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"Iron workers' lunch hour"

Collection Creator:
Rivers, Charles, 1904-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Archives Center claims copyright. Rights were conveyed to the Archives Center through a Deed of Gift signed by the donor.
Collection Citation:
Charles Rivers Photographs, 1929-1963, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Charles Rivers Photographs
Charles Rivers Photographs / Series 1: The Chrysler Building
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8cf68988d-c9a8-42d8-a564-1bf93031527c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0360-ref21

"The flag is unfurled when the 174 foot spire, the last hoist, is raised and bolted into place"

Collection Creator:
Rivers, Charles, 1904-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Archives Center claims copyright. Rights were conveyed to the Archives Center through a Deed of Gift signed by the donor.
Collection Citation:
Charles Rivers Photographs, 1929-1963, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Charles Rivers Photographs
Charles Rivers Photographs / Series 1: The Chrysler Building
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep85c17f7c6-cc63-4821-8de7-074e9d8da0db
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0360-ref24

"Self portrait" [unmounted]

Collection Creator:
Rivers, Charles, 1904-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Archives Center claims copyright. Rights were conveyed to the Archives Center through a Deed of Gift signed by the donor.
Collection Citation:
Charles Rivers Photographs, 1929-1963, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Charles Rivers Photographs
Charles Rivers Photographs / 2: "Empire State Building, 1930"
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a43c994b-5afa-43e0-8eae-228050affc0c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0360-ref36

Preparing to jump the derrick two stories up on the Empire State Building--1930 [photoprint]

Names:
Empire State Building -- Construction -- 1929-1930  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rivers, Charles, 1904-1993  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper, mounted on board., 35.0 x 27.6 cm.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Date:
1930
Scope and Contents:
Print probably made for exhibition in the 1960s.
Local Numbers:
AC0360-0000008.tif (AC Scan)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Archives Center claims copyright. Rights were conveyed to the Archives Center through a Deed of Gift signed by the donor.
Topic:
Derricks  Search this
Skyscrapers -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1920-1930.  Search this
Structural steel workers -- 1920-1930 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Iron and steel workers -- 1920-1930 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Construction workers -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1900-1950.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- Later prints
Collection Citation:
Charles Rivers Photographs, 1929-1963, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Charles Rivers Photographs
Charles Rivers Photographs / 2: "Empire State Building, 1930"
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8caea2056-d347-4e07-8db5-efa7cc13df2d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0360-ref39

Jumping the derrick--moving the derrick to the next operational floor--two floors up / Empire State Building 1930 [photoprint]

Names:
Empire State Building -- Construction -- 1929-1930  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rivers, Charles, 1904-1993  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper, mounted on Masonite., 35.0 x 23.2 cm.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Date:
1930
Scope and Contents:
Print probably made for exhibition in the 1960s. Signed in print, lower right.
Local Numbers:
AC0360-0000007.tif (AC Scan)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Archives Center claims copyright. Rights were conveyed to the Archives Center through a Deed of Gift signed by the donor.
Topic:
Derricks  Search this
Skyscrapers -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1920-1930.  Search this
Structural steel workers -- 1920-1930 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Iron and steel workers -- 1920-1930 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Construction workers -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1900-1950.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- Later prints
Collection Citation:
Charles Rivers Photographs, 1929-1963, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Charles Rivers Photographs
Charles Rivers Photographs / 2: "Empire State Building, 1930"
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep870fb437b-2f41-4e63-b8a4-ab1b7b114da0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0360-ref41

"Ironworkers constructing the Empire State Building"

Collection Creator:
Rivers, Charles, 1904-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 22
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Archives Center claims copyright. Rights were conveyed to the Archives Center through a Deed of Gift signed by the donor.
Collection Citation:
Charles Rivers Photographs, 1929-1963, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Charles Rivers Photographs
Charles Rivers Photographs / 2: "Empire State Building, 1930"
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d81ac907-b811-400a-ae2d-9745738c64fe
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0360-ref43

"New York City as viewed by the iron workers on the Empire State Building looking south"

