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E.R. Fenimore Johnson photographs

2010.049

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia
Creator:
Johnson, E.R. (Eldridge Reeves Fenimore), 1899-1986
Title:
E.R. Fenimore Johnson photographs
Date [inclusive]:
1929-1970
Call Number:
2010.049
Extent:
13.5 Linear feet (17 containers)
Language:
English
Abstract:
Eldridge Reeves Fenimore Johnson (1899-1986) was a pioneer in the development of underwater photography and was also an explorer, yachtsman and researcher. His interests in underwater photography developed during World War II when he enlisted in Naval Research and worked with underwater demolition and photography. He created his own company, Fenjohn Underwater Equipment Company and patented equipment inventions. The E.R. Fenimore Johnson photographs, 1929-1970, is a rich collection of images ranging from underwater photography; equipment and tests; natural history; yachting; and exploration. This collection consists of subject files, test photographs, motion picture films, index card guides to the motion pictures, index card guides to the use of the images, photograph albums of an expedition to Matto Grosso in Brazil, lantern slides, and negatives. Researchers interested in E.R. Fenimore Johnson, the development of underwater photography, marine life, expeditions, the Matto Grosso in Brazil, and Andros Island will find this collection to be a rich visual resource.
Cite as:
[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], [Collection number], E.R. Fenimore Johnson papers, 1929-1975, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia.
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Biography/History

Eldridge Reeves Fenimore Johnson (1899-1986) was a pioneer in the development of underwater photography and was also an explorer, yachtsman and researcher. His interests in underwater photography developed during World War II when he enlisted in Naval Research and worked with underwater demolition and photography. He created his own company, Fenjohn Underwater Equipment Company and patented equipment inventions.

E.R. Fenimore Johnson, born in 1899, was the son of Eldridge R. Johnson, the founder and President of the Victor Talking Machine Company of Camden, NJ, and Elsie Reeves Fenimore Johnson. E.R. Fenimore Johnson served at the Field Artillery Officers? School at Fort Taylor during World War I, following which, his professional training began at the Victor Talking Machine Company. Exposed to almost all aspects of the business, Johnson became the Superintendent of the newly created Experimental Department. He was ?assigned the task of withdrawing the company?s inventors and experimental engineers from the various departments and forming them into a modern research and development organization with a separate machine shop, drafting and laboratory facilities,? ( Frontiers). Johnson continued in this position until 1923, when he was appointed Vice President of the Company. In 1925, he became Vice-President in Charge of Manufacturing; in 1926, he was elected Director of Gramophone Company, Ltd of England; and in 1927, he became a Director and Vice-President of the Victor Talking Machine Company of Canada. After his family?s sale of the Victor Talking Machine Company, he continued in his position until the merger with RCA, when he retired.

From 1931 until the start of World War II, Johnson ?organized a modest research and development firm and spent much of his time in big game hunting, exploration and cruising the world?s oceans in his yacht, the Elsie Fenimore,? ( Philadelphia Inquirer). During this time, he also became involved in the University of Pennsylvania Museum, serving as Director and Vice President, and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. He participated in several expeditions, notably to the Paraguay River, Matto Grosso in Brazil, and Easter Island, circa 1929, under the auspices of the University of Pennsylvania Museum. His explorations and photographic work took him to Africa, Asia, the Bahamas and Andros Island.

At the onset of World War II, Johnson joined the United Sates Naval Reserves and in June, 1942, he was commissioned a lieutenant in the Mines Countermeasures Section, Research Division, Bureau of Ordinance. He served in this capacity until 1944 when he was assigned to the General Ordinance School; after which he was ?assigned to the David W. Taylor Model Basin where his duties were in connection with underwater explosion tests and underwater photography,? ( Frontiers).

Following World War II, Johnson reorganized his research and development company into the Fenjohn Underwater Photo and Equipment Company which focused on gear for diving and photography and was responsible for ?the design of several underwater cameras,? ( Frontiers). Johnson patented several inventions and authored scientific papers on underwater photography and preservation of motion picture film. He co-authored a paper on the Absorption and Scattering of Solar Radiation by the Sea. He also conducted research tests on water transparency under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution.

