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Nell McCarthy Photograph Collection, circa 1918-1925 1917-1918

MS 246

Collection Summary

Creator: McCarthy, Nell
Collection Name: Nell McCarthy Photograph Collection,
Inclusive Dates: circa 1918-1925
Physical Description:.25 linear feet
Abstract:170 black-and-white photographs, taken in Douglas, Arizona, ca. 1918 to 1925, of Nell McCarthy's family and friends in addition to houses, stores, automobiles and motorcycles, and a circus parade.
Collection Number:MS 246
Language: Materials in English
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733

Biographical Note

A high school student, Douglas, Arizona; Nell McCarthy's father, Charles McCarthy worked for the Douglas Vulcanizing Company during World War I.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs are from Nell McCarthy's daily life in Douglas, Arizona and are mostly of family groups, pets, friends, and school groups. There are photographs of young people clowning around, of excursions and picnics, automobiles and motorcycles, and homes and public buildings. There are also images of a circus parade and a military parade. The Phelps Dodge Mercantile can be seen in the parade backdrop. A few photographs show young girls dressed in white with a red cross on their caps, possibly members of the Junior Red Cross, an auxiliary of the National Red Cross organization, and one image shows small Red Cross signs in a window. The photographs were removed from an album for preservation but a facsimile of the album is present. There are also a few pages of handwritten poetry and sketches by B. M. Porter.


This Collection is organized into one series.
Series I: Photographs, ca. 1918-1925



There are no restrictions on this collection.


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Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
McCarthy, Nell

Geographic Name(s)
Douglas (Ariz.)--Pictorial works

American National Red Cross--Pictorial works
Circus wagons--Arizona--Douglas--Pictorial works
Motorcycles--Pictorial works
Parades--Arizona--Douglas--Pictorial works
School children--Arizona--Douglas--Pictorial works

Administrative Information

Credit Line

Nell McCarthy Photograph Collection (MS 246). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Container List

Series I: Photographs, circa 1918-1925
This series is arranged topically.
11 Family groups
12 Family groups - Excursions and picnics
13 Friends
14 Friends in costumes
15 Children and pets
16 School groups
17 Automobiles and motorcycles
18 Parades--Circus and military
19 Homes and public buildings
110 Miscellaneous outdoor scenes
111 Red Cross
112 Album facsimile
113 Loose album pages
114 Poetry and drawings