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Morse telegraph register Western Union Telegraph Company Records
1820-1995

400 cubic feet
by Robert S. Harding and Alison Oswald

Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C;. archivescenter@si.edu; 202-633-3270; www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives
© 2001, second edition, by the Smithsonian Institution. All rights reserved.


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SERIES 23: PHOTOGRAPHS, ca. 1870-1980

Box Folder Description
    Subseries 1: Western Union Buildings and Property, 1900-1980
711 1-3 Pre-1900
  4 Post 1900
  5 Western Union laboratory and offices, April 1926
  6 Interior shots, various locations, n.d.
712 1 Interior shots, various locations, n.d.
  2 North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Western Union Cable Station, 1875-1903
  3 Miscellaneous, 1874-1926
  4 AT & T Building, New York, NY, 1965 (newspaper clipping)
  5 Photoprints of exhibits--American Exposition, San Diego 1935; Texas Centennial Exposition 1936.
  6 Locust & 11th Streets, Philadelphia, PA
  7 Western Union Building in New Orleans, LA
O/S Fldr. 19   Western Union building in New York (copy), undated
751 1 [American District Telegraph] 195 Broadway New York City, 1897
    General Electric Communication Center by Western Union
    Wheatstone Department of NY Main, 1888.
778 1 Ocean Cable System Leased Property, as of 1933
  2 Ocean Cable System Leased Property (includes: London, Belfast, and Birmingham), n.d.
785 1 Western Union Office, Kabelkantoor, Amsterdam, n.d.
  2 Western Union Operating Room, Ellicott Square, Buffalo, NY, 1896
O/S Fldr. 18   General Operating Department, New York office (7th floor), 27 March 1900
    General Operating Department, New York office (8th floor), 27 March 1900
828 1

Western Union offices:
Flagstaff, Arizona
Globe, Arizona
Kingman, Arizona
Anaheim, California
Berkeley, California
Blythe, California
Burbank, California
Calexico, California
Fullerton, California
Inglewood, California
Long Beach, California
Los Angeles, California
International Airport, Los Angeles, California
Merced, California
Modesto, California
Montebello, California
Mountain View, California
Newport Beach, California
Oakland, California
Ontario, California
Oxnard, California
Billings, Montana
Glasgow, Montana
Missoula, Montana
Carson City, Nevada
Las Vegas, Nevada
Le Grande, Oregon
Moses Lake, Washington
Olympia, Washington

830   Western Union Offices: Oakland, California and San Francisco, California, undated
    Subseries 2: Poleyards and Construction, 1901-1927
718 1-2 Poleyard photoprint album, 1919-1926
  3 Photoprints of telegraph poles, 1901; 1927
    Subseries 3: Western Union Albums (numbered), 1856-1953
713 1 Album # 279 (66-49) Miscellaneous early equipment & memorabilia, compiled ca. 1933
  2 Album #1237, Miscellaneous equipment, ca. 1920s-30s,
  3 Album # 2100, Photographic notebook, 1872-1914 (not inclusive)
714 1 Album # 2100 Photographic notebook, 1856-1940 (not inclusive)
  2 Album # 219 Photographic notebook, 1900s.
715 1 Album # 219 Photographic notebook, 1930s.
  2 Album # 219 Photographic notebook, n.d.
  3 Album #2101 #84-47, WUTC Laboratories, Offices, Cable Stations, Exhibitions, 1913-39
716 1-2 Album #2103 #84-52, "Equipment by Kleinschmidt, Morkum, Teletype, Potts & others, ca. 1918-29."
  3 Album #2107/#84-48, Miscellaneous equipment, 1926-31; 1937; 1940
717 1 Album #2195, Antiquated Telegraph Instruments donated to Western Union Museum
  2 Album #2340, Subcenters & Concentrator, ca. 1930s
  3 Album #2342, Telefax Switching Systems, n.d; 1953
719 1 Album #2382, The Consolidated Telegraph and Electrical Subway Company, n.d.
717 4 Album #2385, Reperferator Switching System, Philadelphia, Pa., n.d.
720 1 Album, Switchboard, Plugs and Jacks, 1922-1931.
  2 Album #2389 Switchboard, Plugs and Jacks, 1928-29
721 1 Album #66-43, #607-651, Tickers, n.d
  2 Album # 66-51, Operating room, Buffalo, N.Y., ca. 1896.
  3 Album #84-47, WUTC Laboratories, offices, cable stations, exhibitions, 1913-1939
722 1 Album #84-48, Miscellaneous equipment, 1913-1930s,
  2 Album, Reperferator switching systems, 1935-1940s
  3 Album, Western Union Automatic Telegraph
723 1 Album, Chattanooga Works of WUTC/Var Shops/Pole Yard Operations, 1929.
  2 Album, Reperferator switching systems, ca. 1947.
724 1 Album, Equipment; office interiors; employees at work.
