William L. Hamburger prints collection [manuscript], 1928-1940.

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William L. Hamburger prints collection [manuscript], 1928-1940.

Photographs were originally collected as part of the research files of the National Cyclopedia of American Biography. Subjects include Gertrude Atherton, Leopold Auer, Bernard Baruch, George Gordon Battle, Gustave Becker, Alexander Graham Bell, Edward Bok, Andrew Carnegie, Calvin Coolidge, Walter Damrosch, Mary Baker Eddy, Charles William Eliot, Harry Emerson Fosdick, Carter Glass, Ulysses S. Grant, Daniel Guggenheim, Harry Guggenheim, Isaac Guggenheim, Meyer Guggenheim, Simon Guggenheim, Solomon R. Guggenheim, Wade Hampton, Victor Herbert, Chief Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Herbert Hoover, Julia Ward Howe, Stonewall Jackson, John Logan, Cyrus McCormick, Charles Mayo, William Mayo, Walter HInes Page, William Henry Pickering, John D. Rockfeller, John Philip Sousa, Charles Steinmetz, Nathan Straus, William Howard Taft, John Wanamaker, William Allen White, and Eli Whitney.

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