Watchdog of senate folding room has 'crop control' of own. Washington, D.C., Dec. 3. Since 1900 John W. 'Happy' Deards has been foreman of the Senate folding room which carries with it the responsibility of guarding thousands of volumes of Senate records including congressional records, agriculture yearbooks, senatorial eulogies, I.C.C. reports and books on horses and cattle. He is now wrestling with the problem of finding space for the harvest of 1938 agricultural yearbooks--35,000 volumes--shown under his feet and all around him. Deards says the books on horses and cattle which the government published in 1892 are still the most in demand of any others in the huge collection
Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection.
Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955.
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Temp. note: Batch five.
The Harris & Ewing, Inc. Collection of photographic negatives includes glass and film negatives taken by Harris & Ewing, Inc., which provide excellent coverage of Washington people, events, and architecture, during the period 1905-1945. Harris & Ewing, Inc., gave its collection of negatives to the Library in 1955. The Library retained about 50,000 news photographs and 20,000 studio portraits of notable people. Approximately 28,000 negatives have been processed and are available online. (About 42,000 negatives still need to be indexed.)