MS 2011-19 William Henry Holmes watercolors of Italian daily life
Three small watercolor paintings by William Henry Holmes depicting women sewing and a man mending sails. Item 2011-19.1 depicts two women sewing on the banks of the Tiber River. item 2011-19.2 ("Bead stringer, Venice") shows a woman sitting in a chair beading. Item 2011-19.3 ("Venice - mending sails") shows a man mending sails. All …
S. Newman Darby Windsurfing Collection
The collection documents S. Newman Darby's development of the sailboard, which became known as the windsurfer through sketches, mechanical drawings, plans, patent specifications, legal documents, photographs, correspondence, notebooks, clippings, periodicals, and an 8mm film.
Gordon Grant letter [with sketches], and printed material
Letter to A. I. Dill of the VIRGINIAN PILOT, August 3, 1948, critiquing an illustration of a sailing ship and including three sketches; and an issue (Winter 1979) of THE JOURNAL of the Mariners Museum, Newport News, Virginia containing a reproduction of a lithograph by Grant, "The Seine Boat."
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Steamboats [Ships, Boats, and Vessels]
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
Pond Bureau photograph collection relating to Oceania
37 Copy prints
Photographs mostly made on Matthew Williams Stirlingʹs New Guinea expedition, Edward A. Salisburyʹs expedition to Micronesia, as well as trips made by Irving Johnson, Ray Jewell, and Cyril von Baumann. They include images of expedition members, scenic views, and indigenous peoples of New Guinea, Micronesia, and other Oceanic islands.
William Edward Norton glass plate negatives
The sixty-nine glass plate negatives of marine painter William Edward Norton (1843-1916) measure 0.42 linear feet and date from circa 1880 and include one image of Norton, and images of unidentified women and children, presumably members of Norton's family. Other negatives are of boats and sailing ships or show buildings and river and street scenes; two images are of paintings of ships. Also found is a folder of contact sheets, circa 1990, made from sixty-five of the negatives.
John H. Rogers 95th Aero Squadron Collection
This collection consists of a photo album, a memoir, memorabilia, and military records and certificates pertaining to John H. Rogers and his service with the 95th Aero Squadron during World War I.
William Charles McNulty sketchbook
A sketchbook of 34 sketches in pencil and ink of sailboats, sailing ships and sailors. Only one sketch is dated: August 31, 1929 and it depicts a sailboat race. It was attributed to McNulty by the Archives of American Art, however other names are inscribed on the covers of the book, along with …
The Autobiography of Don Alfredo Vasquez Jara
The collection consists of a transcript of a series of interwiews of Alfredo Jara Vasquez conducted by Sam Low. The interviews were conducted as part of Low's research for his dissertation, The Social and Spacial Organization of a Peruvian Barriada. The interview covers Vasquez Jara's youth in Santa Cruz de …
Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Newspaper Clippings
Newspaper clippings and personal accounts of the 1913 expedition document malaria infections and the wound Roosevelt sustained when he plunged into the river, trying to save a capsized canoe. The newspaper clippings also include information about the specimens collected during the expedition for the American Museum of Natural History. For documentation …