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Design for a Stained Glass Window: Grammatica

Artist:
Hans Kaspar Lang the Elder, Swiss, 1571 – 1645  Search this
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brown wash
Type:
glasswares
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Date:
1606
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1911-28-129
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1911-28-129

[Trade catalogs from Libbey, Owens, Ford Glass Co.]

Variant company name:
Jane's office, Modern American home  Search this
Company Name:
Libbey, Owens, Ford Glass Co.  Search this
Notes content:
windows, furnishings, in dining rooms, kitches, bathrooms, bedrooms, breakfast rooms, solar housing, thermopane, plate glass, window conditioning, mirrors
Includes:
Trade catalog and photographs
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Toledo, Ohio, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10471
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10471

Sketches of Windmills, Zaandam

Artist:
Whitney Warren Jr., American, 1864–1943  Search this
Medium:
Brush and watercolor, graphite on cream paperboard tipped into binding with fabric
Type:
landscapes
Album page
Object Name:
Album page
Made in:
Zaandam, Netherlands
Date:
August 25, 1887
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. William Greenough
Accession Number:
1943-51-19
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1943-51-19

Rescuing Records: Recognizing the Problems of Preserving Paper; Window dub; September 19, 1994; TRT: 21:50; VHS

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Conservation Analytical Laboratory  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-027, Smithsonian Institution, Conservation Analytical Laboratory, Program Records
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Program Records
Program Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa11-027-refd1e146

Smithsonian Paper, Time code window, Tapes 1-4, VHS

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Conservation Analytical Laboratory  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-027, Smithsonian Institution, Conservation Analytical Laboratory, Program Records
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Program Records
Program Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa11-027-refd1e207

Smithsonian Paper, Time code window, Tapes 5-6, VHS

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Conservation Analytical Laboratory  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-027, Smithsonian Institution, Conservation Analytical Laboratory, Program Records
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Program Records
Program Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa11-027-refd1e213

Smithsonian Paper, Time code window, Tapes 7-8, VHS

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Conservation Analytical Laboratory  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-027, Smithsonian Institution, Conservation Analytical Laboratory, Program Records
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Program Records
Program Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa11-027-refd1e219

Smithsonian Paper, Time code window, Tapes 9-10, VHS

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Conservation Analytical Laboratory  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-027, Smithsonian Institution, Conservation Analytical Laboratory, Program Records
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Program Records
Program Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa11-027-refd1e225

Shows and tales : on jewelry exhibition-making / [editor, Benjamin Lignel]

Title:
On jewelry exhibition-making
Editor:
Lignel, Benjamin  Search this
Issuing body:
Art Jewelry Forum (Mill Valley, Calif.)  Search this
Physical description:
261 pages : color illustrations, 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2015
Topic:
Art--Exhibition techniques  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1080443

A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances, including a full explanation of the modern processes of spinning, dyeing and weaving, with an appendix containing a treatise on window trimming, German words and phrases, with their English pronunciation and signification, together with various useful tables

Author:
Cole, George S  Search this
Physical description:
584 p. illus. 23 cm
Type:
Dictionaries
Date:
1894
Topic:
Dry-goods--Dictionaries  Search this
Textile fabrics  Search this
Textile industry  Search this
Show windows  Search this
Call number:
TS1309 .C68 1894
TS1309.C68 1894
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_160029

A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances, including a full explanation of the modern processes of spinning, dyeing and weaving, with an appendix containing a treatise on window trimming, German words and phrases, with their English pronunciation and signification, together with various useful tables. By George S. Cole

Author:
Cole, George S  Search this
Physical description:
584 p. illus., plates 24 cm
Type:
Dictionaries
Date:
1892
1892]
Topic:
Dry-goods--Dictionaries  Search this
Textile fabrics  Search this
Textile industry  Search this
Show windows  Search this
Call number:
TS1309.C69X 1892
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_356948

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Windows

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Extent:
0.47 Cubic feet (consisting of 1 box, 1 folder.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Date:
1891
undated
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Windows forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Materials in the Archives Center:
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Windows is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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:
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Windows, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Windows
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Windows
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-windows

Receipt and Advertising

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Container:
Box SUPP 34, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1891
undated
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Windows, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Windows
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Windows / Business Records, Marketing Material, and Other
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-windows-ref11

Windows

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Windows, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Windows
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Windows / Business Records, Marketing Material, and Other
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-windows-ref13

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Scales

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Extent:
3.25 Cubic feet (consisting of 7 boxes, 1 folder, 2 oversize folders, 1 map case folder.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Catalogs
Invoices
Business records
Advertising fliers
Publications
Advertising mail
Commercial correspondence
Correspondence
Business ephemera
Printed ephemera
Business letters
Exhibition catalogs
Receipts
Sales letters
Trade literature
Advertising
Sales records
Ephemera
Manuals
Business cards
Sales catalogs
Illustrations
Trade catalogs
Print advertising
Advertising cards
Technical manuals
Advertisements
Periodicals
Reports
Mail order catalogs
Catalogues
Letterheads
Trade cards
Photographs
Manufacturers' catalogs
Date:
, undated
1791-1943
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Accounting and Bookkeeping forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
Scales contains business records and advertisements created by manufacturers and distributors of scales, as well as companies employed to weigh items for communities. Additional materials include scale design patents and educational material on weights and measures.

