Showing posts with label catalogues. Show all posts
Showing posts with label catalogues. Show all posts

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Letter of the day, May 27

Pretty uninteresting letters save for the note at the end that was in the folder with other letters in this series of correspondence. Also, does anyone know when the federal fiscal year changed from June 30 to September 30?

Shown here is a different letter in the series. Note the signer's first name is spelled Adolf and as Adolph in the one transcribed below.

May 27, 1915.
No. 517.

Hammers Ateliers
31 Lake Street
Chicago, Ill.

Dear Sir: 

When may we expect delivery of orders from this Museum of February 16 and 23, 1915?

These orders should be filled and the specimens received at the Museum previous to the expiration of the present fiscal year, Viz:- June 30, 1915, in order that they may come within the appropriation for that year.

Very respectfully,
Eugene R. Whitmore
Major, Medical Corps, U.S.A.
Curator, Army Medical Museum.

The reply:

Hammer's Ateliers for Scientific Models
Plastic Studio of the Royal University Munich
U.S. Studio and Laboratories
Northwestern University Bldg.
31 West Lake Street
Chicago, Ill., June 2nd/[19]15

Mr. Eugene Whitmore
Curator, Army Medical Museum
Washington, D.C.

Dear Sir:

Your letter of May 27th has been received.

The specimens will arrive here in the near future, as we understood, that they left our European house some time ago.

Very respectfully yours
Hammer's Ateliers
pcr Adolph Hammer

And the note that makes it all worth reading:
Dr. Lamb:
I do not like this man's way of doing business. He speaks of the things coming from their European house; when we know that they are being made here in the United States.

Here is a catalog that was also in the file:

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Museum's scanning software upgrade adds thumbnails

We've got 2 online catalogues running now - EMU for our internal databases and another for our scanning project. The scanning project one got upgraded yesterday. The latest version of NISC's AWARS / Wizard software carries thumbnails with it, making photo research much easier as you can see from the  picture. This is three shots from our Surgical Photographs collection which began with the Civil War but wandered into other types of surgical problems as the years went on. Hopefully we'll figure out how to share these photos online soon. More new pictures will go up on our Flickr site tonight as I browsed and picked some using the new software.


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Microscopes, illustrated

We had a request a couple of weeks ago for scans from old Bausch & Lomb microscope catalogs. This can't really do it justice, but hopefully you'll get the idea of how beautiful the engraving is from an 1893 catalog.