  2 Album, Miscellaneous equipment--Boston, Plan 21-A by floor, n.d.
  3 Album, Miscellaneous equipment--Boston, n.d.
    Subseries 4: Cable Stations, 1908, 1917-1961
725 1 Amsterdam and Antwerp, 1921-1922
  2 Barbados and Miscellaneous West Indies, 1920-1921
  3 Bay Roberts Office/Flat Rock Cove/Spaniards Bay, 1925
  4 Bristol and Liverpool, 1922; 1924
  5 Duxbury and Rye Beach, 1917; 1922-1934
  6 European Branch Offices, 1924
  7 Galveston, Texas, 1930
726 1 Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, Canada, 1913-1919
  2 Havana and Cojimar and Miscellaneous Cuba, 1919-1920;1954
845 1-8 Havana and Cojimar and Miscellaneous Cuba, 1919-1920;1954
726 3-4 Horta, Azores Islands
727 1 London, 1925-1954 (not inclusive)
  2 Manchester, England, 1930
728 1 Mexico City, Mexico, 1948
  2 Miami Beach and Miami City, 1922-1925; 1954
  3 Montreal, 1954; 1961
  4 Paris and Le Havre, 1924-1927; 1954
  5 Penzance, England, 1925
784   Miami-Barbados Cable Album
Sennen Cove-Valentia Cable Album,
729 1 Penzance and Sennen Cove, England, 1921-1925; 1954
  2 Placentia Colinet & Misc. Newfoundland, Canada, 1919; 1943
  3 Puerto, Mexico Office, 1948
  4 Rantem and Island Cove, 1921-1925
730 1 Saint Pierre, 1930; 1950-1954
  2 Tampico, 1929-1930; 1948
733 2 Valentia, Ireland, 1929-1931; 1952;1954;
  3 Vera Cruz, 1929; 1948
731 1 Negatives of Cable Stations-Summer, 1939
  2 Negatives of Cable Stations-Hammel
  3 Negatives of Cable Stations-Duxbury
  4 Negatives of Cable Stations-Canso
  5 Negatives of Cable Stations-Bay Roberts, Newfoundland, Canada
  6 Negatives of Cable Stations-Heart's Content
  7 Negatives of Cable Stations-Rantem and Island Cove
  8 Negatives of Cable Stations-Valentia, Ireland
  9 Negatives of Cable Stations-Penzance/Sennen Cove, England
  10 Negatives of Cable Stations-Cojimar/Havana
  11 Negatives of Cable Stations-C.S. Lord Kelvin (land and ship views)
  12 Negatives of Cable Stations-Miami, Key West /JW. Atkins Schooner
  13 Negatives of Cable Stations-Colinet/Freshwater Huts, Newfoundland, Canada
  14 Negatives of Cable Stations-Unidentified
732 1 Negatives of Cable Stations-Cable ships and equipment
  2 Negatives of Cable Stations-Horta, Azores Islands
  3 Negatives of Cable Stations-Halifax
  4 Negatives of Cable Stations-Tampico
  5 Negatives of Cable Stations-Vera Cruz
  6 Negatives of Cable Stations-Unidentified
  7 Negatives of Cable Stations-Miscellaneous
  8 Negatives of Cable Stations-New York/Penzance Loaded Cable
    Subseries 5: Cable Ships, 1924-1954 (not inclusive)
718 4 Robert C. Clowry, 1909
733 1 C.S. Colonia, 1926 (laying #4 BR-PZ loaded cable)
779 1 C.S. Colonia, n.d.
735 1 C.S. Cyrus Field, 1924 (includes photos of C.S. Lord Kelvin)
779 2 C.S. Cyrus Field (special survey), 1960-1961
734 1 C.S. John W. Atkins, 1929;1954 (includes Key West & Punta Rassa cable station)
  2 C.S. Lord Kelvin, 1938
  3 C.S. Lord Kelvin, n.d.
779 3 C.S. Lord Kelvin (propellers), n.d.
  4 C.S. Lord Kelvin, 1938-1941
  5 C.S. Neptune, n.d.
  6 Miscellaneous cable ships (C.S. Dellwood, C.S. Silverado, Guardian, Neptune, Norderney, William H.G. Bullard)
    Subseries 6: Miscellaneous Albums, 1912-[1954?]
734 4 Cable Stations--Personnel and Equipment, 1912;1923-1925
742 1 Station Equipment/Submerged Repeater Program, [1954?]
  2 Western Union Album, n.d. (miscellaneous images)
  3 Miami Hurricane, September 1926 (printed booklet of photos)
    Subseries 7: Equipment, 1866-1957
736 1 Lecture Room at New York University where Morse first demonstrated his telegraph in December,1835; Bell Telephone Receiver, 1876 (glass plate); Bell Telephone Transmitter, 1876 (glass plate); Sprague Motor, 1909 (broken glass plate); Pittsburg, PA, Operating Room occupied, March 31, 1899.
  2 Early telegraph tickers, 1866.
737 1 Atlantic Cable photos, 1866-1904.
