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    A.R. Van Tassell Photograph Albums, 1900-1956.
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    Van Tassell, A.R. (creator, photographer).
    A.R. Van Tassell Photograph Albums, 1900-1956.
    Phy. Description: 
    0.3 cu. ft. : 1 boxes.
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Engineer involved in building the Panama Canal, as well as structures in Hawai'i and San Francisco.
    Scope and Content: 
    Two photograph albums documenting Van Tassell's engineering career and family life. The photographs include images from the islands of O'ahu and Hawai'i, including photographs of buildings, structures, ships, harbors, a sugar factory, the Kilauea Volcano, mills and the "Rainbow Bridge' near Hilo, which Van Tassell was involved in building. Images of Mexico include the pyramids, street scenes, bullfights, and building construction. Photographs from Havana include the harbor, sugar mill and castle. Other images are from Texas, Long Island, Kentucky, Virginia, and Seattle.
    1 series.
    Donated in 1987 to the National Museum of American History's Division of Engineering and Industry by Paul Jackson. Transferred to the Archives Center in 2007.
    Finding aids: 
    Cite as: 
    A.R. Van Tassell Photograph Album, 1900-1956, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
    Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
    Fees for commercial reproduction.
    Smithsonian Institution owns rights.
    Bridges -- Hawaii
    Bullfights -- Mexico
    Canals -- Panama
    Castles -- Cuba
    Harbors -- Cuba
    Harbors -- Hawaii
    Hawaii -- Hawaii -- Hilo
    Pyramids -- Mexico
    Sugar -- Cuba
    Sugar -- Hawaii
    Subject - Geographical: 
    Hilo (Hawaii)
    Honolulu (Hawaii)
    Cuba -- Havana
    Havana (Cuba)
    Kilauea Volcano (Hawaii.)
    Panama Canal (Panama)
    Hawaii -- Oahu -- Honolulu
    Form / Genre: 
    Photographs -- 20th century -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
    Photograph albums -- 20th century
    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, 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: 
    2007.3179 (NMAH Acc.)
    Jackson, Paul (donor).
    Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI (collector).
    Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI (collector).
    Item Information
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    Archives Center at American HistoryACNMAH 1015Add Copy to MyList

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