Johnson served on the board of the Franklin Institute and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia and in 1950, was elected Vice President of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. He took an active role in the E.R. Johnson Memorial, honoring his father, at the Delaware State Museum located in Dover, Delaware. He was a member of the Corinthian Yacht Club, the Merion Cricket Club and the Union League.

E. R. Fenimore Johnson died on April 5, 1986. At the time of his death, he was survived by his wife Janet Darby Johnson whom he married in 1921, and his children: Eldridge R., II, George and Janet.

Bibliography:

Frontiers. ?E.R.F. Johnson Now Vice President of the Academy,? October 1950.

Philadelphia Inquirer. ?Eldridge R.F. Johnson, 87, researcher, explorer,? April 8, 1986.

Scope and Contents

The E.R. Fenimore Johnson photographs, 1929-1970, is a rich collection of images ranging from underwater photography; equipment and tests; natural history; yachting; and exploration. This collection consists of subject files, test photographs, motion picture films, index card guides to the motion pictures, index card guides to the use of the images, photograph albums of an expedition to Matto Grosso in Brazil, lantern slides, and negatives.

The first series "Subject files (prints stapled to cards with identifying information)," is the most important of the series as it serves, largely, as a guide for the remainder of the collection. The cards were organized by subject, with a letter/number code, by E.R. Fenimore Johnson. Each card contains an image stapled to it and identification, which usually includes date, location, description and negative number. A researcher would be well served to use this series before looking further into the collection. Johnson's order, which is referenced extensively throughout the collection, has been retained in its entirety. His subjects include underwater photographs, photo equipment, miscellaneous products, field operations, tests and set-ups, Elsie Fenimore, people, places, boats, birds, animals, fish--surface, reptiles, crustaceans, skies, and miscellaneous. Included in miscellaneous are Johnson's family photographs and images of products of his father's Victor Talking Machine Company.

"Tests (stereo photographs)" includes cards with two comparative images stapled to them. Tests include: suspended type camera tests, suspended type camera plus turbidity eliminator tests, C-121, C-129, I-9, IEION, MD-3 and MD-4. It is unclear from the photographs exactly what the photographs are testing, but almost all provide information, which usually includes: roll number, location, date, time, water depth, bottom conditions, object, object distance, focus distance, film, aperture, shutter, filter, illumination, increased light, underwater exposure, hydrophotometer, the sun's altitude, camera depth, peraquameter, tide, and sea. The bulk of these photographs date from 1951 to 1952. After the suspended type camera tests and the suspended type camera plus turbidity eliminator tests, the remainder of the tests have been arranged in alphabetical order.

"Motion picture films" include two films: "'Undersea Gardens,' 35mm motion picture film by E.R. Fenimore Johnson" and Panama Cruise 1939, Guatamala (sic) 1940, Yacht Elsie Fenimore, ER Feminore Johnson, Owner & Master. "Undersea Gardens" has recently been reformatted as the original is on nitrate film.

The "Index cards to motion picture films" serve as a guide to the motion pictures. It is unclear if the index cards refer to more films than are held by the Academy of Natural Sciences. In his meticulous way, Johnson's index cards provide access to the motion pictures via a variety of paths. The index cards are organized (by Johnson) by topic, reel time, and rolls. If a researcher is interested in using the motion picture films, they should first consult the index cards.

"Index cards to use of images" provides information on how Johnson's images were used by him, his company, and others. In some cases, these cards provide exact information on the use; such as film, lecture, etc. More often than not, the cards simply indicate that an image was used.

The "Photo albums of Expedition to Matto Grosso, Brazil" have been dismantled and each photo is placed in an individual folder. Each photograph includes a caption by Johnson which provides, to a degree, a narrative of his experiences. The albums were organized, again by Johnson, in the following groups: animals; birds; fish; people and places; rivers; insects; hunting; plants and trees; General Candido Rondon and other people; Xingu--Vencenzo Petrullo; Xingu--E.R. Fenimore Johnson; and Bororo Reservation. There are also three folders of photographs that were apparently not placed in albums and cross all the above topics. It should be noted that some of these categories are not all-inclusive. Researchers interested in Johnson's expedition to Matto Grosso should consult all the photographs in this series.

