Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection
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1896
Charles W. Cushman as a baby


July 30, 1896
Born in Poseyville, Indiana to Wilbur Davis and Mabel Thomas Cushman

1913



Graduates from Poseyville High School

12/1913
Works for The Bozeman-Waters National Bank of Poseyville, Indiana




Charles W. Cushman




1914




01/1914
Enrolls at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. Member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity, Sigma Delta Chi honorary journalism fraternity, Boosters' Club, Le Çercle Francais, Arbutus yearbook staff, and Sporting Editor for the Indiana Daily Student

1917



1917
Graduates from Indiana University with an A.B. in English

07/1917-11/1917
Works for The Illinois Central Railroad Company in Bloomington, Indiana and Indianapolis, Indiana




Portrait of Charles W. Cushman as a young man




1918
Charles W. Cushman in navy uniform with his mother Mabel Thomas Cushman


05/25/1918
Enlists in the U.S. Navy Auxiliary Reserve Force at Municipal Pier, Chicago, Illinois

12/18/1918
Released from active duty (is honorably discharged on Sep. 30, 1921)

1919



01/1919-02/1919
Works for Carson, Pirie Scott & Co., Chicago, Illinois
03/1919-08/1919
Works for Albert Pick & Co., Chicago, Illinois
08/1919-06/1920
Works for Addressograph Company's Indianapolis, Indiana office









1920





07/1920-02/1921
Works for Montgomery Ward & Co., Chicago, Illinois

1921



02/1921-01/1922
Works for South Side Rugwashers, Chicago, Illinois









1922





02/1922-07/1928
Works for the LaSalle Extension University, Chicago, Illinois

1924



06/21/1924
Marries his first wife, Elsa Jean Hamilton in Chicago, Illinois









1928





08/1928-07/1932
Works for Standard Statistics Co., in New York, N.Y. and Chicago, Illinois

1932



09/1932-01/1937
Works for Drewry's Limited, U.S.A., Chicago, Illinois






1936





35mm Kodachrome color slide film first introduced

1937

02/1937-07/1942
Unemployed. "Travelled...[and] looked after personal interests..." (From his Application For Federal Employment dated 03/01/1944)


1938




Kodachrome processing changed from controlled-diffusion bleach baths to the selective re-exposure method

Coulee Dam under construction


09/22/1938
Coulee Dam under construction

Street scene, Alberton, Montana


09/23/1938
Street scene, Alberton, Montana

1939



 

Charles Cushman first uses Kodachrome film




 

Travels from Florida (with side trips to Georgia & South Carolina) to Northern Indiana, Chicago, Illinois, Grand Canyon and Boulder Dam






02/1939
A Sunday crowd at Miami's Fishing Pier




A Sunday crowd at Miami's Fishing Pier
05/1939
Charleston, South Carolina



Charleston, South Carolina

The Wizard of Oz appears in movie theaters





 


1940



Travels from Tuscon, Arizona to California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorada, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C.

Indian Grandma


02/1940
Indian Grandma

Roof tops of Laguna Beach, California


06/09/1940
Roof tops of Laguna Beach, California

Monticello


12/20/1940
Monticello

1941



 

Travels from Chicago to New York and Massachusetts.




07/04/1941
South Shore Country Club beach




South Shore Country Club beach

09/27/1941
An old house, ramshackle, in Anthracite town




An old house, ramshackle, in Anthracite town

Travels from Indiana to Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama, New Orleans, and Chicago.






11/01/1941
A negro shack in western Alabama




A negro shack in western Alabama
 


1942






Travels to New York and Chicago






08/1942-02/1944
Works for the federal office of the Division of Liquidation in the office of the Alien Property Custodian

Portable soft drink stand at Bowling Green


10/01/1942
Portable soft drink stand at Bowling Green

1943



In Chicago and Vicinity






01/18/1943
Old C.B. & Q. depot at Yorkville, Illinois




Old C.B. & Q. depot at Yorkville, Illinois
 


1944



In Chicago and Vicinity






03/1944-?
Works for the War Department's Chicago Ordinance District

Sunday strollers along Jackson Park lagoon


09/01/1944
Sunday strollers along Jackson Park lagoon

1945



 

In Chicago and Vicinity






09/09/1945
An extra freight stops outside Chesterton, Indiana




An extra freight stops outside Chesterton, Ind


Travels to Indiana




10/11/1945
Country home in the coal mine country south of Clinton, Indiana




Country home in the coal mine country south of Clinton, Indian
 


1946



West of Chicago and Chicago
Urchin looks at old 3-story tenement set far back in low yard


03/07/1946
Urchin looks at old 3-story tenement set far back in low yard

Actor Joe E. Brown


08/11/1946
Actor Joe E. Brown

1947




In Chicago





04/21/1947
Brick house west of Naperville, Illinois




Brick house west of Naperville, Illinois

08/10/1947
Clown Felix Adler




Clown Felix Adler
 


1948



Attends Railroad Fair, Chicago
Dancing girls of the Gold Rush days.


