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Creators:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948
Dates:
1911-1913
Level:
file
Size:
1 Volume (Sketchbook (44 pages), 12.8 cm. x 25.7 cm.)
Collection ID:
FSA.A.06
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

- The tenth of a series of eighteen sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), in which Ernst Herzfeld recorded his observations on topography, landscape, archaeological remains, architecture, artifacts and decorative motifs related to the congregational mosques in Samarra, Mutawakkiliyya, and Balkuwārā; the Qubbat al-Ṣulaibiyya; the palaces of Balkuwārā, Ṣūr ʿĪ...

- The identification of the residential sites: "Herzfeld numbered all sites while the excavation was still in progress. When it became obvious that two courtyards with adjacent rooms turned out to belong to the same complex, however, he assigned new numbers. Herzfeld gave numbers to 16 houses in various locations, splitting certain buildings into, ...

- Original handwritten caption on cover reads, "Samarra ; plan aufnahmen 1."

- Original handwritten notes for pg. 1 and 2 reads, "al-Qādisiyya; --; Tall al-Ṣanam; --."

- Original handwritten notes for pg. 3 and 4 reads, "Trench V - VI (Graβen V - VI); Trench II (Graβen II)."

- Original handwritten notes for pg. 5 and 6 reads, "--; [octogonal marble column]."

- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 7 and 8 reads, "[House IV, T-shaped hall, room 1, 3, 6, 7, 8 (T-saal)]; Room 6 (Zimmer 6); House IV, room 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (formerly Haus III or Haus C)."

- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 9 and 10 reads, "House IV, [T-shaped Hall]: room 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (formerly Haus III or Haus C); House I, T-shaped hall, [room 1, 2, 3] (formerly Haus A, T-saal)."

- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 11 and 12 reads, "House IV, room 2 (formerly Haus III or Haus C, zimmer 2); House V, room 1 (formerly Haus B, zimmer i); IN-79: [House I (formerly Haus II)]; House III, room 1 (formerly Haus II, zimmer 1); House IV, room 7, 8 (formerly Haus III, zimmer 7, zimmer 8); House IV, room 1 (formerly Haus III, zimmer ...

- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 13 and 14 reads, "House II, T-shaped hall, [room 40, 41,42] (formerly Haus I, T-saal); House II, T-shaped hall, [room 40, 41,42] (formerly Haus I, T-saal)."

- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 15 and 16 reads, "House II, T-shaped hall: room 41 (formerly Haus I, T-saal, 41); House II (formerly Haus I); House III, [room 1, 2, 3] (formerly Haus II); House III, T-shaped hall (formerly Haus II)."

- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 17 and 18 reads, "House III, room 2 (Haus III, zimmer 2); [Tall al-ʿAliq]."

- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 19 and 20 reads, "House II, [room 36, 37, 38, 39] (formerly Haus I); House II, [room 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35] (formerly Haus I)."

- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 21 and 22 reads, "House II (formerly Haus I); House II (formerly Haus I); House II (formerly Haus I)."

- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 23 and 24 reads, "House III, room 36 (shop) (formerly Haus II, laden 36); House III, room 40 (shop) (formerly Haus II, laden 40); House VII, room 6 (formerly Haus V, zimmer 6)."

- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 25 and 26 reads, "House VII, room 1 (formerly Haus V, zimmer 1); House VII, room 1 (formerly Haus V, zimmer 1); House VII, room 1 (formerly Haus V, zimmer 1)."

- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 27 and 28 reads, "House II, [room 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 36, great courtyard] (formerly Haus I); House II, [room 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15] (formerly Haus I); House I: [room 1, 2, 3] (Haus I); House I, T-shaped hall, room 2."

- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 29 and 30 reads, "House VIII, room 3 (formerly Haus Va, zimmer 3); House VII, room 6 (formerly Haus V, zimmer 6); [House VII]."

- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 31 and 32 reads, "House VII, room 6 (formerly zimmer 6); House VIII, [room 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, courtyard] (formerly Haus Va)."

- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 33 and 34 reads, "House III [room 9, 10, 11 (courtyard), 12, 13, 16, 17 (courtyard), 18, 19, 21, 22, 26 (courtyard), 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42] (formerly Haus II); House III, [room 29, 32 (courtyard), 33, 34] (formerly Haus II)."

- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 35 and 36 reads, "House III, [room a, b (room 5), 1 (hall), 2 (hall), 3 (courtyard), 4 (courtyard), 7, 8, 10, 11 (courtyard), 14, 15, 16, 17 (courtyard), 20, 21, 23 (T-shaped hall), 25, 26 (courtyard), 30, 31] (formerly Haus II); House III, [room 38] (formerly Haus II)."

- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 37 and 38 reads, "House VII, [room 1, 2, 3, 4 (courtyard), 6, 7, 8, 13 (courtyard), 9 (bath), 10, 11, 12, 14, 17] (formerly Haus V)."

- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 39 and 40 reads, "House VII, [room 13 (courtyard), 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 (courtyard), 30, 31, 32] (formerly Haus V); House V, [room 34, 35] (formerly Haus [?] V); House VIa and House VIIa, [room 18 (courtyard), 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 (courtyard), 30] (formerly Haus V)."

- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 41 and 42 reads, "House VI, [room 34, 35, 36, 37, 38 (courtyard), 39, 40, 41, 43 (courtyard)] (formerly Haus V); House VI, [room 41, 42, 43 (courtyard), 44, 45, 46, 47] (formerly Haus V)."

- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 43 and 44 reads, "House VII, [room 13 (courtyard), 4 (courtyard), 5] (formerly Haus V); House VIa, Weaver's House, [room 18 (courtyard), room 25, room 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, (33), 48 (courtyard), 49, 50, 51 (bath), 52] (formerly Haus V, Weber Haus)."

Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Architectural Studies 1

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Creators:
Ochoa, Elizabeth V.
Ochoa, Victor Leaton
International Airship Co.
Dates:
circa 1894-1945
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0590
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document Victor L. Ochoa, Mexican American inventor of the Ochoaplane, orinthopter (an aircraft that flies by flapping its wings), a windmill, magnetic brakes, a wrench and a reversible motor. The papers include correspondence, photographs, patents, both U.S. and foreign, drawings and typescripts for a short story, "The Making of an American," and a novel The Cycle of Life or Professor Mimo Abas: The Wise Man of the Land of Moctezuma.

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Creators:
Lanux, Eyre de
Dates:
1865-1995
Size:
10.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.lanueyre
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of portrait painter, writer, and designer, Eyre de Lanux (1894-1996) measure 10.6 linear feet and date from 1865 to 1995. The papers include biographical materials, personal business records, sixty-four diaries dating from 1922 through 1988, writings and notes, research files, printed materials, artwork, and photographs of Eyre de Lanux, her family, and friends. There is extensive correspondence with her husband Pierre de Lanux and her long-time lover Paolo Casagrande, as well as with other friends and family.

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Van Altena, Edward
Wodell, Helen Page
Cottrell, Donald C. Mrs.
Poiner, John Mrs.
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Dates:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
Level:
item
Size:
1 Photograph (glass lantern slide, black-and-white, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Collection ID:
AAG.PNR
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Creators:
Wheeler, Perry H., 1914-1989
University of Georgia
Garden Club of America
Emory University
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Dates:
1880-1984
bulk 1950-1965
Size:
25.75 Cubic feet
3,958 photographic items
Collection ID:
AAG.WHE
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Perry H. Wheeler Collection includes the design, client and business records of Perry H. Wheeler, a landscape architect best known for his work on numerous townhouse gardens in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., during the 1960s as well as the redesign of the White House Rose Garden in collaboration with Rachel Lambert ('Bunny') Mellon during the Kennedy administration.

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Creators:
Lay, Oliver Ingraham, 1845-1890
Lay, Charles Downing, 1877-1956
Dates:
1789-2000
bulk 1870-1996
Size:
10.54 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.layoliv
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Oliver Ingraham Lay, Charles Downing Lay, and Lay Family Papers measure 10.54 linear feet and date from 1789 through 2000, with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1870-1996. The collection presents an overview of the personal lives and careers of painter, Oliver Ingraham Lay and his son, landscape architect, Charles Downing Lay. In addition, there are the papers of Lay family members and friends, including those of the Marian Wait Lay family (wife of Oliver Ingraham Lay) and of the Laura Gill Lay family (wife of Charles Downing Lay). Also found are the papers of the landscape and nature painter Fidelia Bridges. The collection consists of biographical material, correspondence, diaries, writings and notes, scrapbooks, family business records, exhibition files, printed material, as well as original artwork, sketches, a sketchbook, landscape designs, and photographs.

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Park-Brannock.
Park, Ernest N.
Brannock, Otis C.
Brannock, Charles F., 1903-1992
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Dates:
1925 - 1998
Size:
12 Cubic feet (34 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0672
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Brannock Device Company began with the 1925 invention of the Brannock Device, a tool to measure foot length and width at the same time, by inventor and businessman Charles F. Brannock. Early in his career Brannock worked as a shoe salesman at the Park-Brannock shoe store, and in 1962 he became the CEO of the company. This collection documents both the Park-Brannock store and the Brannock Device. Materials in The Brannock Device Company Records, 1925-1998, include of correspondence, design drawings, United States and foreign patents and trademarks, advertisements, product information, sales records, photographs, and a film strip documenting the invention, promotion, and sale of the Brannock Device as well as the concurrent development of Park-Brannock as a leading shoe store in Syracuse, N.Y.

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Creators:
Vassos, John, 1898-1985
Dates:
1915-1989
Size:
18.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.vassjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of designer, illustrator, and muralist John Vassos measure 18.7 linear feet and date from 1915 to 1989. The papers include biographical materials, personal and professional correspondence, writings and writing project files, Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) files, Radio Corporation of American (RCA) files, Silvermine Guild of Artists files, general professional and committee files, printed materials, four scrapbooks, photographic materials, and artwork.

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Creators:
Lazzell, Blanche, 1878-1956
Dates:
1893-1986
bulk 1901-1940
Size:
4.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.lazzblan
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of printmaker, etcher, and painter Blanche Lazzell (1878-1956) measure 4.6 linear feet and date from 1893 to 1986, with the bulk of the material dating from 1901 to 1940. Found within the papers are biographical materials; correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues; writings; five diaries; scattered personal business records; printed material; artwork; photographs; and artifacts.

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Creators:
Mesches, Arnold, 1923-
Dates:
1939-2015
Size:
13.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.mescarno
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York City and Gainesville, Florida based painter Arnold Mesches (1923-2016) measure 13.6 linear feet and date from 1939-2015. The collection documents Mesches' politically-engaged career and work process through biographical material, correspondence, writings, gallery and exhibition files, project files, subject files, teaching files, personal business records, printed material, and photographic material. Project files comprise a bulk of the collection and include grant files, activism files, project notebooks, and over 100 art project files containing drawings, source material, and photographic material for individual artworks.

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