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Leah Curtiss-Gould papers, 1918-1985

Creator:
Curtiss-Gould, Leah, 1893-1979
Subject:
Stone, Arthur
Curtiss Gallery
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
200 items.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
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.
Citation:
Leah Curtiss-Gould papers, 1918-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
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.
Provenance:
The donor of these papers, Nicole Meek, was one of the investors in Curtiss-Gould's business.
Theme:
The Art Market
Women
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art dealers
Art galleries, Commercial
Drawings
Photographs
Silversmiths
Silverwork
Women art dealers
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7176
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209313
AAA_collcode_curtleah
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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