Posts in category Collections Snapshot

Deco the Halls!

Travelers in the waiting room of the Greyhound Bus Terminal on the south side of the 1100 block of New York Avenue NW.
This circa 1955-1975 image from the Richard Striner Photograph Collection shows travelers in the waiting room of the Greyhound Bus Terminal. Nope, not the Greyhound station near Union Station – but  rather the transit company’s former Art Deco home on the south side of the 1100 block of New York Avenue NW. Have you seen a movie at [...]

Backstage: Hats Off to the White Glov...

The White Gloves Gang at the Historical Society comprises, from left, Danielle Bennett, Manda Kowalczyk, Tom D’Amore, Marta Zlotnick, Patricia Raynor, Elizabeth Alberding. Front row: Javier Martinez-Baez and Jobi Zink.
The 2014 White Gloves Gang at the Historical Society comprised (from left) Danielle Bennett, Manda Kowalczyk, Tom D’Amore, Marta Zlotnick, Patricia Raynor, WGG organizer Elizabeth Alberding, Javier Martinez-Baez (front row) and Jobi Zink, Vice Chair of the MAAM Registrars Committee. Backstage is an occasional series covering the behind-the-sc [...]

Cirkut Maximus: The Capitol Photo Ser...

Along with thousands of panoramic images, donors Mark and Douglas Segal contributed their father's massive Cirkut camera to the Society's collection.
Along with thousands of panoramic images, donors Mark and Douglas Segal contributed their father’s massive Cirkut camera to the Society’s collection. The Capitol Photo Service Collection (SP 114) consists of several thousand oversized photographs of local business, organization, school, political, and other groups in locally signi [...]

Media Mention: John Kelly Highlights ...

Media Mention: John Kelly Highlights Recent Donation to HSW
The Washington Post, via “John Kelly’s Washington,”  recently featured William DeCosta, a retired local librarian who has compiled several indices which he subsequently donated to the Society. Excerpt from John Kelly’s Washington, August 2014. The latest donation, “Hoboes and Tramps in the 1890s,” is available on [...]

Cirkut Maximus: The Capitol Photo Ser...

Cirkut Maximus: The Capitol Photo Service Collection Progress Report I
Cool pants! School photos are one way to trace local fashion trends through the years. Detail from a Capitol Photo Service image. The Capitol Photo Service Collection (SP 114) consists of several thousand oversize photographs of local business, organization, school, political, and other groups in locally significant settings, both indoors and [...]

On Exhibit: Capitol Photo Service

On Exhibit: Capitol Photo Service
Wondering which D.C. high school’s band had such spiffy uniforms? Check out the display in the Kiplinger Research Library to find out – the exhibit will be up through the end of August. Detail from a Capitol Photo Service image. The Capitol Photo Service Collection (SP 114) comprises several thousand oversize photographs of local business, or [...]

Tip of the CAP: Immediate Action

Tip of the CAP: Immediate Action
The Society applied for and was thrilled to receive a 2014 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) grant. This is Part III of a series of posts regarding the CAP assessment. (Here are Part I and Part II).  Here’s a look at a few of the initial recommendations made during the CAP site visit, and the actions taken thus far. These improvemen [...]

Tip of the CAP: The Site Visit

Tip of the CAP: The Site Visit
Handheld meters allow for real-time monitoring of temperature, relative humidity, dew point and light. The Society applied for and was thrilled to receive a 2014 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) grant. This is Part II of a series of posts regarding the CAP assessment. (Here’s Part I). Let’s take a general look at how the site [...]

Tip of the CAP: The HSW Conservation ...

Tip of the CAP: The HSW Conservation Assessment
Team CAP: From left, Laura Barry, Dave Wood, Adam Lewis, John Suau, Michael Henry, Wendy Jessup, Anne McDonough. The Society applied for and was thrilled to receive a 2014 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) grant. This is Part I of a series of posts regarding the CAP assessment. The Society is one of three D.C.-based institutions to recei [...]

Select 2014 Titles Featuring HSW Cont...

Select 2014 Titles Featuring HSW Content
“Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, D.C.,” by Garrett Peck, American Palate, 2014. The Christian Heurich Brewery Research Collection (MS 0537) came in handy for this volume! “A History Lover’s Guide to Washington, D.C.,: Designed for Democracy,” by Alison Fortier, History Press, 2014. Highlig [...]