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[Trade catalogs from General Motors]

Variant company name:
WWII  Search this
Company Name:
General Motors  Search this
Related companies:
GM, Delco Products  Search this
Notes content:
includes 1942 Annual Report to Employes, War Tugs tell their tales of the sea, Three R's of GM's War products training program, Delco War Products all over the World
Includes:
Trade catalog and photographs
Black and white images
Physical description:
4 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Topic:
Automobiles  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Engines  Search this
Marine machinery  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Motors  Search this
Ships  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10230
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10230

No title

Inventor:
François Boucher, French, 1703–1770  Search this
Type:
albums (bound) & books
Book of engravings
Object Name:
Book of engravings
Made in:
France
Date:
1703–70
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-203
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George Henry Mills Collection

Creator:
Mills, George H., 1895-1975  Search this
Names:
United States. Navy. Naval Airship Program  Search this
Mills, George H., 1895-1975  Search this
Extent:
13.39 Cubic feet (24 legal document boxes; 7 flatboxes)
14.95 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Publications
Maps
Photographs
Correspondence
Date:
circa 1920s-1950s
bulk 1930-1949
Summary:
The George Henry Mills Collection was donated to the National Air and Space Museum in 1994 by Mills' daughter, Mrs. Georgia Mills Head.
Scope and Contents:
The George Henry Mills Collection consists of 14.59 cubic feet (14.47 linear feet) of material collected from his naval career, 1918-1948. A large part of the collection is made up of records of Mills' service during World War II as the commander of the Atlantic Fleet's airship formations. The collection also includes records of his service as an official Navy observer aboard the German rigid airships Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg. Of particular interest are records of the period before and immediately after the entry of the United States into World War II: the pre-war build-up of the Navy's LTA program, the "Neutrality Patrols" as the Navy fought an undeclared war against Germany, and of the harrowing early days of the Battle of the North Atlantic as German U-boats roamed the eastern coast of the United States. Mills maintained an extensive correspondence with many of the leading figures of LTA: Charles E. Rosendahl, Garland Fulton, and Scott E. Peck --their letters provide a unique picture of the Navy LTA program during its most active and successful period.

The collection also includes numerous technical reports on aspects of LTA flight, training material, photographs, clippings and articles on LTA.
Arrangement note:
The George H. Mills Collection is arranged in the following series:

Series I: Naval career of George H. Mills

Series II: Correspondence

Series III: General LTA Papers

Series IV: General Naval Papers

Series V: Publications, Articles, Clippings

Series VI: Lectures, Speeches, Papers

Series VII: Miscellaneous Papers

Series VIII: Photographs

Series IX: Scrapbooks; Oversized Material
Biographical/Historical note:
George Henry Mills (1895-1975), Naval officer and airship aviator, was a member of the U.S. Navy's inner circle of advocates of lighter than air (LTA) flight. Mills was born on August 5, 1895 in Rutherfordton, North Carolina, the son of John Craton Mills and Nora Poole Mills. He attended Bingham Military School in Asheville, North Carolina, and entered the U.S. Naval Academy in 1914. Mills graduated from the Academy in June, 1918 and served in various fleet and shore assignments (a chronology of Mills' naval service will be found in the notes to Series I on page 2). He married Leonore Wickersham of Corning, NY in 1923; their daughter, Georgia Lee Mills, was born in 1928.

Mills was assigned to LTA training at Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey in 1931. He completed his training in 1932 and served in the Navy's LTA fleet through the 1930's. Mills flew as an observer on board the Graf Zeppelin in 1934 and on the Hindenburg in 1936. In 1935, Mills survived the crash of the USS Macon off the California coast. Mills returned to Lakehurst, serving there in various assignments; he was made commanding officer of NAS Lakehurst in January, 1940.

At Lakehurst, Mills organized blimp patrols as part of the Navy's Neutrality Patrol and helped coordinate the Navy's rapid buildup of the LTA program. When Airship Patrol Group One was formed in January 1942, Mills was named commanding officer; in December 1942 he commanded Airship Wing Thirty. In July 1943, Mills was assigned as the commander of Fleet Airships, Atlantic - the chief of the Navy's LTA forces in the Atlantic Theater. George Mills was promoted to the rank of Commodore in November 1943.

