Found in 46 Collections and/or Records:
The papers consist of printed material, business records, and photographs that document the Bissell family and the foundations of the American petroleum industry in the 1850s. The collection is bound in seven volumes: two volumes of printed material relating to petroleum and other industries, three volumes of records of the Pennsylvania Rock Oil Company and the Adirondack Pulp Mills that document the creation and early growth of the companies, and two Bissell family photograph albums.
Church of St. Thomas of Canterbury, Whichelsea, 5th September 1895 / Eastbourne Regatta Day, 9th September 1895 , 1895 September
The photo on the front depicts the Church of St. Thomas of Canterbury, clad in heavy ivy.
The photo on the reverse depicts Eastbourne Regatta Day (rowing). The image shows large crowds at water's edge, awaiting the regatta.
Four images of various scenes in China, some of architecture, one rooftop view of a village, and one scene of a woman in Western dress holding an infant at some sort of stone building. Two images of Madeira, one labeled "Camara de Lobos." Possibly related to Mariannhill Mission/Monastery, represented in other images belonging to the same set of former album pages.
Four images of scenes in China / Two images of unidentified street scenes, possibly in Funchal , circa 1900
The four albumen prints of scenes in China depict art, architecture, and local people. The images may be associated with the Mariannhill Missionaries.
School portrait of a group of girls aged about ten. The girls all wear what appear to be their best dresses, not uniforms. A female teacher sits in the middle of the group, and another woman stands at top right. Potted plants are placed around the front row of seated girls. Print is mounted on a decorative card with information about the Royal family, and a celebratory message: "1837 Sixty Years Happy and Glorious Reign 1897."
Portrait of a class of boys aged roughly twelve or thirteen. Their teacher stands to the left of the group. All boys wear suits, not uniforms, and several have academic medals pinned to their jackets. A small marquee has "Harrow Road [?]" chalked on it. Print is mounted on a decorative card with information about the Royal family printed on it and a celebratory message: "1837 Sixty Years Happy and Glorious Reign 1897."
Portrait of thirty young schoolboys with their teacher, who stands at the back of the group. There is a small marquee on which is chalked "Harrow Road, II," perhaps indicating second year students. The boys appear to be about six or seven years of age. Print is mounted on a decorative card with information about the Royal family printed on it and a celebratory message: "1837 Sixty Years Happy and Glorious Reign 1897."
Albumen stereographs and half stereographs published by Alfred A. Hart and Carleton E. Watkins of the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad in California and Utah, 1865-1869.
Photographs taken by William Henry Jackson and published by W.H. Jackson & Co. of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Utah, and Mexico, circa 1880s.
The collection comprises 147 photographs from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with representative images of Great Britain, South Africa, New Zealand, Madeira, East Asia, and other locations (many unidentified).
Signed on reverse, "Maude. Feb'y 1891." Image shows Maude looking straight at the camera, wearing a heavy coat and a feather-trimmed hat. She wears a brooch at her neck, but no other jewelry.
Print is signed on back, "To Bertie with much love from Maudie." Image is of Maude standing with arms clasped behind her head. She wears a loosely-fitting, draped gown suggestive of ancient Greek or Roman style. She has a solid metallic bracelet on her right arm, and she wears heavy makeup.
Maude is shown here wearing a regal looking costume, consisting of a cap with pheasant feathers, a fur-trimmed striped bodice with dark fabric bib and cuffed sleeves (cuffs are a pale velvety material, with frilly wrists), a cape decorated with spangles, tasseled epaulets, thick black tights and low heeled black shoes. She is wearing heavy makeup, with her eyes lined and lips rouged. The print is signed, "With love from Maudie/ Jan 29th 92."