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Creators:
Wenger, John, 1891-1976
Dates:
1922-1977
Size:
0.2 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.wengjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

A 45-page booklet compiled by Mrs. John Wenger containing photocopies of biographical data, letters, clippings, reproductions, lists of institutions owning Wenger's work, and lists of theatrical sets designed by him; catalogs and announcements; obituaries; and 40 snapshots of paintings and set designs.

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Creators:
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964
Dates:
circa 1930-1940
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S04.12
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scan Number: 618ns0241686sc.tif

Large piece of stage scenery of an archway with a backdrop of a river or canal lined with houses. Actresses in classical costume stand in posed scenes. Three actresses sit within the backdrop, two in spheres and one as the head of an angel in the sky. "Military Social Music Art Professions Dunbar Business Ambition Home [Hist]ory" is written across ...

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Creators:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Defender (film manufacturer)
Dates:
circa 1930-1940
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet., [11" x 20"].)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S04.12
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scan Number: AC0618.004.0001330.tif

The large piece of set consists of four columns with three arches joining them with a pediment at the top of the central arch. The first column is marked "1877", the last, "1935". At the base of each column is a plinth labelled from left to right, "Law", "Religion", "Grief" and "Justice". On each plinth stands an actor dressed in personification of...

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Creators:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Defender (film manufacturer)
Dates:
1935 June 22
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet., [10" x 20"].)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S04.12
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scan Number: AC0618.004.0001325.tif

Group of children in costume standing in a line on a stage. The children are dressed as peapods, carrots, lettuces and rabbits. They each hold a rolled piece of paper. There is a backdrop on the stage behind them. It is painted with trees and peacocks. Ink on negative: caption and "Scurlock Photo". "DEFENDER SAFETY BASE" edge imprint. Pencil retouc...

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Creators:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Dates:
1935
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet., 10" x 20".)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S04.12
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scan Number: AC0618.004.0001337.tif

Group of children in costume seated and standing in rows on a stage. Many children are wearing period costume with powered wigs. A group of girls are dressed in kimonos and hold fans. Three cast members sit on a prop throne in the center. The backdrop is painted with a scene of a path through trees with a castle turret to the right. Ink on negative...

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Creators:
Messmore, George Harold
Messmore and Damon Company
Damon, Joseph
Dates:
1892 - 1998
Size:
16 Cubic feet (40 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0846
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records document Messmore and Damon's work in the design and construction of parade floats, museum dioramas, exhibitions, displays and scenery. The materials include business records, photographs, patents, scrapbooks, promotional materials, sound recordings and moving image.

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Creators:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Eastman Kodak Company (film manufacturer)
Dates:
1955
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet., [8" x 10"].)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S04.01
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Posed group of men in black or white tie standing in a line in front of a backdrop. On the backdrop is the text, "D.C. Chapter Guardsmen", castles and a knight on a horse. Several musicians with instruments are seated in front of the background. Other men and women stand at the edges of the group. Ink on negative: caption and "Scurlock Photo". "KOD...

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Creators:
Shinn, Everett, 1876-1953
Dates:
1877-1958
Size:
3.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.shinever
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The collected papers of Everett Shinn measure 3.1 linear feet and date from 1877 to 1958. Found within the papers are biographical material; correspondence with friends and colleagues; personal business records; art work, including two sketchbooks of designs for Belasco's Stuyvesant Theatre; notes and writings; eight scrapbooks; printed material; and numerous photographs of Shinn, his colleagues, and his work.

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Creators:
Kauffer, E. McKnight (Edward McKnight), 1890-1954
Dates:
1915-1954
Size:
3 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.1997-134-1
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This collection documents Kauffer's work as a theater designer, and graphic designer from 1915-1954.The collection includes allusions to correspondences between Kauffer in America to T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) in London, between 1930 and 1955. (There are no letters between the two men in the collection.) Although Kauffer and Eliot were to become friends after 24 July 1930, they were professionally related before that time. Kauffer illustrated the Ariel edition of Eliot's "Marina." Kauffer and Eliot met in London. In the collection are also posters of Kauffer's works, biographical pieces, and obituaries as well as photographs of the artist.

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Creators:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Odell, Scott, 1935-
Dates:
1964-1977
Size:
18 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
CFCH.ODEL
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The J. Scott Odell folk music collection (1945-2016, inclusive) contains AV recordings, photographs, correspondence, writings, and other materials relating to Odell's career at the Smithsonian as a musical instrument conservator and researcher of American music traditions. The collection largely consists of materials relating to Odell's research trips (often combined with personal visits) throughout the Eastern United States. Research strengths of the collection include the history of the Appalachian dulcimer and banjo, the Smithsonian Folkways project "Black Banjo Songsters," musician and poet Burt Porter, and the Bread and Puppet Theater.

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