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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Instruments

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
4.56 Cubic feet (consisting of 10 boxes, 1 folder, 1 oversize folder, 1 map case folder.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Ephemera
Printed ephemera
Sales letters
Business cards
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Sales catalogs
Sales records
Manufacturers' catalogs
Publications
Receipts
Commercial catalogs
Surveying instruments
Trade cards
Catalogs
Manuals
Invoices
Business ephemera
Advertisements
Mail order catalogs
Advertising cards
Advertising
Advertising mail
Business records
Print advertising
Business letters
Correspondence
Letterheads
Periodicals
Advertising fliers
Catalogues
Printed material
Date:
circa 1800-1965
bulk 1830-1930
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Instruments 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:
The Instrument category covers devices and tools used in arts and sciences, including but not limited to architecture, biology, medicine, geography, physics, chemistry and related laboratory investigation, navigation, in industry with machinery, astronomy, and a variety of optics including reading glasses. An emphasis on engineering and survey work is evident in the volume of Drawing and Surveying catalogues present.

Materials include a small sampling of business records, particular invoices and receipts, with also some advertisement, correspondence, financials, import/export documents. The bulk of material is comprised of product catalogues, many with detailed descriptions, specifications, and illustrations, plus pricing information. A number of catalogues are in German. A small portion of the catalogues are not instruments per se, but are accompaniments used with instruments. For example, specimen slides for microscopes. A few company publications are present as well. Several guides on the use of or history of some apparatus are present, as are a few stand-alone illustrations, though most catalogues are heavily illustrated.

No extensive runs or complete records exist for any single company, brand, and no particular depth is present for any singular subtopic though some publications may provide general and historical overviews of a person, company, or facet of industry. Separate folders were used for a few companies which have a small bulk of material. Companies of note: Bausch & Lomb, Sperry Corporation and Wheelco Instrument Company.

With the industries and trades represented in this category, there is overlap with Hardware, Tools, and Mensuration.
Arrangement:
Instruments is arranged in two subseries. Researchers are advised to look both under the company name and under the category of catalogue of products it produces.

Business Records and Marketing Material

Genre
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:
Instruments 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:
Surgical instruments and apparatus  Search this
Surveying -- Instruments -- 1800-1810  Search this
Mail-order business -- Catalogs  Search this
Engineering instruments  Search this
Wild flowers -- Specimens  Search this
Magnetic instruments  Search this
Surveying -- Instruments -- 1870-1940  Search this
Consumer goods -- Catalogs  Search this
Specimens -- list of  Search this
Mathematical instruments  Search this
Spectrum analysis -- Instruments  Search this
Retail trade  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments industry  Search this
Architectural drawing  Search this
Artists' materials  Search this
Microscopes  Search this
Scales (Weighing instruments)  Search this
advertising -- Specimens -- 1840-1950  Search this
Industrial productivity -- measurements  Search this
Drawing  Search this
Dental instruments and apparatus -- 1880-1940  Search this
Laboratories  Search this
Optics  Search this
Dental instruments and apparatus -- 1930-1970  Search this
Dental instruments and apparatus  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Medical instruments and apparatus  Search this
Zoological specimens -- Collection and preservation  Search this
Specimens -- catalog of  Search this
Measuring instruments industry  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Plant specimens  Search this
Tools  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Chemistry -- 19th century  Search this
Chemistry -- Distillation  Search this
Medical Equipment  Search this
advertising -- Business ephemera  Search this
Medical supplies  Search this
Surveying and surveying instruments  Search this
Chemistry  Search this
Function:
Scientific instruments manufacturing
Genre/Form:
Ephemera
Printed ephemera
Sales letters
Business cards
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Sales catalogs
Sales records
Manufacturers' catalogs
Publications -- Business
Receipts
Commercial catalogs
Surveying instruments
Trade cards
Catalogs
Manuals
Invoices
Business ephemera
Advertisements
Mail order catalogs
Advertising cards
Advertising
Advertising mail
Business records
Print advertising
Business letters
Correspondence
Letterheads
Periodicals
Advertising fliers
Catalogues
Printed material
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Instruments, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Instruments
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Instruments
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8ef756e5f-7043-48e1-8f5e-cdf07d39cee8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-instruments

