Captain A. H. McComb Jr. slide collection, 1956-1966
AAG.MCB

Summary
Collection ID:
AAG.MCB
Creators:
McComb, A. H., Jr., Capt.
Dates:
1956-1966
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.25 cubic feet
230 color slides
35mm
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
The Captain A.H. McComb, Jr. Collection includes approximately 230 35mm slides of public and private gardens and landscapes dating from 1956 to 1966, photographed by Captain A.H. McComb, Jr. at sites in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, New York, United States Virgin Islands, Argentina, Bermuda, Capri, Cuba, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico, and Tobago.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The Captain A.H. McComb, Jr. Collection includes approximately 230 35mm slides of public and private gardens and landscapes dating from 1956 to 1966, photographed by Captain A.H. McComb, Jr. at sites in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, New York, United States Virgin Islands, Argentina, Bermuda, Capri, Cuba, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico, and Tobago. While McComb generally indicated the location and/or plant featured in each image on the corresponding slide mount, the location of sites documented in some of images is unknown. Also included are images of various flowers and plants, some of which are not attributable to a particular site. A typewritten list of image captions keyed to the numbered slides accompanied the donation.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Arranged into 2 series:
1. U.S. Gardens 2. Foreign Gardens
The original arrangement, which is maintained, consists of a two-part numbering system based on sequential (and chronological) rolls of film and the slides within each roll. Each roll was numbered sequentially by, presumably, Capt. McComb as were the slides within each roll (e.g. 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, and 7-1, 7-2, 7-3, etc.) with gaps in the numbering sequences representing slides not included in the donation to the Smithsonian.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Captain Archibald H. "Bud" McComb, Jr. of Winchester, Virginia, (May 27, 1913-February 8, 2003), was the Chief of International Maritime Safety Coordinating Staff at the United States Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C and life member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.

Administration
Processing information note
The Captain A.H. McComb, Jr. Collection was processed by AAG intern Bella Wenum in 2013.
Author
Finding aid prepared by Joyce Connolly, Kelly Crawford, and Bella Wenum
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Captain and Mrs. A.H. McComb donated the collection to the Office of Horticulture in (later Smithsonian Gardens) in 1981.

Container
1
2

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Conditions Governing Use note
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Preferred Citation note
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Captain A. H. McComb Jr. slide collection.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
The Captain A. H. McComb Jr. Collection was generated by Capt. McComb from 1956 to 1966.

Other Finding Aid Note
Other Finding Aid Note
The Captain A. H. McComb, Jr. Collection was accompanied by a typewritten list of numbered slides with a description of each.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Bermuda Islands Geographical Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Copenhagen (Denmark) Geographical Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cuba Geographical Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
England Geographical Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Flowers Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Germany Geographical Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Haiti Geographical Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jamaica Geographical Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Panama Geographical Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Paris (France) Geographical Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Plants Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Puerto Rico Geographical Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Slides (photographs) Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Travel photography Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trees Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trinidad and Tobago Geographical Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Virgin Islands of the United States Geographical Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washington (D.C.) Geographical Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Gardens
P.O. Box 37012
Capital Gallery, Suite 3300, MRC 506
Washington, DC, 20013-7012
Phone: 202-633-5840
aag@si.edu