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[Trade catalogs from American Radiator & Standard Sanitary Corp.]

Variant company name:
"Modern American Home"  Search this
Company Name:
American Radiator & Standard Sanitary Corp.  Search this
Related companies:
American Standard Heating - Plumbing ; American Standard  Search this
Notes content:
includes color groupings, baths, lavatories, water closets, urinals, kitchen and laundry sinks, drinking fountains, fittings
Includes:
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Plumbing supplies and fixtures  Search this
Topic:
Plumbing equipment industry  Search this
Plumbing fixtures  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10136
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10136

[Trade catalogs from California Redwood Assn.]

Variant company name:
"Modern American Home"  Search this
Company Name:
California Redwood Assn.  Search this
Includes:
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
San Francisco, California, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10157
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10157

[Trade catalogs from Century Electric Co.]

Variant company name:
"Modern American Home"  Search this
Company Name:
Century Electric Co.  Search this
Notes content:
ceiling and oscillating fans
Includes:
Trade catalog and photographs
Black and white images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Date:
1800s
Topic (Romaine term):
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Appliances (household)  Search this
Topic:
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Household appliances  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10160
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10160

[Trade catalogs from Heywood-Wakefield Streamline Maple]

Variant company name:
Established 1826; Jane's office ; Modern American home  Search this
Company Name:
Heywood-Wakefield Streamline Maple  Search this
Related companies:
Heywood-Wakefield  Search this
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Gardner, Massachusetts, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Furniture and furnishings  Search this
Topic:
Furniture industry and trade  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10234
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10234

[Trade catalogs from Kawneer Co.]

Variant company name:
"Modern American home"  Search this
Company Name:
Kawneer Co.  Search this
Includes:
Trade catalog and photographs
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Niles, Michigan, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10451
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10451

[Trade catalogs from Libbey, Owens, Ford Glass Co.]

Variant company name:
Jane's office, Modern American home  Search this
Company Name:
Libbey, Owens, Ford Glass Co.  Search this
Notes content:
windows, furnishings, in dining rooms, kitches, bathrooms, bedrooms, breakfast rooms, solar housing, thermopane, plate glass, window conditioning, mirrors
Includes:
Trade catalog and photographs
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Toledo, Ohio, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10471
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10471

[Trade catalogs from Crane Co.]

Variant company name:
"Modern American home"  Search this
Company Name:
Crane Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Crane Export Corp. ; Crane, Ltd.  Search this
Notes content:
Corwith family of lavatories, baths, sinks, dressing tables ; water systems, heaters, softeners
Includes:
Trade catalog and photographs
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Water wheels; water motors and waterpower equipment  Search this
Plumbing supplies and fixtures  Search this
Appliances (household)  Search this
Topic:
Household appliances  Search this
Hydraulic engineering  Search this
Hydraulic machinery  Search this
Plumbing equipment industry  Search this
Plumbing fixtures  Search this
Water-power  Search this
Water-wheels  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10162
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10162

[Trade catalogs from Combustioneer Automatic Coal Burner]

Variant company name:
Jane's office, "Modern American Home"  Search this
Company Name:
Combustioneer Automatic Coal Burner  Search this
Related companies:
Steel Products Engineering Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Combustioneer provides automatic coal burning for heating homes
Includes:
Trade catalog and photographs
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Springfield, Ohio, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Heating; ventilation and air conditioning  Search this
Topic:
Air conditioning  Search this
Heating  Search this
Heating and ventilation industry  Search this
Ventilation  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10191
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10191

[Trade catalogs from General Electric]

Variant company name:
a/k/a GE ; Jane's office ; WWII; Modern American home  Search this
Company Name:
General Electric  Search this
Notes content:
refrigerators, electric motors for farms, appliances, lighting, war production, War Projects Committee
Includes:
Trade catalog and photographs
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
9 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Schenectady, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Lighting (electric; gas; candle; oil; etc.)  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Refrigeration and ice-making equipment  Search this
Appliances (household)  Search this
Topic:
Candles  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Household appliances  Search this
Ice -- Manufacture  Search this
Lamps  Search this
Lighting  Search this
Refrigeration and refrigerating machinery  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10228
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10228

[Trade catalogs from Gordon-Van Tine Co.]

