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Creators:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Salmon, Polly (merchant)
Dates:
1785-1787
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 volume)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0040
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Manuscript account book documenting payments to other individuals. 21 pp.; remainder blank. Money recorded in English currency.

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Creators:
Laport, Edmund A.
Dates:
1923 - 1949
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0016
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Edmund A. Laport, a former director of broadcast engineering for the Radio Corporation of America.

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Creators:
Ziesel, William, Dr.
University of Pennsylvania
Darby, Edwin Tyler, Dr.
Medical Sciences, Division of, NMAH, SI.
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Dates:
1885-1935
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0025
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers of two dentists: Ziesel, who developed a technique and instruments for treating pyorrhea, and Darby, a founder of the University of Pennsylvania Dental School. Included are articles, speeches, lectures, correspondence, unidentified photographs; an autograph book of attendees at testimonial dinner for Darby, dinner menus and programs; copie...

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Creators:
Hillis, Alice Rogers
Dates:
1939
Size:
1 motion picture film (350 feet, silent, color (Kodachrome), camera original reversal, 16mm )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0531
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Home movie footage documenting the 1939 World's Fair, shot by Alice Rogers Hillis.

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Creators:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
circa 1870-1880
Size:
8 Items (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0496
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This artificial collection is the repository for miscellaneous photoprints transferred from other Smithsonian units: see series records.

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Creators:
Underwood & Underwood
Keystone View Company
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Owen, Mary June
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Dates:
circa 1910
Size:
24 Items
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0495
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection established to consolidate miscellaneous stereographs transferred from other Smithsonian units and other sources. Currently the group contains 25 cards.

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Creators:
Farber, Joan C., Dr.
Farber, Joseph C., 1903-1994
Dates:
circa 1930-1990
bulk 1962-1990
Size:
15 Cubic feet (71 boxes, Color transparencies and negatives on film; silver gelatin on photonegatives, 11" x 14")
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0520
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Black-and-white negatives, black-and-white prints, and color transparencies, mostly created for specific book projects, articles in Antiques magazine, etc. Generally, color was used for magazine articles, while black-and-white images were intended for books. Collection also includes photographs of personal or family significance, and some early art...

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Creators:
Faul, Jan, 1945-
Dates:
1994
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0526
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs taken under a grant from the Graham Foundation to document disappearing family farms in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. This project shows the urbanization of this mostly rural county in central Wisconsin located between Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison. Welsh men and women came to Waukesha County in the 1840s and became part of America's dairy history. After five or six generations, many of these farms are still family owned. Today's farms are threatened by developers due to rising land prices.

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Creators:
Automatic Button Company.
American Pearl Button Company.
Claus Schmarje Button Company.
Barry Manufacturing Company.
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Dates:
1898 - 1993
Size:
13 Cubic feet (55 boxes, 4 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0504
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the manufacture of both freshwater pearl and plastic buttons in Muscatine, Iowa, including at least 12 different companies from primarily 1925 to the 1960s.

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Creators:
Ahlborn, Richard
Dates:
circa 1865-1900
Size:
2 Items
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0515
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Two small portrait busts of young African American men or boys. One wears a jacket and tie. The other tintype, in somewhat worse condition, is bent and abraded and has a hole in the top, and shows a young man wearing a broad-brimmed hat, vest, and jacket, no tie. No indication of photographer's identity.