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Rachel's Farewell

Type:
albums (bound) & books
Book
Object Name:
Book
Made in:
France
Date:
ca. 1855
Accession Number:
1947-130-1
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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edanmdm:chndm_1947-130-1

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Dredging

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic feet (consisting of .5 box.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Date:
1856-1939
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Dredging forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents note:
Consists of material produced by firms engaged in dredging or the manufacture and distribution of dredging equipment. It includes trade literature, such as equipment brochures and flyers; business correspondence; invoices; a stock certificate; and caricatures of important figures in the dredging industry. The span dates for the collection are 1856-1939, with the bulk of material dating from circa 1880-1905. The firms represented are mostly from New York and Pennsylvania, with a few other states, such as Louisiana and California, also appearing.
Arrangement:
Dredging is arranged in two subseries.

Firms in the Dredging Industry

General Information
Partial List of Company Names:
American Dredging Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [1877]

Darling, Louis H., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [1903]

Delta Canal Cmpany, Florida [1905]

Haupt, Lewis M., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [1886]

Hayward Company, New York, New York [1913; undated]

Healey Contracting Company, New York, New York [1913; undated]

Kaltenbach & Greiss, Cleveland, Ohio, undated

Marshall, John B., New Baltimore, Pennsylvania [1876]

Menge Patent Dredge, New Orleans, Louisiana [c1880]

Minerals Recovery Corp., Kansas City, Missouri [1926]

Morris & Cumings Dredging Co., New York, New York undated

Payn, E.M., Albany, New York [1898]

Smith, Theo. & Brother, Jersey City, New Jersey [1881]

Smith & Wright , Albany, New York [1856/1861/1865]

Starbuck Bros.' Ironworks, Troy, New York [1882-1883]

Tebo, William Steam Dredging, New York & Brooklyn, New York undated

Virginia Dredging Company, Delaware City, Delaware [1901]

White, I. Eugene, New York, New York [undated]

Yuba Manufacturing Company [Yuba Consolidated Gold Fields], San Francisco, California [1939; undated]
Materials in the Archives Center:
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Dredging is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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.
Genre/Form:
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Dredging
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Dredging
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Caricatures of figures in the dredging industry

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Dredging
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Dredging / 2: General Information
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-dredging-ref542

Doctors, General

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box SUPP 11, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1816-1906
Scope and Contents:
Clipped advertisements, a starched sign, a caricature of physician Paul Outerbridge, early print illustrations of notable practitioners,Literary Digestarticle "Is There a 'Physicians' Trust'"? (1906)
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Doctors
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Doctors / Business Records, Marketing Material, and Other
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-doctors-ref12

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Coffee

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1.92 Cubic feet (consisting of 4 boxes, 1 folder, 4 oversize folders, 1 map folder, plus digital images of some collection material. )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Ephemera
Business ephemera
Date:
1793-1967
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Coffee forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
This Coffee- subject category consists primarily of scattered correspondence on letterhead stationery, bills, receipts, printed advertisements, advertising cards, envelopes, seals, labels, packages, business cards, premiums, photographs, caricatures, newsletters, articles and import/export documents from importers, roasters, and dealers of coffee. There are a few companies that sold imitation coffee. A number of these companies tended to be grocers and carried other products such as teas, spices, tobaccos, cigars, baking powders, salaeratus, mustards, cream of tartar, indigo, cocoa and chocolate. The bulk of the material is late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

There is very little information from companies who sold equipment needed to prepare coffee. Few references are made to coffee and tea pots, ums, coffee cleaners, stone separators, coffee huller and mill machinery.

Images include a richly illustrated atlas produced by Arbuckle Brothers Coffee Company consisting of fifty principal nations of the world. They also produced a series of National Geographic cards depicting animals and cards depicting states or territories. On the reverse side of these cards was an advertisement for the coffee. Often these ads offered explanations about why Arbuckle's brand of coffee cost more or why coffee should be ground at home. These cards were included in each package of Arbuckles' Coffee and were meant as lessons for the young and old. There are a number of illustrations of children, birds, flowers and fruit which were on coffee cans and packages.

