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Addison Scurlock and his sons spent much of the twentieth century photographing leaders, luminaries, and local Washingtonians. From the original Scurlock Studio on U Street to the Custom Craft Studio and the Capitol School of Photography, the Scurlocks' imagery was viewed and shared by thousands of people. Help the Archives Center at the National Museum of American History make this collection more accessible by transcribing these ledgers which include client numbers and names arranged in broadly alphabetic order.
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Seventeen Magazine: "When is a girl worth $11,690,499?" Promotional Materials & Trade Advertisements, Estelle Ellis Collection
Publishing, advertising, and marketing pioneer, Estelle Ellis was among the first to focus on the American female demographic, especially teens and working-class women. Condé Nast Publications, Incorporated, Carter Hawley Hale-owned department stores, Phillips-Van Heusen, Dow Chemical, and the Kimberly-Clark Corporation were among her clients. This advertisement and other materials from Ellis's professional papers reveal information about the history of female-centered marketing campaigns, publications, and the advertising industry. Help transcribe this material as part of the Smithsonian's #BecauseOfHerStory campaign to share and celebrate the diverse stories of American girlhood. Coordination of this and other girlhood history projects in the Transcription Center (including selection, digitization, cataloging, outreach, and educational resources) was funded by the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative. Click here to learn more.
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We have been taught about slavery in American history classes, but rarely in detail as these records demonstrate. As you help transcribe these slavery-based legal documents, you will read first-hand accounts of the business aspect of the slave trade.
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Help us transcribe postcards & holiday greeting cards as part of our #TCGreetings campaign! This collection consists of postcards gathered by Dr. Victor A. Blenkle, a twentieth century physician. The postcards primarily concern geographical locations and landmarks in the United States and Western Europe, but also include materials from six other continents.
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Do you have an interest in U.S. History, the Civil War or life after the Civil War? Then this project is for you. Help us transcribe this very interesting document which details the daily business of a Civil War era dry goods store. **NOTE** Please detail what " [ditto] represents as [[ditto for]]. Do not delete notes left by other volunteers; if you make an adjustment, please add a note explaining your edits. Thank you!