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Smithsonian Institution Building from Pennsylvania Ave, 1874

Author:
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Subject:
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Landscape
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
April 10, 1874
Topic:
Buildings--Washington, D.C  Search this
Carriages  Search this
Carriages and carts  Search this
Horses  Search this
Pennsylvania Avenue  Search this
Signs  Search this
Signs and signboards  Search this
Stores, Retail  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Standard number:
48646 or MAH-48646
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9273

Design Research, Inc. collection

Creator:
Design Research, Inc.  Search this
Names:
Benjamin Thompson and Associates  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Design Research, Inc.  Search this
Marimekko Oy  Search this
Thompson, Benjamin, 1918-2002  Search this
Extent:
6.5 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Writings
Press releases
Legal correspondence
Resumes
Drawings
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Speeches
Financial records
Correspondence
Date:
1953-1979
Summary:
This collection consists ofcorrespondence, scrapbooks, catalogs, brochures, original drawings, photographs, financial records, resumes, legal documents, magazine articles, business records, press releases, artwork, and samples of boxes, bags, and buttons. Files documenting the company's history include a statement of the company's philosophy and records pertaining to the establishment of new stores in various cities. Project files document the furniture, fabrics, rugs, and accessories imported and design by Design Research, Inc. Bound reprints of articles that appeared in Interiors and International Design magazines are included. Clippings and other records documenting the design and construction of D/R stores are provided in the files pertaining to Benjamin Thompson & Associates, Inc. Also found in these files is a printed and bound presentation copy of Thompson's address, "The Craft of Design and the Art of Building", along with other articles by and about Thompson. Additional information pertaining to D/R's association with Marimekko can be found in the Cooper- Hewitt Design Archive's Marimekko Collection.
Arrangement note:
Unprocessed. Consists of six record groups: 1) Company history; 2) Office records; 3) Project files; 4) Clippings and Scrapbooks; 5) Benjamin Thompson & Associates, Inc. for D/R; and 6) Photographs.
Biographical/Historical note:
Retail establishment and product design. Design Research, Inc. (D/R), founded in 1953 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by architect Benjamin Thompson, specialized in the latest post-war products for the modern home. The displays in the stores were considered unique in that they were designed at domestic scale and the products were shown in realistic, homelike arrangements.

Products were sought and selected based on the anticipated preferences of customers, not on traditional retail buying patterns. At the time, the availability of "good design" was limited to wholesale firms such as Herman Miller and Knoll. Thompson was the first to introduce the work of many European and Asian designers to the American retail market, including the work of the design firm of Marimekko for which D/R was the exclusive U.S. represenative. The company also created many of its own products including chairs manufactured by Thonet. D/R later opened stores in New York City, San Francisco, and Philadelphia. Thompson's own architectural firm, Benjamin Thompson & Associates, Inc., designed all of the D/R stores. For the San Francisco store, Thomspon renovated the former Ghirardelli Chocolate factory. Even after the stores officially closed in 1978, D/R remained a model for many merchants.
Provenance:
The materials in this collection were donated to Cooper-Hewitt in 1995 by Benjamin and Jane Thompson.
Restrictions:
Unprocessed; access is limited. Permission of Library Director required for use.
Topic:
Furniture design -- United States -- History -- 20th century  Search this
Retail trade -- United States  Search this
Furniture store  Search this
Display of merchandise -- United States  Search this
House furnishings -- United States  Search this
Stores, Retail -- Design  Search this
Stores, Retail -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Writings
Press releases
Legal correspondence
Resumes
Drawings
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Speeches
Financial records
Correspondence
Identifier:
SIL-CH.1997-123-2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-ch-1997-123-2

Cultural Conservation 1987 Fieldwork: Joseph Spencer Stephens (Community Store Keeper) [sound recording]

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Cultural Conservation Program 1987 Washington, D.C  Search this
Field worker:
Hinson, Glenn  Search this
Performer:
Stephens, Joseph Spencer 1936-  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette : analog
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
North Carolina
United States
Creston (N.C.)
Date:
1987
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Stores, Retail  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Tobacco  Search this
Markets  Search this
Local number:
FP-1987-CT-0183
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records, 1967-2010 228797
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_311878

Store front : the disappearing face of New York / James T. & Karla L. Murray

Author:
Murray, James T  Search this
Murray, Karla L  Search this
Physical description:
329 p. : col. ill., maps ; 31 x 34 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
New York (State)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
2008
Topic:
Storefronts  Search this
Stores, Retail  Search this
Call number:
NA6225 .M87 2008
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_926705

Iowa Fieldwork: Interview with Donnice Cook; Interview with Jud and Gladys Richardson [sound recording]

