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Dr. G. Howard White collection

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White, G. Howard, Dr., Jr.
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Princeton University
Virginia -- Leesburg
Virginia -- Middleburg
Pelham (Upperville, Virginia)
Tanglewood (Catonsville, Maryland)
Howard County (Md.)
Grafton Hall (Upperville, Virginia)
Crednall (Middleburg, Virginia)
Catonsville (Md.)
Argyle (Ellicott City, Maryland)
Welbourne (Middleburg, Virginia)
Railroads -- United States
Farms -- Maryland
Mills and mill-work
Gardens -- Virginia
Gift from Janet Tayloe to the Archives of American Gardens through Mrs. William H. West, Jr. of the Garden Club of America.
White, G. Howard, Dr., Jr.
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Dr. G. Howard White collection
The Dr. G. Howard White, Jr. Collection contains images of family members and residences relating to the White family of Catonsville, Maryland and Middleburg, Virginia and the Liebig family of Catonsville, Maryland, as well as recreational, industrial, and general sites in Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey. The images, taken by Dr. G. Howard White, Jr. and Dr. Gustav Adolph Liebig, both amateur photographers, document everything from informal family gatherings and outings to domestic servants, workers, factories and railroad lines. The acession file includes some genealogical information and research on properties conducted in 2005.
Biographical/Historical note
Dr. G. Howard White, Jr., the principal photographer of the collection, was born at 'Crednall' in Middleburg, Virginia. Many of the people depicted in the photographs of homesteads (such as 'Argyle' in Ellicott City, Maryland) are related to the White family. Dr. Gustav Adolph Liebig photographed other images in the White Collection. He lived on an estate known as 'Tanglewood,' believed to be located across the street from the Whites in Catonsville, Maryland. (This may account for why Dr. White ended up with images by Dr. Liebig in his collection.) The Liebig family also features prominently in the White Collection.
1.5 Cubic feet
149 Negatives (photographic) (glass.)
8 Photographic prints (black and white.)
46 Negatives (photographic) (nitrate.)
circa 1890-1920
Custodial History Note
The Dr. G. Howard White, Jr. Collection was owned by G. Howard White III until his death. His sister gave them to a cousin, Janet Tayloe, who in turn donated them to the Archives of American Gardens.
Archival Repository
Archives of American Gardens
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Dr. G. Howard White, Jr. photograph collection.
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Scope and Contents note
The Dr. G. Howard White, Jr. Collection includes (203) photographic images dated c. 1890s-1920s taken by amateur photographers Dr. G. Howard White, Jr. and Dr. Gustav Adolph Liebig. It includes a diverse sampling of scenes, from family gatherings, homes, and recreational outings to train depots and railway lines, mill and factory workers, domestic servants, livestock, barns and other agricultural and industrial scenes of everyday life. The majority of the photographs were taken in Catonsville, Maryland, and Virginia; many show the homes (both exterior and interior shots) of the White, Dulany, Liebig and Lemmon families. Some show the Princeton University campus in New Jersey. The collection as a whole is a rich sampling of domestic, recreational, and working life in the mid-Atlantic region at the turn of the twentieth century.
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:
Record ID
[Liebig Factory] [glass negative]: a view of factory buildings.
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