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American Numismatic Society, Record Group 3: Development and Membership, 1866-ongoing, [series title].
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Contains the prints, negatives, and, for some later years, compact discs of the American Numismatic Society’s general photograph collection, most of which, particularly in the later years, were produced for membership publications. The earliest items are member portraits on cartes de visite (1860s and 1870s) and cabinet cards (1870s-circa 1910). With few exceptions, these are the only original nineteenth-century images in this collection. The decades of the twentieth century up through the 1960s are represented by about 2 cubic feet of pictures on scattered topics, including portraits, numismatic events, exhibits, Medal of Honor recipients (1918-1919), and views of the Society’s Audubon Terrace headquarters, which include the construction of an addition to the building (1929-1930) and ANS exhibition rooms before and after remodeling (1945, 1950s). Beginning in the 1970s, the photographs are more numerous and more comprehensive, many produced for the Society’s newsletter, which began in 1979 and was succeeded by the ANS Magazine in 2002. These show staff, officers, members, students, and awardees at events such as the annual meeting, annual gala, lectures, exhibits, award ceremonies, Summer Seminar, and Coinage of the Americas (COAC) and other conferences. In addition, there are posed staff portraits and images relating to the Society’s move from its Audubon Terrace headquarters at 155th Street to Fulton Street in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Also included are copy negatives and page proofs for Howard L. Adelson’s book, The American Numismatic Society, 1858-1958 (1958), and undated photographs of coins, medals, and decorations.
[unidentified] (reverse: May 12, 1869; taken at Israel & Co., Baltimore); Ahlborn, Lea (front: Royal Mint Medal Engraver in Stockholm); Amelung, J.A.; Anthon, Charles Edward; Applegate, J. Henry; Appleton, William Sumner (reverse: Boston, dress worn in Syria); Baily, James Muhlenberg (reverse: died February 27, 1897); Barnard, Charles E. (reverse: Utica, N.Y.); Bolen, J.A. (two different photographs; reverse: Springfield, Mass.); Boucher, A.J. (reverse: Montreal); Bramhall, William Leggett (reverse: Washington, D.C.); Brock, Alonzo A. ; Cauffman, Emil (reverse: Philadelphia); Clay, Charles; Clogston, William (reverse: Springfield, Mass.); Colburn, Jeremiah (reverse: Boston); Da Silva, B.; Davis, Robert C. (reverse: Philadelphia); De Peyster, J. Watts; Dubois, William E.; Ely, Herman; Engstrom, A.B. (reverse: from Arendal, Norway); Greenwood, Isaac J.; Groh, Edward; Groh, Henry; Gschwend, Charles ; Hanna, John; Hewitt, Robert, Jr. (reverse: New York City); Hodgson, George; Idell, G.W.; James, Fred H. (reverse: Lancaster, N.Y.); Levick, Joseph Napoleon Tricot; Lightbody, Colin; Lionhardt, George G. (reverse: Augusta, Ga.); MacKenzie, Mortimer L. ; McCoy, John F. (reverse: taken some five years ago, N.Y., February 17, 1868); Mickley, Joseph J.; Moore, Michael (reverse: Trenton Falls); Nichols, C. Porter (reverse: Springfield, Mass.); Ogden, R.W.; Oliver, James (two different photographs; reverse: to replace me in Society’s album); Parish, Jr., Daniel; Parker, Jas. (reverse: Springfield, Mass.); Perine, G.H.; Phillips, George L. (reverse: Dayton, Ohio); Prime, William C.; Ralston, J. Grier (reverse: Norristown, Pa.); Rivett, Nathaniel; Sage, Augustus B.; Sandham, Alfred; Stickney, Matthew Adams (reverse: Salem, Mass.); Taylor, A.B.; Taylor, James H.; Edward L. Tiemann (front: 1875)
Adams, William; Ahlborny, Leu; Alphonse XIII, King of Spain (reverse: honorary member, 1910); Attinelli, Emmanuel Joseph; Balman, Henry L. (reverse: with compliments, April 11, 1890); Barnum, George Grenville (reverse: Buffalo, N.Y.); Belden, Bauman L. (reverse: January , 1897); Brenner, Victor David; Cogan, Edward; Cogan, George W. (front: youngest son of Edward at 17); Cohen (no first name given); Courteau, Eugene (reverse: 1903, aged 35); Cunningham, Thomas (reverse: Mohawk, N.Y.); Darling, C.W. (note: Utica); Dreier, Ludwig; Eklund, Ole P., (Two photographs, circa 1940s; reverse: long note mentioning age  and what is pictured, including his homestead in Idaho and a cabin he lived in (1889-1910) and a Mr. McKenzie, whose coins were sold “recently” by Stack’s); Elder, Thomas (picture postcard sent to Howland Wood, 1906; front: September 4, 1906); Ely, Foster (reverse: rector of St. Stephen’s Church, Ridgefield, Connecticut); Ford, [illegible]; Gregory, Charles (reverse: March 1889); Groh, Edward (reverse: 1883); Hall, [illegible] (photo taken in Nova Scotia); Harris, Robert; Harzfeld, Sigismund K. (reverse: 1877); Hickcox, John Howard; Higgins, Frank C. (reverse: September 5-10, 1910); Hills, J. Coolidge; Huberich, Charles H. (as a boy); Kirkwood, J.