  2 Anglo-American Telegraph Co., Ltd., Hearts Content, Newfoundland, ca. 1872.
  3 Western Union Cable boat, Robert C. Clowry, 1903.
  4 "Installation of Raritan Bay Submarine Cable, 1917."
  5 Calgan Switches; Spring Jack Switchboards; Small Western Office Equipment, 1920s; Promontory Point, 1869 (reproduction).
  6 Ticker switchboards, May, 1920; various interior locations, (31 photos).
738 1 (Switchboards) 1927-48, (16 numbered R-photos, 15 unnumbered).
  2 Chicago Century of Progress Exhibition, 1933.
  3 "New Equipment Designed & Developed by Western Union for the Advancement of the Art of Telegraphy," June, 1938, (including facsimile equipment).
  4 Switching Systems, ca. 1930s
739 1 Western Union clocks and time displays, 1930s
  2 Reperferator equipment, Atlanta, Oakland, St. Louis, 1930s-1940s.
  3 "Federal Reserve System, 1940," (20 R-photos).
740 1 "Multifax," ca. 1940.
  2 "Modern Telegraphy," 1945; "Dial Telefax System, 1942-1943."
  3 Reperferator switching systems (US Steel), 1941.
  4 World War II, 1944.
741 1-2 World War II, 1944.
742 3 World War II, 1945-46.
  4 World War II, 1946.
743 1 Leased switching systems, 1940s, n.d.
  2 Switching Systems and miscellaneous equipment, n.d., 1956.
  3 Western Union Cable ship (photoprint of painting by Van Nobel, 1957)
  4 Varioplex equipment, n.d., (20 R-photos, 1 unnumbered).
  5 Relays; Automatic Telegraph, n.d., (24 R-photos, 10 others).
  6 Carrier Systems, n.d.
744 1 Mono Pulse Printing Telegraphic Sets, n.d.
  2 Cable Relay developed by W. G. Flahardy, n.d.
  3 Deep-Sea Cable exhibit material, n.d.
  4 Early equipment, n.d.
  5 Intaglio engraving plate: Cartoon of President and General Manager of Western Union (no name), n.d.
780 1 Laying and testing of experimental cable, Devonshire Bay, Bermuda, n.d.
  2 Cable laying [England?], 1934-1938
781 1 Miscellaneous cable laying (includes C.S. Darcia), n.d.
  2 Miscellaneous cable laying (includes C.S. Lord Kelvin), n.d.
  3 Miscellaneous cable laying, n.d.
  4 Miscellaneous cable laying, n.d.
744 6 Miscellaneous equipment, 1910-1940s
  7 Miscellaneous equipment, 1916-1951, (6 R-photos, 15 unnumbered).
745 1-3 Miscellaneous equipment, 1930s-1940s.
746 1-2 Miscellaneous equipment, some ca. 1940s, (7 R-photos, 33 others).
  3 Miscellaneous equipment, most have n.d., some 1948, 1950
747 1 Miscellaneous equipment, n.d.; G. R. Benjamin Teletype
  2-4 Miscellaneous equipment, n.d.
  5 Miscellaneous equipment, n.d., (53 R-photos, 18 others)
    Photographs in box 847 relate to: sending and receiving tables, trunk tape sending, traffic routing boards, reperforators, teletypes, concentrator racks, and tie line switching tables.
847 1-2 A-C, 1942-1952, undated (with index)
  3 D-H, 1948 and undated (with index)
  4 I-N, 1939-1942 and undated (with index)
  5 O-P, 1955 and undated (with index)
  6 Sa-Sz, 1951 and undated (with index)
  7 Racks, 1955 and undated (with index)
  8 Th-Z, 1939-1943 and undated (with index)
  9 Telecar-Telex, undated (with index)
  10-11 Apparatus telegraph, 1945-1953 and undated (with index)
