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Creators:
Ruch Family
Dates:
between 1922-1925
Size:
326 photographic prints (dupe prints, 8 x 10 in. )
211 photographic prints ((1 vol.) + papers., black & white, 8 x 13 cm. or smaller.)
115 lantern slides (hand colored, 6 x 9 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1991-013
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken and lantern slides collected by Andrew and Martha Ruch to document their experiences as missionaries in Africa during the 1920s. The photographs document Andrew and Martha Ruch's missionary work and their activities among the Kikuyu people. Places shown include Cairo, Egypt; the Mediterranean Sea; a beach in Mombasa, Kenya; Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania; Port Said, Egypt and the Suez Canal. Activities depicted include building houses, carrying loads such as grass (for thatching), luggage, water and wood; cooking; drying skins; grinding millet; pounding sugar cane and selling items from boats to ship passagers. Ceremonies included are baptisms and church ceremonies. Portraits of people include Christian converts; chiefs, children; families; Muhia, Ruchs' assistant; the Ruches; and warriors. Many of the portraits document African clothing, ornaments, scarification and weapons. Architectural images include building materials, grain bins, houses (including Ruch's home), mosques, museums in Cairo, pyramids, railroads, temples in Egypt and villages. Boats, motorcycles and ships are also pictured. Nature scenes of landscapes and animals vary greatly and include mountains, trails, rivers, vegetation, waterfalls as well as birds, camels, cattle, donkeys, lizards and a lion.

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Creators:
Wilson, Nathaniel Jr.
Dates:
1942, Circa 1950s
Size:
0.2 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NASM.2015.0036
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Nathaniel "Buddy" Wilson, Jr. (1936-2010) wrote to various airlines as a child asking them to send him examples of baggage labels. He was very successful and collected many from regional, national, and international airlines. This small collection consists of approximately 0.20 cubic feet of baggage labels, airmail labels, etiquettes, and other ephemera from various airlines.

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Creators:
Adler, Charles, Jr., 1899-1980 (engineer, inventor)
Dates:
1899 - 1980
Size:
6 Cubic feet (; 15 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0351
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains correspondence, news clippings, photographs, patents, and printed materials documenting the inventive career of Charles Adler, Jr. Adler is best known for his development of the first traffic actuated signal light in 1928.

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Creators:
Minor, Frank (photographer)
Armstrong, W. L., Mrs.
Dates:
1865-1885
Size:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0183
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

11 8" x 10" and 10 4" x 5" glass photonegatives, some marked "1885", one marked "1865" and "Libby Prison"), but most seem from ca. 1885; silver gelatin except two silver collodion plates, one of which bears the "1865." The large plates were stored in a nineteenth-century wooden, grooved plate box (now stored separately). Images depict buildings and...

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Cary Instruments.
Hawes, Roland C., 1908-1999
Applied Physics Corporation.
Dates:
1908-1997
Size:
14.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0617
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, handwritten notes and sketches, memorandum reports, catalogs, printed material, patent documents, drawings, blueprints (original and diazo copies), and photographs document Hawes's work in the field of immunnassay, spectrophotometry, scientific apparatus and instruments industry, and administrative duties at Applied Physics Corporat...

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Creators:
McCrady, Roland A., 1892-
Forbes, Janice McCrady
McCrady, Allen
McCrady, James Hamilton, 1853-1929
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Dates:
1906
1913
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0710
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of a photograph album containing photoprints of the construction of the Panama Canal during a trip to Latin America (1913), and photographs of other Caribbean localities where McCrady stopped while on his ship Prinz Joachim. Also 104 photoprints of San Francisco after the earthquake and fire, 1906. the San Francisco earthqua...

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Hagan, Henry
Hagan Brothers Carriage and Wagonmakers (Frederick, Md.).
Carmen D. Valentino, American Historical Manuscripts.
Hagan, Charles
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Dates:
1882-1903
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (9 boxes, 21 volumes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1154
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

In 1882, brothers Charles and Henry Hagan established a carriage, coach, and wagon business in Frederick, Maryland. This collection represents approximately two decades of business transactions through 21 volumes of daybooks and ledgers.

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Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company
New York Central Railroad Company
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
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Dates:
1914 - 1923
Size:
12 Cubic feet (36 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1072
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of photographic negatives relating to a valuation study of the New York Central Railroad dating from 1914 to 1923.

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Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Skinner Engine Company
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Dates:
1880-1960.
Size:
29 Cubic feet (81 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1087
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records of the Skinner Engine Company, Erie, Pennsylvania, manufacturers of Universal Unaflow engines, include correspondence and orders, 1905-1939, 1948-1951; drawings, blueprints, tracings, photographs, and files on Corliss engines, diesels, steam turbines, variable steam controls, and Kingsford and Stumpf stationary and marine unaflow engines, 1...

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Creators:
Hall, Clayton M.
Dates:
1936-1966, undated
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1168
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A collection of black and white photographic negatives depicting railroad scenes and locomotives in the United States and Canada, taken by Clayton M. Hall of Princeton, New Jersey.

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