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Creators:
Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902
Dates:
1860-1900
Size:
0.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bieralbe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This small collection measures 0.2 linear feet and comprises 13 letters written by renowned Hudson River School landscape painter Albert Bierstadt between 1860 and 1900. The majority of the letters were penned in the last two decades of his life and discuss his painting, the inspiration he found in nature, his studio, and concerns relating to commissions and finances.

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Creators:
Knapp, Alyssa
Dates:
1909
Size:
1 Item
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1149
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

An album containing 100 black-and-white prints depicting the parade through Manhattan. The photographs show an unobstructed view of the floats and marching groups in the parade. The photographs are captioned but the photographer is unkown.

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Creators:
Ruttenber, Edward Manning, 1825-1907
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907
Dates:
1901
Size:
6 Sheets
Collection ID:
NAA.MS3585
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Relative to certain aboriginal words used in the valley of the Hudson River, New Jersey, Maine and Canada. Also printed article by Ruttenber on derivation of "Schenectady."

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New York Central Railroad/Penn Central Railroad Companies
Dates:
1831-1978
bulk 1903-1933
Size:
8 Cubic feet (6 boxes, 10 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1071
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the history of the demolition and construction of Grand Central Terminal with a focus on the period 1903 to 1913.

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Creators:
Van Cortlandt, Stephanus
Dates:
1683
Size:
0.01 Linear feet
1 negatives (photographic)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.378
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection contains a land deed dated 1683 conveying the area near Anthony's Nose in New York to Stephanus van Cortlandt and one photographic negative shot in the 1970s depicting this land deed.

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Creators:
Weir family
Dates:
1809-circa 1961
bulk 1830-1920
Size:
0.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.weirweir
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of the prominent New York and Connecticut Weir family of artists measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1809-circa 1961, with the bulk of the material dating from 1830-1920. The papers are a collection of correspondence and photographs that constitute a small but vivid record of the influence and relationships of this family of Hudson River School, landscape, and miniature painters. Correspondence consists primarily of letters to painter John Ferguson Weir when he was director of the Yale School of Fine Arts, with scattered letters to his daughter Edith Weir (Perry), and a small amount of correspondence of Robert Weir, his daughter Carrie M. Mansfield, son-in-law Lewis William Mansfield, and Julia Bayard. Letters to John F. Weir are from many late-19th century artists, as well as actors, poets, lawyers, scholars, and clergymen, often concerning arrangements for visiting lectures at the school. Photographs are of Robert Walter Weir, Susan Bayard Weir, Julian Alden Weir, and artwork.

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Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
New York Department of Public Works
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Dates:
1933-1935
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1027
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs that document the construction of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge in New York during various stages of construction, construction crews, and pier interiors.

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Creators:
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891
Dates:
1796, 1848-1905
Size:
1.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.mcenjerv
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Hudson River School painter Jervis McEntee measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1796 and 1848 to 1905. Letters from close friends and family members to McEntee include many from his mentor Frederic Edwin Church, and fellow artists Samuel Putnam Avery, George Henry Boughton, Sanford Gifford, Richard Henry, Eastman Johnson, Elizabeth B. Stoddard, John Ferguson Weir, Worthington Whittredge, and others. Papers relating to the McEntee family include obituaries, a family genealogy, and letters from and regarding family members. There are also papers relating to the Vaux family (McEntee's brother-in-law's family) and American architect and landscape artist Calvert Vaux, who designed a studio for McEntee. Of special significance are five volumes of diaries dating from 1872 through 1890 which provide a detailed depiction of the American art world in the 1870s and 1880s.

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Creators:
Hutton, William R., 1826-1901
Dates:
1830-1965
Size:
30 Cubic feet (33 boxes, 21 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0987
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document the life and work of William R. Hutton, a civil engineer during the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Materials include diaries, notebooks, correspondence, letterpress copy book, printed materials, publications, specifications, photographs, drawings, and maps that document the construction of several architectural and engineering projects during this period. Most notable are the records containing information related to the construction of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, Hudson River Tunnel, the Washington Aqueduct, the Kanawha River Canal, and the Washington/Harlem River Bridge. There are also several records about railroads in the state of Maryland, the District of Columbia and elsewhere, including the Western Maryland Railroad, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Colorado Midlands Railway, Baltimore and Drum Point Railroad, the Northern Adirondack Railroad, and the Pittsfield and Williamstown Railroad. The records can be used to track the progression of these projects, and engineering innovation during the late 1800s to the early 1900s.

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Dates:
bulk 1913-1923
Size:
0.33 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0012
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a scrapbook containing newspaper and magazine articles on the International Great Lakes Flying Boat Cruise, and other flights, as well as photos, a menu and dinner program, and a few letters.

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