848 1 Access readout, undated
  2 Anti-static paper guide, 9250-A, undated
  3 Western Union operations, Atlanta, Georgia, 1941
  4 Autodin, CONUS monitor console crypto control console, undated
  5 Autodin, mode V async 75 baud terminal, undated
  6 Autodin, mode V sync 300 baud terminal, undated
  7 Autodin, master clock, synchronizer, test equipment, undated
  8 Autodin, 150 baud sync (terminal by IBM), undated
  9 Autodin, 1200 baud sync, 100 IBM 1931 reader punch, undated
  10 Automatic message numbering machine, undated
  11 Book message table 6756, undated
  12 Moveable book message table, 7044-A, undated
  13 Book messaging transmitting table 6756-B, undated
  14 Burster format converter, 12325-A, undated
  15 CND moveable operating table 7434-A, undated
  16 Concentrator rack 7252-A, undated
  17 Concentrated trunk sending cabinet, 7478-A, undated
  18 Concentrated turret, 7388-A, undated
  19 Collect message editor, 7778-A, undated
  20 Credit card reader, undated
  21 Flexowriter, undated
  22 Info-Mac terminal, 12517-A, undated
  23 Messenger station cabinet, 7208-A, undated
  24 Mobile radio trans receiver, undated
  25 Number generator prototype, 12306-A, undated
  26 Operating table, 5048-A and 5592-A, Long Island City, New York [1954?]
  27 Operating table, 6784-A, undated
  28 Operating table 6976-B, undated
  29 Operating table 7389-A, undated
  30 Operating table 8079-A, undated
  31 Operating table 9368, undated
  32 Printer reperforator 33-A, undated
  33 Operating table 151-A/turret 13-A (Washington, D.C.) [circa 1940s?]
  34 Operating table 8256-A, undated
  35 Power supply 12388-A, undated
  36 Printer cabinet 12218-A, undated
  37 Punched card transmitter, 11890-A, undated
  38 Printer reperforator 33-A, undated
  39 Rack framework 7779-A, undated
  40 Receiving cabinet, 7502-A, undated
  41 Receiving rack 9480-A, undated
  42 Regenerative repeater, undated
  43 Reperforator control chassis, 12524-A, undated
  44 Reperforator switching (Richmond, Virginia), undated
  45 Reperforating system (Atlanta, Georgia), undated
  46 Reperforator receiving table and switching rack, undated
  47 [Reperforator?], undated
  48 Rotary switch shelf, 6922-A (Chattanooga works), 1953 February
  49 Route chart leaf and holder undated
  50 Sending and receiving tables, racks, undated
  51 Sequential concentrator, undated
  52 Sequential enumerator, undated
  53 Switching equipment, undated
  54 Switching system 35-A, undated
  55 Switching turret table, undated
  56 Tape comparison table, 7262-A, undated
  57 [Tape feed?] used on reperforator, undated
  58 Tape hold over rack 9128-A, undated
  59 Tape reader electronic chassis, 12453-A, undated
  60 Tape transmitter, undated
  61 Telefax concentrator console 6844-A, undated
  62 Telefax concentrator console 6849-A, undated
  63 Telefax table, 6466.1.A, undated
  64 Telekrypton-5A, undated
  65 Telephone table, 12604-A, undated
  66 Teleprinter, undated
  67 Teleprinter, 31-A, undated
  68 Teleprinter, 401-A (R-8172) undated
  69 Teletype, undated
  70 Teletype 150 baud async terminals (Federal Reserve), undated
  71 Teletype 150 baud async terminals (Veteran's Administration), undated
  72 Telefax online translator cabinet 12246-A, undated
  73 Telefax supervisory control cabinet 9136-A, undated
  74 Telefax transmitting console 6840-A, undated
  75 Test console for overseas autodin, undated
  76 Tester 13050A, logic card, undated
  77 Ticker--bid/ask and deleting, undated
  78 Translator cabinet, 12446-A, undated
  79 Universal ticker with automatic tape feed out, undated
  80 Wiring cabinets used on operating tables, undated
  81 Equipment (album), undated
  82-84 Equipment (unidentified), undated
  85 P-2726 to P2735
  86 [R-1389?]
  87 R-6979
  88 R-7011 to R-7562
  89 R-7692 to R-7700
  90 R-7721 to R-7846
  91 R-8468
  92 R-9022 to R-9023; R-9160
  93 R-9445; R-9713 to 9714
  94 R-11087; R-11319; R-11090
  95 R-12050 to R-12051
  96 R-12077 to R-12078
  97 R-14062; R-14382; R-14799 to R-14801
  98 R-15052; R15078
  99 R-15316 to R-15317
  100 R-15376 to R-15377
  101 R-15405 to R15406
  102 R-15663
  103-104 Various images--Western Union buildings, messengers, equipment (CD-ROM)
  105 Federal Aviation Agency plan 59 switching system, 1961 April
  106 Circuit map for ticker distribution, 1928 September 25
  107 Western Union decal, undated
    Subseries 8: People, 1869-1940s
748 1 Western Union Messengers, 1869-1930s
  2 Western Union Messengers, 1885-1933
749 1 Western Union Messengers, 1900-1940s
  2 Western Union Messengers, 1926 (negatives)
  3 Western Union Messengers, ca. 1930s
750 1-2 Western Union Messengers, ca. 1930s
  3 Western Union Delivery Service, 1938 Ford
  4 Men working on cable ship, n.d.
751 2 Driving the last spike, 1869
  3 Portraits/groups, pre-1900
  4 Portraits/groups, 1900-1920
  5 Portraits/groups, ca. 1920s-1940s
  6 Portraits/groups, Pony Express
752 1 Photoprint of Battle of Gettysburg, fiftieth anniversary, 1913.
  2-4 Portraits/groups, n.d.
753 1 Miscellaneous photos, including correspondence (J. Haggerty), 1940s-1950s.
  2 Western Union Presidents (Newcomb Carlton, R. C. Cowry, Thomas Eckert, J.L. Egan, Norvin Green, William Orton, Henry L. Potter, Hiriam Sibley, Thomas Vail, Roy Barton White A.N. Williams). Also included, but not a president is Edward Creighton.
