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The Fair of the Iron Horse : Baltimore and Ohio Centenary Exhibition and Pageant souvenir postcards, 1927
Creator: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1995.280
Extent:   15 items
Abstract:   The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was the first common carrier railroad in the nation began operating in 1827. It spanned as far north as New York and as far west as St. Louis and Chicago. This is a small collection of souvenir postcards that were published for the The Fair of the Iron Horse, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's centenary exhibition and pageant of 1927. It was held near Baltimore, Maryland.
Ferracute Machine Company records, 1863-1982, bulk 1937-1963
Creator: Ferracute Machine Company (Bridgeton, N.J.).
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1928
Extent:   5 linear feet, 84 microfilm reels
Abstract:   The collection consists of materials assembled by Arthur J. Cox for the preparation of the company history, Ferracute: The History of an American Enterprise (1985).
F.F. Slocomb & Company photographs, 1900-1955
Creator: F.F. Slocomb Corporation; Lubitsh & Bungarz; Royal Studio; Sanborn Studio
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1992.230
Extent:   42 images
Abstract:   The F.F. Slocomb Corporation, engineers and fabricators of special machinery, was located in Wilmington, Delaware. The F.F. Slocomb Corporation started in 1900 as a machine shop founded by Frank Slocomb. This collection consists largely of unidentified loose photographs of machinery produced by the company. There are six views taken on the shop floor; some of these show workers.
F.H. Dow & Company Utopian chocolate candy boxes album, circa 1910-1920
Creator: F.H. Dow & Company. New England Commercial Photograph.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1999.222
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   F.H. Dow & Company was a manufacturer of chocolates and candy. This album contains of photographs from F.H. Dow & Company of Boston, Massachusetts, showing various box designs for Utopian chocolates.
Fiber spinning processes cartoons, circa 1970
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2014.223
Extent:   3 images
Abstract:   The DuPont Company is a chemical company which commercially produces synthetic fibers such as Kevlar. This collection consists of three pieces of artwork which were created for the DuPont Company Textile Fibers Department and hung in a shared work area. The artwork are photostats and are signed “ELF”. The three pictures show various small, cheerful animals making synthetic fiber by three different methods that are actually used (in slightly more sophisticated form) industrially.
Fingerman collection of ephemera, circa 1848-1968
Creator: Fingerman, Arlene; Fingerman, Gerald
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2009.213
Extent:   3 linear feet
Abstract:   Items with a specific and limited use, created with the intention of being discarded after serving their purpose, are called ephemera. This collection consists of mixed-format ephemera from various endeavors within American culture, primarily the manufacturing and selling of products or services.
Finnesey & Kobler photographs of delivery wagons, 1900-1920
Creator: Finnesey & Kobler (Firm).; Loud, Edward P.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1989.267
Extent:   13 images
Abstract:   Established in 1909, Finnesey & Kobler manufactured delivery wagons and carriages. This collection consists of thirteen builders photographs of wagons made by Finnesey & Kobler, N.E. corner Brown and 27th Streets, Philadelphia. Each wagon is posed in front of the office and warehouse.
Firehouses and historic buildings of Wilmington photographs, 1876-circa 1940
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1972.251
Extent:   5 items
Abstract:   Collection consists of 5 photographs, four of which are exterior views of historic structures in Wilmington. Two fire companies are pictured, the Friendship Firehouse in the late 1800s and the fire station of Company No. 1
Fitz Water Wheel Company photographs, 1912-1966
Creator: Fitz Water Wheel Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1995.218
Extent:   69 images
Abstract:   The Fitz Water Wheel Company specialized in the manufacture of water wheels and small power plants, although it also manufactured grain dryers and blowers. John Fitz (1847-1914), who succeeded his father as head of the firm, developed the modern steel overshot water wheel. These photographic prints are transfers from the Fitz Water Wheel Company manuscript collection. They document different residential and commercial sites where Fitz Water wheels were installed.
Florence, New Jersey lithograph, 1850-1867
Creator: Sinclair, Thomas
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1989.276
Extent:   1 image
Abstract:   This is a hand-colored lithograph by Thomas Sinclair of Philadelphia showing the wharf area and in the background the town area of Florence, N.J., a 19th century leisure destination on the Delaware River in Burlington County.
Floyd Hollenbeck sales kit for Hanes Hosiery Mills Co. stereoviews and viewer, circa 1965
Creator: Hanes Hosiery Mills Co.; Hollenbeck, Floyd, 1920-2002
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2013.226
Extent:   28 items
Abstract:   Floyd Hollenbeck (1920-2002) worked for Trimfit Hosiery, a distribution company for Hanes Hosiery Mills Company. Hanes Hosiery Mills Company was established in 1901. Hanes was an early adoptor of manufacturing nylon hosiery which was created in 1938. Hanes Hosiery Mills researched and developed seamless pantyhose by the mid-1960s. This collection contains twenty-four stereoviews of the Hanes Hosiery Mills Company Winston-Salem manufacturing plant and offices.
Foote Concrete Machinery Co. photographs, 1913-1936, 1955, undated
Creator: Foote Concrete Machinery Co.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2017.236
Extent:   2 linear feet
Abstract:   The Foote Concrete Machinery Co. manufactured road building machinery. Brothers, Chester T. Foote (1863-1918) and Charles E. Foote (1858-1938) were inventors and concrete contractors in Nunda, New York. They founded the Foote Concrete Machinery Co. in 1903. Foote Concrete Machinery Co. photographs is a small collection of images of road building machinery showing various angles, details of equipment, and pavers in use with workmen crews.
