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Charles Beseler Lantern Slide Company salesman sample catalogs

 File
Identifier: MSS 16424
Scope and Contents Note The Charles Beseler Lantern Slide Company salesman sample catalogs (1890s-1920; 1.2 cubic feet) document a portion of the titular company's product line at the turn of the 20th century. The collection consists of ten albums--about 950 lantern slide prints in total--on a variety of topics. Many photographs are of historical and Christian figures, while others range from architecture and engineering diagrams to landscapes and artwork.
Dates: 1890s-1920s

Joyce Crary show horse photo album

 Item — Ledger: 1
Identifier: MSS 16300
Content Description The Joyce Crary show horse photo album (1940s; 0.2 cubic feet) contains photographs labeled by hand in white ink. 10 x 13 with 35 leaves containing around 120 black and white photographs, and a few pieces of ephemera, inserted into corner mounts. Photographs feature Joyce Crary, her family, and her friends and horses at the family ranch near Chico, California. Horses and riders are shown jumping, racing, and performing trick riding of various types. One image is of Joyce, her father, and a...
Dates: 1940s

Clinton K. Curtis photograph albums

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 16404
Content Description The Clinton K. Curtis photograph albums (1880s; 0.5 cubic feet) contain 76 photographs (albumen prints, most mounted, some hand-colored, probably commercially produced and sold) of views and people in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Thailand, and Burma, collected by U.S. Navy officer Clinton K. Curtis.
Dates: 1880s

Farm life photograph album

 Item — Ledger: 1
Identifier: MSS 16301
Scope and Contents The Farm Life photograph album (1910s; 0.2 cubic feet) depicts many children and family members with farm animals, mostly horses, but cats, dogs, chickens, and one elephant also appear in the images.One image depicts a horse wearing a covering labeled "Tom Mix's Tony". This is presumably Tony the Wonder Horse, the famous film companion of silent-film western star Tom Mix. Another image contains a street sign suggesting that this farm may have been located on or near...
Dates: 1910s

John L. Nau III Civil War History collection

 Item
Identifier: MSS 16459
Scope and Contents Note John L. Nau III Civil War History collection (1846-1881; 202 cubic feet) consists of letters and transcriptions, photographs, currency, diaries and transcriptions, autographs, newspapers, photo albums, military orders, and requisitions.
Dates: 1846 - 1881; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1865

ODYSSEY records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 15866
Scope and Contents The ODYSSEY records (2000-2013; 2 cubic feet) consist of directories, meeting minutes, program planning, by-laws, member lists, news clippings, photographs, president's notebooks,folio scrapbooks, and miscellaneous printed materials.
Dates: 2000-2013

Scott and Gunnell family papers

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Identifier: MSS 12202
Scope and Contents The collection consists of bound volumes, journals, daybooks, and notebooks belonging to John Scott, Richard Marshall Scott,Sr., Richard Marshall Scott,Jr., James L. Gunnell, and Dr. Francis M. Gunnell, and a photograph album belonging to Sarah Louise Rittenhouse. Other materials include printed articles about the Bush Hill plantation,a copy of a book, "The Battles of Aldie, Middleburg and Upperville," and genealogical charts, tables and notes.
Dates: 1772-1990

Virginia Reelers Square Dance Club records

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 15710
Scope and Contents Note The Virginia Reelers Square Dance Club records (1953-2008; 3 cubic feet) document the history and operation of the Reelers. Club records include correspondence, meeting minutes, event advertisements, and membership lists. Other collection materials include two financial ledgers tracking member dues and pages from six photograph albums documenting various dances and spring festivals.
Dates: 1953 - 2008

Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland, and New York photographs

 Item — Ledger: 1
Identifier: MSS 15684
Scope and Contents Note The photo album (circa 1880s-1910s; 0.15 cubic feet) contains scenes of ships in Hampton Roads including the U.S.S. San Francisco, U.S.S. Brooklyn, the Cape Charles light ship, the Princess Anne, and the St. Louis. There are scenes of the seashore at Virginia Beach and Richmond. Beyond Virginia, scenes include monuments in Baltimore, Maryland, various streets and historical sites in New York City, and the United States Capitol. The album consists of a total of 50 pages, 8 of which...
Dates: circa 1900

Carl von Lang-Puchhof thoroughbred racehorse portrait album

 Item — Ledger: 1
Identifier: MSS 16136
Scope and Contents Note The von Lang-Puchhof album (1891-1911; 0.25 cubic feet) consists of 165 racehorse photographs from a golden age of European racing before breeding was disrupted by the Great War. Most of the photographs are of mares, often with foals, in each case fully named with the identity of the sire provided. Two additional photographs are mounted on boards and laid in. The album was apparently compiled by or for owner and breeder, Carl von Lang-Puchhof.
Dates: 1891-1911

Evelyn and Viola Wolfe photograph albums

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 15547
Scope and Contents Note Evelyn and Viola Wolfe photograph albums (1920-1923; 1 cubic foot) consist of photographs of the sisters' three year trip around the world, two and a half years of which were spent in Japan. The photographs are beautifully arranged and labeled in albums that have a design of Japanese figures on the cloth covers. The photographs show the two sisters engaging with communities abroad and exploring historical sites, war memorials, and major tourist locations from Japan, China, Egypt, Israel,Italy,...
Dates: 1920 - 1923