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Iowa Program 1996 Washington, D.C  Search this
Field worker:
Berquist, John  Search this
Performer:
Cook, Donnice  Search this
Richardson, Jud and Gladys  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette : analog
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Iowa
United States
Independence (Iowa)
Buchanan County (Iowa)
Date:
1995
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Stores, Retail  Search this
Merchants  Search this
Hardware stores  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Local number:
FP-1996-CT-0625-7
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. SI Permission
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records, 1967-2010 228797
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_349827

A guide to the building records of S.H. Kress & Co. 5-10-25 cent stores : at the National Building Museum / prepared by Susan Wilkerson, project director; Hank Griffith, project archivist

Author:
National Building Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Wilkerson, Susan  Search this
Griffith, Hank  Search this
S.H. Kress & Co  Search this
Subject:
S.H. Kress & Co Archives Catalogs  Search this
National Building Museum (U.S.) Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 114 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1993
Topic:
Stores, Retail--Archival resources  Search this
Architecture--Archival resources  Search this
Call number:
HF5465.U64 K7 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_455089

For the love of Murphy's : the behind-the-counter story of a great American retailer / Jason Togyer

Author:
Togyer, Jason  Search this
Subject:
G.C. Murphy Co History  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 279 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Pennsylvania
Date:
2008
C2008
Topic:
Variety stores--History  Search this
Stores, Retail--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_983712

Creating an American institution : the merchandising genius of J.C. Penney / by Mary Elizabeth Curry

Author:
Curry, Mary E (Mary Elizabeth) 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Penney, J. C (James Cash) 1875-1971  Search this
J.C. Penney Co  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 348 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1993
Topic:
Merchants--Biography  Search this
Retail trade--History  Search this
Stores, Retail--History  Search this
Call number:
CT275.P412 C8 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_589297

The corner store : an American tradition, Galveston style / Ellen Beasley

Author:
Beasley, Ellen  Search this
National Building Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Texas
Galveston
Galveston (Tex.)
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Stores, Retail--History  Search this
Architecture and society--History  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Call number:
NA6220 .B43 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_591892

Prada / [OMA/AMO Rem Koolhaas ; editorial team, Rem Koolhaas, Jens Hommert, Michael Kubo]

Title:
Projects for Prada, Part 1
Author:
Koolhaas, Rem  Search this
Hommert, Jens  Search this
Kubo, Michael  Search this
Prada (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Koolhaas, Rem  Search this
Office for Metropolitan Architecture  Search this
Prada (Firm) Buildings  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. (chiefly col.) ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2001
C2001
20th century
Topic:
Stores, Retail--Design and construction  Search this
Architecture--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_783261

Festival Recordings: Cult. Cons. Marketplace: Appalachian Community Market; Family Store [sound recording]

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Cultural Conservation Program 1987 Washington, D.C  Search this
Performer:
Stephens, Joseph Spencer 1936-  Search this
Norris, Judy 1939-  Search this
Blake, Debbie  Search this
Suthamchai, Pakdee  Search this
Sanchez, Sylvia 1956-  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette : analog
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Hispanic Americans  Search this
Thai Americans  Search this
Mid-Eastern  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
North Carolina
Sugar Grove (N.C.)
Creston (N.C.)
Virginia
Texas
Alexandria (Va.)
Thailand
Date:
1987
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Appalachian Region  Search this
Stores, Retail  Search this
Markets  Search this
Community  Search this
Ethnic markets  Search this
Manners and customs  Search this
Local number:
FP-1987-CT-0333
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records, 1967-2010 228797
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_312923

Mall maker : Victor Gruen, architect of an American dream / M. Jeffrey Hardwick

Author:
Hardwick, M. Jeffrey  Search this
Gruen, Victor 1903-  Search this
Subject:
Gruen, Victor 1903-  Search this
Physical description:
276 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Austria
Date:
2004
C2004
20th century
Topic:
Expatriate architects  Search this
Architects  Search this
Stores, Retail--History  Search this
Shopping malls--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_716295

Festival Recordings: Iowa Talk Radio: Passing on Special Knowledge; Families in Business [sound recording]

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Iowa Program 1996 Washington, D.C  Search this
Recorder:
Laronga, Steve  Search this
Loughran, Maureen  Search this
Performer:
Williams, Donna  Search this
Burns, John  Search this
Meager, Matt  Search this
Williams, Bruce 1955-  Search this
Drollinger, Hannah 1984-  Search this
Rizutti, Steve  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette : analog
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Iowa
Date:
1996
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Insurance  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Education  Search this
Radio  Search this
Occupational folklore  Search this
Family  Search this
Stores, Retail  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Amusement parks  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Business  Search this
Local number:
FP-1996-CT-0263
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records, 1967-2010 228797
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_347202

Israel Janney's "Ledger B" : being the account book kept at his store and mill near Goose Creek, Loudoun County, Virginia, 1784-1793 / edited by Werner & Asa Moore Janney