Johnson's "Lantern slides" are an incredible resource for researchers. The first category in this series is "E.R. Fenimore Johnson's 58 Images" and may be the images he thought best indicated his work. These images are numbered and identified by Johnson in his own hand. This arrangement of the slides, which include topics such as equipment, divers, and fish, has been maintained. Other categories include subject files and Johnson's expedition to Andros Island.

The "Negative Register and Negatives" series is the largest series in the collection. The negative register includes a brief description of the negatives from 1 to 3,797, listed in numerical order. The actual negatives in this collection have been placed into cold storage as it is possible that the bulk of the negatives are on nitrate film. Upon this discovery, arrangement of the series stopped, but each negative is clearly numbered and could be accessed if absolutely necessary.

Researchers interested in E.R. Fenimore Johnson, the development of underwater photography, marine life, expeditions, the Matto Grosso in Brazil, and Andros Island will find this collection to be a rich visual resource.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia,  2010.04.16

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Holly Mengel

Sponsor

The processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources? ?Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives? Project.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the Archives with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

Custodial History note

Gift of E.R. Fenimore Johnson.

Processing Information note

The processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources? ?Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives? Project.

This collection was minimally processed in 2009-2011, as part of an experimental project conducted under the auspices of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries to help eliminate processing backlog in Philadelphia repositories. A minimally processed collection is one processed at a less intensive rate than traditionally thought necessary to make a collection ready for use by researchers. When citing sources from this collection, researchers are advised to defer to folder titles provided in the finding aid rather than those provided on the physical folder.

Employing processing strategies outlined in Mark Greene's and Dennis Meissner's 2005 article, More Product, Less Process: Revamping Traditional Processing Approaches to Deal With Late 20th-Century Collections, the project team tested the limits of minimal processing on collections of all types and ages, in 23 Philadelphia area repositories. A primary goal of the project, the team processed at an average rate of 2-3 hours per linear foot of records, a fraction of the time ordinarily reserved for the arrangement and description of collections. Among other time saving strategies, the project team did not extensively review the content of the collections, replace acidic folders or complete any preservation work.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

University of Pennsylvania Museum Archives: Vincenzo Petrullo expedition records, 1928-1971, bulk 1931-1935.

Separated Materials note

Six boxes of negatives were separated from the collection and are not included in this finding aid.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.
  • Fenjohn Underwater Equipment Company.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Card indexes
  • Lantern slides
  • Negatives (photographic)
  • Photograph albums
  • Photographs
  • Stereoscopic photographs
Geographic Name(s)
  • Andros Island (Bahamas)
  • Brazil
Personal Name(s)
  • Johnson, E.R. (Eldridge Reeves Fenimore), 1899-1986
  • Petrullo, Vincenzo, 1906-
  • Rondon, Candido Mariano da Silva, 1865-1958
Subject(s)
  • Big game hunting
  • Birds
  • Brazil--Pictorial works
  • Crustaceans
  • Diving--Equipment and supplies
  • Fishes
  • Reptiles
  • Underwater cameras
  • Underwater photography
  • Underwater photography--Equipment and supplies
  • Yachting

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Collection Inventory

Subject files (prints stapled to cards with identifying information).

Underwater photographs (A).

Box Folder

Crawfish (A-1), 1937.

1 1

Divers (A-2), 1935-1952.

1 2-5

Barracuda (A-3), 1935-1939.

1 6

Trumpet fish (A-4), 1938-1940.

1 7

Grouper (A-5), 1939-1940.

1 8

Parrot fish (A-6), 1937.

1 9

Sennett (A-7), 1937.

1 10

Squirrel fish (A-8), 1939.

1 11

Sergeant Majors (A-9), 1939-1940.

1 12

Snappers (A-10), 1937-1940.

1 13

Jacks (A-11), 1937-1939.

1 14

Grunts (A-12), 1936-1938.

1 15

Angel fish (A-13), 1937-1940.

1 16

Pork fish (A-14), undated.

1 17

Hog fish(A-15), circa 1930s-1940.

1 18

Sea fans (A-16), 1937-1940.

1 19

Corals (A-17), 1939-1940.