In 1945, Mills returned to sea as the captain of the troopship USS Hermitage. Before retirement from the Navy in 1949, Mills served as the chief of the Naval Airship Training and Experimentation Command (CNATE) at NAS Lakehurst.

After leaving the Navy, Mills settled in North Carolina and worked for the Equitable Life Insurance Company, and later for the National Securities and Research Corporation. Mills served one term in the North Carolina State Legislature from 1950 to 1952. George H. Mills died on October 24, 1975, the same day as his longtime LTA colleague and friend, Garland Fulton, whose papers are also part of the collections of the National Air and Space Archives. They were buried on the same day in Arlington National Cemetery.
Chronology:
Chronology of George H. Mills' Naval Service

1914 -- June 14 - Entered U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland

1918 -- June 6 - Graduated from the Academy, Class of 1919; commissioned Ensign, USN September 21 - Service aboard USS New Mexico. Promoted to Lieutenant (JG)(Temporary)

1920 -- June 1 - Promotion to Lieutenant (JG)

1922 -- First LTA flight as gunnery spotter on captive balloon on USS New Mexico June 3 - Promotion to Lieutenant

1923 -- September 25 - Assigned as personal aide to RADM George W. Williams, Commandant, Sixth Naval District, Charleston, SC June 20 - Assigned as divisions communication officer on staff of VADM Henry A. Wiley, Battleship Division, Battle Fleet

1929 -- June 5 -Assistant gunnery officer and senior watch officer, USS Pensacola

1924 -- August 5 - Served as aide and flag secretary to RADM Williams as Commander Destroyer Squadrons, Scouting Fleet. Served on USS Concord, USS Dobbin, USS Whitney

1925 -- September - Continued as aide when RADM Williams was relieved by RADM Noble E. Irwin

1931 -- June 1 - Ordered to NAS Lakehurst for LTA instruction. Training flights on free and captive balloons and on airships Los Angeles (ZR-3), Akron (ZRS-4), J-3, J-4, K-1 and ZMC-2

1932 -- June 16 - Finished LTA training; designated naval aviator, lighter-than-air, # 3925

1927 -- June 30 - Officer-in-charge, naval recruiting for North and South Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina

1933 -- September 1 - Promotion to Lieutenant Commander

1934 -- May 14 - Ordered on temporary duty as naval observer on the Graf Zeppelin. Made three round trips aboard the Graf Zeppelin between Friedrichshafen and cities in South America August 9 - Ordered to NAS Lakehurst as Operations Officer October 14 - Ordered to NAS Sunnyvale (later NAS Moffett Field) as tactical officer, pilot and navigational watch on USS Macon (ZRS-4)

1935 -- February 12 - USS Macon crashes off Point Sur, California. Mills is rescued after three hours in the water April 15 - Ordered to NAS Lakehurst as operations and mooring officer

1936 -- November 4 - Ordered to Newport News for fitting out USS Yorktown August - Naval observer aboard Hindenburg on round trip flights between Lakehurst and Frankfort, Germany

1937 -- September 30 – Assigned as gunnery officer, USS Yorktown September 12 – October 2 - Training in chemical warfare at Gas Warfare School, Edgewood Arsenal, MD

1939 -- July 1 - Promotion to Commander June – Assigned as executive officer, NAS Lakehurst

1940 -- January 15 - Appointed commanding officer, NAS Lakehurst

1941 -- July - Temporary duty, Airship Board, Washington

1942 -- December 1 - Appointed Commander, Fleet Airship Wing Thirty June 17 - Promotion to Captain January 2 - Appointed Commander, Airship Patrol Group One

1943 -- November 5 - Promotion to Commodore July 1 - Appointed Commander, Fleet Airships, Atlantic

1945 -- July 23 - Awarded Legion of Merit July 10 - Appointed captain, USS Hermitage (AP-54). Reverts to rank of captain

1946 -- August 5 - Appointed commander, NAS Moffett Field

1947 -- September 26 - Appointed chief, Naval Airship Training and Experimentation Command (CNATE)

1949 -- June 30 - Retirement from U.S. Navy

Abbreviations

ADM -- Admiral

ASW -- Anti-submarine warfare

ATC -- Air Transport Command

BuAer -- Bureau of Aeronautics (US Navy)

