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John McShain photograph collection

Accession 1990.268

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
research@hagley.org

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Descriptive Summary

Title: John McShain photograph collection
Dates: circa 1900-1990
Accession Number: 1990.268
Creator: McShain, John
Extent: 3,942 items
Physical Description: 3,942 photographic prints: b&w, many color; 11 x 14 in. or smaller.; 33 photographic prints: b&w, many color; 16 x 20 in. or smaller; 8 photographic prints : b&w ; 76 x 101 cm. or smaller; 1 photographic print : cartes de visite ; 4 x 2.5 in.; 1 photographic print : cabinet photograph ; 6.5 x 4.25 in.; 48 photomechanical prints ; 11 x 14 in. or smaller; 372 negatives ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller; 354 negatives ; 35 mm.; 35 slides : color ; 35 mm.; 1 transparency : color ; 3.25 x 2.25 in.; 26 prints ; 53 x 43 cm. or smaller; 1 print : lithograph ; 55 x 71 cm.; 5 drawings ; 62 x 69 cm. or smaller; 1 drawing ; 59 x 91 cm.; 1 painting : watercolor ; 41 x 28 cm.; 1 painting : watercolor ; 39 x 54 cm.; 27 albums (1,546 photographic prints, 30 items) ; 39 x 33 cm. or smaller.; 68 items; 1 sound cassette : analog; 11 sound discs : analog, 78 rpm ; 10 in.; 7 sound discs : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in.; 49 reels (100 ft.) : si. ; 16 mm.; 8 reels (200 ft.) : si. ; 16 mm.; 18 reels (400 ft.) : si. ; 16 mm.; 2 reels (800 ft.) : sd. ; 16 mm.; 1 reel (800 ft.) : si. ; 16 mm.; 2 reels (1200 ft.) : si. ; 16 mm.; 1 reel; 5 videocassettes (VHS).
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: The collection contains graphic materials documenting John McShain's family life and personal interests, his career as a building contractor, and his involvement in horse racing.
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Administrative Information


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Processing Notes

Many of the films have been transferred to Beta and VHS videotape.

Access Restrictions

Records subject to 25-year time seal.

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Biographical Note

John McShain was a Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.-based building contractor, whose firm, John McShain, Inc., was by 1950 the fiftieth largest construction firm in the United States, with contracts in excess of $100,000,000. transparent

John McShain was born in Philadelphia on December 21, 1898, the son of immigrants from County Derry, Ireland. His father was a carpenter with a small business and well established as a builder of Catholic churches, schools, rectories and convents. When his father died in 1919, John McShain left college in order to return to Philadelphia and take over the construction business. In 1929 he received his first major contract from the City of Philadelphia. McShain was active in Pennsylvania Republican Party politics during the 1930s, 40s and 50s. He was a member of the Philadelphia Zoning Board from 1936 to 1956 and a member of the Housing Board from 1942 to 1946.

McShain opened branch offices in Washington, D.C. (1935), Trenton, N.J. (1936), and Baltimore (1937). In 1939 he received the contract to build the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library at Hyde Park, N.Y. During the 1940s and 50s McShain became one of Washington's most visible and successful building contractors. His projects included the Jefferson Memorial (1939), the State Department Building (1940), National Airport (1941), the Internal Revenue Building (1942), the Pentagon (1943), the Army Map Service Building (1943), the White House renovation (1950-1951), the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

In the 1940s, McShain invested some of his profits in the hotel business. After 1951, McShain became actively involved in the world of horse racing. He purchased the Barclay Stables in Philadelphia and hired Vincent O'Brien, one of the most successful trainers of the period. McShain bought an estate in Killarney, Ireland, in 1959 and retired there in 1965, although he continued to manage his business from there until 1974. During these years, McShain devoted more time to his outside interests, particularly Catholic charities and education. He died in Killarney on September 9, 1989.

In 1927, McShain married Mary Josephine Horstmann (1907-1998) the daughter of a Philadelphia wool merchant. Mary McShain was active in a number of local Catholic charities. They had one child, Pauline Mary (1928- ), who entered the Convent of the Holy Child Jesus in 1946 and served principally in education and church administration.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains graphic materials documenting John McShain's family life and personal interests, his career as a building contractor, and his involvement in horse racing.

A large portion of John McShain's personal photographs are portraits and snapshots of himself and his family through the years, including his parents and siblings, his wife Mary Horstmann McShain and the Horstmann family, and his daughter Pauline (Polly). These include major family events such as John and Mary's wedding, anniversaries, birthdays, and milestones in Polly's life, such as her entrance into the convent. There are also numerous snapshots of the McShains with family and friends, including New Year's Eve celebrations, dinners, vacations and other leisure activities, as well as pictures of their homes: their house in Overbrook, Pennsylvania, their apartment in the Barclay Hotel, Philadelphia, and their country retreat in Ireland, Killarney House. There are also photographs of the McShains with business associates, religious leaders, and other public figures, including Popes, American presidents, and the president of Ireland, Sean T. O'Kelly. Many items document John McShain's deep involvement with the Catholic Church, including photographs of Knights of Malta, Men of Malvern and other Catholic organization's events; a private audience with Pope Paul VI; and a papal blessing. There are also photographs from other associations John McShain was involved with such as the Beneficial Savings Fund, Philadelphia, and the Union League of Philadelphia. Miscellaneous items include prints of historic automobiles and locomotives and one of a Cessna Skynight airplane.

A large bulk of the collection documents John McShain's career as a building contractor. For the most part, McShain's company built public buildings, schools, churches, hotels, and shopping centers, etc. The photographs are primarily of the buildings before, during, and after construction. For many of the buildings, there are pictures of the groundbreakings​, dedications, and cornerstone layings. Presidents Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Vice-President Richard Nixon are pictured in these ceremonies for many of the major buildings in Washington, D.C. Most of the buildings in the collection are located in New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., where offices were maintained, but a few are in California, Connecticut, Delaware, and Florida. Major projects in Washington, D.C. include the White House Renovation, the Pentagon (no construction views), the Jefferson Memorial, the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the General Accounting Office, the Department of State Building, the National Airport, the National Institutes of Health, the National Naval Medical Center, and the Senate Office Building, among others. There were also numerous projects in and around Philadelphia, John McShain's hometown, including St. Joseph's College, La Salle College, Rosemont College, the United States Naval Hospital, the Municipal Court House, and the Board of Public Education Building. The collection also includes photographs and proofs used in the production of the book, Thirty Years of Building Progress, which documents the buildings and structures constructed by John McShain, Inc. up to the year 1954.

Many photographs in the collection document John McShain's interest in horse racing. Many pictures are of race horses owned by John McShain and his Barclay Stable, including his two most victorious horses, Ballymoss and Gladness. There are also numerous victory photographs from the years 1953 to 1973, as well as photographs of various races, the McShains at races, the Irish trainer Vincent O'Brien and his family, and trophies the Barclay Stable won.

The films in the collection consist of home movies of the McShain family and footage of various horse races. The family films document each of Polly McShain's birthdays, other family events, and vacations, from the 1920s through the 1960s. There are also videotapes of family-produced movies about Mary McShain and the Horstmann family, and of John McShain's funerals in Killarney, Ireland and Philadelphia. One film covers the history of the Killarney House in Ireland, from its earliest history until its ownership by the McShain family. The other films in the collection are primarily of various horse races in the United States and England. There are, however, also films with President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the FDR Library in Hyde Park, New York. The collection also includes several sound recordings of horse races in which Ballymoss and Gladness participated.

