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Guide to the Records of the 7th Regiment
1767-1983 (bulk 1830-1947)
  MS 556

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Collection processed by Maurita Baldock, Richard Fraser, Melissa Haley, Jan Hilley

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 18, 2018
Description is in English.

Container List

Series XIV: Visual Materials, 1806-1983

Scope and Contents note

This series includes photographs, etchings, illustrations from periodicals, lantern slides, color prints, posters, negatives, and one daguerreotype.

The bulk of photographs are individual portraits, company or other group portraits, scenes of activity in various camps (particularly Camp Smith in Peekskill, NY), marching units and parades, and interiors of the 7th Regiment Armory. There are portraits in albums and in boxes. Box 68 contains portraits of most all of the Regiment Colonels along with many others. This series also contains a number of Civil War portraits, both individual and group. The many camp photographs show members of the regiment involved in training activities of all kinds.

Notable events are represented throughout the series. Examples include photographs of the Brooklyn Trolley Strike in 1895 (Box 61, Fol. 1), a photograph of the ticker tape parade for Charles Lindbergh in 1927 (Box 71, Fol. 6), and a photograph album entitled "Thirty-three War Time 1861-3 Photographs."

Items of interest include color plates of military uniforms (1853-1858); French prints of charcoal and pencil sketches; "Life Studies of the Great Army" Etchings (1862-1865); and watercolor "Camp Sites at the Outbreak of the Civil War" (1862). A large extra illustrated volume completed in 1871 focuses on the 1861 participation of the 7th Regiment in the defense of Washington at the beginning of the Civil War.

There are more than 115 posters in this series. Most involve recruitment and solicitation of financial support for World War I and represent the United States and several European countries. There are also a few depicting Civil War battles.

Portions of Personal Collections, 1895-1921, undated

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 61 Folder : 1 John F. Daniell
Includes photos of Brooklyn Trolley Strike (1895)

1883-1899
Box: 61 Folder : 2 [G.D. Pitman]--Contents of Scrapbook, Photos
1892-1896, undated
Box: 61 Folder : 3 Scrapbook Pages with Photographs
1920-1921, undated

Robert Lester--Photographs

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 62 Folder : 1 Field Problem (Bush Hill, Westchester County, NY)
1942 Aug. 30
Box: 62 Folder : 2 Governor Lehman Speech at Kingsbridge Armory
1942 Dec. 20
Box: 62 Folder : 3 Camp Smith, Peekskill, NY
1942 Sept. 23-Oct. 1
Box: 62 Folder : 4 Camp Smith, Peekskill, NY
1943 Aug. 15-24
Box: 62 Folder : 5 Camp Smith, Peekskill, NY
1943 Aug. 15-24
Box: 62 Folder : 6 US Army, Second Service Command, Tactical School, Hackettstown, NJ
1943 Oct. 24-30
Box: 62 Folder : 7 Camp Smith, Peekskill, NY
1944 Aug. 19-30
Box: 62 Folder : 8 Camp Smith, Peekskill, NY
1944 Aug. 19-30
Box: 62 Folder : 9 Camp Smith, Peekskill, NY
1944 Aug. 19-30
Box: 62 Folder : 10 Camp Smith, Peekskill, NY
1945 Aug. 11-22

State Encampment at Peekskill, 1883

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 63 Folder : 1 State Encampment, Peekskill
1883
Box: 63 Folder : 2 State Encampment, Peekskill
1883
Box: 63 Folder : 3 State Encampment, Peekskill
1883
Box: 63 Folder : 4 State Encampment, Peekskill
1883
Box: 63 Folder : 5 State Encampment, Peekskill
1883

Panoramic Views, 1893-1917

Container 1     Title Date
Oversize: Large [NS12] Zurich
1893
Oversize: Large [NS12] 7th Regiment, Peekskill Camp
1911 June
Oversize: Large [NS12] First Brigade NYNG Camp at Orange, Connecticut Maneuver Campaign
1912 Aug. 10-19
Oversize: Large [NS12] West Point Parade Ground
1914
Oversize: Large [NS12] McAllen, Texas
1916 Aug. 8
Oversize: Large [NS12] McAllen, Texas
1916 Sept. 6
Oversize: Large [NS12] McAllen, Texas
1916
Oversize: Large [NS12] Madero, Texas
1916
Oversize: Large [NS12] Camp Wadsworth, Spartanburg, SC
1917

