William F. Meggers Aerial Photography Collection
This collection consists predominantly of aerial photography of the Washington, D.C. area created by Dr. William F. Meggers (1888 - 1966), a noted physicist and spectroscopist at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), as part of a research project on sensitizing glass plate negatives which he carried out during the period 1918 to 1919. The collection includes 384 glass negatives (predominantly 4 x 5 inches, with some 5 x 7 inches), four photo albums, several folders of loose photographs, and a document.
Alexander Schadenberg photographs of the Philippines
2 Folders (Manuscript envelope)
Photographs of the Philippines, including images of Spanish and Philippine people, military personnel, houses and government buildings, churches, villages and towns, rivers and landscapes, and material culture.
Freda Diamond Collection
Archival materials relating to Diamond's career as an industrial designer, including various client files (especially Libbey Glass) containing photographs, designs, sketches, and other papers; articles by and about Diamond; magazines; awards; and a scrapbook.
Cixi, Empress Dowager of China, 1835-1908, Photographs
Cixi (慈禧太后), Empress Dowager of China, 1835-1908, Photographs. Forty-four glass plate negatives depicting the Empress Dowager of China, Cixi of the Qing dynasty, taken between 1903 to 1905 by the photographer Xunling (勋龄; ca.1880-1943). Scenes include the empress dowager on the imperial barge, in the Summer Palace (颐和园) with attendants, and individual portraits …
Emil Carlsen and Carlsen family photographs
The photographs of Emil Carlsen and the Carlsen family measure 1.6 linear feet and date from circa 1885 to circa 1930, with the bulk from circa 1910 to circa 1920s. Included in this collection are 169 glass plate negatives, black and white copy prints of all glass plate negatives, and four plastic safety negatives. Some descriptive annotations by Emil Carlsen are included.
Frances Benjamin Johnston and Thomas W. Smillie Glass Plate Negatives
Smillie, T. W. (Thomas William), 1843-1917
Talman, Hugh (photographer)
Twenty glass plate negatives and reference copy prints of the images taken between the late 1880s and the early 1900s by Frances Benjamin Johnston and Thomas W. Smillie. The images depict the skyline of Washington D.C., views from the 1893 World's Fair: Columbian Exposition, blueprints for the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, and an unidentified orchestra.
Harald Alfred Rehder Papers
This accession consists of correspondence, manuscripts, notes, research materials, photographs, and 35mm slides documenting Rehder's curatorial career at NMNH; his malacological research; expeditions and field work; and professional activities, especially with the AMU. Researchers should also consult Record Unit 73 for Rehder's correspondence as Curator, Division of Mollusks, NMNH.
Hattie Newcomer Gilpin letters
Letters of Hattie Newcomer Gilpin reflect her patronage of artists Daniel Chester Dale, John La Farge, and Edwin Davis French.
Aichi D3A1 and Nakajima B5N Glass Lantern Slides
This collection consists of 27 glass lantern slides focusing on these two Japanese bombers. These aircraft were possibly flown during the attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. The slides show parts of these aircraft including wings, fuselages, and wheels.
Cecil Lang Casebier papers
4 scrapbooks, 1942-1958, containing letters from art associations and societies, notifying Casebier that his works won exhibition awards; loan agreements and receipts; clippings; exhibition catalogs; and photographs. Also included are letters, telegrams and greeting cards from friends, museums and art organizations, 1945-1966; typescripts of 2 essays; printed material; photographs of Casebier, his stained glass …