Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and videos

About this collection

The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America formed in 1912 with the purpose of advising the government on issues facing industry and business throughout the country. The majority of images in this digital collection are photographs that were taken for the Chamber’s publication, Nation’s Business. Published from 1912 to 1999, the monthly magazine proved invaluable in communicating the Chamber’s messages to business and government, and the magazine featured images by many of the country’s most prominent photographers. This collection has not been digitized in its entirety. For a detailed description of the Chamber's Nation's Business photographs, click here to view the finding aid.

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Transportation
View of ZR1, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Industry
Binswanger Industrial is agent for the 70 acre Publicker production terminal in the Port of Philadelphia, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Traffic Safety
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Cigarette vending machine
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Giant Douglas Fir trees in the Chilliwack Valley
Province of British Columbia., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Cuba
Cardenas Cuba anucios de productos americanos, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Aircraft manufacturing
Although the tiny part in this veteran's mike looks insignificant, its variation from perfection may mean a jammed gun, faulty landing gear, a stalled engine. This machinist in a large western aircraft plant has had 23 years of experience. Craftsman of his skill are at an all time premium now., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Exterior of Chamber of Commerce building
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1993.230), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
President's office in Chamber of Commerce building
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1993.230), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Bolivia
An Aymera Indian family outside of their home in the outskirts of La Paz., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Apples
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Strikers
Detroit auto workers demonstrations, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Man sharpening an axe
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Mills
The open hearth at the Jones Laughlin Mill on the Monongahela River., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Merritt Parkway CT
View to the west from Lanham Avenue, New Canaan, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Night Life
Waldorf 1938-Benny Goodman, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Banks and banking
This is the picture of the Farmers Saving Bank at Zearing, Iowa in 1900. The people are G.J. Pollock, his wife and their cashier, Miss Anna Fry in the foreground. It was an individual bank owned and operated by G.J. Pollock. He was a great horse fancier as well as a successful banker., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Street scenes in Washington, D.C.
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Newt Gingrich
Rep. Newt Gingrich is now in his third term as the congressman for a district in west central Georgia. Before his election he taught at West Georgia College., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pacific Freight Lines delivery truck
From the Nation's Business photo file, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1993.230), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Private coach, "Carcajou"
Deluxe traveling coach 'Carcajou,' owned by Paul W. Seiler, President of the General Motors Truck Company. Equipped with dining and sleeping accommodations, kitchenette, bath room, radio, etc., this coach makes Mr. Seiler independent of railroad schedules and hotels. A traveling office when he visits General Motors Truck branches, a luxurious highway home when he chooses to use it for personal touring. From the Nation's Business photo file., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1993.230), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Egypt
On verso: 'Nile boat - 'Wing & [Wing?]' Nearly all freight on Nile is carried by theses boats.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Exterior of Chamber of Commerce building
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1993.230), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Chamber of Commerce building at night
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1993.230), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Main Commercial District of Hong Kong
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Picket volunteers of 1912
Picketers (mostly women) outside of saloon or bar, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1993.230), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Character studies-Heads
Italian-Ellis Island, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
New highspeed fueling system in operation
The 100% motorized modern army depends upon motor vehicles for supplies, transportation and movement of gun units and war materials. Photo shows some of the vehicles of the 26th infantry being refueled during maneuvers at Pine Camp, New York. Gasoline is pumped at the rate of 100 gallons a minute and four vehicles may be serviced at the same time., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
View of Blast Furnace, Central Alloy Corporation, Massilon, Ohio
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Buses
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Garments hanging near telephone on Rustan brothers farm
Dickens IA, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Govenor Roosevelt and Garner at Topeka
John Nance Garner, Democratic vice presidential nominee (left) and Governor Roosevelt of New York, the Democratic presidential nominee, photographed on the rear of Governor Roosevelts special train at Topeka KS Sept. 14 where the Governor made a campaign speech., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Chamber of Commerce building exterior
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1993.230), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Character studies
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Electricity generation and transmission
Machinery for the generation of power-Workmen assembling rotor on medium size vertical waterwheel generator at the East Pittsburgh Works of the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Character studies- Heads