Notes and correspondence of William Temple Hornaday

Creator:
Ward, Henry A. (Henry Augustus), 1834-1906  Search this
Theobald, Wm.  Search this
Hornaday, William Temple, 1854-1937  Search this
Theobald, Charles.  Search this
Theobald, Albert N.  Search this
Mumford, Norman W.  Search this
Bigelow, Mortimer Osborne  Search this
Beardsley, G. W.  Search this
Names:
Hornaday, William Temple, 1854-1937  Search this
Extent:
8 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1878-1934
Summary:
Collection of William Temple Hornaday's notes and correspondence, chiefly relating to his travels, his publications, and his collecting of wild animals. Includes lists of Hornaday's expenses and animals collected on an expedition to Borneo in 1878 for Henry A. Ward, with addendum dated 1933; correspondence from Albert N. Theobald, Charles Theobald, and Wm. Theobald of the Theobald Brothers firm of taxidermists in Mysore, south India (1906-1919); letters from Norman W. Mumford of Boston, Mass. (1920), G.W. Beardsley of the Evening Herald Co., Binghamton, N.Y. (1909), and Mortimer Osborne Bigelow, Capt. 8th U.S. Cavalry, Fort Huachuca, Arizona (1909), and a letter from Hornaday and his wife Josephine to Wm. Sarre[?] (1934).
Biographical/Historical note:
Wild animal collector, conservationist, and taxidermist; curator of living animals for the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoological Park (1882-1890), and director of the New York Zoological Park (1896-1926).
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Zoological specimens -- Collection and preservation  Search this
Wild animal collecting -- Borneo  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Identifier:
SIL-DL.MSS001756A
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sc2fb2ed6a1-39a4-4dd1-a1dc-10891505da7f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-dl-mss001756a

Crowded Lecture Hall in the A&I Building

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Arts and Industries Building  Search this
Arts and Industries Building Lecture Hall  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Catlin Indian Gallery  Search this
Arts and Industries Building West North Range  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Interior
Date:
c. 1890s
Topic:
Art objects  Search this
Bears  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Mannequins (figures)  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museum visitors  Search this
Specimens  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Standard number:
2002-10632
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10240

Crowded Lecture Hall in the A&I Building

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Arts and Industries Building  Search this
Arts and Industries Building Lecture Hall  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Arts and Industries Building West North Range  Search this
Catlin Indian Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
1890s
Topic:
Art objects  Search this
Bears  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Mannequins (figures)  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museum visitors  Search this
Specimens  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Standard number:
2002-10631
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10287

Alexander Wetmore Examines Drying Bird Skins

Author:
Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984  Search this
Subject:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white ; Size: 10w x 8h ; Type of Image: Person, candid ; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Place:
Panama
Soná, Veraguas (Panama)
Date:
May 31, 1953
Topic:
Ornithologists  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Field trips  Search this
Birds  Search this
Secretariats  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Specimens  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2008-2949 and Wetmore #5128
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11252

Rocky Mountain Goat Group

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Brown, William L  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Place:
Rocky Mountains
Date:
1935
Topic:
Taxidermy  Search this
Dioramas  Search this
Animals  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Goats  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-1582 and 82-8053
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11281

Watson M. Perrygo Working on Bird Specimen

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Taxidermist (USNM)  Search this
Parish-Smithsonian Expedition to Haiti 1930  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
January 19,1933
Topic:
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Iguanas  Search this
Animals  Search this
Taxidermists  Search this
Birds  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Specimens  Search this
Standard number:
81-13386 or 11055E or 11055-E
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11301