Publications include articles relating to some aspect of the coffee industry. Such topics include advice from an hygienist regarding coffee and auction mart coffee-rooms. There are a number of copies of the Coffee Newsletter which was published monthly by the Coffee Brewing Institute in New York. The newsletter often included recipes and some general articles on the production, distribution and preparation of coffee. The newsletters date from December 1963 to February 1967 and include most of the issues between these periods. For more periodicals and newsletters see materials under company names. There are also a number of books and pamphlets relating to the coffee industry. These publications cover such topics as the origin of coffee, blending coffee, vacuum packed coffee and roasting. Most of these pamphlets and books were published by coffee associations organizations.

This collection also includes patent information about coffee and tea. A coffee bibliography can also be found among these materials.
Arrangement:
Materials in boxes one and two are arranged in alphabetical order by name of company. Box three is organized by type of material. Publications on the coffee industry are in box four and arranged by type.
Partial List of Brand Names and Corresponding Manufacturers and/or Distributors:
Brand names / Manufacturers and/or Distributors:

ACME / Thomas Wood and Company

ANCHOR / Boos and Holbrook

ARIOSA / Arbuckle Bros.

ARROW / W.J. Dilworth Company, Inc.

BATAVIA / Sprague, Warner and Company

BIG CHIEF / Chas Hoofnagle Company

BLUE PACKAGE / S.A. Schornbrunn and Company

BLUE RIBBON / Bower and Bartlett

BLUE SEAL / Lewis DeGroff and Son

BREAKFAST / P. Weiser

BUNKER HILL / Delano Potter and Company

BURSA / C.H. Walrath and Son
Materials in the Archives Center:
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Coffee is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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.
Topic:
Coffee  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ephemera
Business ephemera
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Coffee
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Coffee
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-coffee
Online Media:

Caricatures

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Coffee
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Coffee / General Works
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-coffee-ref730

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Engines

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
3.01 Cubic feet (consisting of 6.5 boxes, 2 folders, 2 oversized folders.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Trade cards
Business records
Commercial catalogs
Reports
Business ephemera
Catalogs
Periodicals
Legal documents
Manufacturers' catalogs
Invoices
Advertising mail
Printed ephemera
Ephemera
Publications
Sales records
Trade catalogs
Sales letters
Manuals
Business letters
Letterheads
Advertising
Advertising cards
Receipts
Advertisements
Print advertising
Commercial correspondence
Patents
Advertising fliers
Printed materials
Printed material
Sales catalogs
Illustrations
Catalogues
Business cards
Correspondence
Date:
1829-1957
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Engines forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
Covers all manner of engines including: boilers, gasoline, steam, water motors, automatic shut off, self-oiling, portable, vertical, mining, marine, diesel, crude oil, stationary, generators, compound, pumping, silent, alcohol, turbine, kerosene, hydrolic, caloric pumping, sectional, gasolene, iron man, single cylinder, slide valve, apparatus, cut-off, wind, horse, air cooled, valueless, two cycle, and the Corliss engine. Some of the following include engines used in portable sawing outfits, powered mills for grinding grain, feed cookers, boilers, injectors, and generators.

Materials represent a sampling of catalogues, correspondence, invoices, receipts, advertising and marketing material, bulletins, advertising cards, caricatures, seals, product specifications, booklets, price lists, company histories, order forms, prospectus, a few photographs, contracts, a legal opinion on a patent dispute (Novelty Iron Works, 1856), an operations guide 80-foot Elco Submarine Chacer Instructions, Care and Operations of Machinery Plant (Standard Motor Construction Company, 1917), patents and patent circulars, and a promotional diary. Many items are illustrated with print drawings and schematics of engines and associated equipment, plus some images of manufacturing facilities. No extensive runs or complete records exist for any single company or brand, and no particular depth is present for any singular subtopic, although some publications may provide general and historical overviews of a person, company, or a facet of industry.
Arrangement:
Engines is arranged in three subseries.

Business Records and Marketing Material

Genre

Subject
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Engines is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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.
Topic:
Diesel engines  Search this
Engines  Search this
advertising -- Business ephemera  Search this
advertising -- Brand name products  Search this
Steam engineering  Search this
Marine engines  Search this
Rotary steam engines  Search this
Sales promotion  Search this
Corliss steam-engine  Search this
Advertising, Direct-mail  Search this
Steam-engines  Search this
Diesel motor  Search this
Genre/Form:
Trade cards
Business records -- 20th century
Commercial catalogs
Reports
Business ephemera
Catalogs
Periodicals
Legal documents
Manufacturers' catalogs
Invoices
Advertising mail
Printed ephemera
Ephemera
Publications
Sales records
Trade catalogs
Sales letters
Manuals
Publications -- Business
Business letters
Letterheads
Advertising
Advertising cards
Receipts
Advertisements
Print advertising
Commercial correspondence
Patents
Advertising fliers
Printed materials
Printed material
Sales catalogs
Illustrations
Business records
Catalogues
Business cards
Business records -- 19th century
Correspondence
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Engines, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Engines
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Engines
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-engines

