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United States government departments and Civil Service, 1909-1932
Call No.: LOT 12356 (F)
Extent: ca. 650 photographic prints : gelatin silver ; 20 x 25 cm. or smaller.
Note: Title from cover of French's original numbered folder.
Note: Some photos are captioned; some have dates. Some images are discolored. Most images are mounted on paper or cardboard.
Note: Accompanied by a photostat text description of the Bureau of Biological Survey.
Corresponding Negatives: Found in LC-F8, LC-F81, and LC-F82. Some are in poor condition.
Summary: U.S. government departments and the Civil Service. Employees, officials, building interiors, machinery, and activities. Includes agricultural and scientific experiments; laboratories; livestock; motion picture filming at the Department of Agriculture; Bureau of Public Roads, Weather Bureau, office, and assembly line work. Mail delivery by truck, rail, and airplane; Post Office Christmas parade float. Library of Congress units and activities, including Reading Room for the Blind, Main Reading Room, preservation efforts, and Herbert Putnam with the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
Department of Agriculture
Call No.: LOT 12356-1 (F)
Note: Includes activities in various bureaus including the Bureau of Chemistry, Bureau of Soils, Bureau of Plant Industry, Bureau of Public Roads, Weather Bureau, activities at Beltsville and Arlington Agricultural Experimental Farms, Department of Agriculture activities including bacteriology and nutrition experiments, food and product testing, activities of children in agricultural clubs.
U.S. Treasury Department
Call No.: LOT 12356-2 (F)
Note: Interiors of U.S. Treasury Divisions and activities of employees including office of U.S. Treasurer, Internal Revenue Bureau, office of comptroller, U.S. Treasury Vaults, Redemption Division, Division of Customs, Bureau of Printing and Engraving.
U.S. Bureau of Standards
Call No.: LOT 12356-3 (F)
Note: U.S. Bureau of Standards scientific equipment, laboratories and testing rooms, U.S. Bureau of Standards employees at work checking equipment and making tests, including the Division of Ceramics.
Postal Service
Call No.: LOT 12356-4 (F)
Note: Interiors of Washington Post Office work areas, postal service employees including employees on railway mail train, "Dead Letter Office" of Washington Post Office, employees outside Washington Post Office building in Post Office, vehicles, U.S. views of mail delivery including Alaska, airplanes used in mail delivery, mail delivery trains and trucks, postmen collecting mail, group of Post Office inspectors and Postmaster General, Post Office Christmas Parade float.
Library of Congress
Call No.: LOT 12356-5 (F)
Note: Library of Congress interiors including reading room for the blind, basement used for copyright deposit, Library of Congress activities including preservation, book transportation, Library of Congress employees including Herbert Putnam, Librarian of Congress at shrine containing U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence, employees working in laundry room, print shop, preservation, carpenter shop, manuscript division, power plant, main reading room.
U.S. Department of the Interior
Call No.: LOT 12356-6 (F)
Note: U.S. Department of the Interior employees mapmaking and conducting geological survey, employees of U.S. Bureau of Mines performing experiments with helium.
U.S. Department of Commerce
Call No.: LOT 12356-7 (F)
Note: Employees of Dept. of Commerce, group picture secretaries of Chamber of Commerce, activities of U.S. Census Bureau including interiors of Bureau in Washington with employees and director.
U.S. Government Printing Office
Call No.: LOT 12356-8 (F)
Note: Interiors of work areas in Government Printing Office with employees at work including machine shop, bindery, apprentice school.
U.S. Department of Labor
Call No.: LOT 12356-9 (F)
Note: Employees of U.S. Children's Bureau, Department of the Interior, in Washington including head of bureau, recreation expert, exhibit assistants, Department of Labor activities including training service for General Electric Co., Indiana, child welfare including work in Conn., Ohio and Ill.
U.S. Patent Office
Call No.: LOT 12356-10 (F)
Note: Interiors of U.S. Patent Office with employees and researchers including U.S. Patent Office commissioner, Thomas E. Robertson, with old patents (objects).
U.S. Veterans Bureau
Call No.: LOT 12356-11 (F)
Note: People outside U.S. Veterans Bureau, activities of U.S. Veterans Bureau including check signing and issuing, employees of U.S. Veterans Bureau at work including Director of War Risk Bureau, employees in mailing division, War Risk Information section, and working with War Risk insurance files.