Martha, a Passenger Pigeon

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
National Collections  Search this
Cincinnati Zoo  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Animal, Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Place:
North America
Date:
1967
Topic:
Birds  Search this
Cincinnati  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Extinct birds  Search this
Martha (Animal)  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Passenger Pigeons  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Zoological Gardens  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-0612 and MNH-917
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11640

Perrygo Packing Mammal Skins

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-  Search this
Subject:
Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984  Search this
Eumenio  Search this
Taxidermist (USNM)  Search this
National Collections  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 4.5w x 4.5h; Type of Image: Group, Candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Place:
Panama
Herrera (Panama : Province)
Date:
March 10, 1948
Topic:
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Animal skins  Search this
Children  Search this
Taxidermists  Search this
Field trips  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Preservation  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Specimens  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2008-6164
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11910

Ostrich Family, National Museum of Natural History

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Department of Ornithology (USNM)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Museum Dept. of Birds  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h ; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Glass Negative
Type:
Exhibit
Glass plate negative
Place:
Africa
Date:
c.1910
Topic:
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Dioramas  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Specimens  Search this
Birds  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Ostriches  Search this
Standard number:
MNH-28163
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12216

East African Lions in Glass Case, Side View

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Cyanotype; Size: 10 w x 8 h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Exhibit
Photographic print
Place:
Africa
Date:
pre 1959
Topic:
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Lions  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Specimens  Search this
Exhibit cases  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-0482
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12255

Postcard of Roosevelt Lion Group

Author:
Curt Teich & Co  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Linen
Type:
Postcard
Linen
Place:
Africa
Date:
1934
Topic:
Lions  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Dioramas  Search this
Animals  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Panthera  Search this
Predatory animals  Search this
Cats  Search this
Atlas Lions  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-0488 (front) and SIA2013-07231 (back)
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12263
Online Media:

Rhinoceros Diorama

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Hall of Mammals  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 10 w x 6 h; Type of Image: exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Exhibit
Photographic print
Place:
Africa
Date:
post 1959
Topic:
Dioramas  Search this
Animals  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Rhinoceroses  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-0484
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12264

East African Lions Diorama Post 1959

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Turner, George B  Search this
Hall of Mammals  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 10 w x 6h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Exhibit
Photographic print
Place:
Africa
Date:
post 1959
Topic:
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Dioramas  Search this
Animals  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Lions  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-0485
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12265

Exhibit of East African Buffalo

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Cyanotype; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Place:
Africa
Date:
circa 1915
Topic:
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Buffalo  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Animals  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-0483 or 28232
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12280

Exhibit of Giraffes from Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Cyanotype; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Place:
Africa
Date:
c. 1915
Topic:
Giraffe  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Animals  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-0606 and 28160
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12281

Exhibit of Giraffe from Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Cyanotype; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Place:
Africa
Date:
circa 1915
Topic:
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Giraffe  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Animals  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Zebras  Search this
Okapi  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-0481 or 28161
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12282

William L. Brown and Frank Greenwell in Front of the Fénykövi Elephant

Subject:
Brown, William L  Search this
Greenwell, Frank M  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Taxidermist (USNM)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 4w x 5h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
September 1975
Topic:
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Fénykövi Elephant  Search this
Taxidermists  Search this
Rotundas  Search this
Elephants  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2008-2848
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12283

Elephants at an Unidentified (probably European) Zoo

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 3.25w x 2.5h; Type of Image: Animal, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Animal, candid
Date:
c. 1958
Topic:
Fénykövi Elephant  Search this
Animals  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Elephants  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Taxidermists  Search this
Buildings  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-0183
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12286

Diagram with Measurements of the Fénykövi Elephant

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Fénykövi, Josef J  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 8.5w x 11h; Type of Image: Drawing; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Drawing
Date:
1955
Topic:
Physical measurements  Search this
Fénykövi Elephant  Search this
Elephants  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-0605
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12308

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