1 20

Gorgonias (A-18), 1937-1940.

1 21-22

Sponges (A-19), 1938-1940.

1 23

Butterfly fish (A-20), 1937-1940.

1 24

Morays (A-21), undated.

1 25

Sharks (A-22), 1939-1951.

1 26

Yellowtails (A-23), 1937-1940.

1 27

Goat fish (A-24), 1939-1940.

1 28

Blue Heads (A-25), 1939.

1 29

Unidentified fish (A-26), 1939.

1 30

Hydroids (A-27), 1940.

1 31

Bottom Survey (A-25), 1949 November 19.

1 32

Sea urchins (A-29), undated.

1 33

Sea cucumbers (A-30), undated.

1 34

Miscellaneous (AM), 1934-1940.

2 1

Underwater test shots (AM-2), 1937-1938.

2 2

Underwater fishing scenes (AM-3), 1940.

2 3

Underwater Demolition Team (U.D.T.) Submarine, "Sleeping Beauty" (AM-4), 1949.

2 4

Photo Equipment (B).

Box Folder

Underwater motion picture camera, Akeley type (B-1), 1936-1938.

2 5-6

Underwater motion picture camera, B&H type (B-2), 1930-1957.

2 7-9

Underwater housing, B&H Filmos (B-2A), 1939.

2 10

Underwater still camera, Leica type (B-3), 1937.

2 11

Underwater still camera, amateur (B-4), 1938-1941.

2 12

Exposure meters (B-5), 1933-1964.

2 13-14

Photometers (B-6), 1934-1936.

2 15

Range finders (B-7), 1937-1939.

2 16

Tripods (B-8), 1932-1954.

2 17

Lamps (B-9), 1937.

2 18

Knives (B-10), 1936-1963.

2 19

Exposure calculators (B-11), 1934-1940.

2 20

Spectrograph (B-12), 1936.

2 21

Field finder (B-13), 1934 April 19.

2 22

Loop former (B-15), 1934 March 21.

2 23

Photographing cage (B-16), 1933.

2 24

Densitometer (B-17), 1937 January 7.

2 25

Air dryer (B-18), 1931 July 1.

2 26

Underwater viewer (B-19), 1930 December.

2 27

Automatic camera (B-20), 1931.

2 28

Diving telephone (B-21), 1940 December.

2 29

Undersea aquarium (B-23), 1941-1950.

2 30

Sounding (B-24), 1948-1949.

2 31

Hydroscope (B-25), 1948-1950.

2 32

Water filter (B-26), 1950-1952.

2 33

Water filtering equipment (B-26A), 1951.

2 34

Water bag (B-27), undated.

2 35

Exposure test unit (B-28), 1942.

2 36

Scattering meter (B-29), 1949, undated.

2 37

Screen point meter (B-30), 1942-1950.

2 38

Suspended type camera (B-31), 1949-1950.

3 1

Suspended type camera plus turbidity eliminator (B-31A), 1951-1953.

3 2-3

Commercial use (B-31B), 1952.

3 6

Underwater television (B-31C), 1953.

3 5

Turbidity eliminator (B-31D), 1953.

3 6

Lamp holder (B-31E), 1963.

3 7

16mm underwater movie camera (B-32), 1950-1963.

3 8-9

Thermarine recorder (B-33), undated.

3 10

Hydrophotometer (B-34), 1950.

3 11

Lungs and accessories (B-35), 1950-1955.

3 12

Johnson-Smithsonian deep sea camera (B-36), undated.

3 13

Underwater television camera, development number 112 (B-37), 1951-1954.

3 14

Industrial television camera housing (B-37A), 1957.

3 15

Miscellaneous underwater television cameras (B-37B), undated.

3 16

Diving suits and equipment (B-38), 1950-1956.

3 17-20

Miscellaneous housing (B-40), 1952-1962.

3 21-22

Miscellaneous equipment and accessories (B-41), 1949-1964.

3 23-25

Underwater electronic flash (B-42), 1950 February 9.

3 26

Utility still camera (B-43), 1953-1954.

4 1

Fenjohn Goggler camera (B-44), 1954.

4 2

Spear guns and accessories (B-45), 1954-1956.