CDR -- Commander

CNATE -- Naval Airship Training and Experimentation Command

Cong -- Congress

GHM -- George Henry Mills

LTA -- Lighter than air flight

MAD -- Magnetic anomaly detector (often found as magnetic airborne detector)

NACA -- National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

NAS -- Naval Air Station

NATS -- Naval Air Transport Service

ND -- No date

RADM -- Rear admiral

RN -- Royal Navy

Sess -- Session

VADM -- Vice Admiral

WPA -- Works Project Authority

ZNP -- Patrol airship

ZP -- Airship squadron
Provenance:
Georgia M. Head, Gift, 1994, 1994-0022, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Airships  Search this
Antisubmarine aircraft  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Maps
Photographs
Correspondence
Citation:
George Henry Mills Collection, Acc. 1994-0022, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1994.0022
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Passing Song

Artist:
Albert Pinkham Ryder, born New Bedford, MA 1847-died New York City 1917  Search this
Medium:
oil on wood
Dimensions:
8 1/2 x 4 3/8 in. (21.6 x 11.1 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
before 1902
Topic:
Figure female  Search this
Waterscape\boat  Search this
Landscape\water  Search this
Landscape\coast  Search this
Performing arts\music\voice  Search this
Literature\Ryder\Passing Song  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly
Object number:
1929.6.103
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
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25a Acre, tower and boats; full sheet on album page

Title:
Scott Catalogue Israel C20
Medium:
paper; ink
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
ISRAEL (republic)
Date:
1960-1961
Topic:
Sidney N. Shure Collection  Search this
International Stamps & Mail  Search this
Credit line:
Sidney N. Shure Collection
Object number:
0.269561.19.46
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Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln

Artist:
Pierre Morand, 1820 - ?  Search this
Sitter:
Abraham Lincoln, 12 Feb 1809 - 15 Apr 1865  Search this
Mary Ann Todd Lincoln, 13 Dec 1818 - 16 Jul 1882  Search this
Medium:
Ink and opaque white gouache on paper
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 20.4 x 12.8cm (8 1/16 x 5 1/16")
Mat: 45.7 x 35.6cm (18 x 14")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1864
Topic:
Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree  Search this
Baggage & Luggage\Bag  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Shawl  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Top hat  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Bonnet  Search this
Exterior\Cityscape  Search this
Architecture\Fence  Search this
Architecture\Building\White House  Search this
Equipment\Umbrella  Search this
Architecture\Building\House  Search this
Mary Ann Todd Lincoln: Female  Search this
Mary Ann Todd Lincoln: Politics and Government\First Lady\First Lady of US  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Male  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Military\Soldier  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Environmentalist  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Illinois  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\Government Official\Surveyor  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\State Senator\Illinois  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\Government Official\Postmaster  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Crafts and Trades\Boat builder  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.75.28
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Helmet, Flying, Experimental, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

Manufacturer:
Stefan A. Cavallo  Search this
Materials:
Helmet: Steel
Headphones: Rubber, Cotton, and Chamois
Goggles: Frames, Rubber; Lens, Plastic; Strap, elastic
Oxygen Mask: Rubber with Cotton Straps
Dimensions:
3-D: 21.6 x 22.9 x 22.9cm (8 1/2 x 9 x 9 in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Donated by Mr. Stefan A. Cavallo
Inventory Number:
A19740043000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Voyage de Nuit (La Pêche au Filet)

Artist:
Charles Francois Daubigny, 1817-1878  Search this
Medium:
Etching in dark brown ink on paper
Type:
landscapes
Print
Object Name:
Print
Made in:
France
Date:
1861
Credit Line:
Gift of Jules R. Breuchaud
Accession Number:
1962-32-69
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Partie de la Cité vers la fin du XVIIe Siècle

Artist:
Charles Meryon, French, 1821–1868  Search this
Medium:
Etching in dark brown ink on paper
Type:
architecture
Print
Object Name:
Print
Made in:
France
Place depicted:
Paris, France
Date:
1861
Credit Line:
Gift of Jules R. Breuchaud
Accession Number:
1962-32-75
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Whale Hunt by the Emperor Claudius in the harbour at Ostia, pl. 19 in the Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium series

