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Captain A. H. McComb Jr. slide collection

Object Details

Container
Box 1, Box 2
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Captain A. H. McComb Jr. slide collection
Identifier
AAG.MCC
Photographer
McComb, A. H., Jr., Capt.
Biographical/Historical note
Captain Archibald H. "Bud" McComb, Jr. of Winchester, Virginia, (May 27, 1913-February 8, 2003), was the Chief of International Maritime Safety Coordinating Staff at the United States Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C and life member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
Processing information note
The Captain A.H. McComb, Jr. Collection was processed by AAG intern Bella Wenum in 2013.
Date
1956-1966
Provenance
Captain and Mrs. A.H. McComb donated the collection to the Office of Horticulture in (later Smithsonian Gardens) in 1981.
Custodial History note
The Captain A. H. McComb Jr. Collection was generated by Capt. McComb from 1956 to 1966.
Extent
0.25 Cubic feet (230 color slides, 35mm)
Summary
The Captain A.H. McComb, Jr. Collection includes approximately 230 35mm slides of public and private gardens and landscapes dating from 1956 to 1966, photographed by Captain A.H. McComb, Jr. at sites in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, New York, United States Virgin Islands, Argentina, Bermuda, Capri, Cuba, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico, and Tobago.
Restrictions
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Type
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides
Slides (photographs)
Arrangement note
Arranged into 2 series: 1. U.S. Gardens 2. Foreign Gardens The original arrangement, which is maintained, consists of a two-part numbering system based on sequential (and chronological) rolls of film and the slides within each roll. Each roll was numbered sequentially by, presumably, Capt. McComb as were the slides within each roll (e.g. 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, and 7-1, 7-2, 7-3, etc.) with gaps in the numbering sequences representing slides not included in the donation to the Smithsonian.
Scope and Contents note
The Captain A.H. McComb, Jr. Collection includes approximately 230 35mm slides of public and private gardens and landscapes dating from 1956 to 1966, photographed by Captain A.H. McComb, Jr. at sites in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, New York, United States Virgin Islands, Argentina, Bermuda, Capri, Cuba, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico, and Tobago. While McComb generally indicated the location and/or plant featured in each image on the corresponding slide mount, the location of sites documented in some of images is unknown. Also included are images of various flowers and plants, some of which are not attributable to a particular site. A typewritten list of image captions keyed to the numbered slides accompanied the donation.
Genre/Form
Slides (photographs)
Rights
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Photographer
McComb, A. H., Jr., Capt.
Topic
Travel photography
Flowers
Plants
Trees
Other Finding Aid Note
The Captain A. H. McComb, Jr. Collection was accompanied by a typewritten list of numbered slides with a description of each.
Place
Washington (D.C.)
Panama
Trinidad and Tobago
Virgin Islands of the United States
Paris (France)
Puerto Rico
Bermuda Islands
Copenhagen (Denmark)
England
Germany
Haiti
Cuba
Jamaica
Citation
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Captain A. H. McComb Jr. slide collection.
Archival Repository
Archives of American Gardens
AAG.MCC
AAG.MCC
AAG
GUID
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb60eed9c26-c73a-4de3-8c5f-8f7c60bc8cb1
sova.aag.mcc
Record ID
ebl-1518613805756-1518613805761-0
Finding aid
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