White House
Call No.: LOT 12356-12 (F)
Note: White House employees in wire room of the White House, White House kennel master with White House pet dogs, White House employees receiving piano at White House.
"General Supply Committee"
Call No.: LOT 12356-13 (F)
Note: Activities of General Supply Committee including repairing typewriters, receiving furniture, employees working in repair shop, truck delivery of furniture to Wash., General Supply Committee headquarters, loaded trucks leaving, superintendent of supplies in his office.
U.S. Government Departments and Civil Service; Miscellaneous
Call No.: LOT 12356-14 (F)
Note: Portraits of unidentified government employees, employees of U.S. Government and activities of miscellaneous departments including Bureau of Public Roads, U.S. State Department, Food Administration, U.S. Capitol blacksmith, art curator of U.S. Capitol, group pictures of U.S. Government employees including doorkeepers of the House of Representatives, Emergency Fleet Corp., Foreign Service class, Delegation of the D.C. Federation of Federal Employees.
Washington, D.C., views and outdoor sites, 1909-1932
Call No.: LOT 12357 (F)
Extent: ca. 1,060 photographic prints : gelatin silver ; 20 x 25 cm. or smaller.
Note: Title from cover of French's original numbered folder.
Note: Some photos are captioned; some have dates. Most photos mounted on paper or cardboard. Includes reproductions of illustrations.
Corresponding Negatives: Found in LC-F8, LC-F81, and LC-F82. Some are in poor condition.
Summary: Washington, D.C., views and outdoor sites. Includes Cedar Hill Cemetery, Arlington National Cemetery, and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Buildings and recreational activities along C&O Canal. White House sheep; cows outside Soldiers' Home. Aerial and waterfront views of Washington; Washington Monument; structures in Alexandria and Fairfax, Virginia; and Rock Creek Park. Street scenes, including a parade in Anacostia. Botanical gardens and specimens.
Call No.: LOT 12357-1 (F)
Note: Views of Arlington National Cemetery including Arlington Amphitheatre and monuments, views of Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington, series of cemetery headstones, memorial sculpture in Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington.
Call No.: LOT 12357-2 (F)
Note: Washington D.C. bridges including vies of Old Potomac Highway Bridge and Potomac Highway Bridge, Connecticut Avenue Bride, Cabin John Bridge, construction on Key Memorial Bridge, "Buffalo Bridge", and misc. bridges.
C&O Canal
Call No.: LOT 12357-3 (F)
Note: Views along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in and near Washington including canal locks boats, bridges, buildings including Great Falls Tavern, recreation along the canal including swimming, fishing, and boating.
Animals, misc.
Call No.: LOT 12357-4 (F)
Note: Animals in Washington including cows outside soldier's home, White House pet cow in front of State War and Navy Building and White House sheep grazing in front of White House, views of snakes and animals in unidentified locations.
National Zoo
Call No.: LOT 12357-5 (F)
Note: Views of a variety of animals in Washington Zoological Park, visitors to park and attendants feeding animals in park.
Views and Outdoor Sites
Call No.: LOT 12357-6 (F)
Note: Aerial views and views of Washington, D.C. and environs including views from the Washington Monument, snow scenes of Washington mall grounds, views of cherry trees around tidal basin, views of Washington D.C. waterfront.
Street Scenes
Call No.: LOT 12357-7 (F)
Note: Views of streets and street activities in Washington most of downtown Washington, views of streets and roads in Washington and environs including circles, alleys.
Call No.: LOT 12357-8 (F)
Note: Views of parks in Washington and environs including Potomac Park, Lafayette Park, and the U.S. Botanic Garden including interiors of the botanical gardens and close-ups of plants; views of Great Falls including buildings, visitors and Potomac River; views of Rock Creek Park including buildings, visitors and creek.
Monuments and Statues
Call No.: LOT 12357-9 (F)
Note: A variety of views of monuments and statues in Washington Parks and in front of buildings in Washington, including a variety of views of Washington Monument.
Washington, D.C. Environs
Call No.: LOT 12357-10 (F)
Note: Views of buildings in Alexandria, Va. Including interiors and exteriors of Christ Church, Old Carlisle House, Court House, fire house, City Post Office, City Hotel, Alexandria School, and residential buildings, views of Anacostia including Anacostia Bridge, Anacostia "Flats", and parade decorations on commercial buildings in Anacostia, Streets with spectators and parade float, views of Fairfax, Virginia including interiors and exteriors of Old Fairfax Court House, interior and exterior of Pohick Church in Fairfax County.
