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Creators:
Spillman Engineering Corporation
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Misklea, M. Francis
Allan Herschell Co.
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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
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).
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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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Creators:
Fried, Mary Hill
Fried, Frederick, 1909-1994
National Carousel Association.
Dates:
circa 1895-1985
Size:
36 Cubic feet (89 boxes, 10 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0528
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Processed by Craig Orr, archivist, (1999); Jennifer Shaifer (intern), October-December 2008; Ramona Williamson (volunteer), November 2008; Sarah Allan, November 2008; supervised by Vanessa Broussard Simmons, archivist.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 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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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:
Pezzano, John A.
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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Creators:
Hales, Landy R., 1889-1972
Dates:
1908 - 1969
Size:
5.5 Cubic feet (15 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0906
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document Landy R. Hales (1889-1972), an inventor and commercial artist who designed window and interior store displays, posters, children's games, and puzzles primarily from 1920s to 1930s in New York City and Baltimore. Of significance is Hales's work for Macy's Department Store. The papers consist of correspondence, patents, business records for several of Hales's companies, photographs, drawings/sketches, prototypes, and newspaper and magazine clippings.

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Creators:
Cohen, Stuart
Dates:
2000
Size:
0.02 Cubic feet (1 box)
49 Photographic prints (Silver gelatin on paper, 16 x 20)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0804
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These photographs depict various scenes in Marblehead, Massachusetts, as photographed in the year 1999, including views of the town and its environs, commerce, and activities of people, especially families. The photographs are part of a self-assigned project, through which Stuart Cohen intended to survey the state of the town as it prepared to greet the new millennium.

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Creators:
Durrie, Paul, -1985
Dibner, Bern, Dr.
Gordon, Gertrude Durrie
Pettit, William (civil servant)
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Dates:
1864-1865
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0177
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of thirty-eight letters which William Pettit wrote to his wife from Washington, D.C.; a letter written soon after Lincoln's assassination by Pettit's wife; a letter from Lucy Pettit (Pettit's daughter) to her grandparents describing her birth on February 2, 1843; and a first draft of "my family reminiscences" - consisting of...

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