Posts tagged Collection Snapshot

Exhibit of Vintage D.C. Postcards feature Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Collections

Exhibit of Vintage D.C. Postcards feature Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Collections

On Monday, July 17, 2017 the American Institute of Architects, DC (AIA|DC) held their reception for Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Washington, D.C. which opened at their District Architecture Center. The exhibit takes visitors on a visual journey through the Washington, D.C. of yesteryear using early-to-mid 20th century postcards. This exploration is comprised of […]

Collection Snapshot: Doctors Hospital

Title: Doctors Hospital Publicity Records, 1940-1979 (MS 0792)     Content:  When was the last time you saw a pharmacy register ring up at 35 cents – or heard baby girls described as a “combination of Eve, Salome, and Florence Nightingale,” – or attended an evening function where cigarettes were literally on the menu? Publicity materials […]

Collection Snapshot: Land Records, 1795-1798

Collection Snapshot: Land Records, 1795-1798

Working Title: District of Columbia Land Records, 1791-1798 (MS 0788) Content:  The Society received a donation of more than thirty original documents primarily relating to the division of properties, 1795-1798, prior to the federal capital’s official move from its temporary Philadelphia home. The donation includes an estimate of lots along the southwest of Massachusetts Avenue, […]

Land Records, 1795-1798

Land Records, 1795-1798

Working Title: District of Columbia Land Records, 1791-1798 (MS 0788) Content:  The Society received a donation of more than thirty original documents primarily relating to the division of properties, 1795-1798, prior to the federal capital’s official move from its temporary Philadelphia home. The donation includes an estimate of lots along the southwest of Massachusetts Avenue, […]

Collection Snapshot: A Campaign for the Right to Vote

Collection Snapshot: A Campaign for the Right to Vote

Working Title: Washington Star Twenty-Third Amendment Campaign Scrapbook, 1959-1961  Content: This  24″x18″ folio traces the newspaper’s 1959-1961 campaign for the passage of the Twenty-Third Amendment.  A collage of clippings, predominantly with a Grace Bassett byline,  have been laminated on non-newsprint sheets that are glued back-to-back; a few pages contain actual newsprint. Generously interspersed with the […]

Collection Snapshot: Barrett Photographs, 1950s-1980s

Collection Snapshot: Barrett Photographs, 1950s-1980s

Working Title: Wm. Edmund Barrett Washington Photograph Collection, 1951-1989 Content: The collection is largely comprised of Washington street scenes captured in approximately 4,000 sharp, 4×5” Kodak negatives, nearly all individually identified by location and date. The collection also includes Barrett’s copy work; 35mm negatives and slides; several hundred black and white prints; and selected client […]

Collection Snapshot: Dapper Gents & Property Docs

Collection Snapshot: Dapper Gents & Property Docs

Working Title: Diver and Copeland family papers, 1867-1927 (MS 0789) Content: The collection includes deeds, mortgages, title searches, plats, property tax assessments and receipts, correspondence, photographs, a will and other papers. The papers relate primarily to Jerome B. Diver (1835-1909) and his wife Lucy H. Diver (1840-1911), regarding properties at 222 C St., SE; 436 […]