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

I. Personal photographs
A. Early photographs
Box Folder
1 1 McShain family photographs, circa 1915-1927; 1 album (35 photographic prints - most 2 x 3 in.); 12 x 14.5 cm. Snapshot photographs, mostly unidentified, but some include a young John McShain.
1 2 John McShain - youthful pictures, undated; 5 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
1 3 McShain family photographs, circa 1928-1941; 1 album (212 photographic prints, 3.5 x 4.5 in. or smaller); 29 x 18 cm. Snapshot photographs of John, Mary, and Pauline McShain with relatives and friends. Most are unidentified, but dated.
1 4 McShain family photographs - parents, siblings of John McShain, undated; 25 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller; 1 cartes de visite.
1 5 John McShain - portraits, undated; 35 photographic prints, 10 x 12 in. or smaller.
1 6 John and Mary McShain - wedding portraits, undated; 4 photographic prints, 14 x 10.5 in. or smaller; 1 negative; 1 item (laminated newspaper announcement of wedding).
1 7 Mary Horstmann McShain - portraits, undated; 16 photographic prints, 14 x 9.5 in. or smaller.
1 8 Ignatius J. Horstmann and family, undated; 5 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller; 1 item (laminated newspaper clipping of Ignatius Horstmann's obituary).
B. Family photographs
Box Folder
2 1 Polly McShain - childhood and young adult portraits, undated; 13 photographic prints, 14 x 10 in. or smaller.
2 2 John, Mary, and Polly McShain - early portraits, undated; 8 photographic prints, 12.5 x 9.5 in. or smaller.
2 3 Sr. John Mary (Polly McShain) - portraits, undated; 25 photographic prints (1 color), 8 x 10 in. or smaller; 3 negatives, 4 x 5 in; 1 slide, 35mm (color).
2 4 Sr. John Mary (Polly McShain) with John and Mary McShain, undated; 19 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller; 1 negative, 4 x 5 in.
2 5 John and Mary McShain with Polly (Sr. Pauline), 1952 May 28, undated; 1 album (25 photographic prints, 14 x 10.5 in. or smaller); 35 x 29.5 cm. Individual and group portraits. Wilbur Boone Photography, Bryn Mawr, Pa, photographer. 1 album (12 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.), 32 x 32 cm. Formal photographic portraits of John, Mary, and Sister Pauline McShain, individually and together. Bachrach, Bradford & Fabian, photographers.
2 6 Photographs removed from John McShain's desk - family photos, etc., undated; 14 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller; 1 cabinet photograph; 2 items. Photographs of Mary, Polly, and parents of John McShain. 1 autographed print of Cardinal Spellman (with Pope).
2 7 Killarney House, Ireland, 1868, reproduction 1968; 3 photographic prints, 6.5 x 8.5 in. or smaller. I print of "The Lakes of Killarney," Currier & Ives, 28 x 37.5 cm.
2 8 Church Road and City Line house, Overbrook, Philadelphia, 1953 December 20; (Home of Ignatius Horstmann, 1931 - 1962 [died]; John & Mary McShain, 1932-1968 [moved to Barclay]; Polly McShain, 1932 - 1946 [entered convent]; and Mary's brothers: Richard A. Horstmann, 1932-1952 [died]; Francis X. Horstmann, 1932-1941 [married]. 3 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
40 1 John and Mary McShain's apartment, 22nd floor, Barclay Hotel, Philadelphia, circa 1950s; 10 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
40 2 John and Mary McShain's apartment in the Barclay Hotel, Philadelphia, circa 1940s; 3 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
40 Album, John and Mary Horstmann McShain's apartment 22A, The Barclay, Philadelphia, 1991-1992; (85 photographic prints); 24 x 20 cm.
40 Scrapbook given to Mary McShain from the Men of Malvern's Layman's Retreat League, 1998 July 2; (27 photographic prints); 29.5 x 26 cm.
40 Album, John McShain on his deathbed and in his coffin, undated; (27 photographic prints); 29.5 x 26 cm.
40 Album, Mary McShain before and after suffering a stroke, circa 1993; (24 photographic prints); 15.5 x 12 cm.
C. McShain family snapshots, albums with snapshots, negatives, 1957-1968
Box Folder
3 1 McShain family and friends, snapshots: Killarney House, etc., Heffernans, Cosgroves, Johnsons, and others., undated; 71 photographic prints, color, 4 x 5 in. or smaller; 5 negatives, color, 35 mm.
3 2 McShain family and friends, snapshots: Trips, including California trip, 1966; 28 photographic prints, color, 3.5 x 3.5 in. or smaller; 5 negatives, color, 35 mm.
3 3 McShain family and friends, negatives of snapshots: Killarney House, etc., undated; 140 negatives, color; 6 negatives, color; 262 negatives , color, 35 mm.; 24 negatives, b&w, 35mm.
3 4 McShain family and friends, snapshots: "Poll-o-Mine", John McShain's car, Silver Cloud Rolls Royce., circa 1944; 10 photographic prints, b&w, 3.5 a 2.5 in.; 3 photographic prints, color, 4 x 5 in.; 5 items (napkins with red edges printed with "Poll-o-Mine"). b&w snaphots show John McShain, Jack Butler, and Ignatius Horstmann on Poll-o-Mine I (boat) off Margate, NJ, ca. 1940. Color photograph of boat 1944.
3 5 McShain family: miscellaneous snapshots (most with Minox miniature film), 1958-1968, undated; 57 photographic prints, 4 x 6 in. or smaller.; 57 negatives. McShain family and friends, snapshots, 1958 - 1966. 1 album (93 photographic prints, most color, 5 x 5 in. or smaller), 31 x 29 cm. Snapshot photographs of John and Mary McShain with family and friends from 1958 to 1966. Many from Killarney House in Ireland, but contains others from unidentified trips, vacations, etc. McShain family and friends, snapshots, 1967 - 1968. 1 album (283 photographic prints, color, 3 .5 x 3.5 in.), 31 x 29 cm. Snapshot photographs of McShain family and friends, including trip to Spain, views of Killarney House, Ireland, and Mary and John McShain's fortieth wedding anniversary in 1967.
D. John and Mary McShain: portraits, 50th wedding anniversary
Box Folder
4 1 John and Mary McShain - photographs, 1927-1977, undated; 8 photographic prints, b&w, 4 x 5 in. or smaller. 4 photographic prints, color, 8 x 10 in. or smaller. Snapshot and portrait photographs of the McShains as a couple. Includes photos taken in California 1961, Palm Beach, and at the Royal Ascot, England. John and Mary McShain, 1927-1977. 1 album (34 photographic prints); 25.5 x 23 cm. Photographs from the celebration of John and Mary McShain's golden wedding anniversary. Includes formal portraits and photographs from a special mass and dinner.
4 2 John and Mary McShain - Golden Wedding Anniversary photographs, 1977; 11 photographic prints, color, 8 x 10 in. or smaller. 2 items (menus for the celebration dinner).
4 3 Papal blessing for the McShains on the occasion of their fiftieth wedding anniversary, 1977 May 26; Includes letters from Cardinal Knox and from the Vatican to Cardinal Krol.
E. Family, friends, business associates, and public figures; honorary degrees and awards; associations
Box Folder
5 1 John and Mary McShain with friends - dinner parties, etc., undated; 12 photographic prints, b&w, 8 x 10 in. 3 photographic prints, color, 3 x 5 in.
5 2 John and Mary McShain with friends - Claridge Hotel, 1948; 17 photographic prints, b&w, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
5 3 John and Mary McShain with friends - New Year's Eve celebrations, undated; 12 photographic prints, b&w, 8 x 10 in. or smaller. 15 photographic prints, color, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
5 4 John and Mary McShain with friends, etc., undated; 21 photographic prints, b&w, 8 x 10 in. or smaller. 3 photographic prints, color, 5 x 7 in. or smaller.
5 5 Newspaper clipping - "Atlantic City Press" with photo of John and Mary McShain, undated
5 6 John and Mary McShain with Maureen and Arthur Dinan, Montenotte, Cork, circa early 1960s; 8 photographic prints, b&w, 6 x 8 in. or smaller.
5 7 McShain friends and family (many unidentified), undated; 11 photographic prints, b&w, 8 x 10 in. or smaller. 1 photographic print, color, 5 x 5 in.
5 8 John and Mary McShain with friends - negatives, undated; 15 negatives, b&w, 4 x 5 in. 12 negatives, color, 35mm. 34 negatives, color.
5 9 "A Salute to Frank M. Folsom" (friend of John McShain?), undated; 2 items (booklets - from luncheon honoring Frank Folsom)
5 10 Miscellaneous unidentified photographs, undated; 6 photographic prints, b&w, 8 x 10 in. Photos of an unidentified stage actress wearing 18th century costume.
5 11 Photographs of Mary McShain and Sr. Pauline, circa 1990; 5 photographic prints, b&w, 5 x 7 in. 5 photographic prints, color, 4 x 6 in. Mary and Polly McShain at Killarney House with friends; accepting awards.
