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Nebraska Family Photo Album

 Collection — Box: MISC-01, Folder: MSS-0073
Identifier: MSS-0073

A photo album of a white family in Omaha, Nebraska includes photographs of adults in children around the home and in a rural setting. Notable photos include a series from the 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition in Omaha including a see-saw ride, "The Old Plantation" stage, Arch of States, streets of all nations featuring a camel, the lagoon, the administration building, and others. A photograph of a tree is identified as "the surrender tree - San Juan Hill - Santiago" in Cuba, which along with another caption referencing "Remember the Maine!" and a photo of a young man in a presumably military are references to the Spanish American War in Omaha.

Description provided by the seller:

"A photo album kept by a family in Omaha, Nebraska around 1898. The family is seen posing around family homes with captions like "look pleasant please" and "they all look alike to me." A photo of a group of women picking apples is captioned, "forget this and remember the Maine." Another photo of a group posing on the steps of a house reads, "what a rattling good time we must have had last night." The family worked on a farm and a photo of a group of people working near a large bale of hay is seen here. Also included throughout the album are photo strip portraits of members of the family as well as cyanotypes. One of the cyanotypes shows a man posing with a tennis racket; another shows the group resting on a log. One section of photos shows a trip to St. Louis including photos of monuments and street scenes. The final photos show portraits of women posing in their home and by canons and monuments in Nebraska. A variety of photographs including cyanotypes, early snapshots, and photo strips.

"Contains 52 sepia-toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs and cyanotype photographs measuring between 1½" x 2" and 3½" x 3½" with some captions."

Dates

  • 1898

Condition Description

Condition: Oblong small quarto measuring 7" x 11½". String-tied blue cloth with brown leather spine and corners with "photographs" stamped in gilt on the front board. Good album with worn edges, chips, and tears with very good photographs with some tears and fading.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 84-712 through 84-712.09), and other relevant regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Nebraska Omaha assumes no responsibility.

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The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, Archives & Special Collections will provide information about copyright owners and related information. Securing permission to publish or use material is the responsibility of the researcher. Note that unless specifically transferred to the University of Nebraska at Omaha, any applicable copyrights may be held by another individual or entity. Further information about copyright policy is available at http://libguides.unomaha.edu/library_policies.

Extent

0.08 Cubic Feet (1 folder containing 1 volume) : Albums

Arrangement

Collection has not yet been arranged and described.

Custodial History

Purchased from Between the Covers on June 9, 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented to the University of Nebraska libraries and the citizens of Nebraska in loving memory of Mr. and Mrs. George Miller Hays, Sr., Billings, Montana, parents of Don Llewelyn Hays, Omaha, Nebraska, 1888-1974.

Condition Description

Condition: Oblong small quarto measuring 7" x 11½". String-tied blue cloth with brown leather spine and corners with "photographs" stamped in gilt on the front board. Good album with worn edges, chips, and tears with very good photographs with some tears and fading.

Title
Nebraska Family Photo Album
Status
unprocessed
Author
Amy Schindler; Angela Kroeger
Date
2016-06-30
Description rules
Description based on DACS
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the UNO Libraries' Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States
402-554-6046