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Guide to the Records of the American Institute of the City of New York for the Encouragement of Science and Invention
1808-1983 (Bulk 1828-1940)
 MS 17

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Description is in English.

Container List

Series V: Visual Materials, 1926-1927, n.d.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains mostly photographs and prints, the bulk of which are oversize or were removed from frames. These include photos of American Institute fairs and exhibits, experiments and equipment; portraits of scientists, museum curators, and science industry personnel; photos of American Institute buildings; a group portrait of the Junior Radio Club; photos of a diagram of the 1939 World's Fair; and photos of airships and mines. The bulk of photographs are undated, probably circa 1920s-1930s. Prints are generally mounted nineteenth century newspaper sketches. Also included are photostats and carbon stencils.

This series also contains framed portraits of American Institute presidents:

A. Cressy Morrison, 1930-1932
H. Horton Sheldon, 1932-1934
Alfred Knight, 1934-1936
Robert T. Pollock, 1936-1940

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 457 Scrapbook of Fair Photographs (oversize)
Box: 458 Posters, "Exposition of Inventions" (oversize)
Box: 458 Broadside, "Play Golf" for Exhibition (oversize)
Box: 458 Images made from Printing Blocks (see Box 484) (oversize)
Box: 458 Smithsonian Institute Broadside (oversize)
Box: 458 Colorlog (oversize)
Box: 458 Pencil Illustration (oversize)
Box: 480 Photographs and Prints
Box: 481 Photographs and Prints
Box: 482 Framed Portraits of American Institute Presidents
Box: 483 Photostats and Carbon Stencils

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