Extensive business documentation for the Riehlé Brothers is present. The Riehlé Brothers were a scale and testing-machine manufacturer based in Philadelphia. In 1865, Frederick Riehlé purchased two-fifths of interest in the Banks, Dinmore and Company and later helped coordinate the purchase of the Abbott Scale Works company. Frederick's brother Henry later purchased another three-fifths of interest in Banks, Dinmore and Company and the brothers changed the company name to the Riehlé Brothers in 1867.

Material concerning specific subject areas within the topic of scales provides a narrow window into the field of scales, weights, and measures but nonetheless a unique one. The subject category contains a broad view of the business of manufacturing scales and measuring goods for communities, as well as a small amount of social commentary on the necessity of the field in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Arrangement:
Scales is arranged in three subseries.

Business Records and Marketing Material

Genre

Subject
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Scales is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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:
Consumer goods -- Catalogs  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Measuring instruments industry  Search this
Scales (Weighing instruments)  Search this
Patents  Search this
Retail trade  Search this
Genre/Form:
Catalogs
Invoices
Business records
Advertising fliers
Publications -- Business
Advertising mail
Commercial correspondence
Correspondence
Business ephemera
Printed ephemera
Business letters
Publications
Exhibition catalogs
Receipts
Sales letters
Trade literature
Advertising
Sales records
Ephemera
Manuals
Business cards
Sales catalogs
Illustrations
Trade catalogs
Print advertising
Advertising cards
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Advertisements
Periodicals
Reports
Mail order catalogs
Catalogues
Letterheads
Trade cards
Photographs
Manufacturers' catalogs
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Scales, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Scales
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Scales
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-scales
Online Media:

Tradesmen Literature

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1847-1927
Scope and Contents:
Contains literature primarily intended for shoe manufacturers. Includes accounts of experiments with India Rubber, background on international competition in the leather trade, descriptions of advantages of electric drives for shoe factories, how to effectively dress shop front windows for shoe stores, and effective shoe advertising methods.
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Shoes, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Shoes
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Shoes / Subject
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-shoes-ref74

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Doors

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Cubic feet (consisting of 1.25 boxes, 1 folder, 1 oversize folder.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Ephemera
Business ephemera
Date:
undated
1846-1936
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Doors forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
Consists primarily of scattered correspondence on letterhead stationery, bills, receipts, printed advertisements, advertising cards, illustrated catalogs, blotters, business cards, pamphlets, patents, business cards, price lists and order forms from manufacturers, dealers, builders, contractors, and architects.

The types of doors include fire, garage, store, screen, folding and drawing room. Often companies would sell attachments for the doors including frames, hangers, locks, checks, springs pulls and fasteners. The companies also tended to sell other products such as sashes, blinds, window frames, shutters, moldings, lumber, stair rails, floor siding, newel posts, balusters, sash weights, sash cords, pew ends, bedsteads, window glass and hardware hinges.
Materials in the Archives Center:
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Doors is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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:
Ephemera
Business ephemera
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Doors
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Doors
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-doors

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Aluminum

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
0.47 Cubic feet (consisting of 1 box, 1 folder, plus digital images of some collection material.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Date:
1898-1965
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Aluminum forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents note:
This material consists primarily of catalogues, printed advertisements, price lists, scattered correspondence on letterhead stationery, newsletters, handbills, leaflets, recipe books and premiums from manufacturers and distributors of consumer products made of aluminum. Most of these products include cooking utensils and include baby food warmers, pots, pans, cookie sheets, molds, Dutch ovens, boilers, steamers, tea kettles, griddles, and fryers. Other products include tableware, institutional and hotel ware, small gadgets, containers, moulding and windows.

A number of materials are also concerned with the industrial process of producing aluminum and industrial uses. Most of these materials tend to be publications and cover a number of topics including physical properties of aluminum, history of commercial use, wrought alloys and types of castings. A number of the publications also contain tables. The bulk of the materials dates from 1940-1965.
Arrangement note:
Materials are organized alphabetically by name of company.

There are ten folders of materials grouped by type: articles, related publications, foreign materials and miscellaneous items.
Materials in the Archives Center:
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Aluminum is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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:
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Aluminum, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Aluminum
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Aluminum
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-aluminum
Online Media:

Windalume Aluminum Window Manufacturing Company, New York, New York

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 25
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Aluminum, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Aluminum
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Aluminum / Business Records, Marketing Material, and Other
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-aluminum-ref32

Marketing Material

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box SUPP 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Contains fliers and ads for humidifiers, window vents, and evaporators.
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Air-Conditioning, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Air-Conditioning
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Air-Conditioning / Business Records, Marketing Material, and Other
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-air-ref111

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