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Creators:
Whitney, Baxter D.
Winchendon Historical Society, Inc.
Dates:
1870-1957.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 vertical boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0267
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection includes many photographs and engravings of various types of Whitney wood working machines. These are mounted on stiff backings and include advertising and promotional materials for reproduction in trade journals and other publications. A historical summary, "The Baxter D. Whitney Story", is reprinted from the January 1957 issue of...

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Creators:
Kranzberg, Melvin, Dr., 1917-1995
Dates:
1934 - 1988
Size:
140 Cubic feet (359 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0266
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Personal papers of Dr. Kranzberg from his undergraduate years at Amherst College through his professional career. Collection documents his involvement with development of the new field of history of technology and his role as principal founder of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT); work as consultant and advisor to domestic and international agencies, colleges, and universities; personal affiliations, lectureships, publications; and teaching and administrative activities for more than 40 years as a college professor.

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Creators:
Walker, John Brown, 1815-1908
Coats, Helen Hotchkiss
Dates:
1815-1908
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 Box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0249
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

John B. Walker was an itinerant artist who made paper cut-out designs that he sent to his friends as presents, decorations, and commemorations. His collection did not come to light until the early 1960s in Geauga County, Ohio.

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Creators:
Swarthmore College. Sproul Observatory (Swarthmore, Pennsylvania: 1916)
Gaustad, John E. (Director, Sproul Observatory)
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
1916-1975
Size:
1 Boxe
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0251
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection of group portraits donated by Sproul Observatory. Group portraits include participants at American Astronomical Society and I.A.U. [International Astronomical Union] meetings, as well as several other taken at Johns Hopkins University, Swarthmore College, and an autographed photo of Roy W. Delaplaine at a 24-inch refractor telescope.The photographs were accumulated in the files of the Sproul Observatory, Swarthmore College, over a period of years. They form a visual record of astronomers and attendees at astronomical meetings from 1916 to 1975.

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Creators:
Howell, Juanita
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Howell, Chet
Dates:
1934-1958
Size:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0255
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Mostly newspaper publicity and rodeo programs. 67 full- and half-page sheets from mostly small-town papers, with predominantly local news. The programs for performances at fairs sometimes include agricultural information, what was being judged, and the cash prize amounts. Most of the programs contain advertisements for small-town services and produ...

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Creators:
Kates, Arnold D.
Dates:
1929-1931, undated
Size:
1 film reel
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0259
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Arnold D. Kates was an officer in the Association of Young Advertising Men of New York in the 1930s. As an officer, he visited Washington, D.C., to attend the annual meeting of the Advertising Federation of America and took home movies of the capital, including a formal reception at the White House, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial. Additional film footage includes scenes on a ship, cityscapes and industrial landscapes of New York City.

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Creators:
Yellin, Samuel, 1885-1940
Davis, Myra Tolmach
Hofmeister, Richard
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
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Dates:
circa 1971-1975
circa 1928 -1930
Size:
2 motion picture films
0.33 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
acetate,,16mm.,,Films:,Silver gelatin on,silent.
Photoprints:,fibre-base paper,,8" x 10".,Silver gelatin on
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0254
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Samuel Yellin was an American master blacksmith. In 1910, he built the Arch Street Metalworker's studio.

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Creators:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).
Dates:
ca. 1910-1920.
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0246
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection designated for miscellaneous glass plates, unidentified and/or of unknown provenance. The plates included here are indexed, but additional items may be added to the collection. There are eight plates, both negatives and positives; subjects include a man with cog railway tracks(?), two images of an observatory and two of the moon, and fou...

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Creators:
Rogers, John B., Producing Company
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1929-1934.
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0245
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The John B. Rogers Producing Company was established in 1903 as a supplier of costumes, sets, lights, and scripts for amateur theater. Its main office remained in Fostoria, Ohio until 1977, when the company moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Creators:
Graphic Arts, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
circa 1889-1900
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0234
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scrapbook of comics depicting practical jokes, accidents, and a number of amusing and sometimes violent real- life situations. Inscription inside the front cover: "To Darling Effie from Does"(?). These comics probably satirize events of the time. The cartoons were produced in publications such as "Fliegende Blatter," "Puck," "Judge," "Life," "Picto...