5 12 John McShain with business associates, friends, etc., undated; 12 photographic prints, b&w, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
5 13 Beneficial Savings Fund, Philadelphia - branch opening, undated; 5photographic prints, b&w, 8 x 10 in. [*See also Boxes 8 and 9 for related materials]
5 14 John McShain - Honorary degrees and awards, etc., undated; 18 photographic prints, b&w, 8 x 10 in. or smaller. 2 items (letters regarding photos).
5 15 Big Brothers of America awards, undated; 15 photographic prints, b&w, 8x 10 in. or smaller.
5 16 Ignatius G. Horstmann - Sourin Award 1961, 1961; (Philopatrian Inst.). 7 photographic prints, b&w, 8 x 10 in.
5 17 John McShain - Sourin Award (Philopatrian Institute, Philadelphia), 1964, 1971; 22 photographic prints, b&w, 8 x 10 in.
5 18 Mary McShain - Honorary degree by LaSalle College, Philadelphia, undated; 2 photographic prints, b&w, 8 x 10 in.
5 19 Knights of Malta gathering, 1974; 3 photographic prints, color, 8 x 10 in.
5 20 John and Mary McShain with public figures., undated; 9 photographic prints, b&w, 8 x 10 in. or smaller. Public figures include Princess Grace of Monaco, the Queen Mother, Miss America 1953, Mayor James Tate.
5 21 John McShain with United States Presidents; inauguration ceremonies (Eisenhower); White House tour, undated; 33 photographic prints, b&w, 8 x 10 in. or smaller. Photographs of John McShain with FDR, Nixon; McShain grandstand for the Eisenhower Inauguration, McShains at Eisenhower inaugural ball; McShain tour of the White House.
5 22 U.S. Presidents - autographed pictures and letters, undated; 8 photographic prints, b&w, 8 x 10 in. or smaller. 1 negative, b&w, 4 x 5. 1 item (copy of letter to John McShain from Harry Truman). Autographed photos of FDR and Eisenhower.
Box Folder
6 1-2 Visit of Sean T. O'Kelly, president of Ireland, to the United States, 1959 March; 36 photographic prints, b&w, 8 x 10 in. or smaller. 3 photographic prints, color, 5 x 7 in. or smaller. 15 negatives, color. Includes welcome at the Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C. by President D. D. Eisenhower, and visit to Philadelphia, including arrival at airport and a reception/dinner at the Barclay Hotel given by John and Mary McShain. Mayor Richardson Dilworth appears in several photographs. Washington photographs by Reni Photos and the Washington Post. Philadelphia photographs by Jules Schick. Presented with Deep Affection to John McShain Recipient Catholic Philopatrian Sourin Award by Fellow Managers Beneficial Mutual Savings Bank April 28, 1964. 1 album (135 photographic prints, b&w, 8 x 10 in.); 26 x 25 cm. Photographs from the award ceremony held at the Barclay Hotel.
F. John McShain - religious activities, memorial services and funeral of John McShain
Box Folder
7 1 John McShain - photos with/of popes, cardinals and clergy, 1976; 7 photographic prints, b&w, 8 x 10 in. 3 photographic prints, color, 8 x 10 in. or smaller. 1 negative, b&w, 4x5 in. 1 negative, color, 8 x 10 in. 20 negatives, color, 35mm. Includes Pope Paul, Bishop Howard Carroll, John Cardinal Krol, Dennis Cardinal Dougherty and others. Also included are photos taken during the 41st International Eucharistic Congress, Philadelphia
7 2 John McShain with Cardinal Krol - newspaper clippings, undated; 2 items
7 3 John McShain - miscellaneous religious activities, undated; 20 photographic prints, b&w, 11 x 14 in. or smaller.
7 4 John McShain as papal knight, undated; 16 photographic prints, b&w, 8 x 10 in. or smaller. 1 photographic print, color, 5 x 7 in.
7 5 Papal chamberlain, 1951 July 20; 6 photographic prints, b&w, 8 x 10 in. Cardinal Dougherty conferred the honor of Papal Chamberlain of the Cape and Sword on John McShain and James McGravery (later Attorney General).
7 6 John McShain, Frank Folsom, and nuns at Rosemont College, undated; 6 photographic prints, b&w, 8 x 10 in.
7 7 Miscellaneous - religious, undated; 3 photographic prints, b&w, 8 x 10 in or smaller. 1 photographic prints, color, 3 x 5 in. 2 items (1 novena of grace; 1 program, St. John's, Washington).
7 8 Rev. Salvatore Burgis, James McGranery, Dennis Cardinal Dougherty, John McShain, undated; 1 photographic print, b&w, 11 x 14 in.
7 9 Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, PA postcards and Bishop John Neumann medals, circa 1970; Luncheon in honor of the Eightieth Birthday of His Eminence, Dennis Cardinal Dougherty, 1945. 1 album (70 photographic prints, b&w), 25 x 23.5 cm. Photographs from a luncheon held at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City, August 18, 1945. Mary and John McShain were guests. Photographer: Wilbur Boone. Men of Malvern: 50th Anniversary, 1922-1972. 1 album (15 photographic prints, color), 29.5 x 30 cm. Photographs of a ceremony marking the fiftieth anniversary of the Men of Malvern (presumably a Catholic service organization). Participants included Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, Archbishop Felix Raimondi, John Cardinal Krol, and Mary and John McShain. Album imprinted on cover: "Mary and John McShain, June 18, 1972." Photographer: William H. Kelly.
Box Folder
8 1 Private audience with Pope Paul VI, John and Mary McShain, Holy Year, 1975 March 12; 1 album (28 photographic prints, most color), 29 x 24.5 cm. Photographs of the meeting of John and Mary McShain with Pope Paul VI, 1975, apparently on two different occasions. Also includes pictures with Frank Rizzo.
8 2 Specola Vaticana/Castel Gandolfo, 1989 June; 1 album (10 photographic prints, color), 32 x 24 cm. Mary and John McShain were major donors for the Vatican telescope built on Mt. Graham in Arizona. Photographs of a luncheon in honor of this (?) at the Castel Gandolfo in Rome, attended by Sr. Pauline McShain. Includes pictures of Pope John Paul II.
8 3 McShain family graveyard (Ireland), undated; 1 negative, b&w, 4 x 5 in. 5 photographic prints, b&w, 8 x 10 in. or smaller. Photographs of tombstone of James McShane and family.
8 4 Negatives of John McShain in his coffin, Killarney House, 1989 September; 8 negatives, color, 35mm.
8 5 National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception - Cardinal James Hickey offers mass for John McShain, 1989 November; 23 photographic prints, color, 4 x 6 in. Funeral of John McShain, September 16, 1989. 1 album (141, photographic prints, color), 33 x 26 cm. Photos of funeral service of John McShain, held at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 16, 1989.
8 6 Miscellaneous, 1989 November; 32 slides, color [Grindstone Point, Maine, near Bar Harbor - someone's attempt to interest John McShain, according to Sr. Pauline]. 3 photographic prints, b&w, 8 x 10 in. or smaller [miscellaneous]. 6 items [including envelope and calling card from Jacques and Mary Smets; birthday card from Van Cliburn; membership card for Merion Golf Club]. 1 folio (17 photographic prints, most color), 34 x 24 cm. [appeal to John McShain Charities Inc. for the following project: "Communications" The Missionaries of the Holy Apostles. Episcopal Vicariate of Huarochiri, Peru S.A.]
8 7 Beneficial Savings Fund, Philadelphia, 1989 November; 2 photographic prints, b&w, 11 x 14 in. or smaller; 1 audiotape. [*See also Boxes 5 and 9 for related materials]
8 8 Miscellaneous prints: historic automobiles and locomotives, 1989 November; 6 prints, 20 x 25 cm.
G. Family portraits, associations, public figures
Box Folder
9 1 Family portraits, undated; 5 photographic prints, 11 x 14 in. or smaller. John McShain, Polly McShain as a flower girl, Horstmann family
9 2 Public figures, undated; 3 photographic prints, 16 x 11.5 in. or smaller. Autographed picture of John Cardinal Krol, Archbishop of Philadelphia; John McShain with FDR, autographed portrait of Harry Truman
9 3 Union League of Philadelphia, 1983 December 12; 1 print, 10 x 14 in. (of building) with signatures of the Horstmann Table of the Union League on the occasion of John McShain's birthday
9 4 Beneficial Mutual Savings Bank, 1972, undated; 3 photographic prints, 11 x 14 in. Portraits of Board of Managers.
9 5 St. Edmond's Academy, 1981 December, undated; 1 pencil drawing, 26.5 x 35 cm. ("In appreciation - Mr. John McShain from Saint Edmond's Academy" signed by Weller). 1 print, 27.5 x 47 cm. ("The Spirit of St. Edmond's," signed by D. Weller Brofsky).
9 6 Miscellaneous, undated; 1 painting, watercolor, 41 x 28 cm. (Design for McShain tombstone, "designed by Harmony Blue Granite Company, Inc, Elberton Georgia). 1 print, 41 x 50 cm. (Cessna Skyknight airplane).