Variant company name:
Modern American Home  Search this
Company Name:
Gordon-Van Tine Co.  Search this
Notes content:
for homebuilders, high quality millwork, lumber, roofing, paint and hardware
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Davenport, Iowa, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Furniture and furnishings  Search this
Paint; varnishes; adhesives; coatings; etc.  Search this
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Adhesives  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Furniture industry and trade  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Paint industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10231
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10231

[Trade catalogs from Johns-Manville Corp.]

Variant company name:
Jane's office, "Modern American home"  Search this
Company Name:
Johns-Manville Corp.  Search this
Related companies:
Canadian Johns-Manville Co., Ltd.  Search this
Notes content:
touting the benefits of asbestos products, flexboard, insulating board, tiles, permanent walls, siding, shingles, and some home designs
Includes:
Trade catalog and photographs
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
5 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York City, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10450
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10450

[Trade catalogs from Kohler Co.]

Variant company name:
Jane's office, Modern American homes  Search this
Company Name:
Kohler Co.  Search this
Related companies:
most pieces read: Kohler of Kohler  Search this
Notes content:
Better homes, radiant heating equipment, enameled plumbing ware, bathroom accessories, boilers, heaters, radiators, sinks, showers, toilets
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
6 pieces; 6 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Kohler, Wisconsin, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Heating; ventilation and air conditioning  Search this
Plumbing supplies and fixtures  Search this
Topic:
Air conditioning  Search this
Heating  Search this
Heating and ventilation industry  Search this
Plumbing equipment industry  Search this
Plumbing fixtures  Search this
Ventilation  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10470
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10470

Phyllis Diller’s Gag File

Manufacturer:
Art Steel Company, Inc.  Search this
Maker:
Diller, Phyllis  Search this
Art Steel Company, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
adhesive (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 48 in x 40 in x 17 1/4 in; 121.92 cm x 101.6 cm x 43.815 cm
Object Name:
file
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
ca 1962 - 1994
Subject:
Humor  Search this
Comedians  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Phyllis Diller
ID Number:
2003.0289.01.01
Accession number:
2003.0289
Catalog number:
2003.0289.01.01
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Phyllis Diller
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-40b6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1218385
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[Trade catalogs from Kirsch Co.]

Variant company name:
Modern American home  Search this
Company Name:
Kirsch Co.  Search this
Notes content:
"How to drape your windows", includes cornices, polls, drapery hooks, rods, etc.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Sturgis, Michigan, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Furniture and furnishings  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Furniture industry and trade  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10463
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10463

Native American Architecture

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
In the third year of collaboration between the Folklife Festival and the Department of Energy, attention turned to Native American architecture. In recent years, a new interest in native American dwellings had begun to focus on their energy efficient features as well as the symbolism of traditional Indian structures. For example, experiments comparing the energy efficiency of the tipi with a modern American home indicated that on freezing winter nights the Indian lived at a similar comfort level. Their hardwood-burning fires warmed the tipi at a comparable efficiency level to oil heated furnaces, because the space required for each person was a tenth the area non-Indians were accustomed to.

Indian communities in the late 1970s were experiencing a revival of old house building. The Wichita of central Oklahoma had resumed building the distinctive beehive-shaped houses of red cedar ribs that had seemed to be lost a half-century ago. In Northwestern California the Hupa had been reconstructing their traditional cedar plank houses on the sites of three old rancheria (or village) locations. Both the Hupa family house and the slightly smaller men's sweat house belonged to the oldest architectural tradition in North America, the pit house. Here earth serves as excellent insulation, walling the four-foot deep excavations where the Hupa once warmed themselves during the damp winter and cooled themselves throughout the baking summer.

Visitors entering the Indian lodges built at the Festival could notice the skillful use of available materials. These home traditions perpetuated practical adaptations to climate; also, they indicated the human impulse to invest the immediate environment with spiritual meaning.

