John H. Duncan and Thomas B. Green Collection
Scope and Content
The photographs in albums 1-4 were taken with a 3A film plate special premo camera owned by John Duncan. Albums 1-4 depict early auto-touring in New York, Florida, North Carolina, Cuba, and elsewhere. Duncan, his wife Dora, and Green travelled together and refer to themselves in the albums as "The Tourists." Images of the Duncans' estate in Sea Bright, New Jersey, and their many animals are prevalent.
Album 5 is a scrapbook containing images primarily from World War I. The scrapbook appears to have been made from an album originally created by Duncan and then later repurposed by Green. Most of the photographs from the original album were removed, but a few remain. The images from World War I are largely commercially produced souvenir photographs, but there are also snapshots of men and machines from Green's unit. Several documents related to Green's service are also pasted into the scrapbook. The album contains images from Duncan of a trip to Miami in 1899. Additionally, there are images of a parade taken in the 1930s and other images associated with either Duncan or Green.
- Majority of material found within 1903-1925
The collection is open for research.
John H. Duncan (1855-1929) was a prominent New York architect. Thomas B. Green (1888-1963) was Duncan's chauffeur and mechanic. Green served in the 26th Aero Squadron, formerly the First Reserve Aero Squadron, during World War I.
5 volumes stored in 4 boxes, along with miscellaneous associated items
Language of Materials
John H. Duncan (1855-1929) was a prominent New York architect and Thomas B. Green (1888-1963) was his chauffeur and mechanic. Items in this collection include photographs and associated items that highlight early automobile touring in the United States as well as military service during World War I.
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- A Guide to the John H. Duncan and Thomas B. Green Collection
- Finding aid created by Carl Van Ness
- July 2015
- Description rules
- Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is written in English.
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