7th Regiment Gazette and  Guardsman Negatives, [1939]-1941, undated

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 65 Gazette and  Guardsman Negatives
[1939]-1941, undated

7th Regiment Gazette and  Guardsman Photographs, [1916]-[1947]

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 66 Folder : 1 Group Photograph in Camp
[1916]
Box: 66 Folder : 2 Fifth Regiment of Baltimore
1935
Box: 66 Folder : 3 Instruction in Operation of Anti-Aircraft Gun
1940
Box: 66 Folder : 4 Photos from the Second Quarter
1940
Box: 66 Folder : 5 Photos from Second Quarter
1940
Box: 66 Folder : 6 Marching Units
1941, undated
Box: 66 Folder : 7 Marching Units
1941-1942, undated
Box: 66 Folder : 8 Company Photographs
1942-1946
Box: 66 Folder : 9 "Mr. Westerman E Company"
Undated
Box: 66 Folder : 10 7th Regiment War Memorial
Undated
Box: 66 Folder : 11 Oversize, Including Cover Photos
Undated
Box: 66 Folder : 12 Other Photos that Appeared in the Gazette/Guardsman
1938-1942
Box: 66 Folder : 13 Other Photos that Appeared in the Gazette/Guardsman
1938-[1947]

State Camp, Peekskill, NY--Loose Photographs

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 67 Folder : 1 State Camp, Peekskill, NY
[1880-1890]
Box: 67 Folder : 2 State Camp, Peekskill, NY
1891-1895
Box: 67 Folder : 3 State Camp, Peekskill, NY
1895-1897
Box: 67 Folder : 4 State Camp, Peekskill, NY
1900-1910
Box: 67 Folder : 5 State Camp, Peekskill, NY
[1930-1932], undated

Portraits--Loose Photographs

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 68 Folder : 1 Portraits
[1858]-[1915]
Box: 68 Folder : 2 7th Regiment Colonels, Wetmore - Appleton
Undated
Box: 68 Folder : 3 7th Regiment Colonels, Fisk - Tobin
1930, undated
Box: 68 Folder : 4 William C. Fisk
Undated

7th Regiment Armory--Interior Views

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 69 Folder : 1 Seventh Regiment Armory Illustrated, The Decorator and Furnisher Magazine
Undated
Box: 69 Folder : 2 Armory--Interior Views
1879-[1881], undated
Box: 69 Folder : 3 Armory--Interior Views, Company Rooms
[1880]
Box: 69 Folder : 4 Armory--Interior Views, Rooms
[1880-1881], undated

7th Regiment Armory

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 70 Notebook of photographs, clippings, ephemera
1951-1983, undated

Visual Materials, Various

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 71 Folder : 1 Civil War (bulk photographs)
1861-1862, undated
Box: 71 Folder : 2 Astor Place Riots (clippings, illustrated)
1863
Box: 71 Folder : 3 Brooklyn Trolley Strike (photographs)
1895
Box: 71 Folder : 4 Col. Appleton (photographs)
1897-1916, undated
Box: 71 Folder : 5 Social Events (photographs)
1903-[1940]
Box: 71 Folder : 6 Parades (photographs)
1917, 1927, undated
Box: 71 Folder : 7 Killed in Action (photographs)
[1917]-1923, undated
Box: 71 Folder : 8 Other Regiment Photographs and Illustrations
1876-1962, undated
Box: 71 Folder : 9 Negatives
1941, 1967, undated
Box: 71 Folder : 10 Stereoscopic Photos
1877, undated
Box: 71 Folder : 11 Postcards--150th Anniversary
1909, 1956
Box: 71 Folder : 12 Military Prints and Associated Correspondence
1909, undated
Box: 71 Folder : 13 Dinner Place Card
1913
Box: 71 Folder : 14 Armory, Illustrations
Undated
Box: 71 Folder : 15 Portraits--from 7th Regiment Song Book ("Songs of the 7th")
1872, undated
Box: 71 Folder : 16 Fragments
1862-1921, undated

