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The papers of Leah Curtiss-Gould relate primarily to silversmith Arthur J. Stone, his company of silversmiths, Stone Associates, and their business relationship with the Curtiss Gallery.
Included are: biographical material, 1985, relating to Leah Curtiss-Gould; correspondence, 1973-1977; printed material, 1918-1973; 27 photographs of Stone Associates silversmiths; 14 drawings, 1930s-1960s, of articles of silverware; and miscellaneous notes, 1978.
Leah Curtiss-Gould papers, 1918-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Art dealer; New York, N.Y. and Connecticut. Curtiss-Gould was a dealer in Stone silver from ca. 1936-1975. During the period 1936-1950, she worked in a shop, Portraits, Inc., in New York City where Stone silver was sold. Eventually, she opened her own business in Connecticut, the Curtiss Gallery, and sold it in 1970.
The donor of these papers, Nicole Meek, was one of the investors in Curtiss-Gould's business.
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