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Creators:
United Telegraph Workers.
Western Union Telegraph Company
Dates:
circa 1820-1995
Size:
452 Cubic feet (871 boxes and 23 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0205
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents in photographs, scrapbooks, notebooks, correspondence, stock ledgers, annual reports, and financial records, the evolution of the telegraph, the development of the Western Union Telegraph Company, and the beginning of the communications revolution. The collection materials describe both the history of the company and of the telegraph industry in general, particularly its importance to the development of the technology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The collection is useful for researchers interested in the development of technology, economic history, and the impact of technology on American social and cultural life.

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Creators:
Tower, Gilbert S.
Dates:
1921
Size:
16 Prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.2011-37
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs depicting villages and people of the San Blas Islands made or collected by Gilbert Tower during his work in Panama. The prints are mounted on unbound pages, probably from an album.

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Creators:
Brown and Williamson.
Johnson, Virgil
American Tobacco Company.
Benson and Hedges.
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Dates:
circa 1890-1997
Size:
25 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0645
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

As a teenager, Virgil Johnson [b.1918] became interested in the designs and symbols on cigarette packs like "Black Cat" and "White Roll", and he began actively collecting in the 1930s. His interest intensified during the 1940s when he was stationed in North Africa and across the Mediterranean region as a photographer with the U.S. Navy. Mr. Johnson collected cigarette packs for over fifty years, and was a member of the Cigarette Pack Collector's Association. Approximately 6000 cigarette packages, foreign and American, arranged in 24 albums. Manufacturers include names such as those shown below.

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Creators:
Hughes, Neil C.
Dates:
1973-1974
Size:
34 color prints
2 Prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.2004-20
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs depicting archeologists, archeological excavations, and artifacts (in situ and after conservation) from sites in Nicaragua, including NMN1, Citalapa NMN2, Managua NMN3, and Tepetate. Prints are mounted on unbound album pages.

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Creators:
Verkamp, John G. (John George)
Dates:
circa 1915
Size:
15 Prints (Album :, tinted photogravure)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.98-25
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Images of the Grand Canyon, including views from the rim and various trails.

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Creators:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Dates:
1966
Size:
1 item (on paper, 7" x 5", Silver gelatin,unmounted.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1189
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Studio portrait of Ms. Berry, taken for newspapers announcements of her engagement to Togo Dennis West, Jr. Rubber-stamped on verso, "Scurlock / 900 You St., N.W. / Washington, D.C." Handwritten in ink on verso, "Miss Gail Estelle Berry" plus address. With xerographic copies of the New York Times announcement, Feb. 27, 1996,...

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Creators:
Silleck, Herbert Underhill
Dates:
circa 1924-1944
Size:
260 Photographs
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.223
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection contains 260 photographs depicting many American Indian communities including Diné (Navajo); Hopi; Isleta Pueblo; Pikuni (Piegan) [Blackfeet Nation, Browning, Montana]; Taos Pueblo; and Lacandon Maya, as well as others. Photographs were shot by amateur photographer Herbert Underhill Silleck circa 1924-1944 during his travels with his wife Agnes Smartt Silleck.

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Creators:
Child, Edwin Burrage, 1868-1937
Dates:
1902-1936
Size:
2.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.chiledwi
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The photographs of painter Edwin Burrage Child measure 2.2 linear feet and date from 1902-1936. Included in this collection are original photographic prints and copy prints; 101 negatives; 59 glass plate negatives; and one folder of miscellaneous papers including a sketch by Edwin Burrage Child. Photographs depict artwork, interiors, furniture, and people.

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Creators:
Skinner, Dorothy P.
Dates:
undated
Size:
53 Prints
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4412
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Consists of Seneca, Cayuga, and Onondaga residents of the Allegany Reservation, New York, 1928, and Cornplanter Grant, Pennsylvania, 1929. Placed in album with list of titles.

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Creators:
Albertype Co.
Dates:
circa 1890-1910
Size:
318 Negatives (circa, nitrate (includes copy negatives))
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.25
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The collection consists of photographs collected by the Albertype Company for their postcards and viewbooks, including portraits, scenery, camps, American Indian schools, and some paintings and composites for postcard printing. Additional subjects include rock drawings in Maine; a statue in Kansas City, Missouri; Standing Rock Monument in North Dak...

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