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Bachrach Photograph Collection

Identifier: P024
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 156 8x10 portraits, of which only one is in black & white. The images were used in an exhibit entitled Washington’s Millennium Leaders – Through the Bachrach Lens, which was on display at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library from January 24, 2002 through April 2002. During that time two images, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and Armstrong Williams, were stolen and never recovered. Bachrach Studios was asked to replace the missing images, however the...

Black Military Photograph Collection

Identifier: P033
Scope and Contents This collection includes photographs and correspondence from soldiers in four branches of the armed forces: Air Force, Army, Marines, and Navy. In many of the photos you will see a young and exuberant Benjamin O. Davis who accomplished a lot and made advancements for African American in the armed services. Photos of soldiers include field combat, hospital recuperation, and leisure time. Correspondence includes letters, press releases, and soldiers’ personal notes.

Card Mounted Photograph Collection

Identifier: P025
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 33 albumen card mounted portraits. These types of images come in a wide variety of styles and sizes. Among the more popular were the cabinet card and carte de visite (CDV). The majority of the images where mounted on standardized mounts roughly measuring 4 ¼” x 6 ½” for cabinet card and 2 ½” x 4 ¼” for the CDVs. In addition to these formats there was also an assortment of larger decorative mounts that gained popularity during the Victorian era. The image itself is...

Colony Theatre Photograph Collection

Identifier: P020
Scope and Contents The collection consists of sixteen 8x10 black & white images. Frederick Figall took all the photographs. The images are of the exterior and interior of the Colony Theatre, which was located 4921 Georgia Avenue, NW.

Dr. Darrell Clayton Crain Jr. Photograph Collection

Identifier: P035
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 270 Kodachrome Ektachrome slides, 3 empty slide boxes, and one original 8x10 black and white photograph, as well as 275 digital surrogates of all of the analog images donated and several family photographs of Crain and his homes which the library only received digitally. The photographs document daily life in the Washington, DC area, Dr. Crain’s travels around the U.S. and abroad, and important events. Events depicted include the March on Washington, the Resurrection...

D. C. Historic Preservation Division Photograph Collection

Identifier: P002
Scope and Contents The collection contains three linear feet of photographs, negatives, and some slides, of historic properties in the City taken from approximately 1970-1987. The photographs consist of two types: snapshots and enlargements submitted by applicants to support their requests for building permits to renovate historic properties; and photographs maintained by the Division of historic buildings in the District. The collection also contains a very small amount of letters related to historic...

James Goode “Capital Losses” Collection

Identifier: P004
Scope and Contents The James Goode Collection consists of photocopies of photographs from which selections were made for Goode's Capital Losses: A Cultural History of Washington's Destroyed Buildings, published in 1979. There are more photographs in this draft than were included in the publication. The source for each photograph is included. Copies of photographs, which made up chapters 11 and 13 in Goode's book are missing. Photograph sets not included in the book were those labeled, "Portraits," "Views,...

Harry Goodman Collection

Identifier: 075
Scope and Contents The materials in this collection include: photographs of floods in the DC area, photographs of the King of England’s visit to DC, Inaugural parade, ball, and ceremony materials, and historic editions of the Washington Star.

Hambright and Hoachlander Photograph Collection

Identifier: P019
Scope and Contents The collection consists of thirty 4x5 black and white photographs each with a corresponding negative. Photographers Anice Hoachlander and Harlan Hambright in 1987 took these images to document buildings on 500 block of 9th Street and the 900 block of E Street in northwest Washington. These buildings were torn down to make way for a larger office building.

Samuel Hay Kauffmann Family Photographs Collection

Identifier: P001
Scope and Contents Approximately 80 photographs ca. 1840-1916 of Samuel Hay Kauffmann (April 30, 1829-February, 1906), his daughter, Louise Kauffmann Simpson (May 31, 1869-March 9, 1930), his son, Victor Kauffmann, Victor’s wife, Jessie Christopher Kauffmann, and their children, Philip Christopher Kauffmann and Samuel Hay Kauffmann. Collection is mostly portrait photographs, including a daguerreotype, tintypes, albumen cartes-de-visite and cabinet cards, gelatin silver developing out paper, and platinum prints. ...

Charles Suddarth Kelly Collection

Identifier: P014
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 39 images (three proof sheets each containing nine images and three additional photographs). Additionally there are 39 negatives, however there is one negative without a corresponding print and one image without a negative. Mr. Kelly is a retired television broadcasting executive and long time resident of the District. In 1983 he authored a book entitled, Washington Then and Now: 69 Sites Photographed in the Past and the Present. The bulk of Mr. Kelly’s photograph...

Marilyn Smithson Hodgson’s School of Dance and Expression Photograph Collection

Identifier: P003
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of photographs of dancers from the school with some dance programs and clippings about the school’s performance recitals. They were all originally in scrapbooks. The photographs depict a wide range of dance costumes and dance styles, including ballet, tap, modern, ethnic, and exotic. The photographs are stylized and staged shots and appear to have been taken after or before, rather than during performances. The collection contains mostly black and white...

