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Descriptive inventory for the Carrie Ellen Mears negatives, 1900-1911

Carrie Ellen Mears negatives

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Descriptive inventory for the Carrie Ellen Mears negatives, 1900-1911

Prepared by Diane Ryan, 1987; revised by D. Rinder, 2008; revised by Dana M. Lamparello, 2017.
Digitization and preservation of the nitrate negatives was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  
Please address questions to:
Chicago History Museum, Research Center
1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614-6038
Web-site: http://libguides.chicagohistory.org/research
Catalog: http://chsmedia.org
E-mail: research@chicagohistory.org
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Carrie Ellen Mears negatives, 1900-1911 (inclusive)
Creator: Carrie Ellen Mears
Dates: 1900-1911 (inclusive)
Accession number: 1986.0084
Bib number: 00004191
Call numbers: 1986.0084 PGN-0018-0028
1986.0084 PNN
Size:188 negatives : glass negative ; 4 x 5 in.
25 negatives : cellulose nitrate ; 3 1/2 x 4 1/4 in.
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Gift of the estate of Carrie Ellen Mears, 1958 (1986.0084).

Terms governing use:

Credit photographer(s).

Restriction(s):

To consult the glass negatives in this collection in the Research Center it is necessary to make an advance appointment (email: research@chicagohistory.org).

Nitrate negatives restricted from access, see reference copies instead.

Alternate format available:

Nitrate reference copies available online http://digitalcollection.chicagohistory.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16029coll5/id/1481.

Please cite this collection as:

Carrie Ellen Mears negatives (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

Additional Materials +/-

Related material:

Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Charles Mears papers (bib# 64826) and the publication "Charles Mears, pioneer of the White Lake area" by Carrie Ellen Mears.

Separated material:

Separated materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Carrie Ellen Mears family album collection (1986.0084).

Collection Summary +/-

Black-and-white negatives photographed by Carrie Ellen Mears depicting her homes, her friends, and small towns in Michigan. Includes interior and exterior views of Mears family residences in Chicago and Pentwater (Michigan), and a few scenes of the lumbermill in nearby Mears (Michigan). Also includes views of Duck Lake, Lincoln, Pt. Sable, and Walkerville in Michigan, in particular scenes of a general store, a blacksmith, farms, and an American Indian camp. Individual and group portraits of friends depict leisure activities such as picnics, bicycling, and swimming. Photonegatives are identified.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

Carrie Ellen Mears (1880-1957) was an amateur photographer whose family owned a lumbermill. She was the daughter of Charles Mears, about whom she wrote a monograph titled, "Charles Mears, pioneer of the White Lake area."

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Blacksmithing--Michigan--1900-1919
Buildings--Michigan--1900-1919
Carts & wagons--Michigan--1900-1919
Dolls--Illinois--Chicago--1900-1919
Dredging--Michigan--1900-1919
Dwellings--Illinois--Chicago--1900-1919
Dwellings--Michigan--1900-1919
Farms--Michigan--1900-1919
Fourth of July celebrations
Lumber industry--Michigan--1900-1919
Parades & processions--Illinois--Chicago--1900-1919
Picnics--Michigan--1900-1919
Poultry--Michigan--1900-1919
Swimming--Michigan--1900-1919
Trees--Michigan--1900-1919
Women--Michigan--1900-1919
Persons:
Mears, Carrie Ellen, 1880-1957--Portraits
Genre/Form:
Film negatives
Glass negatives
Group portraits
Interior views
Portrait photographs
Geographic:
Chicago (Ill.)--Social life and customs--1900-1919
Michigan--1900-1919
Michigan--Social life and customs--1900-1919

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged into two series by physical format.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Glass negatives, 1900-1911 (box 1-11)
Series 2. Nitrate negatives, 1900-1911 (box 12)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Dana M. Lamparello using Oxygen XML Editor, 2017.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Other Finding Aids: Finding aid also submitted to Explore Chicago Collections portal.
Processing Note:Eliminated call number 1986.0084 PNN-0070 during nitrate digitization project 2017/05/25.
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