For peace and freedom: The official song of the World's Fair of 1940 in New York sheet music, 1940
Creator: LaBarre, Eugene; Paull-Pioneer Music Corporation.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2002.242
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The New York World's Fair took place in Flushing Meadows, Queens from April 30, 1939 to October 31, 1940. The theme was "The World of Tomorrow." This item is the sheet music for the official song of the 1939/1940 New York's World's Fair.
Fort DuPont panoramic photograph, undated
Creator: Royal Studio
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.153
Extent:   1 oversize folder
Abstract:   Built in 1899, Fort DuPont was the headquarters for the Coastal Defense command area which included the Delaware River and Bay. This panoramic photograph shows an exterior view of buildings (including officers quarters) and parade grounds at Fort DuPont.
Francis Bannerman family photographs, circa 1870-1970, bulk 1969-1970
Creator: Bannerman family; Bannerman, Francis, 1851-1918
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2001.229
Extent:   0.25 linear feet
Abstract:   Francis Bannerman Sons was a major purveyor of military goods to sportsmen and collectors in New York City over three generations. The collection consists of photographs of Francis Bannerman and his family, including his wife, Nelly Boyce Bannerman, and his sons, David and Francis. The collection also includes photographs of Bannerman's Island Arsenal, including images of the 1969 fire in full blaze and its destructive aftermath.
Francis Bannerman Sons, Inc. photographs, circa 1900-1920
Creator: Francis Bannerman Sons, Inc.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1998.284
Extent:   0.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Francis Bannerman Sons was a major purveyor of military goods to sportsmen and collectors in New York City over three generations. The collection consists of miscellaneous photographs, negatives, postcards and ephemera pertaining to the weapons and military memorabilia business run by Francis Bannerman and to Bannerman's philanthropic and leisure activities.
Francis Bannerman Sons, Inc. records, 1855-1973
Creator: Francis Bannerman Sons, Inc.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2185
Extent:   46 linear feet
Abstract:   Francis Bannerman (1820-1872) was a Brooklyn, N.Y., ship chandler who began selling Civil War military surplus as a side line. His son Francis (1851-1918) developed a three-generation dealership in military surplus and military antiques serving sportsmen and collectors. He also built a private arsenal on an island in the Hudson Highlands that is now a romantic ruin. The records document the firm’s buying of military gear and arms in the U.S. and Europe and advertising them for resale.
Francis Curtis record book, 1807-1808
Creator: Curtis, Francis
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0095
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   Record book of Francis Curtis, a Maryland lawyer during the early seventeenth century.
Francis I. du Pont portrait, undated
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.015
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   Francis I. du Pont (1873-1942) was a chemist, inventor, and stockbroker most celebrated for his involvement with the partnership of Francis I. du Pont and Company, stockbrokers in New York, and the Delaware Chemical Engineering Company in Wilmington. This collection contains a color photograph of a portrait of Francis I. du Pont painted by Gordon Stevenson.
Francis Victor du Pont family papers, 1804-1961, bulk 1915-1960
Creator: du Pont, Francis Victor, 1894-1962
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0351
Extent:   5.6 linear feet
Abstract:   Francis Victor du Pont (1894-1962) was a civil engineer and political figure in Delaware and Maryland. This collection combines papers and memorabilia of Francis Victor du Pont and those of his parents and ancestors.
Frank A. Weer collection (selected items), 1796-1990
Creator: Weer, Frank A.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2688
Extent:   10 linear feet
Abstract:   A portion of a much larger collection of official railroad company documents, maps and drawings collected by a former employee of the Reading Company and Conrail. Documents are primarily those of the Reading Company, Pennsylvania Railroad Company, Penn Central Transportation Company and Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail).
Frank E. Schoonover negatives, 1898-1972, bulk 1898-1911
Creator: Schoonover, Frank E., 1877-1972
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2017.239
Extent:   11 linear feet
Abstract:   Based in Wilmington, Delaware, Frank Earle Schoonover (1877-1972) was a prolific commercial illustrator, artist, and avid photographer. Over the course of a six-decade career, he completed more than twenty-five hundred works, primarily illustrations for magazines and books but also landscapes, portraits, murals, book plates, sculpture, and stained-glass windows. This collection consists of negatives taken by Schoonover, largely for use as source material for his artwork. There are also images of his artwork, restoration projects, and him, his family, and friends.
Fred L. Bechly papers, 1944-2004
Creator: Bechly, Fred L., 1924-2004
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2586
Extent:   0.5 linear foot
Abstract:   Fred L. Bechly (1924-2004) was an electrical engineer who worked for RCA's Camden, New Jersey, plant, where he aided in the invention of the Tricolor Kinescope Monitor, which became the standard for color television. His papers describe his work with RCA in television and video recording from 1944 to 1983.
Frederick W. Wood papers, 1867-1943
Creator: Wood, Frederick W. (Frederick William), 1857-1943
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0884
Extent:   13.25 linear feet
Abstract:   Frederick William Wood was an executive and engineer in the steel and shipbuilding industries. His papers constitute a major source on the history of the American steel industry in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The papers are primarily official records of the various companies with which Wood was associated.
French exhibit at the Exposicion Internacional del Centenario album, 1910
Creator: Peiriot, José.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1998.286
Extent:   1 volume
Abstract:   The Exposicion Internacional del Centenario commemorated the centennial of the May Revolution in Argentina and its consequent independence from Spain. It was an international exhibition that was held in 1910 between May and November in the capital of Buenos Aires. The photographs in the album consist of views of France's exhibit and include the exterior and interior of the pavilion.
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