Mary Mitchell Collection

Identifier: P015
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 86 packages of strip negatives. Some packages contained multiple negatives bringing the total number of strip negatives to 97. The strip negatives contain between one and seven images, which brings the total number of images in the collection to 372. According to the hand written note, the donation of the negatives occurred shortly after the publication of her third book, Washington: Portrait of the Capital (1972, Barre Publishers). After processing the collection it...

Mount Zion United Methodist Church Photograph Collection

Identifier: P013
Scope and Contents The collection consists of forty-four 3x5 (19 color, 25 B and W) and four 8x10 (all B and W) prints of the Mount Zion United Methodist Church’s Community House. The Church is located at 1334 29th Street, NW, while the Community House is located around the corner at 2906 O Street, NW. Both structures are in the Georgetown section of the city. In 1984 the church and community house were renovated through private funds, grants from the United Methodist Church, and a historic preservation...

Martin Petersilia Arts Collection

Identifier: 016
Scope and Contents Consists of programs, invitations, musical scores, correspondence, publicity, photographs, and clippings from arts organizations such as the Greg Reynolds Dance Quintet, The Womens Arts Center, Momentum Black Theater, and the Nubian League. Items from arts organizations appear first arranged alphabetically followed and then general information about the visual arts and artists in Washington. Oversized materials are in a separate box.

Stereoview Photograph Collection

Identifier: P027
Scope and Contents The Collection consists of 45 Stereoviews depicting various scenes and persons from the District of Columbia. Stereoviews, also called Stereo Cards or Stereotypes, are two nearly identical card-mounted images placed side by side, which when viewed through a stereo viewer or stereograph give the image a three dimensional effect. They were very popular from 1854 through the mid-1930s and often illustrate historic and exotic locations.

United Brick Company Photograph Collection

Identifier: P017
Scope and Contents The collection consists of eighty-five 4x6 and 3.5x5 color images of the abandoned United Brick Company buildings and kilns. The kilns are located on New York Avenue and are currently owned by the National Arboretum. All the images were taken around 1993 and show the vast vegetation over-growth and dilapidation of the site.

Washington, D.C. Postcard Collection

Identifier: P030
Scope and Contents The collection consists of three linear feet, consisting of about 2000 postcards and 24 postcard folders. The earliest postcards in the collection date from circa 1898. Due to Washington, D.C.’s continual focus as a tourist destination, contemporary postcards continue to be added to the collection. The greatest percentage of material dates from the 1920s to the 1940s.The collection consists almost exclusively of imprinted (ink) postcards with less than a dozen being of the...

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Collection

Identifier: P016
Scope and Contents The collection consists of twenty-five 8x10 and 5x7 black and white prints. The majority of the images illustrate the construction of various subway stations and tunnels throughout the city. A few images show finished stations and the operation of Metro train cars. One image shows a Metrobus.

Washington Music Teachers Association Scrapbooks Collection

Identifier: 071
Scope and Contents The materials in this collection consist of newsletters, correspondence, photographs, clippings, programs, and ballots. The materials are bound in two volumes: Volume 2 covering the years 1940-1947 and Volume 3 covering the years 1947-1952. Each year is separated by title sheets and begins with a photograph of the President of the Association.

Washington Navy Yard Photograph Collection

Identifier: P018
Scope and Contents The collection consists of thirty-one 3.5x5 and thirty 8x10 images of buildings 137 (General Foundry) and 167 (Boiler Makers shop) in the Washington Naval Yard complex. The smaller images are interior and exterior views of buildings, while the 8x10 images are reproductions of architectural blueprints. From the automobiles in the pictures it appears that the images were taken around 1975.

Washingtoniana Slide Collection

Identifier: P026
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 217 slides assembled from various locations throughout the division. The images range from circa 1820 thru 1987 and cover a wide array of subjects. The topics include the Cherry Blossom Parade, Moscow Circus bears, Papal visit, federal buildings, street scenes, 1968 riots, Georgetown, urban planning and construction.

J. C. Wilfong, Jr. Collection

Identifier: P010
Scope and Contents The collection consists of thirty-two, 3”x3” black and white photographs. There are no negatives with this collection. The images were taken between 1963-1965 and are of houses and businesses throughout the District of Columbia, many of which have been demolished. Historic locations include the Belasco Theater, Edwin Stanton House, John Philip Sousa House, Heubich Mansion, and the Commandant’s House at the USMC Barracks. Notations on many of the photographs indicate the year the building was...

Gus L. Wolf Photograph Collection

Identifier: P029
Scope and Contents The collection consists of twenty-seven glass plate negatives and corresponding 8x10 black and white prints, dating from circa 1880 thru 1900. Image subjects include the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, The US Capitol, Lafayette Park, Mount Vernon, and the Petersen House. Additionally there are several images of what is believed to be the Potomac River, as well as a number of unidentifiable locations.

Ruby K. Worner Photo Album

Identifier: P011
Scope and Contents The photo album contains 140 black and white prints and 59 negatives; the majority of the photographs are of noteworthy events and locations in the Washington DC metro area. Although all photographs are undated, based on the style of clothing, model of automobiles and city landmarks, the images date from between circa 1925 and 1935. The photographs range in size from 1”x1 ½” and 3”x4 ¼.” Of importance are photographs of the Cherry Blossom Festival, President Herbert Hoover’s Inauguration, and...

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