  Missing Wire Club of NY--photos and ephemera
O/S Fldr. 19   Members of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (photogravure), December 1904
    Subseries 9: Samuel F.B. Morse, 1840s, n.d.
  3 Photoprint of Morse commemorating Centennial of Telegraph.
  4 Painting of S.F.B. Morse, portraits & correspondence, 1840s.
  5 Morse family history photos, n.d..
    Subseries 10: Cable Photographs, 1925-1942 (Facsimiles)
754 1 Cable Photographs--Negatives, 1925-1935
  2 Cable Photographs--Negatives, 1938
Facsimile test charts and lab tests and charts
  3 Cable Photographs--Negatives, 1939
Mrs. Chamberlain and King of England
  4 Cable Photographs--Negatives, 1939
Clipper and Newcomb Carlton
  5 Cable Photographs--Negatives, 1939
Expander test
  6 Cable Photographs--Negatives, 1940
Proxy test, 7B, Drawings
  7 Cable Photographs--Negatives, 1941
Fax, engineering test
  8 Cable Photographs--Negatives, 1942
Engineering fax, Cyrus Field, trumpet player, conscription, sample greeting card, Mr. Williver
  9 Cable Photographs--Negatives, n.d.
Overturned car, King and Queen at life preserver drill
  10 Cable Photographs--Negatives, 1939-1940
Landing cable, Chart 7B, 42nd Broadway Street, shaping test, print matter, LD equipment
  11 Cable Photographs--Negatives, 1939-1940
LD equipment, Chart 7B, test of max size, 75 line
755 1 Cable Photographs--Negatives, 1940
60/75/80 line tests
  2 Cable Photographs--Negatives, 1939-1942
Scanning tests/100 line, chart 8 with expander, tube center, Graf Spee, Western Union mobile office and building, King and Queen at life preserver drill, test type chart
  3 Cable Photographs-Negatives, 1939-1940
Test Chart 7B, Chart 7B, Simultaneous readings on old and new machines, lab test on new machine, test picture
  4 Cable Photographs-Negatives, 1939
Chart 7B traffic test, test of expansion, engineering fax 7, engineering fax 8, engineering fax 9, Hicks, Time Inc., Chart &A test transmission, concentration camp, Generals Gort and Ironside, tests
  5 Cable Photographs-Negatives, 1939
LD Equipment, HM test, printed matter
  6 Cable Photographs-Negatives, 1939-1942
Chart 7B, test faxes, LD Equipment, test strips of 4VA corrector, London equipment, examples of drawings, Mr. McKisick, Lawton, Western Union Mobile Office Bldg., Newcomb Carlton, engineering test fax 36, Cyrus W. Field Cable ship
  7 Cable Photographs-Negatives, 1939-1940
756 1 Cable Photographs-Negatives, February 1939-June 1939
First picture on cable, Mr. & Mrs. Chamberlain, British princess, Eleanor Roosevelt, scan test results, Hitler speaking, Clipper in new York, Hitler at parade, burning of S.S. Paris, Kennedy's and King and Queen of England, Jewish refugees, submarine Thetis.
  2 Cable Photographs-Negatives, February 1939-June 1939
Eleanor Roosevelt, Yankee Clipper, Horse Race, type size chart, vogue hat design, King and Queen of England, King Zog, LD equipment, Western Union Mobile Office, map mediation action, Chamberlain and flower girl, Clipper, English girl, Newcomb Carlton, vogue cartoon, printed matter, chart 5B.
  3 Cable Photographs-Negatives, March 1939-June 1939
Test, printed matter, Cyrus Field, test, tie design, messenger boy and lady, English girl, Newcomb Carlton, DeLapp's wife and baby, Cyrus Field, printed matter, speaker, messenger and lady, Stanhope eating, girl, Foley, bad gear pattern, dress design, girl, Western Union Mobile Office, mansion house, messenger boy and lady, Clipper, King ? troops marching?
757 1 Cable Photographs-Negatives, April 1939-August 1940
Vogue fashion picture Mr. Willever, Mr. White, Mr. Titley, Mr. McKisick, Mr. Shute, Mr. D'Humy, Mr. Carlton, Mansion house, girls, mobile Western Union Office, changing guard, abbey, screen stars, tube center, Yankee Clipper, S.S. Paris, dress design, messenger boy and lady, test, dress design, tennis players, LD equipment, 60 line, lab test, drawing 50676, hat design, messenger boys, Clipper in New York, snapshot of boy, Big Ben.
  2 Cable Photographs-Negatives, April 1939-August 1940
Messengers, messenger delivering basket, Mr. Shute? Tests, C.S. Scotia, samples for expanders, chart recordings, LD equipment, expander data, chart 7B, chart 3, fax 3 and 4, expander tests for LD, test charts, naval ship, dress design, conscription, anti aircraft gun, Dutchess of Kent, war preparations, Winston Churchill.