4 3

Universal Housing (B-46), 1955.

4 4

Equipment, instruments and tools for sale, undated.

4 5

Miscellaneous Products (C).

Box Folder

Water mixer (C-1), 1934 March 21.

4 6

Eye shield (C-2), undated.

4 7

Life ring holder (C-3), 1933-1935.

4 8

Kee-bars (C-4), 1934 March 21.

4 9

Air conditioning (C-5), 1930-1935.

4 10

Pencil pointer (C-6), 1934-1935.

4 11

Air pistol (C-7), 1930.

4 12

Other products (CM), circa 1962.

4 13

Field Operations (D).

Box Folder

Diver--surface (D-1), 1935-1938.

4 14

Tending diver (D-2), 1936-1939.

4 15

Work scow (D-3), 1937-1938.

4 16

Diving pram (D-3A), 1939-1940.

4 17

Diving launch (D-3B), 1938-1940.

4 18

Handling and storage of equipment (D-4), 1935-1939.

4 19-20

Net (D-5), 1938-1939.

4 21

Small boat use (D-6), 1938-1939, 1950.

4 22

Ladder set-ups (D-7), 1937-1939.

4 23

Water reading (D-8), 1947-1951.

4 24

Tests and Set-ups (E).

Box Folder

Light measure (E-1), 1934-1936.

4 25

Color tests (E-2), 1938.

4 26

Exposure tests (E-3), 1933.

4 27

Filter tests (E-4), 1933-1950.

4 28

Thermarine recorder slides (E-6), circa 1950.

5 1-2

Field tests for 16mm underwater camera, development number 104 (E-7), 1950-1951.

5 3

Transparency readings, etc (E-8), 1950-1954.

5 4

Lamp reflection tests (E-9), 1950-1954.

5 5

Light direction tests (E-10), 1951.

5 6

Miscellaneous sketches and drawings, etc. (E-11), 1951-1954.

5 7

Haze-underwater (E-12), 1951.

5 8-9

Haze-underwater, equipment and set-ups (E-12A), 1950-1951.

5 10

Turbid water test set-ups (E-13), 1941-1943.

5 11

Miscellaneous underwater tests (E-14), 1953.

5 12

Elsie Fenimore (F).

Box Folder

Elsie Fenimore II, undated.

5 13

Elsie Fenimore III--Construction (F-1), 1934.

5 14-16

Elsie Fenimore III--On railway (F-2), 1936-1938.

5 17-18

Elsie Fenimore III--At dock (F-3), 1934-1950.

5 19

Elsie Fenimore III--At sea (F-4), 1935-1958.

5 20

Elsie Fenimore III--Deck scenes (F-5), 1934-1940.

5 21

Elsie Fenimore III--Equipment (F-6), 1934-1958.

5 22-23

Elsie Fenimore III--Bridgeboro Basin (F-7), 1937.

5 24

Elsie Fenimore III--At anchor (F-8), 1935-1939.

5 25

Elsie Fenimore III--Miscellaneous (FM), 1937-1960.

6 1

People (G).

Box Folder

E.R. Fenimore Johnson and family (G-1), 1937-1960.

6 2-3

Personnel (G-2), 1952.

6 4

Miscellaneous people (G-3), 1936-1956.

6 5-8

Places (H).

Box Folder

Canada (H-1), 1937.

6 9

Pennsylvania lakes (H-2), 1937.

6 10

Gladwyne, PA (H-2A), 1938-1940, 1952-1961.

6 11-15

Swimming pools (H-3), undated.

6 16

Bridgeboro, NJ (H-3B), 1939 October 27.

6 17

Mullica River, NJ (H-4), 1937.

6 18

Beach Haven, NJ (H-5), 1937 July 30.

6 19

Tuckerton, NJ (H-6), 1937.

6 20

Brielle, NJ (H-7), 1937.

6 21

Miscellaneous ponds and lakes (H-7A), 1939.

6 22

Annapolis, MD (H-8), 1940-1952.

6 23

Chesapeake Bay (H-8A), 1936-1940.

7 1

Lewes, DE (H-9), 1935.

7 2

Hampton Rhoads, VA (H-10), undated.

7 3

Cape Henry, VA (H-11), undated.