Visual Materials--Oversize

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 72 Folder : 1 Illustration - Marching to Pennsylvania RR Depot
1861
Box: 72 Folder : 2 Centennial Souvenir - Fort Washington, PA
1875
Box: 72 Folder : 3 Trophies Won by Company F
1892-1893
Box: 72 Folder : 4 8th Co. Dramatic Assn.
1893
Box: 72 Folder : 5 7th Regiment Mess Jacket
1935
Box: 72 Folder : 6 "Regimental Types at Creedmoor"
Undated

Visual Materials--Oversize

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 73 Folder : 1 7th Regiment in Camp Illustrations
1883, 1887
Box: 73 Folder : 2 Military Sketches by D.W.C. Falls
1820-1897
Box: 73 Folder : 3 7th Regiment in Washington
1858, 1893
Box: 73 Folder : 4 WWI Illustrations
1917-1918

Visual Materials--Oversize

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 74 Folder : 1 Drawing of Insignia
Undated
Box: 74 Folder : 2 Illustration--Review of Troops, Staten Island
1860
Box: 74 Folder : 3 Illustration--Parade, Broadway
Undated
Box: 74 Folder : 4 Anniversary Celebration of Departure of Regiment for Washington, 1861 (photographs)
1911
Box: 74 Folder : 5 Recruitment Poster
Undated
Box: 74 Folder : 6 Walter Gresham Andrews, Wounded in Action
Undated
Box: 74 Folder : 7 Parade (photograph)
Undated
Box: 74 Folder : 8 Camp Smith (photograph)
1927
Box: 74 Folder : 9 Camp Smith (photographs)
1930
Box: 74 Folder : 10 "Romance in the Holy Land"--Poster
Undated

Posters

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 75 World War I Posters
U.S.: War Stamps and Bonds, Liberty Loan, Red Cross, Recruitment Posters (Marines, Navy), United War Work Campaign (including one from the American Library Assn.), and posters to encourage businesses to hire returning soldiers.

1917-1919, undated
Box: 76 World War I Posters
One of the posters is British, made from canvas, that 'advertises' the British Red Cross Society and the Order of St. John Enquiry Department for Wounded and Missing. All the rest are US, including War Bonds, Liberty Bonds, Red Cross, Army and Navy Recruitment. There are five poster 'portraits', dated 1918, from The New York Herald - Magazine of the War.

1917-1918, undated
Box: 77 World War I Posters
Includes European posters (German, French, British, Scottish) focusing on recruitment and solicitation. The remaining 31 posters are U.S., including six poster "portraits', dated 1918, from The New York Herald - Magazine of the War; Liberty Loan (including one from the Boy Scouts of America), Buy Bonds, Red Cross solicitations (including one Red Cross Christmas Roll Call), and American Field Service.

1917-1918, undated
Box: 78 World War I Posters
Three posters: "Come On!", "And They Thought We Couldn't Fight," and "Order of Battle Hindenburg Line September 29, 1918."

1918, undated
Box: 79 Civil War Posters and Grenade Blueprints
Depiction of 1863-1864 Civil War Battles

1887-1893, 1938, undated
Box: 80 War Department Illustrated Reference Posters
1943-1945

Lantern Slides

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 81 Glass Lantern Slides--Mexican Border, McAllen, TX
1916
Box: 82 Glass Lantern Slides--Identified and Unidentified Soldiers and Camp Life
Undated
Box: 83 Glass Lantern Slides--Identified and Unidentified Soldiers and Camp Life
Undated

