1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 15, 2021 1:23 PM by Rachael Salyer

    Looking for any photos of John Larkin, Jr while ballooning

    Howard Kellogg Newbie

      Looking for images of John Durrant Larkin Jr. while ballooning.

        • Re: Looking for any photos of John Larkin, Jr while ballooning
          Rachael Salyer Tracker

          Dear Mr. Kellogg,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          If John Larkin, Jr. was photographed by an agency of the federal government, we suggest that you contact the National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures (RDSS) at stillpix@nara.gov to see if they can offer you any assistance with your search. Please include as much information as possible (e.g. agency that took the photo, dates, locations, and purpose of the balloon flights) in your inquiry.


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks Program Records in the Records of the National Park Service (Record Group 79) that contains 15 references to the Larkin Company, including the file New York MPS Hydraulics/Larkin Neighborhood, Buffalo, Erie County, NY MPS. These records have been digitized and may be viewed online using the Catalog. You may contact the National Archives at College Park - Electronic Records (RDE) at cer@nara.gov with any questions you might have about these records.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDSS and RDE. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          Next, we suggest that you contact The Buffalo History Museum and the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society for a search of their collections related to the Larkin family and company.


          Plus, you might wish to explore historical newspapers like those available via the Library of Congress Chronicling America website to search for information and images related to John D. Larkin, Jr.’s balloon flights.


          Finally, the Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) Cooperative provides links to multiple archival collections related to John D. Larkin, Sr. and the Larkin Company that may be useful in your search for images related to John Larkin, Jr.


          We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!


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