758 1 Cable Photographs-Negatives, March 1939-October 1941
Mr. Williams, engineering test, Clipper in New York, parade, Yankee Clipper, Newcomb Carlton, Western Union Mobile office and Building, messenger boys, Cyrus Field, changing of the guard, Parliament Building, abbey,
  2 Cable Photographs-negatives, stock proxies, 1939
759 1 Miscellaneous photo prints transmitted by cable, circa 1937-1939
  2 Miscellaneous photoprints, August 12, 1924; February 20, 1939-April 27, 1939
  3 Miscellaneous photoprints and negatives, September 7, 1939-February 6, 1941
  4 Photoprints of Shipbuilding Instruction, March 2, 1941
  5 Photoprints, January 18, 1942-June 15, 1942
760 1 Photoprints, June 18, 1942-September 30, 1942
  2 Photoprints, October 3, 1942-November 14, 1942
  3 Photoprints, February 1943
761 1 News clipping Album of cable photoprints #783, April, 1939
  2 News clipping Album #784, May, 1939
  3 News clipping Album, #779, June-July, 1939
  4 News clipping Album, #778, August, 1939
  5 News clipping Album, #780, September-December 1939
  6 News clipping Album, #781, January 1, 1940-May 31, 1940
  7 News clipping Album, #782, June 1, 1940-December 31, 1940
  8 News clipping Album, #785, January 1941-January 1942
762 1 Cable photoprints & news clippings, ca. 1920s, [Album #2172] 86-04A
  2 Western Union cable photoprints from London to New York, 1939 [Album].
  3 Miscellaneous cable photoprints from London to New York, 1939
763 1 24 Mounted "Teledeltos" facsimile recordings of photographs as transmitted by Western Union cable from London to New York between Feb. 26, 1939 and April 4, 1939.
From files of Vice Pres. F.E. d'Humy, 1949
765 1-2 Cable photos, London-New York, Vol. 1, February 12, 1939-May 31, 1939
  3 Cable photos, London-New York, Vol. 2, June 1, 1939-August 31, 1939
766 1 Cable photos, London-New York, Vol. 2, June 1, 1939-August 31, 1939
  2-3 Cable photos, London-New York, Vol. 3, September 1, 1939-December 31, 1939
763 2 Cable photoprints, London -New York, Vol. 4, June 1, 1940-May 31, 1940 (facsimiles),
  3 Cable photoprints, London-New York, Vol. 6, September 1, 1940-September 18, 1940 (facsimiles),
764 1 Cable photoprints, London to New York, Vol. 6, September 19, 1940-October 9, 1940 (facsimiles),
  2 Cable photoprints, London-New York, Vol. 6, October 10, 1940-December 29, 1940 (facsimiles)
782 1 Cable photos, London-New York, Vol. 7, December- November 1941
  2 Cable photos, London-New York, Vol. 7, September-October 1941
  3 Cable photos, London-New York, Vol. 7, August-July 1941
  4 Cable photos, London-New York, Vol. 7, June-May 1941
  5 Cable photos, London-New York, Vol. 7, April-March 1941
  6 Cable photos, London-New York, Vol. 7, February-January 1941
783 1 Cable photos, London-New York, Vol. 8, January 1942-August 1942 (includes photos of C.S. Lenoir and Silverado)
  2 Jointing instruction photos, n.d.
  3 Sundfelt Cable machine photographs, 1940s
    Subseries 11: Wire Photos, 1922-1936
767 1 "Bartlane" wirephotos received in London, 1922-1929.
  2 "Bartlane" miscellaneous photo clippings and blank sheets, 1923-1935
  3 "Bartlane" wirephotos (European) received in New York, 1925-1928
  4 "Bartlane" wirephotos received in London, 1927-1930
  5 "Bartlane" wirephotos (European) received in New York, 1929-1933
768 1 "Bartlane" wirephotos received in London, 1930-1931
  2 "Bartlane" wirephotos received in London, 1932-1935
  3 "Bartlane" wirephotos (European) received in New York, 1934-1936
769 1 Wirephoto transmission comparisons, 1924-1932.
  2 Wirephoto transmission comparisons, 1925-1932.
  3 "Bartlane" wirephotos received in New York, 1925-1926.
  4 "Bartlane" wirephotos received in New York, 1927.
770 1 "Bartlane" wirephotos received in New York, 1928-1930.
  2 "Bartlane" wirephotos received in New York, 1931-1933.
  3 "Bartlane" wirephotos received in New York, 1934-1935.
  4-5 Subseries 12: Slides, n.d.
  4-5 Subseries 13: Oversized Photographs, 1870-1962
771 1 Western Union bouy or anchor, n.d.