United States military and World War I, 1909-1932, bulk 1914-1918
Call No.: LOT 12358 (F)
Extent: ca. 2,600 photographic prints : gelatin silver ; 20 x 25 cm. or smaller.
Note: Title from cover of French's original numbered folder.
Note: Some images are captioned; a few have dates. Includes some copy photographs. Most images mounted on paper or cardboard.
Note: Includes reproductions of illustrations; one booklet, "The Hospital Corps of the Navy," illustrated with photographs in the National Photo Company Collection.
Corresponding Negatives: Found in LC-F8, LC-F81, and LC-F82. Some are in poor condition.
Summary: U.S. military and World War I. Includes military training camps; servicemen at drill, work, and recreation; portraits of officers. Women recruiters; draft activities; home defense training; war work in Washington, D.C. Military hospitals, Red Cross and Salvation Army workers; German prisoners of war; Belgian refugees. American, French, Polish, and Italian soldiers; trenches and battlefields in France. Disabled veterans being greeted by public figures including General Pershing; veterans organizations.
U.S. Army
Call No.: LOT 12358-1 (F)
Note: Includes scenes of U.S. Army training camps, individual and group pictures of U.S. Army service men, activities of U.S. Army War College, U.S. Army vehicles, members of and activities of U.S. National Guard, members of and activities of U.S. Signal Corps, U.S. Army equipment, indoor and outdoor recreational activities of U.S. Army servicemen including dances and sports, servicemen in YMCA reading huts, servicemen being entertained and dining.
U.S. Army Artillery
Call No.: LOT 12358-2 (F)
Note: Includes U.S. Army field guns and servicemen with field guns, U.S. Field Artillery at drill, U.S. Artillery units en route for maneuvers.
U.S. Army Cavalry
Call No.: LOT 12358-3 (F)
Note: Includes U.S. Cavalry at drill, U.S. Cavalry performing horse stunts, U.S. Cavalry performing in horse show, U.S. Cavalry band, Cavalry maneuvers, U.S. Cavalry field camp scenes.
U.S. Coast Guard
Call No.: LOT 12358-4 (F)
Note: Includes scenes of life in a Coast Defense Fortification including recreational activities, U.S. Coast Guard men with defense weapons, U.S. Coast Guard ships.
U.S. Military Air Service
Call No.: LOT 12358-5 (F)
Note: Military Air Service Activities including group pictures of the "Round the World Flyers," U.S. Army and U.S. Navy Aircraft including Navy Bombers, Seaplanes, Dirigibles, Torpedo Planes, aircraft in flight, U.S. Army Hydrogen Balloon Accident, activities at Aviation Schools including Naval Aviation School, views of exterior and interior of Lakehurst Hangar, activities at hangar including Dirigible construction, members of and activities of U.S. Army Air Service, members of and activities of Naval Air Service, Marine bombing pilots, activities of pilots including aerial photography, aerial target practice.
U.S. Marines
Call No.: LOT 12358-6 (F)
Note: Activities of Marine Institute of Learning in Washington, members of U.S. Marines with casket of Marine mascot, scenes of Marine training camp including training with courier pigeons.
U.S. Military Mascots
Call No.: LOT 12358-7 (F)
Note: Military Servicemen with mascots and pets, pictures of military pets.
U.S. Military Medical Care
Call No.: LOT 12358-8 (F)
Note: Red Cross workers with military personnel, military servicemen in Army Hospital, military servicemen in Walter Reed Hospital and Naval Hospital, hospital recreational activities including Christmas, recreational activities at Walter Reed Hospital, physical therapy at Walter Reed, Navy servicemen practicing emergency aid, medical corps training.
Military Personnel
Call No.: LOT 12358-9 (F)
Note: Portraits of military personnel including Navy and Air Corps Officers.
Call No.: LOT 12358-10 (F)
Note: Military Recruiting Activities including at Universities, children in training, home defense training, war registration, recruiting Washington employees of the Senate Office Building, Washington, hotel employees in training, recruiting activities in New York and Pittsburgh including parades, "Launching" ceremonies, recruiting by women, exemption board examination, group photos of drafted.
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