7 4

Pinehurst, NC (H-12), 1937.

7 5

Miami, FL (H-13), 1935.

7 6

Tortugas, FL (H-14), 1935.

7 7

Abaco, Bahamas (H-15).

7 8

Nassau, Bahamas (H-16), 1938.

7 9-10

Aerial views of Andros Island (H-17), 1938.

7 11-12

Middle Bight, Andros Island (H-18), 1938-1940.

7 13-14

Johnny Hill Farm, Middle Bight, Andros Island (H-18A), 1939.

7 15

Gibson Cay, Andros Island (H-19), 1937-1940.

7 16

Big Wood Cay, Andros Island (H-20), 1936-1939.

7 17

South Bight, Andros Island (H-21), 1938.

7 18

Mangrove Cay, Andros Island (H-22), 1939-1940.

7 19

Panama (H-23), 1936-1939.

7 20

Costa Rica (H-24), 1936.

7 21-22

Navassa Island (H-25), 1939 February 14.

7 23

Haiti (H-26), 1939.

7 24

Canal Zone (H-27), 1939 February 17.

7 25

Bluefields Creek (H-28), 1939.

7 26

San Salvador (H-29), 1939 February.

7 27

Guatemala (H-30), 1932, 1940.

7

8

28

1-2

Chichen Itza (H-30A), 1932.

8 3

Grand Cayman Islands (H-31), 1940 February.

8 4

Jamaica (H-32), 1940 February.

8 5

Cuba (H-33), 1940 February.

8 6

Newfoundland (H-34), 1948.

8 7

Cape May, NJ (H-35), 1948-1950.

8 8

Atlantic City, NJ (H-36), 1950.

8 9

Brigantine, NJ (H-37), 1950 June.

8 10

Puerto, Mexico (H-38), 1950 February.

8 11

Chesapeake and Delaware (C&D) Canal (H-39), 1950 November 2.

8 12

Conowingo Dam (H-40), 1950 November 24.

8 13

Virgin Islands (H-41), 1952.

8 14

Solomon's, MD (H-42), 1936 April.

8 15

Boats (I).

Box Folder

Miscellaneous yachts (I-1), 1935-1951.

8 16

Pilot boats and light ships (I-2), circa 1935.

8 17

Steamers (I-3), 1935-1939.

8 18

Warships (I-4), 1937-1940.

8 19

Dredges and workboats (I-5), 1935.

8 20

Mackerel boats (I-6), 1935.

8 21

Chesapeake boats (I-7), 1935-1952.

8 22

West Indian boats (I-8), 1937-1938.

8 23

Lifeboats and launches (I-9), 1938, 1951.

8 24

Wrecks (I-10), 1939-1940, 1952.

8 25

Miscellaneous boat construction (I-11), 1940.

8 26

Ferry boats (I-12), undated.

8 27

Rubber boats (I-13), 1950.

8 28

Patrol Torpedo (P.T.) boats (I-14), duplicated 1964, 1945 May.

8 29

Birds (J).

Box Folder

Terns (J-1), 1935.

8 30-31

Herons (J-2), undated.

8 32

Ducks (J-3), undated.

8 33

Pelicans (J-4), 1940.

8 34

Miscellaneous (JM), 1950 April.

8 35

Animals (K).

Box Folder

Porpoises (K-1), 1937.

9 1

Horses (K-2), 1938.

9 2

Jaguar (K-3), reprinted 1960, circa 1929.

9 3

Fish--Surface (L).

Box Folder

Fishing Scenes (L-1), 1937-1940.

9 4

Whale Sharks (L-2), 1938.

9 5

Sharks (L-3), 1939.

9 6

Shellfish (L-4), 1952.

9 7

Miscellaneous fish (L-M), 1939, undated.

9 8

Reptiles (M).

Box Folder

Turtles (M-1), 1938-1939.

9 9

Snakes (M-2), 1936.

9 10

Crustaceans (N).

Box Folder

Land crabs (N-1), 1936.

9 11

Skies (S).

Box Folder

Storms (S-1), 1937-1939.

9 12

Sunsets (S-2), circa 1937.

9 13

Miscellaneous skies (S-M), 1937-1939.