09/17/1948
Dancing girls of the Gold Rush days.

1949




In Chicago





03/01/1949
"Sweet Shoppe"




Sweet Shoppe


Travels to St. Louis, Missouri






05/11/1949
Garrick Theater, St. Louis, Missouri




Garrick Theater, St. Louis, Missouri


Travels to Laporte, Indiana





07/15/1949
Field of shocked wheat Laporte, Indiana




Field of shocked wheat Laporte, Indiana





1950






In Chicago
Ice cream vendor & second-story customer


09/04/1950
Ice cream vendor & second-story customer


1951





Travels from Alabama to New Orleans, Texas, and Mexico






06/1951
CBS broadcasts first hour-long television program in color





12/14/1951
A leaning Sarcophagus Famille Gauthier de Montrevil, New Orleans




A leaning Sarcophagus Famille Gauthier de Montrevil, New Orleans

12/25/1951
Bashful girl in red velvet




Bashful girl in red velvet




1952




In California

View east from top of Broadway toward the Bay and Bay Bridge, San Francisco


03/20/1952
View east from top of Broadway toward the Bay and Bay Bridge, San Francisco





Travels from Colorado to Utah and Nevada

Jack W. Holley at home near Moab, Utah


11/04/1952
Jack W. Holley at home near Moab, Utah

1953




In San Francisco





04/07/1953
Bison in Golden Gate Park




Bison in Golden Gate Park

Travels to Colorado






10/13/1953
Houses at Leadville, Colorado




Houses at Leadville, Colorado




1954




In California
Cable car in San Francisco


06/16/1954
Cable car in San Francisco

1955



 


In California






08/12/1955
Nevada City, California




Nevada City, California




1956






In California
The wooden cross below San Marcos pass


04/20/1956
The wooden cross below San Marcos pass

1957




In California






08/03/1957
Fishing boat off fishing pier at Santa Cruz




Fishing boat off fishing pier at Santa Cruz




1958




Travels to Utah
Nearing Red Canyon on road to Bryce


04/27/1958
Nearing Red Canyon on road to Bryce







Travels to Idaho
Power house and rock face


06/16/58
Power house and rock face

1959




Robert Frank's influential book of photography, The Americans, is published






Travels to Texas






01/16/1959
Glass dome, City Auditorium, Austin, Texas




Glass dome, City Auditorium, Austin, Texas




1960






Travels to France
News stand in Paris


05/08/1960
News stand in Paris






Travels to Italy

Post office, Rome


05/22/1960
Post office, Rome

1961



 

Travels to England






05/27/1961
Old Thatch Tavern




Old Thatch Tavern
 


1962







In California
Bay Bridge, San Francisco


08/21/1962
Bay Bridge, San Francisco
1963



 

Travels to Nashville, TN






06/18/1963
Elks Club, Nashville, Tennessee




Elks Club, Nashville, Tennessee
 


1964






Travels to Austria

Tulips!


05/18/1964
Tulips!

Covered bridge at Innsbruck


06/10/1964
Covered bridge at Innsbruck

1965




 

Travels to Greece, Crete, and Turkey






04/05/1965
Young lad in doorway




Young lad in doorway

04/27/1965
Doorway, Athens




Doorway, Athens

Travels to Damascus and Beirut






05/06/1965
Fruit carts, Damascus




Fruit carts, Damascus
 


1966






Travels across most of America
Hotel de Paris, Georgetown, Colorado


06/13/1966
Hotel de Paris, Georgetown, Colorado

1967



 

In California






03/29/1967
Haight Street hippies




Haight Street hippies

10/14/1967
Inlet below Heritage House, Mendocino County coast




Inlet below Heritage House, Mendocino County coast
 


1968





In California

Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco


03/16/1968
Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco

1969




 

06/1969
Charles' wife, Elsa Jean Hamilton Cushman, dies






 


1970






11/24/1970
Marries Elizabeth Juliana Gergely Penniman. Charles and Elizabeth's marriage license states that Charles is an "Investment Analyst" with a "publication"

1972




 

06/08/1972
Charles Cushman dies
10/06/1972
Bulk of Cushman's slides, notebooks sent to Indiana University Archives








 


1989






06/23/1989
Additional slides and Cushman's camera equipment sent to Indiana University Archives

2000




 

07/18/2000
Additional notebooks sent to Indiana University Archives






 


2003






06/02/2003
Additional photographs, and personal items that had belonged to Charles arrive at the Indiana University Archives

08/14/2003
Charles' second wife, Elizabeth Juliana Gergely Penniman Cushman, dies