a bow and arrows while the man on the right grips a naginata (pole with blade on the tip).
Biographical / Historical:
Born to a family of textile merchants in Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture, Kusakabe Kimbei moved to Yokohama in 1859. Although unclear, Kusakabe apprenticed under either Felice Beato and/or Raimond von Stillfried (Bennet, T. (1996) Early Japanese Images. Charles E. Tuttle Company: Rutland, Vermont and Tokyo, Japan.) Kusakabe managed a studio in Yokohama, first at Bentendori until 1881, then later at Honcho. His photo studio was well received by many, including foreigners.
Local Numbers:
R025 (Rosin Number)

FSA A1999.35 025
General:
Title taken from print.
Penciled writing in on bottom of mount.
The photographer's original identification number, 109, and original title, Samurais In Armour, are printed in the bottom right corner.
This print also published under title, Three Samurais, with date circa 1880. March, Philipp, ed. and Claudia Delank (2002). The Adventure of Japanese Photography 1860 - 1890. Heidelberg: Kehrer Verlag.
This print also published under title, Samurai Group, with date 1890s. Worswick, Clark (1979). Japan: Photographs. New York: Penwick Publishing.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Photography -- 19th century  Search this
Armor -- Japan  Search this
Samurai  Search this
Swords -- Japan  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Purchase and partial donation.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.35, Item FSA A1999.35 025
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Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc38e8c292d-4dc1-4445-be34-e4b351dd759b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-35-ref31

William Henry Jackson photographs from the United States Geological Survey of the Territories

Creator:
Geological Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942  Search this
Geological Survey of the Territories (U.S.) (1862-1872) (Hayden Survey)  Search this
Names:
Geological Survey of the Territories (U.S.) (1862-1872) (Hayden Survey) -- Pictorial works  Search this
Extent:
1 Album (30 photographic prints, all ill., 36 cm.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Albums
Place:
West (U.S.) -- history -- 1860-1890 -- Pictorial works
West (U.S.) -- Discovery and exploration -- Pictorial works
Rocky Mountains -- Pictorial works
Date:
1871
Summary:
Includes photographs from the Wasatch Mountains sub-series (Ogden; Cache Valley; Bear River; Gooseberry Creek; Red Rock Pass); and also photographs of Fort Hall, Idaho; Snake River; Pleasant Valley; Portneuf Canyon, Idaho; Red Rock Mountains; hydraulic gold mining at Alder Gulch, near Virginia City, Montana; the camp at Fort Ellis, Montana; Shadow [i.e. Mystic] Lake; and the headwaters of the Gallatin.
General note:
Title devised by cataloger.
Album of photographs (positives) by William Henry Jackson.
Each photograph is mounted on ivory cardstock, with single gilt rule border around print, with gilt-lettered captions ("W.H. Jackson, photo.", "Washington, D.C.", and frequently the place name).
Most of the photographs have a catalog number that was apparently scratched into the negative.
Most of the cardstock mounts have handwritten pencil notes giving the U.S. Geological Survey accession number, the year 1871, and, in some cases, more details about the location.
Image sizes vary, and are mostly 13 x 22 cm. or 17.5 x 22.5 cm.
Local Notes:
SCNHRB copy 39088016537961 has photographs numbered (on image): 165, 167-181, 183-186, 188-191, 194-199.

SCNHRB copy has a black buckram library binding with gilt-lettered spine. With binder's label for Heckman Bindery.
Topic:
Geology -- West (U.S.) -- Pictorial works  Search this
Gold mines and mining -- West (U.S.) -- Pictorial works  Search this
Geological surveys -- West (U.S.) -- Pictorial works  Search this
Identifier:
SIL-CL.XXXX-0019
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sc269eeb5d6-d81b-46bc-839c-0db244e47a84
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-cl-xxxx-0019

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