9 14

Miscellaneous (Z).

Box Folder

Moosehead (Z-1), undated.

9 15

Birch bark canoe (Z-2), 1934 June 7.

9 16

Gas heater (Z-3), 1935 February.

9 17

Automobiles (Z-4), 1937, 1951-1952.

9 18

Sketches, photographs of (Z-5), 1936 March.

9 19

Buildings (Z-6), 1930-1951.

9 20

Checks, photographs of (Z-7), 1939 January.

9 21

Ideas submitted, etc (Z-8), 1940.

9 22

Phonographs (Z-9), undated.

9 23

Displays, etc (Z-10), 1951.

9 24

Target range equipment (Z-11), 1959.

9 25

Victor Talking Machine (VTM) Relics (Z-12), 1961.

9 26

Wrist strap (Z-13), undated.

9 27

Old submarine, reprinted 1963, 1915.

9 28

Family photographs (MS#1), undated.

9 29

Travel/Expedition photographs (MS#1), circa 1929, undated.

9 30-31

Trip on "Caroline" (MS#2), undated.

9 32

Tests (stereo photographs).

Box Folder

Suspended type camera tests, 1950-1952.

9 33-34

Suspended type camera plus turbidity eliminator tests, 1949.

9 35

Suspended type camera plus turbidity eliminator tests, 1950.

9 36-37

Suspended type camera plus turbidity eliminator tests, 1951.

10 1-9

Suspended type camera plus turbidity eliminator tests, 1952.

10 10

C-121 and C-129, 1951.

10 11

I-9, 1951.

10 12

IEION 76.7 and IEION 84.7, undated.

10 13

IS2.5E 80.7 and IS2.5W 80.7, undated.

10 14

MD 3-2 to MD 3-12, 1952.

10 15

MD 3-14 to MD 3-17, 1952.

10 16

MD 3-18 to MD 3-20, 1952.

10 17

MD 3-21 to MD 3-27, 1952.

10 18

MD 3-28 to MD 3-33, 1952.

10 19

MD 3-34 to MD 3-38, 1952.

11 1

MD 4-2 to MD 4-6, 1952.

11 2

MD 4-7 to MD 4-12), 1952.

11 3

MD 4-13 to MD 4-17, 1952.

11 4

MD 4-18 to MD 4-22, 1952.

11 5

MD 4-22 to MD 4-25, 1952.

11 6

MD 4-26 to MD 4-28, 1952.

11 7

Other tests, 1941-1942, undated.

11 8

Motion picture films.

Reel-Frame

"'Undersea Gardens,' 35mm motion picture film by E.R. Fenimore Johnson", undated.

1

Panama Cruise 1939, Guatamala (sic) 1940, Yacht Elsie Fenimore, ER Feminore Johnson, Owner & Master, circa 1939-1940.

2

Index cards to motion picture films.

Box Folder

Miscellaneous air shots, undated.

11 9-10

Air shots--operations, undated.

11 11

Air shots--divers, undated.

11 12

Diver underwater, undated.

11 13

Cave scenes, undated.

11 14

Angel fish, undated.

11 15

Pork fish, undated.

11 16

Con fish, undated.

11 17

Trigger fish, undated.

11 18

Margate fish, undated.

11 19

Trumpet fish, undated.

11 20

Sea cucumbers, undated.

11 21

Crawfish and chain gain fish, undated.

11 22

Sergeant majors, school masters, jacks and snappers, undated.

11 23

Parrot fish, undated.

11 24

Sennetts, grunts, butterfly fish, morays and fish baiting, undated.

11 25

Groupers and miscellaneous underwater photographs, undated.

11 26

A, OA, 4A and 9A, undated.

11 27

C, D and OD, undated.

11 28

2D, 3D, 4D and 7D, undated.

11 29

9D, 25D, 38D, 39D, 43D, 50D, 51D and 64D, undated.

11 30

E, IE, 8E, 10E, 12E and 16E, undated.

12 1

17E, 19E, 24E, 37E, 49E and 58E, undated.

12 2

F, 3F and 7F, undated.

12 3

9F, G, 2G, 9G, R and IR, undated.

12 4

Negative Reel #1, circa 1935.