  2 Facsimile of aircraft, boarding passengers on water, n.d.
  3 Concentrator switchboards at Western Union, New York City main Office, n.d.
  4 Train #3635 and two unidentified men, n.d.
  5 Facsimile of city skyscrapers, n.d.
  6 Cardiofax, n.d.
  7 Western Union Messenger in car, n.d.
  8 Women working in a central operating room, n.d.
  9 Unidentified machine, n.d.
  10 Women depositing telegram in Western Union Automatic Telegraph, n.d.
  11 Woman transmitting telegram using Western Union Automatic Telegraph, n.d.
  12 Woman demonstrating Western Union Multifax, n.d.
  13 Vertical Recorder, n.d.
  14 Branch Telegraph Office, Rockefeller Center, New York City, n.d.
  15 Early model recorder, 1935
  16 Cut Blank Recorder, n.d.
  17 Transmitter recorder, n.d.
  18 Cablephoto recorder, n.d.
  19 Transmitter for wall mounting, n.d.
  20 Cyrus W. Field ship, n.d.
  21 Facsimile of Hitler and other officers, n.d.
  22 Facsimile of John Wayne, n.d.
  23 Facsimile examples of: Unidentified man, unidentified building, telegram of 1941, best and Company advertisement, and typical methods of actuating time recorders, n.d.
772 1 Western Union Commercial Dinner, 1913
  2 Portrait of Newcomb Carlton, 1930
  3 Portrait of unidentified man, 1909
  4 Herb Carlson, illustrator
  5 Report of Western Union Museum (photo album), 1937-1938
  6 Early street scene/NYC of Western Union building, 195 Broadway, n.d.
  7 Western Union Telecar, n.d.
  8 Modern Push Button Switchboard, n.d.
  9 Western Union High Speed Message Center, n.d.
  10 Western Union Carrier Installation, n.d.
  11 Western Union Teleprinter-Simplex, 1920s
  12 House's Telegraph invented by Royal E. House, 1844
  13 Replica of telegraph apparatus built by Morse in 1835
  14 Democratic National Convention, Baltimore, Western Union temporary office at convention, June 1912.
  15 Unidentified man, n.d.
  16 Atlantic & Pacific Highway line, Baltimore-Washington, 1924
  17 Western Union Railway Car, n.d.
  18 Portrait of Clarence MacKay, n.d.
  19 Group picture of unidentified men, n.d.
  20 Unidentified man, n.d. (in gray folder)
  21 Unidentified man, n.d. (carnation of jacket lapel)
  22 ADT Messengers, 1902
  23 Western Union President Orton & Various District Supts. 1870
  24 Portrait of R.C. Clowry, n.d.
  25 Extracted from the History of Woodstock, VT 1899
  26 American Rapid Highway Line, Lincoln Highway, Pittsburgh & Stoyestown, PA, n.d.
773 1 GAR & Confederate Reunion @Gettysburg (Western Union office on battlefield), 1913.
  2 Review of Postal telegraph Messengers, n.d.
  3 Portrait of Messenger with bike, n.d.
  4 Portrait of messenger standing in front of office, n.d.
  5 Portrait of Liverpool staff of Western Union Cable System, n.d.
  6 Memorable gathering of U.S. Army Officers, n.d.
  7 Testimonial Dinner to R.W. Basset, 1928
  8 Portrait of Western Union messenger (woman), n.d.
  9 Portrait of unidentified men, n.d.
  10 Prof. Morse Sending historic telegram
  11 Portrait of U.S. Military Telegraph Corps, 1907 (2 copies)
  12 Ceremony on opening of WU-Ital Cable connecting NYC to Rome, 1925
  13 Western Union A Century of Progress, Chicago, 1934
  14 Portrait of Western Union Employees, 1933
  15 U.S. Steel-Western Union, 5th Anniversary Dinner, 1944
  16 Farewell Dinner to R.B. White, 1941
  17 Complimentary dinner to William Milne, 1919
  18 Dinner for R.C. Clowry, 1906 (2 copies)
  19 Unidentified men gathered around desk, n.d.
  20 Portrait of men at Mt. Vernon, n.d.
  21 Western Union Conference in NYC, 1914
  22 Portrait of unidentified man at desk, 1908?
  23 Photo of ticker machine, n.d.
  24 Portrait of Taylor Terry, n.d.
  25 Unidentified machine, n.d.
  26 Cable photo courtesy International News , 1940s
    Cablephoto courtesy Acme news pictures, 1940s
    Cablephoto courtesy Times Wide World, 1940s
    Cablephoto courtesy Associated Press, 1940s
    Cablephoto-London courtesy Cablephoto transmitter, n.d.
    Cablephoto, test transmission of R.B. White, n.d.
    Cablephoto of Queen Elizabeth courtesy Associated Press, n.d.
    Cablephoto of Western Union Mobile Telegraph Office, n.d.
  27 Bicycle messengers, Vancouver, B.C., 1916
774 1 Western Union facsimile, 1938 (bound)
  5 Unidentified building (Clowry Building?), n.d.
  4 Portrait, Key West, Fla., 1898
  4 Operating Dept., Western Union Telegraph Company, Pittsburgh, Penn., ca. 1900
  2 Unidentified sailing vessel, n.d.
  3 First commercial message received, 1930
  3 U.S. Department of Commerce Citation to Western Union, 1962
  3 Franklin Institute Certificate Western Union, 1944
  3 Franklin Institute Certificate Western Union, 1948
  3 Edward Longstreth medal
  2 Great Eastern?, n.d.
  4 Photo of 4 people around telegraph machine (reenactment?), n.d.
  4 Signed photo of Cecil B. deMille
  4 Portrait of Goulding, 1914
  5 Modern Telegraph Switching Counter, n.d.
  2 C.S. Lord Kelvin, n.d.
  5 Telegraph power switchboard, motor generator plant, and main line telegraph switch, 60 Hudson Street, New York City, n.d.
