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STANLEY WROUGHT HARDWARE CATALOG NO. 41

Author:
Stanley Works Inc  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1929
Topic:
Wrought-iron  Search this
Call number:
009083
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_219722

Lester Beall collection

Topic:
American printer (New York, N.Y.)
Red Cross magazine
Time
McCall's (Los Angeles, Calif. : 1921)
Fortune
Creator:
Beall, Lester, 1903-  Search this
Names:
Abbott Laboratories  Search this
Art Directors Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Chance Vought Corporation  Search this
Chicago Tribune (Firm)  Search this
Cone Automatic Machine Company  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
George Bijur, Inc  Search this
Heim Jeunes Filles  Search this
House of Herbs, Inc.  Search this
International Paper Company  Search this
Labatt's Canada Limited  Search this
Marshall Field & Company (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, inc.  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Narragansett Brewing Co.  Search this
Stanley Works Inc.  Search this
Upjohn Company  Search this
Hauck, Fred  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Tear sheets
Advertisements
Exhibition catalogs
Posters
Announcements
Photographs
Design drawings
Logos
Greeting cards
Place:
Dumbarton Farm (Brookfield, Conn.)
Date:
1933-[circa 1967]
Scope and Contents:
This collection documents the career of Lester Beall, graphic designer and commercial artist from approximately 1933-1967.
Arrangement:
Record Groups include: Unprocessed; I. "Scope" Magazine; II. Modern Art 5,000 Years Ago; III. Red Cross Magazines; IV. Greeting Cards; V. Time Magazine ads; VI. Logo Designs; VII. Cone Automatic Machine Co., tear sheets; VIII. Misc. Covers; IX. George Bijur. Inc.; X. Labatt's of Canada and Catch! Narragansett Ale design campaigns; XI. Exhibition, Art Center, California; XII. Abbott Laboratories, "What's New"; XIII. Marshall Field and Company; XIV. Misc. Advertisements.
Biographical / Historical:
American designer Lester Beall (1903-1969) was educated at Lane Technical School in Chicago and received a bachelor's degree in art history from the University of Chicago. Upon discovering the work of the European avant-garde, Beall was inspired to bring American design of the 1930s and 1940s to a higher level of effective visual communication. Self-taught, Lester Beall was one of the first Americans to have his work shown in a German monthly graphics periodical, Gebrauchsgraphik, and was one of the first Americans to incorporate the New Typography, using techniques such as photomontage, collage and the use of cut-out flat colored paper in combination with photography and economical line drawing, reworking the element of European modernism into distinctive American style. He produced solutions to graphic design problems that were unique among his American contemporaries.

Beall moved from Chicago to New York in 1935 and did work that was influential to the field of editorial design. Between 1938 and 1940, he redesigned twenty magazines for McGraw Hill, in 1946 he designed two covers for Fortune and in 1944, he began designing Scope magazine for UpJohn Pharmaceuticals which he did until 1951. In 1952, Beall opened a design office on Dumbarton Farm, his home in rural Connecticut. In 1973, four years after his death, Lester Beall was inducted into the New York Art Directors Club Hall of Fame.

Philip B. Meggs credits Beall with "almost single-handedly launching the modern movement in American design". In 1973, four years after his death, the Art Directors Club of New York belatedly elected him to its prestigious Hall of Fame. Bob Plisken, who worked for Beall in the early 1940s, said on that occasion, "In my opinion, Beall did more than anyone to make graphic design in American a distinct and respected profession".
Bibliographic References:
Lester Beall. Brookfield Center, Conn. : Lester Beall, Inc., [197-?].
Nine Pioneers in American Graphic Design / Roger R. Remington and Barbara J. Hodik. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1989.
Lester Beall : trailblazer of American graphic design / Roger R. Remington. New York : W.W. Norton, 1996.
Graphic Design History / Steven Heller and Georgette Balance. New York : Allworth Press, 2001.
Provenance:
All materials were donated to the museum by Mr. Lester Beall, Jr. in 1998.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Occupation:
Graphic designers -- United States  Search this
Commercial artists -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Graphic arts -- Sources -- History -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Commercial art -- Sources -- History -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Tear sheets
Advertisements
Exhibition catalogs
Posters
Announcements
Photographs -- 20th century
Design drawings
Logos
Greeting cards
Citation:
Lester Beall collection, 1933-circa 1967, Archives Center, National Museum of American HIstory.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1278
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1278