12 5

Rolls CSL-1 to CSL-7, 1935.

12 6

Rolls CSL-8 to CSL-11, 1935.

12 7

Rolls Y-1 to Y-4, 1934.

12 8

Index cards to use of images.

Box Folder

Pictures issued--numerical record, 1939-1940.

12 9

Acquisitions, loans, and returns, 1929-1955.

12 10

Miscellaneous use, 1935-1937.

12 12

Photo albums of Expedition to Matto Grosso, Brazil, circa 1929.

Box Folder

Animals.

12 13-38

Birds.

12 39-56

Fish.

12 57-62

People and Places.

12 63-91

Rivers.

12 42-102

Insects.

12 103-106

Hunting.

12 107-108

Plants and trees.

12 109-122

General Candido Rondon and other people.

12 123-125

Xingu--Vincenzo Petrullo.

12 126-152

Xingu--E.R. Fenimore Johnson.

12 153-168

Bororo Reservation.

13 1-30

Photographs not placed in albums.

13 31-33

Lantern slides.

E.R. Fenimore Johnson's 58 Images, undated.

Box Image

Yacht--Elsie Fenimore (1).

14 1

Diving barge (2).

14 2

Chart transparency survey (3).

14 3

Underwater photometer (4).

14 4

Underwater spectograph (5-6).

14 5-6

Secchi disk (7).

14 7

Hydroscope (8).

14 8

Peraquameter (9).

14 9

Peraquameter in operation (10).

14 10

Scattering meter (11).

14 11

United States Navy Hydrophotometer (12).

14 12

United States Navy Hydrophotometer in use (13).

14 13

Secchi disk versus hydrophotometer (14).

14 14

Filter test set-up (15).

14 15

Filter test results (16).

14 16

Grapple on bottom--no filter (17).

14 17

Grapple on bottom--visible red filter (18).

14 18

Propeller in turbid water--standard (19).

14 19

Propeller in turbid water--turbidity eliminator (20).

14 20

Propeller in turbid water--showing [illegible] (21).

14 21

Number 1 model of turbidity eliminator (22).

14 22

Experimental Navy clear water bag (23-25).

14 23-25

Light effect underwater object (26).

14 26

WHOI type underwater camera (27).

14 27

Navy type lamp frame (28).

14 28

Fenjohn suspended camera and lamp frame (29).

14 29

Adj. suspended camera and lamp frame (30).

14 30

Deepwater diving suit (31).

14 31

Operating underwater camera (32).

14 32

Aqua lung (33).

14 33

Desco type driving dress (34).

14 34

Desco type driving dress plus aqua lung (35).

14 35

Original (number 1) Fenjohn underwater camera (36).

14 36

Fenjohn underwater exposure meter--master type (37).

14 37

Fenjohn underwater exposure meter--cadet type (38).

14 38

Fenjohn underwater lamp (39).

14 39

Fenjohn underwater range finder (40).

14 40

Fenjohn underwater still camera--A25 type (41).

14 41

Fenjohn underwater still camera--Leica type (42).

14 42

Fenjohn underwater motion picture camera--A Kelley type (43).

14 43

Fenjohn underwater motion picture camera--Eyemo type (44).

14 44

Fenjohn underwater motion picture camera--16mm (45-46).

14 45-46

Brain coral (47).

14 47

Angel fish (48).

14 48

Underwater scene (49).

14 49

Barracuda (50).

14 50

Shark (51-52).

15 1-2

Shark bite (53).

15 3

Color test (54).

15 4

Hog fish (55).

15 5

Gorgonia (56).

15 6

Underwater scene (57).

15 7

Blue head fish (58).

15 8

Subject files.

Box Image

Equipment.

15 9-21

Underwater scenes.

15 22-24

Tests, sketches and diagrams.

15 25-31

Divers.

15 32-35

Fish.

15 36-39

Boats, boat workers and scenery.

15 40-46

Expedition to Andros Island.

Box Image

Images including maps, aerial views, underwater scenes, divers, animals and equipment.

16 1-38

Negative Register and Negatives.

Box

Negative register, 1933 February-1970 November.

17

Negatives 1-3797.

18

19

20

21

22

23