Lederer, Philipp (picture postcard, 1944?); Lee, William; Leverel, Herbert (reverse: member 1885); Lillardi, J.L.B. (front: 1894); Low, Lyman (reverse: June 2, 1888); Low, Lyman (reverse: 1891); Manuel II, King of Portugal (reign: 1908-1910); Massamore, George W. (front: Baltimore, July 10, 1886); Mitchelson, Joseph Chappel; Morgan, George T (low quality reprint; reverse: gift of Margo Russell, 1974; original photograph in the Bureau of the Mint Archives); Morris, Charles; Morris, Rob (engraved image on paper taken from an 1882 photograph); Parish, Daniel, Jr.; Perini, Quintilio (proceedings: Rovereto, Austria); Pfund, Anthony (reverse: photo compliments of Pfund, January 27, 1896; born June 12, 1823); Poillon, William; Saltus, John Sanford (reverse: 1895); Sandham, Alfred; Scott, John Walker (reverse: November 2, 1845 [his birth date]; September 1889); Sterling, E.B.; Stewart, William Rhinelander (reverse: 1893); Tuthill, Luther B. (note: May 29, 1894); Victor Emanuel III, King of Italy (honorary member, January 21, 1901); Wright, Charles Henry; Wyckoff, Peter B.; Zabrinske, Andrew C.
Photographs for Howard L. Adelson’s book The American Numismatic Society, 1858-1958 (1958). About 50 4x5 copy negatives, mostly portraits of people copied from publications, some with corresponding prints; loose prints; and page proofs with photographic plates in place and labeled.
Note: Was box 19.7.1.
Includes negatives and copy prints, possibly for Adelson book, and some original photographs. Many portrait photographs are copies of ANS cartes de visite and copies from publications and other sources, including those of drawings and etchings. Box contains no nineteenth-century originals but a few from the early twentieth century.
Portraits: Adams, Edward D.; Ahlborn, Lea; King of Spain Alphonse XIII; Anthon, Charles; Applegate, J. Henry; Appleton, William S., 1867-1903; Babelon, Ernst, 1910 (painting); Bailey, James Muhlenberg; Balog, Paul; Belden, Bauman; Bishoff, William L.; Bramhall, William L.; Brenner, Victor D., 1894-1924; Burnham, Roger, 1923; Chapman, H., 1935; Clapp, George, 1939; Cogan, Edward; Colburn, Jeremiah; Comparette, T. Louis; De Peyster, J. Watts; Dewing, Arthur S.; Dilliston (William H.?); Dodd, Charles; Douglas, Damon C., 1944, 1946; Drowne; Henry Russell; Dubois, W.M.E.; Duffield, Frank G.; Edlow, Kenneth; Eidlitz; English, Thomas Dunn; French, Daniel Chester; Greenwood, Isaac J.; Groh, Edward; Hanna, John; Havemeyer, Henry Osborne; Hewitt, Robert, Jr.; Hickox, John H.; Higgins, Frank H.; Huntington, Archer M. (includes Barcelona monument); Kunz, George F.; Lagerberg, Julius de, 1907; Lagerberg, Magnus Edward; Langdon, Woodburg; Levick, Joseph N.T.; Low, Lyman H.; Manship, Paul; King Manuel of Portugal; Mateu y Llopis, Felipe; Metcalf, William E.; Mickley, Joseph J.; Miles, George C., 1973; Newman, Eric; Norton, Frank; Norweb, R. Henry, Jr.; Oliver, James; Parish, Daniel, Jr.; Parmelee, Louis G.; Perine, George H.; Poillon, William; Pyne, Moses Taylor; Robertson, Robert; Roty, Louis-Oscar, 1889; St. Gaudens, Augustus; Sage, Augustus; Saltus, Sanford J.; Schiff, Jacob Henry; Simpson, A. Carson; Stewart, W.R.; Storer, Horatio R. (plaque); Thompson, Margaret; Turnure, Lawrence; Umberto; Vanderbilt, William Kissam; Vanderbilt, Conelius; King of Italy Victor Emanuel III; Weeks, William R.; West, Louis C.; Wood, Howland; Wormser, Moritz; Wright, Charles Henry; Wyman, Arthur C.; Zabriskie, Andrew; Zerbe, Farran.