Collection Creator:
Rivers, Charles, 1904-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 24
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Archives Center claims copyright. Rights were conveyed to the Archives Center through a Deed of Gift signed by the donor.
Collection Citation:
Charles Rivers Photographs, 1929-1963, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Charles Rivers Photographs
Charles Rivers Photographs / 2: "Empire State Building, 1930"
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8bd1aac18-4e32-4d87-b4a1-3df0626ced7a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0360-ref45

"New York City enveloped in fog, from the 50th floor of the Empire State Building"

Collection Creator:
Rivers, Charles, 1904-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 25
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Archives Center claims copyright. Rights were conveyed to the Archives Center through a Deed of Gift signed by the donor.
Collection Citation:
Charles Rivers Photographs, 1929-1963, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Charles Rivers Photographs
Charles Rivers Photographs / 2: "Empire State Building, 1930"
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8311efaea-3f01-49ff-8bab-facb1e9c07d6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0360-ref46

The Chrysler Building

Collection Creator:
Rivers, Charles, 1904-1993  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1929
Scope and Contents note:
Silver gelatin photoprints, mounted on foam core, Masonite, and cardboard, except as noted.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Archives Center claims copyright. Rights were conveyed to the Archives Center through a Deed of Gift signed by the donor.
Collection Citation:
Charles Rivers Photographs, 1929-1963, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0360, Series 1
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Charles Rivers Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep87a1b2f47-90cf-4b53-b33b-524b18cffd98
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0360-ref18

"Empire State Building, 1930"

Collection Creator:
Rivers, Charles, 1904-1993  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Archives Center claims copyright. Rights were conveyed to the Archives Center through a Deed of Gift signed by the donor.
Collection Citation:
Charles Rivers Photographs, 1929-1963, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0360, File 2
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Charles Rivers Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8ecb81622-6061-4cfe-a696-f05ea114472b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0360-ref35

Empire State Building

Collection Creator:
Rivers, Charles, 1904-1993  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Archives Center claims copyright. Rights were conveyed to the Archives Center through a Deed of Gift signed by the donor.
Collection Citation:
Charles Rivers Photographs, 1929-1963, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0360, Series 4
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Charles Rivers Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8cc191225-bd54-4b94-a2a2-2e87ef4268f3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0360-ref105

Other Subjects

Collection Creator:
Rivers, Charles, 1904-1993  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1930s
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Archives Center claims copyright. Rights were conveyed to the Archives Center through a Deed of Gift signed by the donor.
Collection Citation:
Charles Rivers Photographs, 1929-1963, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0360, Series 5
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Charles Rivers Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8c0f6b59b-9c1d-4b9f-beee-aae6022a158d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0360-ref127

"Just kidding"

Collection Creator:
Rivers, Charles, 1904-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents note:
Caption on verso: "While taking a photo of Fred, from North [Carolina], his friend[,] a Texan, asked him if he thought he was a big shot, and gestured as though to goose him, knowing that he was very tickelish [sic]. When I warned Slim to stop[,] otherwise Fred might back off the building, Slim's reply was[,] "Who would miss him?", but he stopped [because] he knew that if he continued Fred would end up on Lexington Ave[.]-60 stories below-Chrysler Building-1929"
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Archives Center claims copyright. Rights were conveyed to the Archives Center through a Deed of Gift signed by the donor.
Collection Citation:
Charles Rivers Photographs, 1929-1963, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Charles Rivers Photographs
Charles Rivers Photographs / Series 1: The Chrysler Building
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8febfff8d-1cc6-4d9a-b657-9aa86a984ed2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0360-ref31

Miscellaneous

Collection Creator:
Rivers, Charles, 1904-1993  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Archives Center claims copyright. Rights were conveyed to the Archives Center through a Deed of Gift signed by the donor.
Collection Citation:
Charles Rivers Photographs, 1929-1963, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0360, Series 3
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Charles Rivers Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b854b744-193f-41f4-a201-aec75197b1ca
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0360-ref47

Scrapbook, covered with green floral-patterned cloth, with plastic pages and adhesive mounting system, originally containing 56 silver gelatin photoprints

