The collection consists of greeting cards, over 95% of them Christmas cards, received from the 1920s-1980s by two Washington, D.C. families, those of Ruel Tolman and Nat Conn.
A collection of greeting cards, over 95% of them Christmas cards, received from the 1920s-1970s by two Washington, D.C. families, those of Ruel Tolman and Nat Conn. Pictorial subject matter includes the categories listed below.
Photographs made by Lillian Reisler in Korea circa 1950-1953. They depict Korean artifacts, including images of clothing, pipes, a hat, a purse, and a bamboo pillow, as well as a group of fortune tellers, a woman smoking a pipe, and a street scene with women bearing loads on their heads. The collection also includes a commercial postcard depicitn...
Eight commercial 33-1/3 r.p.m. recordings of music produced by Duke Ellington, with album covers autographed by Ellington to Judge Quealy; and a Christmas card from Ellington addressed to Judge Quealy.
Photograph depicting Lucile Eleanor St. Hoyme, Angela Margola, John Lawrence Angel, and Donald John Ortner in the physical anthropology lab. The photograph is mounted on a Christmas greeting card from the "Division of Physical Anthropology."
Photographs collected by Inez Ulery McGuire during her time as a missionary in Burma. They include images of missionaries, Burmese peoples (including the royal family), buildings, monuments, temples, and boats, with one scenic view of Assam. Many of the photographs are commercial cabinet cards with printed Christmas greetings and inscriptions on th...
This collection consists of material relating to Friedrich Wilhelm. "Willy" von Meister and his activities with the airship industries of Germany and the United States.
This collection consists of one 5 ½" x 5 ½" floppy diskette from John Whitman of Micromedia Software in Wellesley, MA, which purports to portray the first Christmas card. It is believed that J. C. Horsley designed the card in England in 1843. When displayed on computer screen the card reads. "A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year you." Along wi...
The Tamara Webster papers relating to Frederick Hammersley measure 0.2 linear feet and date from circa 1917, 1961 to 1996. Webster was an art dealer and artist in Cambria, California and Albuquerque, New Mexico who befriended Hammersley. The papers include letters and holiday cards, exhibition catalogs, printed material, and photographs.
Collection documents Andre Piette's career as an illustrator and designer. The materials include sketches, drawings, tracings, photographs (color transparencies, slides, and prints), and samples of wallpaper, designs for gift wrap, and a few textiles.
The papers of arts educator James A. McGrath measure 5.3 linear feet and date from 1950-2011. Included are McGrath's papers concerning his artist's residencies and workshops for the United States Information Agency (USIA) in the Yemen Republic, Saudi Arabia, and the Republic of the Congo, 1990-1995. Also found are McGrath's papers concerning artist William Wiley. These papers date from Wiley's high school days and includes correspondence, writings, student files, printed materials, photographs, and artwork.