Mostly color prints and negatives, loose and in developers’ envelopes. Includes various events and Fulton building. Mostly late 1990s.
ANS Newsletter and other negatives and contact prints, 1977-1984. Includes events, exhibits, Summer Seminar, Audubon Terrace interiors, computer systems, Bechtler coin press, Chapman exhibit (1983), weight machine, Margaret Thompson, and other topics.
ANS Newsletter and other negatives and contact prints, 1986-1989.
ANS Newsletter and other negatives and contact prints, 1986-1989.
ANS Newsletter and other negatives and contact prints, 1994-1997.
ANS Newsletter photographs, 1985-1992, with some newsletters.
ANS Newsletter photographs, 1993-1999, with some newsletters.
David Tripp Double Eagle Lecture, Federal Reserve, June 20, 2002 (One set of 4x6 color prints)
Includes color 3x5 prints with 35 millimeter negatives.
Photographs of various coins and medals used for exhibits and publications.
Portrait of Daniel Parish, Jr.
Portrait of Lyman Low
Portrait of Frank Higgins
Audubon Terrace construction, 1929-1930
Humorous photograph from Robert I. Nesmith to Sawyer McA. Mosser, October 28, 1944
Glass plate negative: Joan Fagerlie, Copenhagen Coin Cabinet, September-November, 1958
Portrait of John Reilly, Jr.
Portrait of Henry Chapman
Banquet: Members of the N.Y. Numismatic Club at Keen’s Chophouse, used in Adelson’s book, p. 156-7
Banquet: Given by Thomas Elder for buyers at an auction sale
Banquet: Tri-State Coin & Stamp Convention, Jamestown, New York, June 17-18, 1932
Banquet: Westchester County Coin Club, Second Anniversary Dinner, Roger Smith Hotel, White Plains, New York, April 16, 1936
Brooklyn Coin Club, Fifth Annual Dinner, Joe’s Restaurant, Brooklyn, January 5, 1937
Banquet: 8th Annual Convention Banquet, Numismatic Association of Southern California, Statler Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, California, February 2, 1963
Group photograph in front of building – Includes John Reilly Jr. and Edward Newell
Group photograph: Henry Chapman sale of the Andrew Zabriskie collection, June, 1909 (framed)
Group photograph: Auction Sale Collection of Coins of George H. Earle Jr., Catalogued by Henry Chapman, Philadelphia, June 25, 26, 27, (28), 29, 1912 (copy)
Group photograph: Sale of the Lyman Collection, Office of S.H. Chapman, November 7, 1913 (copy)
Portrait of Russian violinist Joseph Piastro Borissoff, signed “To my dearest and best friend Fannie and Emmanuel Dobrowsky” (framed), 1923
Drawing of fence for the American Numismatic Society, S.W. Morgan, Architect, October 25, 1955
Agnes Baldwin Brett portrait
Audubon Terrace, including Eidlitz addition (1929-1930), West Hall interior (1930), and Broadway entrance (1940s or 1950s)
New York Academy of Medicine building—Used in Adelson book
Hispanic Society of America (HSA) building—Used in Adelson book, 1905
Edward Groh portraits
Louis West portrait
Michael Bates with coin tray in vault (on board)
Frank Campbell in the Library at Audubon Terrace, includes Edward Janis (on board)
Alan Stahl and William Warden examining coins (on board)
Plaque with photograph of William Herbert Sheldon
Letters and completed forms from persons, historical societies, and other associations acknowledging receipt of ANS publications such as proceedings, circulars, printed lectures, and the Society’s constitution and bylaws. Most are perfunctory, though some touch on other matters. A letter (1884) from William Legett Bramhall, one of the Society’s first members (joined November 3, 1858), discusses his desire to start a numismatic society in Washington D.C. and mentions his remaining coin collection housed in three walnut cases obtained from Joseph Levick. Edward Cogan refers to “the [David] Proskey disgraceful fair,” adding, “he deserves to be exposed” (1878).
Open to all researchers.