9 7 "Testimonial Dinner by the Priests of the Archdiocese of Phila. To the Most Rev. Gerald P. O'Hara, D.D., J.U. D.Bellevue, Stratford.", 1945 May 31; 1 photographic print (banquet camera), b&w, 10 x 20 in.
9 8 Papal blessing for John and Mary McShain, 1977
9 9 Papal Blessing – Received by Mr. and Mrs. John McShain after Papal audience with Pope John Paul II, 1989 June 19
9 10 Portrait, Cardinal John Krol, Archbishop of Philadelphia, 1976 August 8; Inscribed "To John McShain, with deep gratitude for his services to the 41st International Ecumenical Congress."
II. Buildings
A. Thirty Years of Building Progress - book, mock-up, proofs, photographs
Box Folder
10 1 Page layout, mockup for book, etc., circa 1954; 3 items.
10 2 Buildings - "Proofs of pictures used in brochure.", circa 1954; 1 item.
10 3 Buildings - mounted photographs/proofs for book, circa 1954; 6 photographic prints, b&w, 8 x 10 in. or smaller, 3 photomechanical prints, 1 item.
10 4 Buildings - mounted photographs/proofs for book, circa 1954; 1 photographic prints, b&w, 8 x 10 in., 5 photomechanical prints.
10 5 Buildings - mounted photographs/proofs for book, circa 1954; 3 photographic prints, b&w, 8 x 10 in., 4 photomechanical prints.
10 6 Buildings - mounted photographs/proofs for book, circa 1954; 6 photomechanical prints.
10 7 Buildings - mounted photographs/proofs for book, circa 1954; 1 photographic prints, b&w, 8 x 10 in., 5 photomechanical prints
B. United States, Dublin, Ireland and unidentified locations
Box Folder
11 1 California (Pasadena - Addition to Mayfield School), 1955; 3 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
11 2 Connecticut (New Haven - Park Plaza Hotel), undated; 17 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
11 3 Delaware (Wilmington - John Wanamakers Department Store), undated; 3 photographic prints, 3 x 5 in.; 1 photomechanical print.
11 4 Florida (Boynton Beach - Vincentian Seminary), undated; 7 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
11 5 Maryland (Annapolis - Court of Appeals), undated; 1 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
11 6 Maryland (Baltimore), undated; 48 photographic prints, 11 x 14 in. or smaller; 1 photomechanical print. -Armistead Gardens Low Rent Housing Project, Baltimore Federal Savings and Loan, Bressler Memorial Hospital, V. A. Hospital, Glenmount School, School and Convent for Holy Rosary Parish, John Hopkins University: Dormitory Building, Engineering Building, Shriver Hall, Loyola College Memorial Chapel, Montebello State Hospital, St. Edward's Church, St. Matthew's Auditorium, School, and Convent, Shrine of the Little Flower, Stella Maris Hospice, U of M. Med. Tech. Fac., William H. Lemmel Jr. High School, and John McShain Baltimore Office.
11 7 Maryland (Baltimore County, Beltsville, Bethesda, Dundalk), undated; 19 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. -Baltimore County: Baltimore County Courthouse and groundbreaking, Beltsville: Beltsville Research Building, Bethesda: for National Naval Medical Center, see under Washington,D.C.; School of the Holy Child, Potomac: cornerstone laying, and Dundalk: Dundalk High School.
11 8 Maryland (Patuxent, Port Deposit, Silver Spring), undated; 15 photographic prints, 11 x 14 in. or smaller. Patuxent: Housing, test tunnel, Port Deposit: Bainbridge Naval Training Center, mess hall, and Silver Spring: St. Michael's Church.
11 9 Maryland (Location unknown), undated; 3 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. Douglas Housing Project, Federal Reserve Bank, and Westinghouse Electronics Plant.
11 10 Maryland, possibly (unidentified, but were with MD pictures), undated; 8 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
12 1 New Jersey (Atlantic City - The Claridge Hotel), undated; 3 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller; 2 photomechanical prints.
12 2 New Jersey (Atlantic City - The Claridge Hotel), 1947 November 22; 1 album (35 photographic prints), 21.5 x 29.5 cm. Dedication of Trimble Hall, The Claridge Hotel
12 3 New Jersey (Atlantic City - The Claridge Hotel), 1947 November 22; 36 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. Dedication of Trimble Hall, The Claridge Hotel.
12 4 New Jersey (Atlantic City - The Claridge Hotel), 1942-1945; 1 album (26 photographic prints, 30 items), 30 x 27 cm. Photographs of Claridge Hotel facilities, including meeting room, ball rooms, lounges, game room, solarium, suites, and bedrooms. Also advertising brochures for hotel, including Schedule of Conferences, Health baths for men and women; and Hotel Claridge, Atlantic City, the skyscraper by the sea. Also floor plans of meeting rooms and typical bedrooms, and breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus.
12 5 New Jersey (Atlantic City - Holiday Inn, St. James Church), undated; 26 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller; 1 color transparency, 3.25 x 2.25 in.
12 6 New Jersey (Belmar, Camden, Flemington), undated; 10 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. Belmar: St. Rose School, Camden: St. Joseph's Church, and Flemington: Carmel of Mary Immaculate and Saint Mary Magdalen Monastery.
12 7 New Jersey (Flemington - United States Bronze Powder Works), undated; 27 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
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13 1 New Jersey (Hightstown - Walter Annenberg Library Building, Peddie School), undated; 16 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
13 2 New Jersey (Lakewood - Georgian Court College), undated; 5 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller. Academic Building, dormitory.
13 3 New Jersey (Milltown - Our Lady of Lourdes Church and School), undated; 38 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
13 4 New Jersey (North Plainfield - Mt. St. Mary's Chapel Building: Dedication, cornerstone laying), undated; 25 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
13 5 New Jersey (North Plainfield - Mt. St. Mary's Academy Chapel), undated; 24 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. Eggers & Higgins, architects.
13 6 New Jersey (North Plainfield - Mt. St. Mary's Academy Chapel), undated; 21 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. Eggers & Higgins, architects.
13 7 New Jersey (North Plainfield - Mt. St. Mary's Academy), undated; 13 photographic prints, 10 x 13 in. or smaller. Eggers & Higgins, architects.
13 8 New Jersey (Pennington, Princeton), undated; 13 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. Pennington: Nuclear Research Laboratory, Socony Mobil Oil Co., and Princeton: St. Joseph's College; Princeton Hospital; Princeton Shopping Center; St. Paul's Catholic Church.
13 9 New Jersey (Princeton - St. Paul's Church, Rectory, and Convent), undated; 22 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
13 10 New Jersey (Princeton - St. Paul's Church, Rectory, and Convent), undated; 20 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
13 11 New Jersey (Somerville, Summit), undated; 5 photographic prints, 8 x 14 in. Somerville: Immaculate Conception School, and Summit: Oak Knoll School.
13 12 New Jersey (South Amboy - Sacred Heart School), undated; 46 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
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14 1 New Jersey (South Amboy - St. Mary's Elementary School), undated; 31 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
14 2 New Jersey (Trenton), undated; 23 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller; 1 photomechanical print. -Blessed Sacrament Church, Cuyler High School, Florence School, General Motors Plant, Joseph Stokes School, John McShain, Inc. office building, St. Anthony's Church, Newspaper Plant, Trenton Times Corporation, Trinity Cathedral, and Property cor. Oakland St. and Hoffman Ave.
14 3 New Jersey (location unknown), undated; 4 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
14 4 New York (FDR Library, Hyde Park; St. Patrick's Cathedral, NYC), undated; 16 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
14 5 New York (FDR Library, Hyde Park - Cornerstone laying with President Roosevelt), undated; 2 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
14 6 Pennsylvania (Altoona - Blessed Sacrament Cathedral), undated; 1 album (24 photographic prints), 27.5 x 25 cm.
14 7 Pennsylvania (Canonsburg - Western Pennsylvania State School and Hospital), undated; 31 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