Engraver:
Adriaen Collaert, Flemish, ca. 1560 – 1618  Search this
Philips Galle, Flemish, 1537 - 1612  Search this
After:
Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus, Flemish, 1523–1605  Search this
Medium:
Engraving on paper
Type:
figures
Print
Object Name:
Print
Made in:
Netherlands
Date:
1596 or after
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. A. W. Erickson
Accession Number:
1952-37-22
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Boat of the Dead

Medium:
wood, paint
Type:
sculpture
Decorative Arts
Tomb figures
Object Name:
Tomb figures
Made in:
Egypt
Date:
2000–1700 BC
Credit Line:
Gift of the Estate of David Wolfe Bishop
Accession Number:
1951-84-7-a,b
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L'Abside de Notre Dame de Paris (The Apse of Notre Dame, Paris)

Artist:
Charles Meryon, French, 1821–1868  Search this
Medium:
Etching on paper
Object Name:
Print
Type:
Print
Place depicted:
Paris, France
Made in:
Paris, France
Date:
1854
Accession Number:
1952-156-27
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The Castle of San Juan d' Ulloa, Vera Cruz, Mexico

Artist:
Thomas Moran, American, b. Britain, 1837–1926  Search this
Medium:
Etching in brown ink on paper
Type:
architecture
Print
Object Name:
Print
Place depicted:
Veracruz, Mexico
Date:
1884
Accession Number:
1952-156-28
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Hauling Canal Boats, Yotsugi Road (Yotsugi-dori, yosui hikifune) From the Series One Hundred Famous views of Edo

Artist:
Ando Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797–1858  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock print (ukiyo-e) on mulberry paper (washi)
Type:
landscapes
Woodblock Print
Object Name:
Woodblock Print
Made in:
Japan
Date:
1857
Credit Line:
Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Robert H. Patterson
Accession Number:
1941-31-278
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Former Hachiman Shrine, Sunamura (Sunamura Moto-Hachiman) From the Series One Hundred Famous views of Edo

Artist:
Ando Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797–1858  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock print (ukiyo-e) on mulberry paper (washi)
Type:
landscapes
Woodblock Print
Object Name:
Woodblock Print
Made in:
Japan
Date:
1856
Credit Line:
Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Robert H. Patterson
Accession Number:
1941-31-284
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Miyato River by Great Bank of Asakusa River, No 68 from One Hundred Views of Edo (Asakusa-gawa Okawa-bata, Miyato-gawa)

Artist:
Ando Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797–1858  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock print (ukiyo-e) on mulberry paper (washi)
Type:
landscapes
Woodblock Print
Object Name:
Woodblock Print
Made in:
Japan
Date:
1857
Credit Line:
Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Robert H. Patterson
Accession Number:
1941-31-288
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Omnaya Riverbank (Omnya-Gashi) From the Series One Hundred Famous views of Edo

Artist:
Ando Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797–1858  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock print (ukiyo-e) on mulberry paper (washi)
Type:
landscapes
Woodblock Print
Object Name:
Woodblock Print
Made in:
Japan
Date:
1857
Credit Line:
Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Robert H. Patterson
Accession Number:
1941-31-289
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Distant View of Kinryuzan Temple from Azuma Bridge (Azuma-bashi, Kinryuzan embo) No.39 From the Series One Hundred Famous views of Edo

Artist:
Ando Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797–1858  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock print (ukiyo-e) on mulberry paper (washi)
Type:
landscapes
Print
Object Name:
Print
Made in:
Japan
Date:
1856
Credit Line:
Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Robert H. Patterson
Accession Number:
1941-31-290
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Yoroi Ferry, Koami-cho (Yoroi-no-watashi, Koami-cho) From the Series One Hundred Famous views of Edo

Artist:
Ando Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797–1858  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock print (ukiyo-e) on mulberry paper (washi)
Type:
landscapes
Woodblock Print
Object Name:
Woodblock Print
Made in:
Japan
Date:
1857
Credit Line:
Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Robert H. Patterson
Accession Number:
1941-31-302
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View of Shiba Coast (Shibaura no fukei) From the Series One Hundred Famous views of Edo

Artist:
Ando Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797–1858  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock print (ukiyo-e) on mulberry paper (washi)
Type:
landscapes
Woodblock Print
Object Name:
Woodblock Print
Made in:
Japan
Date:
1856
Credit Line:
Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Robert H. Patterson
Accession Number:
1941-31-307
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