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Creators:
Patoski, Christina
Dates:
circa 1973-1992
Size:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes, 16" x 20")
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0508
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Fourteen color photographic prints by Christina Patoski, depicting front-lawn and front-porch holiday displays (primarily Christmas) in various U.S. cities.

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Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
1847-1982
Size:
6 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S15
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 15, Holidays and Celebrations contains approximately 500 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting the development of and popular attitudes towards holidays, celebrations, and travel in the United States. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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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:
Graphic Arts, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Conn, Nat
Tolman, Sarah
Tolman, Ruel P. (Ruel Pardee), 1878-1954
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Dates:
1920 - 1980
Size:
2 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0579
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Political History
Dates:
1985-2012
Size:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-554
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of William L. Bird, Curator, documenting his planning for and creation of the exhibitions Holidays on Display and The Miniature World of Faith Bradford at the National Museum of American History. Holidays on Display, which closed in 2010, examined the art, industry and history of commercial holiday d...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Office of Education
Dates:
1991-1997
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-136
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of administrative records including development proposals and memoranda; annual reports; monthly usage and demographic reports from American Online (AOL); Smithsonian Online user group meeting minutes; and correspondence. Design, Content and Program records include original designs and proposals; electronic screen shot...

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Creators:
Bertness, Darrell
Dates:
mid-20th century
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box, 371 items)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1190
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This is a small group of picture postcards.

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Creators:
Norcross Greeting Card Company (New York (N.Y.))
Norcross Greeting Card Company (West Chester (Pa.))
Prang, Louis, fl. 1880-1900
Rust Craft Greeting Card Company (Dedham (Mass.))
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Dates:
ca. 1854-1975.
Size:
6 Cubic feet (18 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0109
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Includes greeting cards primarily filed by season or occasion and by name of designer/manufacturer, e.g., Valentines, Christmas cards, and cards by Louis Prang, Raphael Tuck, Marcus Ward, and a number of 20th century designers and manufacturers. Includes mechanical, hand-drawn, cutout, and fringed cards. Also other types of material, such as postca...

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Creators:
Lazerowitz, Seymour (dealer)
Leavister, Olive Mae, 1913-1990
Dates:
1830-1880
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0376
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of one hundred and fifteen handmade valentine cards. It contains examples of American, English and German cards dating from the 1830s through the 1880s. The cards are in excellent condition with many of them containing poems written on the inside and signed by the sender. In addition, there are a few envelopes found among...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1981-1989
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 00-114
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the planning, development, and execution of television productions for the "Here at the Smithsonian" (HATS) series. Also included are developmental materials for ideas that were not carried through to a full production, as well as material relating to singular projects unrelated to HATS. Su...

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