14 8 Pennsylvania (Canonsburg - Western Pennsylvania State School and Hospital), undated; 36 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
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15 1 Pennsylvania (Canonsburg - Western Pennsylvania State School and Hospital), undated; 49 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
15 2 Pennsylvania (Canonsburg - Western Pennsylvania State School and Hospital), undated; 47 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
15 3 Pennsylvania (Coatesville - Coatesville High School), undated; 2 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
15 4 Pennsylvania (Danville - Motherhouse), undated; 17 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
15 5 Pennsylvania (Darby), undated; 21 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller. - St. Francis Country House, St. Joseph's Villa and Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital.
15 6 Pennsylvania (Doylestown - Bucks County Courthouse), undated; 18 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
15 7 Pennsylvania (Easton - St. Jane Francis Church), undated; 2 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller
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24 1 Pennsylvania (Germantown Lincoln Mercury; Harrisburg - Labor & Industry Building), undated; 1 drawing, 24 x 47 cm. Pencil elevation drawing of a car dealership. Signed F. L. Randolph, 1/21/47; 1 photograph, 16 x 20 in.
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15 8 Pennsylvania (Harrisburg - Pennsylvania State Labor and Industry Building, groundbreaking and model), undated; 20 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
15 9 Pennsylvania (Harrisburg - Pennsylvania State Labor and Industry Building), undated; 39 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
15 10 Pennsylvania (Harrisburg - Pennsylvania State Labor and Industry Building), undated; 51 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
15 11 Pennsylvania (Harrisburg - Pennsylvania State Labor and Industry Building, fire), 1955; 7 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
15 12 Pennsylvania (Harrisburg - Pennsylvania State Labor and Industry Building), 1956; 15 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
15 13 Pennsylvania (Harrisburg - William Penn Memorial Museum and Archives), undated; 26 photographic prints, 11 x 14 in. or smaller.
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16 1 Pennsylvania (Lansdowne, Lower Merion Twp., Merion, Mont Alto), undated; 11 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.; 8 negatives. Lansdowne: Lansdowne High School, Lower Merion Township: office building, Merion: Mater Misericordia Academy, and Mont Alto: Sanitarium.
16 2 Pennsylvania (Philadelphia - city building projects), undated; 1 item. Brochure detailing and/or illustrating Philadelphia city building projects including Municipal Services building, fire stations, libraries, Philadelphia Civic Center, subway extension.
16 3 Pennsylvania (Philadelphia - The Barclay Hotel), undated; 5 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. Interiors.
16 4 Pennsylvania (Philadelphia - The Barclay Hotel: ephemera), undated; 8 items. Brochures, postcards, etc.
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24 Pennsylvania (Philadelphia - Hospitality Center, photographic report), circa 1959-1960; Presented to John McShain, John McShain Inc., General Contractors, by the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1 album (46 photographic prints), 38 x 33 cm. Photographs from groundbreaking to finished building.
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16 5 Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), undated; 12 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. Ascension Church, Dimner Beeber Junior High School, Board of Public Education Building and Boulevard Shopping Center.
16 6 Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), undated; 24 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller; 1 negative, 8 x 10 in. Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul.
16 7 Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), undated; 4 photographic prints, 11 x 14 in. or smaller. Central High School. *For Central Girls School, see Box 17, Folder 8
16 8 Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), undated; 29 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller; 2 negatives, 4 x 5 in. or smaller. City Line Holiday Inn and garage addition.
16 9 Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), undated; 24 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller; 2 negatives, 4 x 5 in. or smaller. City Line Holiday Inn and garage addition.
16 10 Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), undated; 21 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller; 2 negatives, 4 x 5 in. or smaller. City Line Holiday Inn and garage addition.
16 11 Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), undated; 8 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. City Line Holiday Inn collapse.
16 12 Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), undated; 9 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. William Dick Public High School, Good Shepherd Church and Jefferson Hospital Nurses Home.
16 13 Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), undated; 19 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller; 1 drawing, 18.5 x 26.5 cm. John McShain, Inc. main office building and office staff.
16 14 Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), undated; 14 photographic prints, 11 x 14 in. or smaller. LaSalle College.
16 15 Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), undated; 24 photographic prints, 11 x 14 in. or smaller. Lincoln High School, LIT Brothers, U.S. Naval Hospital, Morris Leeds School, Thomas Mifflin High School, Municipal Court Building, Philadelphia High School for Girls, and Philadelphia International Airport.
16 16 Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), undated; 18 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller. Presidential Apartments, Sacred Heart Home, St. Alice's School, St. Ann's, St. Bartholomew's R.C. Church.
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17 1 Pennsylvania (Philadelphia - St. Joseph's College), 1951; 1 item ("The Crimson and Gray" centennial edition
17 2 Pennsylvania (Philadelphia -St. Joseph's College), undated; 36 photographic prints, 11 x 14 in. or smaller.
17 3 Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), undated; 23 photographic prints, 9 x 12 in. or smaller. St. Laurentius, St. Louis Convent and Rectory, St. Maria Goretti, St. Martin of Tours.
17 4 Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), undated; 11 photographic prints, 9 x 12 in. or smaller. St. Michael's and St. Patrick's Church.
17 5 Pennsylvania (Philadelphia - Southwark Plaza), undated; 1 photographic prints, 11 x 14 in.-
17 6 Pennsylvania (Philadelphia - State Office Building), undated; 30 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
17 7 Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), 1955, undated; 34 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller. Stella Maris School and Church, Temple University ( including groundbreaking and cornerstone laying of Medical Center), Veterans Administration Hospital, and Widener Memorial School.
17 8 Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), undated; 8 photographic prints, 11 x 14 in. or smaller. W.F.I.L. Broadcasting Studios, Wills Eye Hospital and Central Girls School.
17 9 Pennsylvania (Phoenixville, Rhawnhurst[?], Rosemont), undated; 5 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. Phoenixville: St. Ann's School, Rhawnhurst[?]:Resurrection School, and Rosemont: Holy Child High School.
17 10 Pennsylvania (Rosemont), undated; 18 photographic prints, 9 x 12 in. or smaller. Rosemont College (Good Counsel Hall, Science Building and McShain Hall, Library, Heffernan Hall, Mayfield Hall, Dining Hall).
17 11 Pennsylvania (Rosemont), circa 1990, undated; 5 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. Rosemont College (groundbreakings, etc.) McShain Performing Arts Center at Rosemont College. 1 album (16photographic prints), 23 x 22 cm. Construction and finished auditorium of the McShain Performing Arts Center at Rosemont College. Also contains program for opening concert.
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18 1 Pennsylvania (Rosemont), undated; 15 photographic prints, 9 x 12 in. or smaller. New Sharon/Holy Child Chapel.
