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Creators:
Aikins, Russell Chorley, 1896-
U.S. Steel Corporation
Dates:
circa 1940s
Size:
3 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1037
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection comprises of 21 albums depicting the steel making and finishing operations of the United States Steel Corporation. All of the images were made by Russell Aikins around 1940. The albums contain photographic prints (8" x 9-1/2"). The majority of prints are mounted on spiral-bound pages. The photographs were created for public relations...

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Creators:
Patterson, M. Marvin Breckinridge
Dates:
1932, circa 1960s-1970s
bulk 1932
Size:
113 Photographic prints ((0.4 cubic feet), black and white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller )
3 Photographs ((1 folder), color)
7 manuscripts (document genre) ((4 folders), publications)
47 contact sheets ((0.2 cubic feet), black and white)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1985-009
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection measures 0.65 cubic feet, dates from 1932 - circa 1970s, and is primarily comprised of photographs taken by M. Marvin Breckinridge Patterson during her trip with Olivia Stokes Hatch from Capetown, South Africa, to Cairo, Egypt in 1932. The photographs document the peoples of Africa in Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, Sudan, Tanganyika (now Tanzania), Uganda, Congo (Democratic Republic) and Zanzibar, including the Baila, San, Shona, Xhosa and Zulu peoples. There are also some publications and contact sheets in the collection.

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Creators:
Ashley, Burton E., 1908-
Dates:
1930-1952
Size:
665 negatives (photographic) (black & white, 4 x 5 in. or smaller)
520 negatives (photographic) (duplicate negatives; black & white, 4 x 5 in. or smaller)
10 postcards (black & white, 9 x 14 cm.)
157 slides (photographs) (color)
338 photographic prints (+ contact prints , black & white, 4 x 5 in. or smaller)
1 photographic print ((panograph), black & white, 6.3 x 20 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1979-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photographs are cityscapes and landscapes taken by Burton E. Ashley in Egypt, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia during the early 1930s and early 1950s. The images include views of Cape Town, South Africa; Cairo, Egypt; Port Said, Egypt, and Mozambique. Architecture depicted includes buildings in Tanzania, a mission in Zambia and the Mohammed Ali Mosque in Cairo. Additionally, there are images of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana and rivers and waterfalls including the Luangwa, Nile, Zambezi and Victoria Falls. The collection also includes photos of animals, geological features and vegetation.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1800-1966
Size:
3.3 Cubic feet (consisting of 5 boxes, 6 oversize folders, .25 oversize flat box, 2 map case folders, plus digital images of some collection material.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Tea
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Tea 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

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Creators:
Gargano, Amil
Ally and Gargano Advertising Agency, (New York (N.Y.)
Ally, Carl
Dates:
1962-1987
Size:
14.6 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0938
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

In 1962, Carl Ally, a rising star in the advertising business, established his own firm, Carl Ally, Inc., with colleague Amil Gargano as art director. In 1976 they changed the business name to Ally and Gargano, Inc. Known for its aggressive advertising style, Ally and Gargano represented approximately ninety clients, fifty-two of which are represented here, including Hertz, Federal Express, and IBM.

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Creators:
Perls, Frank
Dates:
circa 1920-1983
bulk 1949-1975
Size:
23.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.perlfran
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Frank Perls papers and Frank Perls Gallery records measure 23.8 linear feet and date from 1920-1983, with the bulk dating from 1949-1975. Personal papers include writings, military records, appointment calendars, and photographs. Gallery records date from its opening in 1939 until its closure in 1981 and consist of financial, sales, and legal records; exhibition files; exhibition catalogs and announcements; subject files that contain a variety of correspondence with artists, dealers, galleries, museums, and friends and family, as well as reference materials and photographs; and scrapbooks.

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Foster Brothers (Boston, Mass.)
Dates:
1875-1973
bulk 1893-1942
Size:
13 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.fostbrot
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Boston picture frame company Foster Brothers measure 13 linear feet and date from 1875-1973 with the bulk of the material falling between 1893 and 1942. Correspondence, stock records, financial records, writings, miscellaneous business records, printed material, scrapbooks, and photographs document the history of this company that operated a factory, retail store, and wholesale and mail order businesses between 1893 and 1942. A small number of family papers are included, with items pre-dating and post-dating the business.

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Blumenthal Brothers Chocolate Company (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Blumenthal, M.L.
Blumenthal, Joseph
Blumenthal, Barbara B.
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Dates:
1856-2010
bulk 1900-1969
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1344
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records from Blumenthal Brothers Chocolate Company, manufacturers of chocolate and cocoa products, including well-known candies such as Snocaps, Raisinets, and Goobers. They were located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company was sold to Ward Foods Incorporated in 1969. This collection also includes material collected by and about the Blumenthal family and from M.L. Blumenthal, noted illustrator of the early 20th century.

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W. Atlee Burpee Company
Burpee, W. Atlee (Washington Atlee), 1858-1915
Burpee, David, 1893-1980
James Vick's Sons (Rochester, N.Y.).
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Dates:
circa 1873-1986
bulk 1890-1930
Size:
201 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
AAG.BUR
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The W. Atlee Burpee & Company records, dated circa 1873-1986, document the firm's business activities developing plant varieties and marketing and selling seeds. They include accounting records, seed trial records, seed contracts, sales records, inventories, office correspondence, seed catalogs, promotional and instructional materials, advertisements and advertising reports, contest letters, daybooks, photographs, reference materials, and other items relating to the company and some of its competitors.

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Creators:
Hersh, Phyllis
Lensen-Tomasson, Nancy, 1931-
Dates:
1974-2008
bulk 1975-1980
Size:
89 Negatives (photographic)
536 Photographic prints
1.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.023
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Phyllis Hersh collection consists of papers and photographs associated with a book project on contemporary Hopi, Navajo, Santo Domingo, and Zuni jewelry and jewelers. The collection measures 1.3 linear ft. of mansucript materials, 521 photographic prints, and 85 photographic negatives, and dates from 1974 to 2008, with the bulk of the material dating from 1975 to 1980. The papers primarily document Hersh's work on "The Indian Jewelers' Art," an unfinished book on contemporary Native American jewelry.

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