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    Henry Booth Collection, 1942-1974.
     
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    Creator: 
    Booth, Henry, 1895-1969 (collector).
    Title: 
    Henry Booth Collection, 1942-1974.
    Phy. Description: 
    2.5 cu. ft. : 7 boxes and 1 film.
    Digital Reference: 
    Electronic Resource
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Textile mogul Henry Booth was the grandson of William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army.
    Summary: 
    Collection focuses primarily on the PhotoMetric custom tailoring system. It consists of advertisements, brochures, photographs, glass slides, a 16mm film, correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, an operating manual, scrapbooks, magazines, and a guest register.
    Organization: 
    Divided into 5 series: (1) PhotoMetric Apparatus Materials, 1948-1965; (2) PhotoMetric Advertising Press Materials, 1942, 1948; (3) PhotoMetric Retail Materials, 1958-1974; PhotoMetric General Business Materials, 1947-1974; Hillandale Handweavers, 1960-1962. Arranged topically.
    Provenance: 
    Gift of Robert Booth, May 2000.
    Finding aids: 
    Register available in Archives Center and linked from this record (click on "Finding Aid").
    Loc. of Assoc. Material: 
    PhotoMetric camera, stand, and measuring harness located in Photographic History collection, Division of Information, Technology, and Society, NMAH, SI.
    Cite as: 
    Henry Booth Collection, 1942-1974, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
    Restrictions: 
    Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
    Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
    Fees for commercial reproduction.
    Rights transferred to Museum in Deed of Gift.
    Subject-Topical: 
    Tailoring
    Garment cutting
    PhotoMetric (camera system).
    Photography -- Equipment and supplies
    Inventors -- 1940-1990
    Inventions -- 1920-2000 -- United States
    Fashion
    Advertising -- 20th century.
    Subject-Name: 
    Booth, Virginia
    Eastman Kodak Co.
    PhotoMetric Corporation.
    Hillandale Handweavers.
    Hillandale Farms.
    Amalgamated Textiles Limited.
    Richard Bennett Associates, Inc.
    Form / Genre: 
    Photographs -- 20th century -- Glass -- Silver gelatin
    Glass plate negatives
    Photographs -- 1940-2000 -- Black-and-white photoprints
    Pamphlets -- 1950-2000.
    Scrapbooks -- 20th century
    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453.
    Local Number: 
    2000.3016 (NMAH Acc.)
    Co-Creator: 
    Booth, Robert (donor).
    Item Information
    RepositoryCall No. 
    Archives Center at American HistoryACNMAH 0726Add Copy to MyList

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