General Merchandise Account Book
An account book dated March 1829 through March 1831 of an undetermined person or place.It records the sale of general merchandise such as fabric, molasses, rum, tea, corn, nails, flour, whiskey, coffee, and spices to various customers. It also records goods delivered, perhaps as payment for work. The majority of accounts are recorded in pounds, shillings, and pence.
Thomas Evance Receipt Book
Evance, Thomas, -1777
A book of receipts for payments made by Thomas Evance to various individuals for purchases and payment of debts. Items listed include: A Mahogany Bedstead A dark Bay Horse 64 1/2 l (?) Loaf Sugar House Rent Rum Mahogany Table and Silver punch ladle Hams and Sugar Citron and lot of Books 33 Barrels …
Historical Records of the DeWolf Family
The Papers of the DeWolf Family shed light on one of the wealthiest New England families in the 18th-19th centuries who made their fortune by engaging in each part of the transatlantic slave trade. This collection is comprised of photographs, correspondence, publications, and business records including daily logs and ship manifests …
James Rumsey Bill
Rumsey, James, 1743-1792 (machinist, inventor)
A bill, June 21, 1786, from William Hartshorne and Company to James Rumsey for Potomac Company, regarding rum, gunpowder, blanketing, and hats. A bill or a receipt? It's signed by Rumsey.
Byron Thomas papers
Letters; photographs and photograph albums; diaries; notes and notebooks; writings; sketchbooks; business records; catalogs; periodicals; clippings; and miscellany.
Fred/Alan MTV Network Advertising Collection
Collection contains advertising and promotional materials primarily created by the Fred/Alan Advertising Agency, 1981-1992, for the MTV Network. Also advertising and promotional materials for Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, VH-1 and Ha! Comedy Networks.
Archives Center Cookbook Collection
Kraft General Foods, Inc.
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Collection consists primarily of cookbooks and similar forms of literature containing recipes and - or information relating to food customs, created by producers and manufacturers of foods products, cooking utensils, kitchen appliances and equipment.
West African photographs
169 Photographic prints (dupe prints (2 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in. )
169 Photographic prints ((1 album), black & white, 14 x 20 cm. or smaller.)
Photographs of West Africa, mostly from Lagos and coastal Nigeria, 1877-1895. There are high quality pictures of trading houses and residences in Lagos, often with the name of the owners given in the caption. One of the buildings depicted is the cathedral. Several exceptional images portray chiefs, such as the King of Opobo, and the wives of the King of Opobo, the Balogun of Epe, the Alake of Abeokuta, and the chief of New Calabar. Of greatest interest is a photograph entitled "Benin Gods" which shows figures from the Kingdom of Brass, taken in circa 1877/1878. There are also views of Cape Coast, Elmina, Accra, Wydah, Fernando Poo, Porto Novo, Grand Popo, and one from Liberia. The themes range from architecture to dances and weddings. Of particular interest are two depictions of fancy dress.
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Whiskey, Liquor, and Spirits
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Accounting and Bookkeeping 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
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1990 Festival of American Folklife
The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.