  5 Oakland Center, January 1945
775 1 Retirement Dinner of C.W. Frey, 1942.
  2 White House reception by Hoover to Western Union Messenger from Eastern States, 1930
  3 Western Union Bowling Association Dinner and Entertainment, 1926.
  4 Western Union Group of 1890
  5 General Conference, 1940
  6 Construction Crew of Western Union, June 18, 1892
  7 [Morse Telegraph?]
Unidentified men working, n.d.
  8 Edison Telegraph Perforator, 1871-1872.
Unidentified men working at machine, n.d.
  9 Tape Receiving Printer
Page Teleprinter Type 200
Telefax Tape Recorder
  10 Western Union Teletape
Telefax
Large telegraph and telfax machine?
General Electric Communication Center by Western Union
Women at teleprinters
Dial telefax system
  11 Unidentified woman [Morrison?] Hollywood star?
Invitation of Morse to operation of Electro Magnetic Telegraph. 1838 (copy and negative)
Trailer tintypes comic.
  12 Drawing of Morse Recorder 1835. Method of setting up the instrument.(blueprint)
  13 Western Union Everywhere To-Day To-Morrow, n.d.
Unidentified people with headsets listening, n.d.
776 1 Railroad Tracks and pole lines, n.d.
State of Washington 20% western red cedars, n.d.
State of Washington 20% western red cedars logging, n.d.
Southern Pacific Lines, Soda Springs, CA. 1914.
Ice on pole lines, 1940; 1927; 1936
Illinois Central Line, Cairo, IL, 1937
Southern Pacific Lines, 1927.
Wires and transformer, n.d.
Western Red Cedar, n.d.
  2 Cable cutters, n.d.
Unidentified man plotting on chart, n.d.
  3 Unveiling of Morse Statute. 1871. (print of sketch)
Charles Curtiss, Chief Engineer of Commercial Cable, n.d.
  4 Samuel F.B. Morse
Self-portrait of Morse
  5 Men on power lines, n.d.
  6 Proposed open canopy for existing counter at Penn Station, New York, 1937 (ink and pencil)
  7 Western Union Philadelphia office storefront. 1936. (ink and pencil)
Western Union proposed illuminated sign for over Central Hanover Bank 1931 (ink)
Western Union Highway Agency Sign (ink/paint)
Western Union Elevation of Alcoves A Century of progress Chicago. 1933 (ink, paint, pencil)
Western Union Philadelphia Office Interior. 1936 ( ink and pencil)
Telegraph Here WU Sign. (ink and paint)
  8 Western Union Teleprinter (ink on paper)
Western Union Everywhere (ink and paint)
777 1 C.S.Colonia, n.d.
  2 Unidentified ships, n.d.
  3 Map of Franklin Co & Southhampton Co., n.d.
Unidentified women, n.d.
  4 Supervisory Force, 1888.
  5 Wheatstone Department of NY Main. 1888.
  6 Group of postal telegraph messengers. 1898
  7 Western Union Conference, 1914
  8 Western Union Dinner, 1915 (2 copies)
  9 Western Union Early Plant 1880/Modern Plant 1933
  10 Christmas Wreath? And Letter of Alfred Vail. 1847.
  11 Baltimore Hotel, Kansas City, MO. 1915. (2 copies)
  12 Annual dinner Morse Electric Club, 1909.
  13 Testimonial Dinner for William Quinn, 1915 (2 copies)
  14 Old Time Telegraphers and Historical Association Reunion, 1910.
  15 First Western Union Bowling Association Banquet, 1916.
  17 Farewell dinner to G.E. Palmer, 1918.
  16 Morse Club Outing, College Point, Long Island, 1909 and 1912.
  18 Operating Room, 1910
  19 Electronics Laboratory, Watermill, LI 1925-1926.
O/S Fldr 10   Bike messengers, n.d. (2 copies)
    Combination Duplex-Duplex Half Repeater single leg
    Combination Duplex-Duplex Half Repeater single leg drop
    Morse Electric Club, 1912
    Women operators, n.d.
    Line from Vera Cruz to Mexico City
    Facsimile Dept. with women, n.d.
    Supervisory force, 1888
    Yankee Clipper in England, 1939 (newspapers mounted)
    Unidentified ship, n.d.
    Unidentified men, n.d.
    Railroad New York & HR
    Western Union Agency Sign
    Unidentified man at machine, n.d.
830 3-4 Unidentified glass plate negatives (in sink mats), undated
839 1-4 Unidentified glass plate negatives (in sink mats), 1926 and undated.

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