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Engineering

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
0.82 Cubic feet (consisting of 1.5 boxes, 5 folders, 2 oversize folders.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Date:
1848-1963
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Engineering forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
General materials consist of items related to engineering, covering topics such as professional associations, building plans, caricatures of famous engineers, and a sample engineer's celluloid protractor. Under associations, there is a list of membership candidates for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1897. There is also a preliminary list and a final ballot list of applications to be considered for the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1894. The material is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Publications contain published matter related to engineering, including articles, directories, pamphlets and periodicals. Articles include "On the Loss of Head Resulting from the Passage of Water Through a 24-inch Stop Valve" from the American Society of Civil Engineering (1892) and an 1890 sheet from Engineering News. There are three editions of "The Engineer" directory, 1908, 1914, and undated as well as an undated directory of the latest engineering books supplied by The Engineering News Publishing Company Pamphlets include "Power and the Engineer" (no date), "Engineers' License Law" (circa 1891), "Earthwork and its Cost" (1903), "Tables of Circles and Other Specimen Pages from Trautwine's Civil Engineers' Pocket-Book" (1893), "The Mechanical Engineer: His Preparation and His Work" (1875), "The Investigation of Engineering Education and Related Activities (1934), "Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers" (1893), and "Engineers of America: an Encyclopedia" (1913). Under periodicals, there is a 1962 and 1963 magazine "Reproduction Engineer", "Third Meeting of the Michigan Association of Surveyors and Civil Engineers" (1882), and the "Journal of the Western Society of Engineers" (1910). The bulk of the materials are from the late 19th century and early 20th century. Materials are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Materials in the Archives Center:
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Engineering is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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.
Topic:
Engineering  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Engineering, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Engineering
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Engineering
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-engineering

General Information

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1881-1905, undated
Scope and Contents:
This subseries consists of general materials related to engineering, covering topics such as professional associations, building plans, caricatures of famous engineers, and a sample engineer's celluloid protractor. Under associations, there is a list of membership candidates for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1897. There is also a preliminary list and a final ballot list of applications to be considered for the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1894. The material is arranged alphabetically by subject.
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Engineering, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Engineering, Subseries 2
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Engineering
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Engineering / Business Records, Marketing Material, and Other
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-engineering-ref602

Caricatures

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Engineering, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Engineering
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Engineering / Business Records, Marketing Material, and Other / 2: General Information
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-engineering-ref604

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Concrete

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
0.72 Cubic feet (consisting of 1.5 boxes, 1 folder, 1 oversize folder.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Date:
circa 1891-1959
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Concrete forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
This material consists primarily of trade catalogs, manuals, reference books, primers, handbooks, pamphlets, printed advertisements, caricatures, scattered correspondence on letterhead stationery, articles, instruction books and bulletins from manufacturers of cement and products made of concrete.

Most of the products produced by these companies are for home, industrial and public use. Concrete home products include garden furniture, porches, terraces, garages, walls, gateways, steps, walkways, driveways, pools and bird baths. Industrial and public concrete products include pipes, roads, highways, bridges, septic tanks, sewers and tennis courts. A number of the companies manufactured other products such as plates for reinforced concrete construction of roofs, floors and siding; collapsible steel forms; culverts; lime and plaster.

There are a number of publications included in the materials. Most of these are organized alphabetically by name of company and are found with the rest of the company related materials. Topics include concrete construction about the home and on the farm, concrete highway construction, design and control of concrete mixtures and concrete building frames. Many of these publications include a variety of photographs, diagrams and building specifications. Literature that is not an official publication of a manufacturing company is found at the end of company related materials.