Collection Creator:
Rivers, Charles, 1904-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 3
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents note:
Some remain in the album (and may require the services of a conservator to remove them safely), but most have been removed and placed in protective sleeves. The album also contains the New York Daily News article clipping, "Building a Bridge to Students."
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Archives Center claims copyright. Rights were conveyed to the Archives Center through a Deed of Gift signed by the donor.
Collection Citation:
Charles Rivers Photographs, 1929-1963, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Charles Rivers Photographs
Charles Rivers Photographs / Series 3: Miscellaneous
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8ed10bfb2-1839-4da1-9e21-1fc4d945a658
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0360-ref53

2 tear sheets from one or two copies of New Times, published in Moscow

Collection Creator:
Rivers, Charles, 1904-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents note:
One reproduces Rivers's self-portrait on the Chrysler Building, indicates (in English) that he was a winner in the 1986 International Year of Peace Contest, and invites entries for its 1987 Man, Humanism, and Humanity contest. The other page reproduces the photograph in a larger size with a text in Spanish.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Archives Center claims copyright. Rights were conveyed to the Archives Center through a Deed of Gift signed by the donor.
Collection Citation:
Charles Rivers Photographs, 1929-1963, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Charles Rivers Photographs
Charles Rivers Photographs / Series 3: Miscellaneous
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep85b7b4ed5-73de-497c-89ea-23d1ec6e9487
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0360-ref58

73 silver gelatin photonegatives, roll film in various sizes, plus two 4" x 5" sheet film negatives

Collection Creator:
Rivers, Charles, 1904-1993  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Titles are from Rivers's labels on envelopes. All envelopes are signed. Many negatives are underexposed, and many are very unevenly trimmed, eliminating part of the image area. 1 negative is missing.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Archives Center claims copyright. Rights were conveyed to the Archives Center through a Deed of Gift signed by the donor.
Collection Citation:
Charles Rivers Photographs, 1929-1963, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0360, Series 4
See more items in:
Charles Rivers Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8c7a8d0ca-d7dc-45a5-80b4-ea3268cdf60d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0360-ref60

"Section of the Spire / Chrysler Building / 1929." 4-1/2" x 2-1/2", unevenly trimmed

Collection Creator:
Rivers, Charles, 1904-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Envelope 39C
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Archives Center claims copyright. Rights were conveyed to the Archives Center through a Deed of Gift signed by the donor.
Collection Citation:
Charles Rivers Photographs, 1929-1963, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Charles Rivers Photographs
Charles Rivers Photographs / Series 4: 73 silver gelatin photonegatives, roll film in various sizes, plus two 4" x 5" sheet film negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e40e1fdc-d990-4f6a-b097-0cbced457acd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0360-ref100

"Returning to work after [dropping] in a SpeakEasy during Lunch time / Chrysler-1929." 4 men posing in front of bank, 3-1/4" x 2-1/2", trimmed off at top and bottom

Collection Creator:
Rivers, Charles, 1904-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Envelope 40C
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Archives Center claims copyright. Rights were conveyed to the Archives Center through a Deed of Gift signed by the donor.
Collection Citation:
Charles Rivers Photographs, 1929-1963, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Charles Rivers Photographs
Charles Rivers Photographs / Series 4: 73 silver gelatin photonegatives, roll film in various sizes, plus two 4" x 5" sheet film negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep87ed56058-872c-429b-b4f1-e6f50fe94280
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0360-ref101

"Jack tightening bolts on guy lines of derrick / Chrysler-1929." Dramatic silhouette, approx. 4-1/4" x 3-1/2", unevenly trimmed on all sides

Collection Creator:
Rivers, Charles, 1904-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Envelope 41C
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Archives Center claims copyright. Rights were conveyed to the Archives Center through a Deed of Gift signed by the donor.
Collection Citation:
Charles Rivers Photographs, 1929-1963, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Charles Rivers Photographs
Charles Rivers Photographs / Series 4: 73 silver gelatin photonegatives, roll film in various sizes, plus two 4" x 5" sheet film negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep864670073-df46-4b0e-b3ba-76cfda1e96a4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0360-ref102

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