Author:
Janney, Werner  Search this
Janney, Asa Moore  Search this
Subject:
Janney, Israel 1752-1823  Search this
Physical description:
3 v. ; 23 x 34 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Virginia
Loudoun County (Va.)
Lincoln (Va.)
Date:
1989
Topic:
Flour mills--Accounting  Search this
Account books  Search this
Stores, Retail--Accounting  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
F232.L8 I85 1989
F232.L8I85 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_397508

Saloons, bars, cigar stores : historical interior photographs / by Roger E. Kislingbury

Title:
Saloons, bars & cigar stores
Author:
Kislingbury, Roger E  Search this
Physical description:
336 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 x 31 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
United States
Date:
1999
C1999
20th century
Topic:
Bars (Drinking establishments)--History  Search this
Bars (Drinking establishments)--Decoration  Search this
Taverns (Inns)--History  Search this
Cigars  Search this
Stores, Retail--History  Search this
Interior architecture  Search this
Architecture--History  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Call number:
TX950.56 .K57 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_627249

The hardware scrap book / compiled by Fowler & Sellars Co., White Plains, N.Y

Compiler:
Fowler & Sellars Co.  Search this
Subject:
Fowler & Sellars Co  Search this
Physical description:
38 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm, in portfolio 33 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
New York (State)
White Plains
Date:
1928
1928-1929
Topic:
Stores, Retail  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Household supplies  Search this
Brand name products  Search this
Wit and humor in advertising  Search this
Call number:
MSS 001856 B
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1083597

Marimekko collection

Creator:
Marimekko, Inc.  Search this
Names:
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Design Research, Inc.  Search this
Marimekko Oy  Search this
Printex Corporation  Search this
Ratia, Armi, 1912-1979  Search this
Thompson, Benjamin, 1918-2002  Search this
Extent:
8.5 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Trade catalogs
Clippings
Swatch books
Scrapbooks
Textile designersa
Fashion designers
Home furnishings designers
Correspondence
Date:
1951-1979
bulk 1957-1979
Summary:
This collection covers the period that Ratia was with Marimekko, 1951-1979.It includes scrapbook, press releases, correspondence, brochures, photographs, magazine articles, swatches, and trade catalogs. It contains extensive information about the company's affiliation with D/R and its operations in Finland. It includes a copy of "Phenomenon Marimekko," the catalog from a comprehensive exhibition that was held at the Museum of Applied Arts in Helsinki in 1986. The collection contains legal correspondence and contracts pertaining to D/R's representation of Marimekko in the United States, as well as numerous swatches, sample books, brochures for stockholders, and trade catalogs. Files pertaining to Marimekko's work in Finland is mostly in Finnish and consists of brochures, posters, articles, and sample books, as well as a copy of the publication, "Design in Finland 1983."Additional information on Marimekko's association with D/R can be found in the Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive's Design Research, Inc. Collection.
Arrangement note:
Unprocessed. This collection consists of six record groups: 1) Company history and background information; 2) Marimekko/Design Research, Inc. Correspondence; 3) Marimekko Finland; 4) Scrapbooks and press clippings; 5) Swatches and samples; and 6) Photographs.
Biographical/Historical note:
Finnish fabric manufacturer and retail chain. The company's chief designer was Armi Ratia (1912-1979), who was known for her use of vibrant colors and large patterns. She first joined her husband's design firm, Printex, in 1949. In 1951, the company was renamed Marimekko, which means "a little dress for Mary" in Finnish. During the 1960s and '70s, the firm manufactured cotton, jersey, and wool fabrications, along with paper, laminated plastics, and table coverings. Ratia was known for designing free, easy fashions in bold painterly designs taking much of her inspiration from nature and handicraft.

Ben Thompson, the founder of the retail establishment Design Reseaach, Inc. (D/R), discovered Ratia's designs at the Finnish Pavilion of the Brussels World Fair in 1957, and persuaded her to come to the United States. D/R became the exclusive representative of Marimekko products in the U.S. Today, through franchises worldwide, Marimekko stores sell simple clothing for women and children, as well as household accessories and furniture.
Location of Other Archival Materials Note:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Textiles Department. 28 printed textiles designed by or for Marimekko.
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Wallcoverings Department. One samplebook.
Marimekko Homepage. Additional information on the history of the company and its activities today can be found on Marimekko's homepage: http://www.marimekko.fi/.
Provenance:
The materials in this collection were donated to Cooper-Hewitt in 1975 by Benjamin and Jane Thompson.
Topic:
Interior decoration -- Finland  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Retail trade -- United States  Search this
Stores, Retail -- United States  Search this
Costume design -- Finland  Search this
Clothing trade -- United States  Search this
Fashion design  Search this
Textile design -- Finland  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Trade catalogs
Clippings
Swatch books
Scrapbooks
Textile designersa
Fashion designers
Home furnishings designers
Correspondence
Identifier:
SIL-CH.1997-123-1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-ch-1997-123-1

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