The Dale-Patterson family papers, which date from 1866 to 2010 and measure 6 linear feet, document the personal and professional lives of the Dale-Patterson family who came to live in Hillsdale, Anacostia, area of Washington, D.C., in 1892.
Scope and Contents note:
The Dale-Patterson family papers, which date from 1866 to 1990 and measure 6 linear feet, document the personal and professional lives of the Dale-Patterson family who came to live in Hillsdale, Anacostia, area of Washington, D.C., in 1892. The collection is comprised of correspondence, photographs, clippings, and ephemera.
The collection is arranged in four series:
Series 1: Dale-Patterson Family papers
Series 2: Charles Qualls papers
Series 3: Community Organizations
Series 4: Subject Files
The Dale family came to Washington, DC in 1886 when John Henry Dale, Sr., a gifted self-taught man, obtained a position as clerk in the newly contracted Pension Bureau building at 5th and G Streets, NW. First they lived near 13th Street and Florida Avenue, NW, then moved to Howard Road in Anacostia. Dale built a house at 2619 Nichols Avenue, now Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, drawing the plans and supervising the construction. The Dales and only one other family lived in this solidly built house for 100 years before it was sold to a church group and demolished.
Finding Aid Note: This finding aid is associated with a MARC collection-level record.361883
The Dale-Patterson Family collection was donated to the Anacostia Community Museum on April 07, 2013.
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0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder, Printed invitation with hand-lettered name., 4.25 x 5.4 inches)
October 10, 1923
This single-item collection consists of an invitation to the christening of the US Navy airship ZR-1 USS Shenandoah at NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey, on October 10, 1923.
Scope and Contents:
This single-item collection consists of an invitation to the christening of the US Navy airship ZR-1 USS Shenandoah at Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey, on October 10, 1923: "The Secretary of the Navy requests the pleasure of the company of Mr. Benjamin Postman at the Christening of the U. S. S. Shenandoah on Wednesday afternoon, October the tenth at two o'clock at the United States Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey."
Biographical / Historical:
Plans for the construction of the US Navy airship ZR-1 USS Shenandoah, the first rigid airship to be built in the United States, were begun in September 1919; her parts were manufactured at the Naval Aircraft Factory and then shipped to NAS Lakehurst for final assembly. The assembly began on February 11, 1922, and the Shenandoah was christened on October 10, 1923. Despite her relatively short life of two years, the Shenandoah achieved many firsts during her operational career. She was the first rigid airship to be inflated with helium; the first to use water recovery apparatus for the continuous recovery of ballast from the exhaust gas of fuel burned; and she completed the most extended operation accomplished by an airship up to that time, completing 57 flights, logging 740 hours in the air, and covering about 28,000 miles on flights designed to train crewmen in the science of handling large airships in naval missions. Sadly, the airship was to meet a tragic end. Before dawn on the morning of September 3, 1925, over eastern Ohio, the Shenandoah encountered a severe storm. She broke in two; the control car separated and fell to the ground while the forward section of the ship rose to a great height and remained in the air for the greater part of an hour before making a free balloon landing at Sharon, Ohio, with the bulk of the airship crashing near Ava, Ohio. Fourteen of the 43-person crew were killed.
Alan S. Postman, gift, 1988, NASM. 1988.0054.
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Slide photographs shot in Mathoo Monastery, Mathoo Village, Ladakh, India. Numbers 1 two women with shovels working on irrigation in field; 2-4 three woman fixing irrigation; 5 woman standing ind itch shoveling dirt to sides; 6-7 small child next to water in small ditch playing in the water;8-9 two women in shallow creek with shovels moving dirt; 10-11 gorup of peole with shovels working around creek; 12-13 a boy and a man leading two oxen to plow field; 14 three men with rakes working in field as boy leads plowing oxen; 15-16 same as 12-13; 17 boy with yellow cap working with a rake and watching a man and a by lead an oxen around field; 18 same as 12-13, 15-16; 19 2 people standing in plowed field, two women witting in field; 21 twomen raking field; 22 boy and man leading two oxen through field, man with a rake in the background; 23 woman breaking up dirt with a pickax; 27-28 same as 12-13, 15-16, 18; 29-31 two men raking in field, woman with pick ax breaking dirt, man with oxen to side; 32 man working with rake, blooming tree in background; 33 boy with stick leading oxen; 34 boy with basket on his back, baby asleep in basket
Slide photographs shot in Mathoo Monastery, Mathoo Village, Ladakh, India. Numbers 1Art, carving of diety, female goddess, crossed green legs and a crown; 2-9 older woman in tall hat smiling and glancing at camera; 10-11 Art, painting of Buddha with 4 dancers on wall, old and water damaged; 12 close up of little boy smiling at camera; 13-14 toddler in grey frock looking up at monk; 16-18 boy looking in direction of camera wearing a purple robe trimmed in grey; 19 boy joined with toddler behind him; 20 older man joining the boy standing infront of a doorway; 21 monk leaning against a column in a courtyard with a toddler in grey;22 older man turning to the door; toddler reaching for the older man as monk leaning against column is watching; 23-25 old man holding toddler's hand and walking towards the camera; 26-28 grassy field with group of people sitting in shade next to a tree; 29-35 boy in blue holding a baby wearing a grey shirt with a red hood; 36-37grassy field, people standing up under the tree; 38 close up of boys face, boy wearing a white shirt
Slide photographs shot in Mathoo Village, Ladakh, India. Numbers 1 boy rowing boat; 2-3 woman and child irowing boat away from building; 4-5 yellow boats with group of men on it; 6-7 man in boat with fruit, pullint it in fron under water plants; 8-10 two boys in a boat, one with a red scarf on his head infront rowing the boat; 11-12 two men in boat with reed roof; 13-15 man rowing thin boat with toddler infront, house boats in background; 16-17 Tara (buddhist diety) carving on cliffside; 18-21 monastery on hillside; 24-28 man in glasses; 29-32 boy monk holding binoculars; 33-37 monks on rooftop, two boys monks playing dongmans (long horns) and kanglings (horns)
Slide photographs shot in Mathoo Monastery, Mathoo Village, Ladakh, India. Numbers 1 cloudy sky; 2 silouette of mountains, blue sky with clouds; 3 close up of monk by a doorway; 4 boy monk on road, greass behind him; 5 monk in rocky pathway; 6 monastery on hilltop in valley; 7 monk in orange sweater; 8 boy monk inside, white wall behind him; 9 boy monk smiling; 10 boy monk, blue sky in background; 11 boy monk outside; 12 close up of boy monk infront of balcony; 13 Steve Schecter in striped sweater; 15 statue of Buddha in niche in wall; 16 buddhist diety statues, two ontop, one woman, one man gilded with crowns, Buddha at side; 17-18 gilded buddhist diety statue with crown; 19 Buddha statue, gilded in orange robe; 20-21 boy monk by blue door and striped wall next to tripod; 22 two boys horsing around on pathway infront of trees; 23 boy monk in red; 24 boy monk with orange cap; 25 two boys from 23 and 24 together; 27 boy monk playing with other boys hands; 28 boy monk in tan sweater smiling; 29 three boy monks horsing around next to rocks; 30 boy monk in orange cap has other boy monk on his back; 31-332 boy monk in red has boy monk in orange cap on his back; 33 boy monk in red; 35 hillside, monk infront of building; 35 two boys next to water hole, water splashing, tres in background; 36-37 two boy monks playing next to water, temple in background