The bulk of the material dates from the twentieth century. Box one is organized alphabetically by name of company. Materials in box two are also organized by company name. There are four folders arranged by type: related publications including bulletins, periodicals, pamphlets and books. There also is a folder of miscellaneous materials.
Arrangement:
Arranged into 2 subseries:

Subseries 1: Manufacturers and Distributors, circa 1891-1952

Subseries 2: Related Publications, circa 1907-1959
Materials in the Archives Center:
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Concrete is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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.
Topic:
Cement  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Concrete  Search this
garden furniture  Search this
Roofing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Concrete
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Concrete
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-concrete

Caricatures

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Corsets
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Corsets / 2: Related Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-corsets-ref649

Caricatures of Confectioners

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Confectionery
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Confectionery / 2: Related Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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General Subjects Relating to Bridges

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1818-1926
Scope and Contents:
Consists of general bridge-related materials, including bills and receipts, state documents, stocks and bonds, postcards, general images, caricatures of bridge builders, and miscellaneous materials.
Arrangement:
Arranged as follows: Bills and Receipts, State Documents, Stocks and Bonds, Postcards, General Images, Caricatures of Bridge builders, and Miscellaneous.
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Bridges, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Bridges, Subseries 4
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Caricatures of bridge builders

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 28
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Bridges, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Building and Construction

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
0.94 Cubic feet (consisting of 2 boxes, 2 oversize folders, plus digital images of some collection material. )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Ephemera
Business ephemera
Date:
1828-1957
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Building and Construction forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists primarily of scattered correspondence on letterhead stationery, bills and receipts, trade cards, building specifications, publications, periodicals, contracts, stocks, expense schedules and building permits. Most of these materials are from manufacturers of, and dealers in building products. These include terra cotta tile, lumber, doors, sashes, moldings, balusters, stairs and cornices. There are also materials from builders, carpenters, joiners, stone cutters, masons, plasterers, stucco workers, bricklayers, house painters, decorators and architects.

Most of the buildings are for public use; however there are companies such as Sears, Roebuck & Company that produced specifications and products for private use including homes, summer cottages, garages, and shelters. Public buildings represented include those for use by railroads and their passengers, power plants, storage facilities, work shops, municipal voting houses, telephone booths, hunting lodges, boat houses, bath houses, docks, film projection booths, bunkhouses, and portable school houses. The buildings are mostly stone, brick, iron and steel structures. Some of these are fire-proof.

Other materials include periodicals and publications relating to the building trades. Included is a 1913 book of plans for a model fire-proof farm house. A group of general materials includes building permits, contracts, specifications and caricatures of builders.
Arrangement:
This series is arranged into 3 subseries:

Subseries 1: Builders, Carpenters, and Manufacturers and Distributors of Building Products, circa 1860-1920

Subseries 2: Publications, 1887-1928

Subseries 3: General Information, circa 1835-1910
Materials in the Archives Center:
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Building and Construction is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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.
Topic:
Building  Search this
Construction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ephemera
Business ephemera
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Building and Construction, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Building
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General Information

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1835-1910
Scope and Contents:
This subseries includes building permits, contracts, specifications and caricatures of builders.
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Building and Construction, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Building, Subseries 3
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Building and Construction / Business Records, Marketing Material, and Other
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Caricatures of Builders

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 36
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1890-1900
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Building and Construction, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Building and Construction / Business Records, Marketing Material, and Other / 3: General Information
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Cartoons

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1.08 Cubic feet (consisting of 2 boxes, 6 folders, 3 oversize folders.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Date:
circa 1841-1940
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Cartoons forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
This material consists of examples of cartooning ranging from illustrated books of humor to examples of comic strip art. No actual comic strips are included in the collection but numerous s examples of collateral use of the characters are present. Among these are postcards featuring Fred Opper 's strips; "Alphonse and Gaston," "Happy Hooligan," and "Maude" as well as material s from "Radio Orphan Annie's Secret Society. "There are many examples of trade cards featuring cartoons. A group of bookmarks is also included.

In Box One cartoonists and comic artists are arranged alphabetically, followed by a group of publication s and articles. Publishing information is given where available. The collections of Miscellaneous and Political cartoons complete Box One. Box Two contains a collection of cartoon cards and groups of caricatures based on occupations and personality types, as Valentines, and a group of WW II Leaders.

The researcher may also wish to consult the Warshaw subject "Humor. Also "politics"
Materials in the Archives Center:
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Cartoons is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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.
Topic:
Cartoonists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Cartoons
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General, Cartoons

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box SUPP 8, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1845
undated
Scope and Contents:
Partially disbound book with illustrations by George Cruikshank (1845). Advertisement for "Mutt and Jeff" novelty toy. Clipped cartoons, comics, and caricatures.
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Cartoons
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Cartoons / Business Records, Marketing Material, and Other
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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