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Barnes Publishing Company photographic archives

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-GAMMS63
The Barnes Collection is the photographic morgue file of the Barnes Company, which specialized in the production of albums reproducing the faces and giving capsule biographies of members of Congress during the latter part of the nineteenth century. The collection includes 501 imperial carte de visite photographs, principally of members of Congress from 1872 to 1876, many of the photographs being embellished by added signatures trimmed from letters or other documents.

Dates

  • 1875-1880
  • Majority of material found in 1875 - 1875

Collection-level Access Restrictions

Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (501 photographs)

Related materials

Chasing the Santa Fe Ring / David L. Caffey, c. 2014. Three images from the collection are used in the book.
Title
Barnes Publishing Company photographic archives
Status
in_progress
Author
Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections
Description rules
local practice
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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