[Trade catalogs on hand and power tools (sanders, drills, grinders, hammers, saws, soldering irons, chisels, planes, knives) automotive tools, carpentry tools (rules, levels, squares), hardware (architectural, cabinet, and kitchen), router-shapers, door sets, weatherstrip tools, car banding systems, strapping tools ... ]

Author:
Stanley Works Inc  Search this
Stanley Power Tools  Search this
Stanley Tools  Search this
Stanley Hardware  Search this
Stanley-Bostitch  Search this
Stanley-Atha  Search this
R.L. Carter (Firm)  Search this
Van Norman Machine Tool Co  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<107> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1909
1909-
Topic:
Tools  Search this
Power tools  Search this
Woodworking machinery  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Drilling and boring machinery  Search this
Call number:
050950
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_626604

Antique & collectible Stanley tools : a guide to identity & value / by John Walter

Title:
Antique and collectible Stanley tools
Author:
Walter, John  Search this
Subject:
Stanley Works Inc Stanley Tools Division Collectibles  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 885 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1996
Topic:
Tools--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_519848

Antique & collectible Stanley tools : a guide to identity and value / by John Walter

Author:
Walter, John  Search this
Subject:
Stanley Works Inc Stanley Tools Division Collectibles  Search this
Physical description:
455 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
Tools--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Call number:
TJ1195.W34 1990X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_404605

The Cutting edge : an exhibition of Sheffield tools / organised by the Ruskin Gallery, Sheffield; collection of the Guild of St. George, 4 July - 3 October 1992

Title:
Sheffield tools
Author:
Ruskin Gallery  Search this
Stanley Works Inc Stanley Tools Division  Search this
Guild of St. George  Search this
Physical description:
108 p., 8 folded plates : ill., ports, facsims. ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
England
Sheffield
Sheffield (England)
Date:
1992
Topic:
Tools--Exhibitions  Search this
Implements, utensils, etc--Exhibitions  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
TJ1195 .C8 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_478075

The legend of Stanley : 150 years of The Stanley Works / Jeffrey L. Rodengen

Author:
Rodengen, Jeffrey L  Search this
Subject:
Stanley Works Inc History  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 191 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Tools  Search this
Hardware industry  Search this
Call number:
TJ1195 .R63 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_498746

Catalogue no. 34

Author:
Stanley Works Inc Stanley Tools Division  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1939
Topic:
Tools  Search this
Call number:
43359
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_330473

Stanley tools broadline catalog no. 34

Author:
Stanley Works Inc Stanley Tools Division  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1975
Topic:
Tools  Search this
Call number:
44823
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_331845

Stanley Tools broadline catalog No. 34(1973/1974)

Author:
Stanley Works Inc Stanley Tools Division  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1973
Topic:
Tools  Search this
Call number:
44715
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_335350

Boxwood & ivory : Stanley traditional rules, 1855-1975 / Philip E. Stanley ; photographs by the author

Author:
Stanley, Philip E  Search this
Subject:
Stanley Works Inc Stanley Tools Division History  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 188 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1984
C1984
Topic:
Rulers (Instruments)  Search this
Call number:
TA165.S8 1984X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_362098

Architects manual of Stanley hardware Stanley hardware standard constructional classification no. 27

Author:
Stanley Works Inc  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1926
Topic:
Hardware  Search this
Call number:
27259
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_251183

[Trade catalogs from Stanley Works Inc.]

Company Name:
Stanley Works Inc.  Search this
Related companies:
Stanley Electric Tools ; Stanley Hardware ; Stanley Power Tools ; Stanley Rule & Level Plant ; Stanley Tools ; Stanley Electric Tool Div. ; Stanley-Carter Sales Dept. ; Stanley Electric Tool Co. Inc. ; Stanley Magic-Door (Farmington, CT)  Search this
Notes content:
hardware ; electric tools (drills, routers, shapers, door sets, weatherstrip tools, etc.) ; carpenters and mechanics tools ; hand tools ; saws ; planes. "Architects Manual for Stanley Hardware." ; "Magic Door" equipment ; "weather-wise" sliding door packages ; "Magic-Swing" door operator ; pneumatic operators for sliding and swinging doors ; automatic swinging and sliding doors ... this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists and manual
Black and white images
Physical description:
41 pieces; 4 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New Britain, Connecticut, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Woodworking machinery and wood crafts  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Tools  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Woodworking industries  Search this
Woodworking machinery  Search this
Woodworking tools  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_22313
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_22313

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