Contains questionnaires completed by members on the question of changing the location of the Society’s meetings and efforts to increase the rolls of resident members (1889), completed and blank “circular to members” forms which sought biographical information from members to be used in the event of the member’s death (ca. 1897), forms completed by members in response to a request for information to be used in a new ANS database (1995) and the final draft, compilation of comments, and returned and completed forms from a survey sent to members 2002. The surveys from the 1890s contain a wealth of biographical details. Those from 1995 mostly just provide directory information. The surveys of 2002 mainly gauge use, opinions, and demographics.
Individuals who completed “circular to members” questionnaires (ca. 1897) are: Adams, William; Alexander, Robert C.; Andrews, Frank D.; Arnold, George C.; Atwood, Daniel T.; Attinelli, Emmanuel J.; Bailey, James M.; Barrington, Rachel T.; Barron, Edward J.; Belden, Bauman L.; Bellas, Henry H.; Benson, Frank S.; Bolen, John A; Boucher, Adelard J.; Bramhall, William L.; Brenner, Victor D; Burchard, Horatio C.; Burtsell, Richard L.; Chenoweth, Alexander C.; Colburn, Jeremiah; Darling, Charles W.; Deats, Hiram E.; de Morgan, Henri; Doughty, Francis W.; Dreier, Johann C. L.; Drowne, Henry R.; Dudley, James F.; Ely, Foster; Ely, Herman; Fewsmith, William; French, William M.P.; Frossard, Edouard; Gasten, William; Goddard, William C.; Greenhood, Hugh; Greenwood, Isaac J. Jr.; Harris, Robert; Hayden, Horace E.; Heaton, Augustus G.; Hills, Jonas C.; James, Frederick H.; Johnes, Edward R.; Kennedy, John S.; Kirkwood, James; Lee, Francis B.; Lee, William; Lillard, John F.B.; Maris, Edward; Marvin, William T.R.; Massamore,George W.; McArthur, George; McLachlan, Robert W.; Morris, Charles; Parish, Daniel, Jr.; Pell, John; Perini, Quintilio; John H.; Pfund, Anthony; Pryer, Charles; Renwick, Edward L.; Richter, Max H.; Snowden, Archibald L.; Soverel, Herbert F.; Steers, Edward P.; Stehlin, Charles V.; Sterling, Edward B.; Stewart, William R.; Stickney, Matthew A.; Stone, Charles P; Strobridge, William H.; Tatman, Charles T.; Ten Eyck, James; Tuthill, Luther B.; Thruston, Gates P.; Tiemann, Edward L.; Trumbull, Walter; Vail, Joseph H.; Van Schaick, James; Warner, Thomas; Willis, Benjamin A.; White, John S.; Wood, Isaac F.; Wyckoff, Peter B. MD; Young, William H.
The 19th century questionnaires are open to all researchers. Those from 1995 and 2002 are closed to outside researchers.
Various materials relating to the Society’s publications, membership, and fundraising, including the purchase and distribution of medals and publications and records of publications sent to members. Includes Joseph N.T. Levick’s annotated copy of the first volume of the American Journal of Numismatics (AJN) (1866), along with the original circular announcing the publication’s debut (pasted in) and accounts and lists relating to coin purchases either for him personally or for the Society. (It was Levick who first proposed the publication of AJN and he served as its first editor.) Also of note is correspondence relating to the purchase and distribution of Albert Frey’s Dictionary of Numismatic Names (1917-1918); correspondence regarding the efforts to raise funds to purchase the Swedish coin collection of Robert Robertson (1929.103), and subscription forms and letters for the School for Coin and Medal Designing and Die Cutting and for two of the Society’s earliest medals: Membership (1875-1880) Charles E. Anthon (1884).
A log book listing members that purchased various medals (1909-1986) is also included. With varying completeness, it lists number of metal type struck, artist, subscriber name, address, metal, date of payment, amount, date of shipment, and method of shipment. Medals included are Hudson-Fulton; Catholic, or Archdiocese of New York; Cleveland; Members; Babelon; Morgan; Lincoln Plaque; New Theatre; Declaration of War; Catskill Aqueduct; French and British War Commission; Belgian; Joan of Arc; Independence Day; Peace; Prince of Wales; Red Cross; Foch; Choate; Washington; Members; 125th Anniversary; and Statue of Liberty. An envelope of circulars for many of the medals is included with the book.
Two files of membership data are closed to outside researchers. The rest of the materials are open.
Oversized notebook: List of members and tally of publications sent, 1921-1924 (loose)
Medals log book, 1909-1986 (loose)
An envelope of circulars for the medals that was kept with the log book can now be found in Box 2 of this series.