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
National Air Transport
Ford mail and passenger plane, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Torchlight March
Stockholm, Sweden: Some 3000 youths hold tochlight march from downtown section to U.S. embassy here Dec. 20th, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the founding of South Vietnam's National Libreration Front (Viet Cong)., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Cleveland, Health museum
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
North Carolina
Municipal Building, containing city offices, Municipal Theater and Fire Department Headquarters, Greensboro NC., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Chamber of Commerce building exterior
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1993.230), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
10 oz Coca-Cola Bottles
Inside a Coca Cola bottling plant, gleaming, high speed machinery prepares Coca Cola for a thirsty marketplace., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Education: Youths, boys and girls
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Railroads
Conrail's Chairman L. Stanley Crane has guided a weak line, operating on a dilapidated tracks, to a new prosperity., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Banks
Mellon article, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Scrap and junk yards
The dignity of a simple job, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
California
San Francisco, California-View from Mark Hopkins Hotel Bar., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Gloucester fishermen Gloucester MA
Captain Bill Lafond, his son and grandson mending nets on the Gloucester docks., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Automobiles
Parking lots, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Model of Chamber of Commerce building
Text from image: Model of building being erected in Washington for the new headquarters of the Chamber of Commerce, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1993.230), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Chamber of Commerce building exterior
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1993.230), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Lamp posts for Chamber of Commerce building
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1993.230), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
A "bullish" market on the East Side
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1993.230), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Military magic carpet
This triple duty Super Constellation, sporting a new military look, is ready to start long haul service with the Military Air Transport Service as a convertible transport that can be quick switched to carry passengers, cargo or hospital litter patients. Cruising at 335 mph, it will be the fastest military transport in service, exceeded only by turboprop Super Constellation sister ships now being tested at Lockheed Aircraft Corporation Burbank, CA. Featuring a special, stronger yet lighter magnesium flooring, this U.S. Air Force now in operation. Slated for initial assignment of Charleston Air Force Base SC the huge new cargo personnel hospital transport also will provide all the passenger viewability of a commercial airliner with its large rectangular windows, which replace small, circular ports of previous military Super Constellations. The new, carry all ships can be quickly from a 75 passenger version to either a flying ambulance carrying 47 litter patients plus hospital attendants or to an aerial packhorse totaling more than 12 tons of bulk cargo. Powered by four turbo compound engines, the C-121C has a maximum takeoff weight of 133,000 pounds and is 116 feet long., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Coney Island NY
An exceptional photograph of a cyclone racer at the famous seaside amusement place on beach in limits of greater New York., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Street Scenes
Loading platform, Public Square Cleveland,Ohio., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Electricity: Illumination
The Wrigley Building and Michigan Avenue at night, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Owens-Illinois Glass Company
Here is Carlings famous 8 horse hitch which has been making guest appearances in a number of mid western cities; Supervisor Drive Art Zerr is at the reins. Sponsored by the Brewing Corporation of America, makers of Carlings Ale, these beautifully matched, blonde chestnut Belgian draft horses have attracted crowds where they have appeared. This photograph was taken during a recent three day visit in Toledo OH., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Dutch Automobile
This streamlined roadster is Holland's first post-war auto, the Gatso. It was shown at the International Automobile Show in Amsterdam by its designer, M.Gastonides of Heemstede, Holland. He said the car was made chiefly from Ford parts, including the engine. It is said to go 900 miles without refueling, on extra gas tanks, which are optional.The car is advertised to do 105 mph and to run 23 miles on a gallon of gas at 60 mph.The plastic top is removable; the body is duraluminum. The Gatso sells for 16000 Dutch guilders (about $4200)., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
John D Rockefeller Senior
John D. Rockefeller Senior in garden of his home in Ormond Beach, FL., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
First WAFS to fly Boeing Kaydets
Typed caption: A new and refreshing development in the delivery of military airplanes in Wichita, Kansas offered recently at the local Boeing plants when four attractive members of the Women's Auxiliary Forrying Squadron accepted delivery of Beoing PT-17 Kaydet Primary Trainers for the Army Air Forces. Shown above wile checking maps with First Lieutenant Joe N. Drum (left) A.A.F. Operation Officer at Boeing and First Lieutenant. T.K. McGuire, Assistant A.A.F. representative at the Boeing plants, the comely quartet included Florene Miller (second from Left) the squadron leader, Delphine Bohn, Betsy Ferguson and Dorothy Scott. All are veteran pilots and were among the first group accepted by the WAFS., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Streets and Highways
Clover leaf driving at 79th St Riverside Drive. This is the new West Side Highway., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Plows Mexican and American. The plow that chased a revolution.
