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Creators:
Spillman Engineering Corporation
Misklea, M. Francis
Allan Herschell Co.
Hershell-Spillman Company
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Dates:
1879-1956
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0665
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Miscellaneous documents, catalogs, scrapbooks, photographs and printed material relating to the carousels and other amusement park rides of the Allan Herschell Company (which earlier in its existence was called the Herschell-Spillman Company and the Spillman Engineerng Corporation).

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Creators:
Fried, Frederick, 1909-1994
Illions, Bernard J.
Cernigliaro, Salvatore
Brill, Aaron K.
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Dates:
1925-1994.
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0675
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A diverse collection of papers relating to amusement parks and playgrounds, with most of the papers relating to carousels. Contents include correspondence, photographs (including one cyanotype), exhibition catalogs, trade literature and trade catalogs, price lists, articles and clippings, newsletters, and patents (photocopies) for carousel animals....

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Dates:
January 4, 2009
Size:
0.67 Gigabytes (33 digital image files)
Collection ID:
NASM.2022.0021
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 33 color digital images made by Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) Space History curator Margaret Weitekamp on January 4, 2009, during her collecting trip to the space-themed Astroland Park at Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, four months after amusement park had closed to the public. The images include views of Astroland signage and rides as well as several hand-made signs affixed to security fencing by the members of the public.

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Creators:
Fried, Frederick, 1909-1994
National Carousel Association.
Fried, Mary Hill
Dates:
circa 1662-1999, undated
Size:
36 Cubic feet (89 boxes, 10 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0528
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection primarily documents American folk art collected by Frederick Fried (1908-1994) and his wife Mary McKensie Hill Fried (1914-1988). It includes photographic materials, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, research files, lecture notes, unpublished manuscripts, brochures, drawings, printed advertisements, blueprints, books, patents, cor...

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Creators:
Willow Grove Park Association
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life
Cayton, Howard
Dates:
1910, 1929
Size:
1 Folder
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0362
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of a guidebook and membership card from the Willow Grove Park Association.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1851-1920
Size:
0.63 Cubic feet (consisting of 1 box, 1 folder, 4 oversize folders, 4 map case folders.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Amusements
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Amusements forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Bird, William L.
Dates:
1877 - 2010
Size:
6.5 Cubic feet (19 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1288
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of archival materials assembled by National Museum of American History Curator William Lawrence Bird. The materials were used as background research for the publication of his book Holidays on Display (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007), and as exhibit objects for the exhibit by the same name that opened shortly after the museum's architectural renovation (November 2009-September 2010). The materials include advertising and trade literature, especially for department stores and with emphasis on the display of toys; catalogs; photographs and slides; postcards; parade programs; design drawings; correspondence; stock certificates, and miscellaneous items relating to department stores and their displays, parades and the amusement industry.

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Creators:
Pezzano, Frank J., 1908-1983
Dates:
1939-1940
Size:
1 Item
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0592
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The film, titled "Memories of the New York World's Fair" by filmmaker Frank J. Pezzano documents the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair. Pezzano edited the film and included hand-drawn and typed intertitles identifying the various locations and activities he filmed.

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Dates:
1875 August
Size:
1 Item (disbound volume of 21 drawings (23 leaves, graphite and colored pencil, 21 x 27 cm.)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS39A
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Artist's sketchbook, now disbound, containing scenes of daily life, dances, hunting and a picture of birds. Individual leaves numbered 1 through 23. Cover of the drawing book inscribed in pencil "Drawn by Making Medicine, Cheyenne Prisoner, St. Augustine, Fla. Aug. 1875." Inscriptions on individual leaves by same hand, probably Lt. Richard Pratt.

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Creators:
Orth, Edward J.
Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization
Dates:
1835-2000, undated
Size:
130 Cubic feet (417 boxes, 25 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0560
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the 1939 New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York. Also includes material relating to other fairs, the Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization (ECHO), New York City tourism and The Walt Disney Company.

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