18 2 Pennsylvania (Rosemont), undated; 10 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller. New Sharon/Holy Child Chapel (interiors and statues, etc.)
18 3 Pennsylvania (Rosemont), 1947-1948; 35 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.; 25 negatives, 4 x 5 in. New Sharon/Holy Child Chapel (Groundbreaking, cornerstone, etc.). 1 album (47 photographic prints + 2 loose), 30x 25.5 cm. Photographs of the New Sharon/Holy Child Chapel, mass, reception, etc. Photographs by Wilbur Boone.
18 4 Pennsylvania (Rosemont), 1947-1948; 3 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. New Sharon Novitiate.
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24 2 Pennsylvania (Rosemont - New Sharon/Holy Child Chapel), undated; 3 photographic prints, 10.5 x 14 in.
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18 5 Pennsylvania (Selingsgrove - unidentified), 1947-1948; 1 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
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19 1 Pennsylvania (State College - Shortlidge Project), 1956; 31 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
19 2 Pennsylvania (State College - Shortlidge Project), 1956; 22 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
19 3 Pennsylvania (State College - Shortlidge Project), 1956-1957; 20 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
19 4 Pennsylvania (State College - Shortlidge Project), 1956-1957; 30 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
19 5 Pennsylvania (State College - Penn State?), undated; 22 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
19 6 Pennsylvania (State College - Shortlidge Project, Penn State?), undated; 22 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
19 7 Pennsylvania (State College - Shortlidge Project, Penn State?), undated; 24 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
19 8 Pennsylvania (State College - Penn State?), undated; 24 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
19 9 Pennsylvania (State College - Penn State?), undated; 25 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
19 10 Pennsylvania (State College - Penn State?), undated; 22 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
19 11 Pennsylvania (State College - Penn State?), undated; 17 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
19 12 Pennsylvania (Wayne - AT&T Building), undated; 4 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
19 13 Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania Turnpike, under construction), 1940; 10 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
19 14 Pennsylvania (unidentified), undated; 6 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
19 15 Virginia (Alexandria, Arlington), undated; 6 photographic prints, 9.25 x 12 in. or smaller. Alexandria: Quartermaster's Depot and Arlington: Cemetery.
19 16 Virginia (Arlington - Arlington Towers Apartments), undated; 19 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
19 17 Virginia (Arlington - Arlington Towers Apartments), undated; 9 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
19 18 Virginia (Arlington - Arlington Towers Apartments), undated; 12 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
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243 Virginia (Arlington - Arlington Towers Apartments), undated; 1 photographic print, 10 x 15 in.
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19 19 Virginia (Arlington? - VA Hospita), 1964; 2 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
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20 1 Virginia (Quantico Marine Base), undated; 12 photographic prints, 9.5 x 12 in. or smaller. Barracks, nurses home, officers quarters, recreation building.
20 2 Washington, D.C. ("Heart of the Nation"), undated; 1 photographic print, 9.5 x 12 in. Aerial view of Washington, D.C., showing major monuments, by Fairchild Aerial Surveys.
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25 1 Washington, D.C. (Department of State Building), undated; 1 photographic print, 11 x 14 in. Signed on mat by Oscar Seidenberg.
25 2 Washington, D.C. (General Accounting Office - cornerstone laying with President Truman), undated; 6 photographic prints, 9.5 x 13.5 in.
25 3 Washington, D.C. (Housing and Urban Development Building, undated; 1 item (laminated article: "HUD's New Home").
25 4 Washington, D.C. (Jefferson Memorial), undated; 5 photographic prints, 11 x 14 in. or smaller; 4 photomechanical prints. 3 photos signed on mat by Oscar Seidenberg.
25 5 Washington, D.C. (National Naval Medical Center; National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception; 1001 Connecticut Avenue Office Building), undated; 2 photographic prints, 16 x 20 in.; 2 prints, 53 x 43 cm. or smaller; 1 painting, watercolor, 39 x 54 cm.
25 6 Washington, D.C. (White House), undated; 2 photographic prints, 11 x 14 in. Signed on mat by Oscar Seidenberg.
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20 3 Washington, D.C., undated; 11 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. Annunciation Church and Army Map Service Building.
20 4 Washington, D.C., undated; 25 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. Belgian Chancellery/Embassy.
20 5 Washington, D.C., undated; 19 photographic prints, 9 x 12 in. or smaller. Bureau of Internal Revenue, Bureau of Printing and Engraving, Bureau of Yards and Docks, Claretian House of Studies, Columbia Plaza, and Department of Agriculture.
20 6 Washington, D.C., undated; 10 photographic prints, 11 x 14 in. or smaller. Department of State Building and cornerstone laying with President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
20 7 Washington, D.C., 1951, 1967, undated; 46 photographic prints, 11 x 14 in. or smaller. DuPont Circle underpass, First National Bank of Washington, General Accounting Office and cornerstone laying with President Harry Truman (1 autographed), Georgetown University Hospital and dedication, and Housing and Urban Development building.
20 8 Washington, D.C., 1951, 1967, undated; 54 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. General Accounting Office? Interiors
20 9 Washington, D.C., undated; 15 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.; 7 prints (postcards); 3 photomechanical prints, 11 x 14 in. or smaller; 1 item. Jefferson Memorial.
20 10 Washington, D.C., undated; 16 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
20 11 Washington, D.C., undated; 25 photographic prints, 11 x 14 in. or smaller. Kipplinger Building, Lincoln Memorial, Longfellow Building, McShain Building, and Andrew Mellon Memorial Fountain.
20 12 Washington, D.C., undated; 45 photographic prints, 11 x 14 in. or smaller; 1 print (postcard). National Airport and cornerstone laying with President F. D. Roosevelt, National Institutes of Health & cornerstone laying with President Harry Truman, National Naval Medical Center and cornerstone laying with President F. D. Roosevelt, and National Rifle Association.
20 13 Washington, D.C., undated; 28 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller in.; 4 prints (postcards); 2 items (newspaper clipping, brochure from dedication). National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (including signing of contract).
20 14 Washington, D.C., 1955; 23 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
20 15 Washington, D.C., 1956; 42 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
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21 1 Washington, D.C., 1957; 47 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
21 2 Washington, D.C., 1958; 43 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
21 3 Washington, D.C., 1959; 32 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
21 4 Washington, D.C., undated; 8 photographic prints, 9.5 x 12.5 in. or smaller. Neisners Department Store, 1001 Connecticut Avenue, N. W. office building, and Our Lady Queen of Peace.
21 5 Washington, D.C., 1952 April 29-1952 October 13; 1 album (24 photographic prints), 21 x 20 cm. Construction of a twelve-story office building at 1001 Connecticut Ave., N. W., Washington, D.C. from April 29 to October 13, 1952. No pictures of finished building. Edwin Weihe, architect; Jacob Feld, engineer.
21 6 Washington, D.C., undated; 45 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller. Pennsylvania Building.
21 7 Washington, D.C., undated; 22 photographic prints, 9.5 x 12.5 in. or smaller; 3 photomechanical prints; 1 item. Pentagon, Senate Office Building and groundbreaking (with Richard Nixon).