On verso: 'Mexicans refuse to use American plows until shown that they were more manageable than the old Mexican plow. When Mexicans get used to a thing they hate to change. At the time that American plows were introduced into rural Mexico they caused a disturbance. The Mexican farmers in Guadalajara refused to use the American plows for the following reason. When they had used the old Mexican plow they could run the plow, hold the guiding staff in their hand, and smoke a cigarette at the same time. You see, the Mexican plow has only one handle, so it did not take so many hands to guide it. When the new American plow was introduced they found that it had two handles. How were they to hold the two handles, carry their staffs and smoke a cigarette at the same time? They quit work. They would not be separated from their cigarettes. Before they would consider going back to work, they had to be shown that they could use the plows and smoke their cigarettes at the same time. It took a detachment of mounted police (the Ruralles) to give them their object lesson.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Mobilizing Americas economic strength
Luncheon given by Alfred P. Sloan Jr. Chairman of General Motors, in the Waldorf-Astoria NY for 500 of the nations leading industrialists, business men and publicists. Left to right: William S. Knudsen, National Defense Advisory Commission; Alfred P. Sloan Jr Chairman of General Motors; C.F. Kettering GM VP., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Old people home
Nashville TN, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Education, youths, boys and girls etc
A business school in a Missouri town in 1896., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Transportation-Automobile themes
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Liberia
On verso: 'Powerful 'LeTourneau Tree Stinger' attacks rainforest, pushing to the ground one tree after another. While a rear blade anchors machine, the telescoping boom is forced out with a 250,000-pound thrust, tearing the entire root systems of the trees from the ground. Each wheel of the unit has a separate electric motor of its own, providing the extra power and traction needed for rough-terrain operation.', Stamped on photo back: 'Equipment shown in this photo is manufactured by R. G. LeTourneau, Inc. General Offices: Longview, Texas.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Street Cars
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Repairing the damage of war on the famous Rheims Cathedral
Above is pictured the beautiful 13th century cathedral at Rheims which was terribly damaged by the German bombs and long range guns during the World War and which is now being restored to its former state of beauty. A donation of $1,000,000 was recently made to help restore the cathedral. It is one of the most beautiful specimens of Gothic architecture with a superb west facade, once containing a splendid rose window and 500 statues. In this cathedral the French kings were crowned. Since the time of Charlemagne, Reims has been the seat of an archbishop., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Farmers make their bids for wagons, wheelbarrows and other suplus materials offered for sale at the Ephrata auction
County committee of the AAA, representing the War Food Administration, have arranged for around 20 auctions this fall to help the Defense Plant Corporation move to farmers used tools, equipment and supplies that could not be moved successfully through the regular channels of trade. One of these auctions, under the direction of the Lancaster County PA AAA Committee was at Ephrata on November 21, 1944. A large crowd braved mud and rain to bid for tools, wheelbarrows, ladders, nails and many other things that had been used in building defense plants. The touring auction lasted from noon until 8 oclock in the evening,, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
105,000 see Roosevelt accept re-nomination
Philadelphia PA-Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt (second from left) acknowledging the road of greeting from the crowd of 105,000 persons at Franklin Field here as he arrived to deliver his acceptance speech on his re-nomination as the Democratic Presidential candidate during the Democratic National Convention. Left to right: vice President John Nance Garner (also re-nominated); President Roosevelt, James Roosevelt, son of the President and Postmaster General James Farley, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
R. Bradford's office in Chamber of Commerce building
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1993.230), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Exterior of Chamber of Commerce building
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1993.230), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Railroad terminals
Penn Zone NYC, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Florida
A completed avenue in Venice., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Commodore Music Shop
The famous Commodore Music Shop on 42nd Street, informal meeting place of Jazz musicians and record collectors., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
International Truck
From the Nation's Business photo file, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1993.230), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Street Scenes
Summer, Washington & Winter Streets. One of Boston's traditions is her narrow streets, which grew up from cow paths. This is a typical scene in the congested section of the retail shopping district., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Character studies
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Summer afternoon in blockaded Berlin
A group of Berlin youngsters stand on top a bomb damaged building near Tempelhof Airport, July 9, to watch airlift operations. A U.S. Air Force C-54 skymaster flies overhead, having just deposited it's cargo of coal., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Double car dumper and double elevator which we built the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway at Newport News VA
