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Creators:
Unknown
Dates:
1870s
Size:
1 Item (photographic print, albumen, 21.4 x 27.5 cm)
Collection ID:
FSA.A2009.03
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

A large format albumen print of the Beijing Ancient Observatory, with various bronze instruments, altazimuth in the foreground. The print has minor fading and wear, and appears to have been removed from a photographic album. Print shows slight image doubling, suggesting that the camera was nudged during the long exposure. Exact date and photographe...

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Creators:
Steinberg, Sally L. (Sally Levitt)
Dates:
1920s-1987
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0439
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of ephemeral materials gathered by Sally L. Steinberg while she was researching her 1987 publication, The Donut Book: The origins, history, literature, lore, taste, etiquette, traditions, techniques, varieties, mathematics, mythology, commerce, philosophy, cuisine, and glory of the donut.

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Creators:
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917
Dates:
1871-circa 1991
bulk 1875-1917
Size:
3.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.beckjcar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York painter James Carroll Beckwith measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1871 to circa 1991, bulk 1875-1917. The collection includes biographical material, correspondence, numerous diaries, writings, printed material, photograph albums, and photographs.

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Creators:
Slaughter, Lenora, 1906-2001
Dates:
1935-1967
Size:
6 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1227
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of Miss Slaughter's personal papers dating from 1935-2001. They document her reign as director of the pageant, post-retirement activities, during which she kept in close contact with the pageant and her "girls."

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Creators:
Hales, Landy R., 1889-1972
Dates:
1908 - 1969
Size:
5.5 Cubic feet (15 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0906
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document Landy R. Hales (1889-1972), an inventor and commercial artist who designed window and interior store displays, posters, children's games, and puzzles primarily from 1920s to 1930s in New York City and Baltimore. Of significance is Hales's work for Macy's Department Store. The papers consist of correspondence, patents, business records for several of Hales's companies, photographs, drawings/sketches, prototypes, and newspaper and magazine clippings.

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Creators:
Bonaparte, Roland, prince, 1858-1924
Dates:
circa 1883-1884
Size:
138 mounted prints (albumen, 5 album boxes)
13 Photographic prints (collotype, 1 album box)
64 Photographic prints (color, 1 album box)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.80-52
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographic portfolios made by Prince Roland Bonaparte in his "Collection Anthropologique" group. The bulk of the collection consists of individual portraits of "Peaux-Rouges" (Omaha Indians), "Kalmouks" (Kalmyks), "Hindous" (Hindus), "Hottentots" (Khoikhoi), Somalis, "Atchinois" (Acehnese), and Surinamese. There are also some images of clothing, dwellings and animals, including camels and horses.

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Creators:
Olmsted Brothers
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966
Harvard University
American Society of Landscape Architects
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Dates:
1899-1964
Size:
44.5 Cubic feet (4,317 glass negatives. 363 film negatives. 182 glass lantern slides. 12 photograph albums. 56 plans and drawings. 3 monographs. )
Collection ID:
AAG.SRS
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Thomas Warren Sears Photograph Collection documents examples of the design work of Thomas Warren Sears (1880-1966), a landscape architect and amateur photographer from Brookline, Massachusetts. Sears, who was based for most of his career in Philadelphia, designed a variety of different types of landscapes ranging from private residences, schools, and playgrounds to parks, cemeteries, and urban housing developments located primarily in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York. In addition to some of Sears' design work, images in the collection document Sears' domestic and foreign travels, design inspirations, and family. The collection includes over 4,800 black and white negatives and glass lantern slides dated circa 1899 to 1930. While most images show private and public gardens, there are a significant number of unidentified views and views photographed in Europe during two trips he took there in 1906 and 1908. Few images are captioned or dated. In addition, there are over 50 plans and drawings, most notably for Balmuckety in Pikesville, Maryland and Reynolda in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and 3 monographs by or about Sears.

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Creators:
Macdonald, Claude, Major General
Dates:
circa 1895
Size:
135 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 4 x 5 in. )
135 photographic prints (albumen, black & white, 14 x 21 cm.)
135 photographic prints (copy prints (2 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1996-019
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographic album formerly belonging to Major General Claude Maxwell Macdonald (1852-1915), Commissioner, Oil Rivers Protectorate, in West Africa, circa 1895. The album contains photographs of the consulate general in Old Calabar, Opobo and Bonny. Images, such as the arrival of Lady Macdonald in 1895 (returning from a home leave), interiors of British residences, and (named) group portraits of the British reflect colonial life and infrastructure. Native and British troops are depicted as well. Several images show the results of the British attacks on Brass and Nembe, in retaliation for King Nana's unwillingness to cooperate. Several images were taken of chiefs, among them a copy photograph of a 1882 image of King Nana of the Benin River, King Jaja of Opobo, King Koko of Brass, King Duke IX of Old Calabar, and King George Pebble of Bonny. Perhaps the most outstanding imagery is a series "On the way to Benin," which contains the photograph of an altar, a crucified woman, a forest path, and a contingent of British colonials. Several remarkable photographs depict Cross River masquerades with head crests, dances of Kru "Boys," and portray women of the Niger Delta. One photograph, showing the bronze sculpture of a Benin horseman placed on a rug in front of a wall (very likely taken in Nigeria), is of great interest for art historians. This particular figure left Benin before the city was ransacked and destroyed by the British Punitive Expedition in 1987, and, according to William B. Fagg, eminent historian of Nigerian art, came to the Merseyside County Museums, Liverpool, UK, as early as 1892 (note that Macdonald arrived in the Oil Rivers Protectorate in 1891).

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Creators:
Thompson, Bob, 1937-1966
Dates:
1949-2005
Size:
2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.thombob
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York African American figurative painter Bob Thompson measure 2 linear feet and date from 1949 to 2005. The collection includes biographical material, videocassettes, correspondence, writings by Bob Thompson and others, exhibition files, scattered personal business records, printed material, photographs, and photograph albums. The correspondence is mostly between Carol Thompson, the artist's wife, and others concerning Bob Thompson's artwork.

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Dates:
1897-1903
Size:
22 Photographic prints ((dupe prints), black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
170 negatives (photographic) ((dupe negs), black & white, 4 x 5 in.)
170 Photographic prints (black & white, 11 x 15 cm. or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1998-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection is comprised of a photographic album, dating from 1897-1903, that includes images of Momabassa, and Frere Town in Kenya and the Ankole, Toro and Mengo regions of Uganda and some locations in between. African peoples depicted include the Waniki and Banma. Subjects include the French Roman Catholic mission station at Budu, Mengo Chu...

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