Volumes

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 397 Photograph Album--"Thirty-three War Time 1861-3 Photographs Sixth Co. 7th Regiment"
1861-1863
Volume: 398 Photograph Album
[1862]
Volume: 399 Photograph Album--Fourth Co., Portraits
1864
Volume: 400 "Scrapbook"--Col. Emmons Clark Retirement
1884
Volume: 401 Photograph Album--"7th Regiment NGSNY State Camp"
1889
Volume: 402 Scrapbook with Photographs-- Gettysburg, Camp Smith
1896-1916
Volume: 403 Photograph Album--Croton Dam
1900
Volume: 404 Photograph Album--Queen's Westminster Volunteers match
1905
Volume: 405 Photograph Album-- Peekskill
1911
Volume: 406 "Les Armees de L'est Mars-Avril 1915"-- Prints of charcoal and pencil sketches (mostly portraits of French officers)
1915
Volume: 407 "Verdun Mars-Avril 1916"--Prints of charcoal and pencil sketches (landscapes and portraits)
1916
Volume: 408 "Roll of Honor 1917-1918 World War I Dead"--Lists of Burial Locations and Copies of Photographs
Undated
Volume: 409 Scrapbook of Photos--Parade of Active 7th Regiment and Veterans in NYC
1919
Volume: 410 Photograph Album--Portraits, 7th Regiment
Undated
Volume: 411 Photograph Album--Camp Smith, Peekskill
Undated
Volume: 412 Photograph Album
Undated
Volume: 413 Photograph Album
Undated
Volume: 414 Photograph Album--"DeWitt Clinton Falls Photograph Album Vol. 1"
Undated
Volume: 415 Photograph Album-- "DeWitt Clinton Falls Photograph Album Vol. 2"
Undated
Volume: 416 Photograph Album-- "DeWitt Clinton Falls Photograph Album Vol. 3"
1908-1909
Volume: 417 Scrapbook with Photographs--"D.W.C. Falls Photograph Album Vol. IV Texas 1916"
1916

Oversize Volumes

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 418 Photograph Album--"107th Infantry 27th Division 1921," Peekskill
1921
Volume: 419 Etchings--"Life Studies of the Great Army"
Volume: 420 Photograph Album
1886
Volume: 421 Photograph Album--"Events and Places Concerning Gen. D.C. Falls"
1861-1898
Volume: 422 Water Color-- "Camp Sites at the Outbreak of the Civil War By L. N. Rosenthal 1862"
1862
Volume: 423 Prints of Drawings-- "Regimental Types at Creedmoor Drawn by George Gibson 1882"
1882
Volume: 424 Extra Illustrated Volume--"A Tribute to the Seventh Regiment"
1871
Volume: 425 Photo Album--Daniel Appleton
Undated
Volume: 426 Photo Album--Camp Sherman, Saratoga
1872
Volume: 427 Scrapbook with Photographs--Camp Smith
1931
Volume: 428 Photo Album--"Souvenir 7th Regiment Centennial Camp to Col. Emmons Clark by G. W. Pach" (housed in box)
1876
Volume: 429 Photo Album--Camp of '93, Volume I
1893
Volume: 430 Photo Album--Camp of '93, Volume II
1893
Volume: 431 Photo Album--Camp of '93, Volume III
1893

Items

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Item Folder : #1 "First Troop National Guard" (framed)
1838-1846
Box: Item Folder : #2 Col. Daniel Appleton--Portrait (framed)
Undated
Box: Item Folder : #3 New York State Militia Uniforms--16 color plates of military uniforms (in enclosure)
1853-1858, undated
Box: Item Folder : #4 Daguerreotype--Former Colonel of the 7th Regiment--Unidentified (in enclosure)
Undated
Box: Item Folder : #5 Glass Plate Negative--"Col. Tobin - Prince of Wales Picture" (in enclosure)
1919
Box: Item Folder : #6 Ordnance Survey Photograph--"The Spoil Bank of the Bellicourt Tunnel, as seen from BONY" at the Hindenburg Line
1920
Box: Item Folder : #7 Recruitment Poster "A Call to Arms" British WWI
Undated
Box: Item Folder : #8 Color Poster "Lend the way they Fight" WWI
Undated
Box: Item Folder : #9 Canvas-backed Recruiting Posters (4)
Undated
Box: Item Folder : #10 Japanese Instrument of Surrender ending WWII (reproduction)
1945

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