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Finishing lumber
Photo shows the lumber being put through the final stages of preparation before being used in the building of new homes and other structures., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Mercury Debut
A Lincoln Zephyr powered by a V-12 engine (left) was joined by two newly introduced Mercury cars (note banner on wall) at this Spokane, WA dealership in the fall of 1938. The new Mercury, powered by a V-8 engine, was introduced by Ford Motor Company to fill the fast growing mid section of the market between its Ford and Lincoln car lines., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Arkansas
Little Rock, AR State Capitol Bldg, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Private coach, "Carcajou," interior
A glimpse of the sleeping accommodations in the traveling coach, the Carcajou", owned by Paul W. Seiler, President of the General Motors Truck Company. Complete dining and sleeping accommodations make Mr. Seiler independent of railroads and hotels." From the Nation's Business photo file., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1993.230), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
American Telephone and Telegraph Company
50 mail sacks, containing more than 200,000 checks representing April 1922 dividend payments on American Telephone and Telegraph Company stock, leaving the company's building at 195 Broadway for the post office., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
The Independence
Thomas Airviews, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Copper
PFI Photography for Industry 850 7th Ave NY,NY, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Turnabout of SS United States
The U.S. is tugged out of South Hampton on its way out to N.Y. British tug throws out its lines to pick up Hawsers from the U.S., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Large corn and stock farm
Monona County IA, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Bus terminal, interior
From the Nation's Business photo file, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1993.230), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Arches and steps inside Chamber of Commerce building
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1993.230), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
White House in the snow
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1993.230), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Removal made simple
On verso: 'She's moving house and has reduced the problem of transportation to its simplest terms. Luggage, bedding, food, and a lamp, are balanced on her head. Baby is slung from her shoulder, and her pet dog is under her right arm.' Another typed caption reads, 'Simplicity of the East. Primitive but effective methods of doing things in India that contrast strikingly with those of the highly mechanised Western world. There are few things under the sun that cannot be done with simplicity, and in Asia, largely because so many people live near the starvation line, simplicity is the keynote of life; everything is reduced to its lowest common denominator, whereas in the West everything has tended to become more complicated as the machine age has increasingly tended to hold us in thrall. These pictures illustrate just a few of the countless instances of this simplicity which so captures the imagination of the European on his first visit to the Oriental lands.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Sweatshops
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Empire State Express Pulling Out of Rochester
The New York Central's Empire State Express clears the end of the station platform at Rochester NY on the way to New York City. Making its run in daylight in both directions, the Central's crack streamliner connects Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo and many upstate New York points with New York City. The broad panoramic windows in observation car, lounge and coaches allow passengers to enjoy fully the scenic ride along Lake Erie, through Central New York and along the majestic Hudson River, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Piper Cubs on the farm
Shooting coyottes from Cubs, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Magazine open on a desk
Probably Nation's Business magazine, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Gary Works, Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corp
K-83: Locomotive in the foreground switching 160 ton capacity mixer type and 40 ton capacity open top metal ladles which will transport molten iron from the Blast Furnace to Open Hearth Furnaces. Locomotive in the background is switching the slag ladles., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
End of the line
Glass wool for insulation as it comes off the conveyor belt, not 100 feet from the spot where the process began by dumping raw materials into the huge gas furnace., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Character studies-Heads
Track walker-P.R.R., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Striking a blow for her side
Chicago-A pro integration picket is punched by a woman with opposing views outside Mount Greenwood elementary school Jan 31st. The woman belonged to a group protesting the admission of seven Negro children to the all white school. The opposing factions marched outside the school until they clashed briefly. Police arrested two men (including the one getting punched here), charging them with disorderly conduct., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Filling a site feed oil cup at the Washington D C Water Works pumping station
Cup construction is a glass cylinder on a brass mount. The oil can is made of copper. 5510, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Chamber of Commerce of the United States photographs and audiovisual materials, Series II. Nation's Business photographs (Accession 1993.230.II), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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