Diana Parker served as Energy Exhibit Coordinator, with Gary Floyd as Technical Coordinator.
Participants:
Doris Kicking Woman, tipi painter, Browning, Montana

George Kicking Woman, tipi painter, Browning, Montana

Molly Kicking Woman, tipi painter, Browning, Montana

Ernest Doyebi, 1920-2004, arbor and windbreak builder, Anadarko, Oklahoma

Billy Evans Horse, arbor and windbreak builder, Carnegie, Oklahoma

Alonzo Chalepah, arbor and windbreak builder, Carnegie, Oklahoma

Roy Cypress, chickee builder, Ochopee, Florida

Irene Cypress, chickee builder, Ochopee, Florida

Ted Cypress, chickee builder, Ochopee, Florida

Rachel Cypress, chickee builder, Ochopee, Florida
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1979 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1979, Series 7
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1979 Festival of American Folklife
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1979-ref52

[Trade catalogs from Celotex Co.]

Variant company name:
"Modern American Home"  Search this
Company Name:
Celotex Co.  Search this
Notes content:
OVERSIZE ; Celotex structural insulation ; unique fanciful testimonials to product's effectiveness
Includes:
Trade catalog and photographs
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10159
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10159

[Trade catalogs from Andersen Corp.]

Variant company name:
"Modern American Home"  Search this
Company Name:
Andersen Corp.  Search this
Notes content:
Andersen windows and doors : windows (angle bay, awning, basement, bow, casement, gliding, picture, pressure sealed, utility), doors (gliding, prefinished), frames (barn, casement, cellar, door, double hung, garage, window), frame mouldings, sash locks, window glass. Windowalls...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Bayport, Minnesota, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10140
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10140

[Trade catalogs from Congoleum-Nairn Inc.]

Variant company name:
"Modern American Home"  Search this
Company Name:
Congoleum-Nairn Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
samples of linoleum styles and types in multiple colors ; rugs ; asphalt tiles ; Nairn linoleum, Congowall coverings ; "Scriber" publication (Vol. 19, No. 1, Jan. 1954)
Includes:
Trade catalog and samples
Black and white images
Color images
Types of samples:
patterns and how they'd look installed
Physical description:
2 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Kearny, New Jersey, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Furniture and furnishings  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Furniture industry and trade  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10194
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10194

[Trade catalogs from Fort Wayne Electric Works]

Variant company name:
"Modern American Home"  Search this
Company Name:
Fort Wayne Electric Works  Search this
Notes content:
1904 catalog on Summer Comforts ; "Wood" fan motors
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Ft. Wayne, Indiana, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Heating; ventilation and air conditioning  Search this
Topic:
Air conditioning  Search this
Heating  Search this
Heating and ventilation industry  Search this
Ventilation  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10226
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10226

[Trade catalogs from Garlinghouse Co., Inc.]

Variant company name:
for the Modern American Home project ;  Search this
Company Name:
Garlinghouse Co., Inc.  Search this
Related companies:
Garlinghouse Inc. ; Garlinghouse Publications ; L.F. Garlinghouse Co., Inc. ;  Search this
Notes content:
Custom home designs and floor plans ; publishing company ; unique ; after World War I, Garlinghouse was publishing its collection of home plans and marketing books and brochures to lumber dealers across the nation. Lumber dealers then distributed the publications to prospective builders to win their business while Garlinghouse sold the blueprints. After World War II, the swell in demand for home plans prompted the company to sell its publications directly to consumers. The company specialized for a time in plans for bungalow style homes ; Soon Garlinghouse was publishing books and magazines on Southern homes, cottages, vacation homes, duplexes, garage apartment homes, and Cape Cod-style homes (many of the suburbs built just after World War II were populated with Capes: Levittown, on New York’s Long Island, for example. But the ranch house became the dominant plan sold by Garlinghouse after World War II. A fairly extensive history of the company can be found at: http://familyhomeplans.com/document_display.cfm?document_id=12 1985 catalog . 139 traditional home plans . This comprises the uncatalogued portion of this company.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
6 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Topeka, Kansas, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Business services (advertising; marketing; organizational management; etc.)  Search this
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Business  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Marketing  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_17697
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_17697

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