21 8 Washington, D.C., undated; 34 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. St. Paul's College.
21 9 Washington, D.C., undated; 11 photographic prints, 9.5 x 12.5 in. or smaller; 1 print (postcard); 1 photomechanical print; 1 item. St. Thomas Moore, Trans-Lux Building, Trinity College Library, War Department and Washington Post.
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22 1 Washington, D.C, circa 1952; 41 photographic prints, 11 x 14 in.; 12 photomechanical prints; 1 negative, 4 x 5 in. - White House renovation (11 5x7 in. color half-tones interiors [from "Report of the Commission on the Renovation of the Executive Mansion" Published Collections F204 W5U5], 2 exteriors.
22 2 Washington, D.C, undated; 14 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. -White House renovation (Renovation commission; McShain visit to the White House)
22 3 Washington, D.C, 1951 January; 1 item (Reader's Digest with article about White House Renovation)
22 4 Washington, D.C, undated; 3 items (newspaper clippings).
22 5 Anna Livia Boutique, undated; 6 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
22 6 Locations unknown, 1966, undated; 8 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. - Harbor Square; St. Matthews; Dominican Retreat House; Lincoln Mercury dealership and St. Catherine Laboune.
22 7 Locations unknown, undated; 21 photographic prints, 11 x 14 in. or smaller. - Army Air Force base; Du Pont housing; Sewage disposal plant; Langston Residence; and Harbor Square.
22 8 Unidentified cornerstone layings, dedications, groundbreakings, undated; 26 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
22 9 Unidentified, undated; 22 photographic prints, 11 x 14 in. or smaller; 5 negatives.
22 10 Unidentified buildings, undated; 27 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller; 18 negatives, 35 mm. Mostly snapshots of an unidentified building/complex -a prison perhaps?
22 11 Unidentified buildings, undated; 17 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller. Interiors: labs, boiler rooms, etc.?
22 12 Miscellaneous snapshots: unidentified, undated; 57 photographic prints, 4 x 4 in. or smaller; 43 negatives. Miscellaneous buildings, including various John McShain, Inc. office buildings(?), and unidentified construction projects.
22 13 Miscellaneous building -related unidentified photos, undated; 11photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller. John McShain at construction sites, shovel from an unidentified groundbreaking, etc.
22 14 Unidentified construction, undated; 21 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
22 15 Unidentified interiors - probably hotels, undated; 20 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller. 16 are photographs of an artist's depiction of the interiors of a hotel, the other 4 are photographs of the interiors of hotel bedrooms.
22 16 Miscellaneous (promotions, etc.), undated; 3 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.; 4 items. 2 items about Oscar Seidenberg, Washington, D.C. photographer. 3 photographs and plan of "Contractor's field office, model no. 28." Advertisement for an aerial farm photo, Zekan-Robbins, Harlan, Iowa.
22 17 Sign/Plaque – "Under two flags...Lehigh Mortar Cement", circa 1961
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23 Album, Buildings Constructed by John McShain, Inc., circa 1930-1940; 29 x 41 cm. Includes the following buildings: White House, War Department Building, Washington National Airport, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Longfellow Building, Naval Medical Center, Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Municipal Court Building, Warehouse for LIT Brothers, Mount Alto State Sanatorium, White Hill Industrial School for Boys, Bureau of Economics Building, Annex to Bureau of Printing and Engraving Building, General Motors Ternsedt Plant, Naval Hospital and the Board of Education Administration Building.
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26 1 Unknown location ("Friendly Corners" - residence of W. Judson Covey, Esq.), 1935; 1 pen & ink drawing, 38 x 51 cm. First floor plan and cloistered garden. Frank L. Randolph, architect.
26 2 Unidentified building dedication, undated; 1 album (10 photographic prints), 39 x 33 cm.
26 3 Unidentified, undated; 4 photographic prints, 16 x 20 in. or smaller.
26 4 Unidentified, undated; 5 photographic prints, 16 x 20 in. or smaller.
26 5 Unidentified series of quarry pictures, undated; 5 photographic prints, 11 x 14 in.
Drawer Folder
A68 1 "Evolution of the Atlantic City Street Traction Company", 1891, 1945; 1 item (2 photographs mounted together on board with matte), 108 x 81 cm.
A68 2 Pentagon, undated; 1 photographic print (mounted), 76 x 101 cm.
A68 3 Pentagon, undated; 1 photographic print (aerial), 74 x 96 cm. Fairchild Aerial Surveys.
A68 4 National Naval Medical Hospital, Bethesda, MD, undated; 1 photographic print (aerial), 74 x 96 cm. Fairchild Aerial Surveys.
A68 5 National Airport, Washington, D.C., undated; 1 photographic print (aerial), 74 x 96 cm. Fairchild Aerial Surveys.
A68 6 Municipal Court House, Philadelphia, undated; 1 pencil drawing, 59 x 91 cm. Curtis Seibert, artist.
A68 7 Philadelphia Board of Public Education, undated; 1 pencil drawing, 62 x 69 cm. Curtis Seibert, artist.
A68 8 La Salle College Library, undated; 1 pencil drawing (elevation), 66 x 37 cm.
A68 9 The Barclay Hotel, undated; 1 photographic print, 66 x 45 cm.
A68 10 Municipal Court House, Philadelphia, undated; 1 photographic print, 16 x 20 in. Boud Bros.
A68 11 The Claridge Hotel, Atlantic City, undated; 1 photographic print, 14 x 20 in.
A68 12 Unidentified: large group of people posed together at a college? (La Salle?), undated; 1 photographic print (panoramic), 23 x 89 cm.
A68 13 "The John Carroll Dinner for 1952, The Georgetown University Alumni Association, Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C.", 1952 April 26; 1 photograph (pieced together to be panoramic), 25.5 x 65 cm.
A68 14 "A Panoramical View of the Lakes of Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland.", undated; After views taken from nature by H. Miller. 1 col. lithograph, 55 x 71 cm. Published by Haskell & Allen, Boston.
A68 15 War Dept., Arlington, VA, Employees of Harry Alexander, Inc. - Electrical Contracting Engineers, Local Union #26, I.B.E.W., 1942 October 8; 26 x 84 cm.
A68 16 Unidentified aerial photo - Philadelphia?, undated; 1 photographic print (aerial), 49 x 60 cm.
III. Horse racing
A. Race horses victory photographs
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27 1 "Adrian's Path", "Aegir", undated; 5 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
27 2 "All Power", "All Spirit", undated; 4 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
27 3 "Approval", undated; 5 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
27 4 "Arctic Jet", "Ardee", "Aughill", "Aware", undated; 6 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
27 5 "Ballymoss", "Ballyjoy", undated; 48 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller, 2 items (clippings from The Blood - Horse with Ballymoss on the cover).
27 6 "Bally's Romance", "Barclay", "Barclay Belle", "Barclay Gal", "Barclay Jet", "Barclay Joy", "Barclay Star" ., undated; 33 photographic prints, 10 x 12 in. or smaller. [Cary Grant in 2 photographs with Barclay Joy]
27 7 "Big Bargain", "Blazing Count", "Bold Blaze" "Button Shoes", undated; 12 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
27 8 "Blazing Count" & fillies, undated; 26 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
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28 1 "Chance Tip", "Cheery One", "Chieftan", "Closed Circuit", "Court Appeal", "Coventry Star", undated; 16 photographic prints, 10 x 12 in. or smaller.
28 2 "Dad's Lad", "Dared", "Deep Gulf", "Denagh", "Derry Lad", "Desert Trail", "Die Hard", "Double Daily", "Drop Dead", undated; 19 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
28 3 "Errard Miss", undated; 3 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
28 4 "Gao", "Gentle Widow", "Glad News", "Glad One", "Gladness", undated; 10 photographic prints, 12 x 15 in. or smaller.
28 5 "Gleam of Joy", "Grey Rip", "Gust of Wind", undated; 5 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
28 6 "He's a Pip", "Hilderic", "Honey Butterwick", "Imahoney", "Interrogate", "In Tune", undated; 6 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
28 7 "Jet Age", "Jet Age 2nd", "Jet for Joy", undated; 5 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
28 8 "Just Hoping", "Keep Moving", "Kenturius", undated; 5 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
28 9 "Latest Jet", "Licre", "Light Action", "Little Bargain", "Long Court", "Lovely Lure", "Lucky One 2nd", undated; 7 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
28 10 "Maid of Mirth", undated; 6 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
28 11 "Marian Belle", "Maymil", "Merry Deb", "Merry Mate", undated; 9 photographic prints, 10 x 12 in. or smaller.
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29 1 "Merry Will", "Metallic Age", undated; 5 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
29 2 "Miss Barclay", undated; 6 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
29 3 "Molly Fagan", "Mixed Marriage", "Mongongo", undated; 9 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
29 4 "Nanchang", undated; 5 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
29 5 "Naturally 2nd", "None Near", "Nip and Tuck", "North Steed", undated; 7 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
29 6 "O Gosh", "Pensively", "Phoenicia", undated; 6 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
29 7 "Play Safe", "Plush", undated; 8 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
29 8 "Pnut Vendor", "Polly's Jet", "Poll-O-Mine", undated; 7 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller; 1 negative, 4 x 5 in.
29 9 "Port Windsor", "Pray beau", "Prince Bawn", "Puff Puff", undated; 9 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
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30 1 "Rabbit Face", "Reddy Ro", "Regalia", undated; 8 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
30 2 "Reproduction", "Rex the Fox", "Rexequus", undated; 7 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
30 3 "Ripper Do", "Roll On", "Roman Ball", "Royal Partner", "Royal Path 2nd", undated; 8 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
30 4 "Scope", "Scorched Earth", "Shining Jeff", "Silver Moon", "Smoke Tree", "Smooth Jet", "Smooth Jet 2nd", undated; 9 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
30 5 "Spring Frolic", colt foal by "Spy Song", "Star Telegram", "State Pride", "Stately", "Status Seeker", "Stormy Rage", "Sun Again", undated; 26 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
30 6 "Ten Wins", "Tenure", "Thundery", "Tickie O", undated; 4 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
30 7 "True Butts", "Truly", "Turbo Jet", "Turbo Jet 2nd", "Twin Beau", "Vistarama", undated; 21 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
30 8 "Whimsey", "White Cachet", "Why Lie", undated; 14 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
30 9 "Why Lie", "Yaba", "York Fair", undated; 12 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
B. Horses, races and trophies
Box Folder
31 1 Unidentified race horses, undated; 21 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
31 2 Pictures of race horses offered for sale, undated; 10 photographic prints, 4 x 3 in.
31 3 Laurel International Race, 1958; 6 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
31 4 John and Mary McShain at Irish Guinness Oaks, 1966; 9 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
31 5 John and Mary McShain, Vincent O'Brien at the races (including Irish Derby), undated; 8 photographic prints, 6 x 8 in. or smaller.
31 6 Unidentified races, undated; 15 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
31 7 Barclay Stable, undated; 3 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
31 8 Barclay Stables' winners: Ireland, undated; 6 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
31 9 Barclay Stables' winners: U.S., undated; 10 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
31 10 Vincent O'Brien and family, undated; 23 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller, 10 negatives, 1 item (card: "With M. V. O'Brien's compliments").
31 11 McShain's trophies, undated; 19 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
31 12 Miscellaneous, undated; 6 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
32 1 "Ballymoss", undated; 2 photographic prints, 19 x 12.5 in. or smaller.
32 2 "Court Appeal", "Gladness", undated; 2 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
32 3 "Gladness", undated; 1 item (8 scrapbook pages with newspaper clippings about Gladness).
32 4 "Polly's Jet", undated; 5 photographic prints, 10 x 13 in. or smaller. (victory photographs)
32 5 "Turbo Jet 2nd", undated; 6 photographic prints, 10 x 13 in. or smaller. (victory photographs)
IV. Sound recordings
Box
33 "How can you buy Killarney?", undated; 2 copies.
33 The Ascot Gold Cup, Run at Royal Ascot, 1958 June 19
33 Running of the Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park, 1958 July 12; 2 copies
33 Coronation Cup - Epsom, 1958 May 6
33 Ebor Handicap, 1958 August 20
33 Goodwood Cup, 1958
33 Eclipse Stakes, 1958
33 Ascot Gold Cup, 1958
33 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, 1958
33 St. Leger Race, undated
33 Ascot Gold Cup, Run at Royal Ascot, 1958 June 19
33 Ebor Handicap, 1958
33 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, 1958 July 19
33 Coronation Cup, Run, 1958 June 5
33 Goodwood Cup, 1958 July 31
33 Running of the Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park, 1958 July 12
V. Home movies
Box
34 Polly McShain's birthdays, etc., 1940, 1949-1964, undated; 17.0 film reel 17 reels (100 foot).
Box
35-36 Vacations, family events, circa 1927-1965; 15.0 film reel 15 reels (100 foot). Honeymon in Bermuda, Skytop, Hyde Park, Seaside park, Long Island Sound, Florida, Wilmiamsburg, Rosemont, Nassau, Newman House in England, Atlantic City, and Knowlton Avenue.
VI. Films
27.0 film reel
Box
37 Saratoga, Saratoga Springs, NY, 1959 August 7; 1.0 film reel 1 reel (100 foot).
37 Horse race, Oceanport Handicap, Monmouth Park, Oceanport, NJ, 1964 June 17; 1.0 film reel 1 reel (200 foot).
37 Horse race, Belmont Stakes, Aqueduct, NY, 1955 June 11; 1.0 film reel 1 reel (200 foot).
37 Horse race, Boardwalk Handicap, Atlantic City, NJ, 1964 October 10; 1.0 film reel 1 reel (200 foot).
37 Horse race, Dover Stakes, Delaware Park, Stanton, DE, 1955 June 29; 1.0 film reel 1 reel (200 foot).
37 Horse race, Man O'War Stakes, Aqueduct, NY, 1964 October 24; 1.0 film reel 1 reel (200 foot).
37 Horse race, Laurel Turf Handicap, Laurel Raceco urse, Laurel, MD, 1964 October 17; 1.0 film reel 1 reel (200 foot).
37 Horse race, Polly taking white veil, 1947 June; 1.0 film reel 1 reel (200 foot).
37 Horse race,unidentified, undated; 1.0 film reel 1 reel (200 foot).
37 Pictures with President Roosevelt, undated; 1 reel (400 foot).
37 New Sharon, Wilbur Boone Photography, 1948 December 21; 2 reels (400 foot).
37 Summer, 1929-1931; 1 reels (400 foot).
37 Unidentified family movie, undated; 1 reels (400 foot).
37 Epsom Derby, Epsom Downs, England; St. Leger Stakes, Doncaster, England, and Ascot Gold Cup, Ascot Heath, England, 1957 June 5, 1957 September 11, 1958 June 19; 1 reel (400 foot).
37 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Ascot Heath, Berkshire, England, 1958 July 19; 1 reel (400 foot).
37 John McShain's "Barclay Special" to the 80th Running of the Kentucky Derby, 1954; 1 reel (400 foot).
37 Unidentified, undated; 10 reels (400 foot).
Laurel, horse racing; 1 reel (800 foot), sd.:
Prix de L'Arc de Triophe, Longchamp, Paris, October 5, 1958 and Turbo Jet films [sound], 1958 October 5, undated; 2 reels (800 foot):
Hyde Park segment and unidentified, undated; 2 reels (1200 foot):
VII. Videotapes
Box
38 Horstmanns: A Philadelphia Family, undated; 1.0 videocassette
38 Funeral of John McShain, Killarney, Ireland, 1989 September 11; 1.0 videocassette
38 John McShain: Exegi Monumentum, 1991 July; 1.0 videocassette Run time: 25:00
38 Mary H. McShain: Woman of Serenity, Substance, Strength, undated; 1.0 videocassette
38 Killarney House: A Time and Place to Remember, undated; 1.0 videocassette Run time: 33:00
38 McShain family home movies, copies, undated; 29.0 videocassette 18 VHS videotapes, 11 Beta videotapes
VIII. Miniature film negatives
Box
39 4 developed rolls, 3 undeveloped rolls of miniature film, undated
IX. Photographic equipment
Box
41 Movie camera: Magazine Cine - Kodak, 16 mm
41 Six - 16 brownie camera
41 Retina Reflex III camera, f:1,9/50 mm, Kodak (in original box)
41 Kodak Retina field case model G (in original box)
41 Kodak Rotary flasholder (in original box)
41 4 boxes of GE Power Mite M2B flashbulbs