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George A. Kubler collection

Creator:
Kubler, George A., 1876-1943.  Search this
Names:
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Kubler, George A., 1876-1943.  Search this
Extent:
66,000 Items (39 vertical file drawers)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Steel plate engravings
Wood engravings
Date:
[18--]
Summary:
Collection consists ofapproximately 66,000, high quality engravings collected by Kubler from European and American books and periodicals dating almost exclusively from the 19th century.Portraits and city views document the social history and material culture of the period. Specific topics covered include archery, boxing, funerals, irrigation, milk, peddlers, riots, stenography, volcanos, and wrecks, among others. Among the publications from which illustrations were removed are Harper's weekly, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Puck, Illustrated London News, and King's New York City Views. Dates Kubler noted on the individual items are the dates on which the illustrations appeared in the publication from which they were extracted, not the date of the events or subjects being documented. Each print is mounted on tissue. Folders marked by a red circle indicate extremely rare prints.
Arrangement note:
File folders are numbered, but not according to chronology. Cross-references between numbers and subjects are available using the card catalog.
Biographical/Historical note:
Stereographer and collector. George A. Kubler was born in Ohio in 1876. He was the founder and president of the Certified Dry Mat Corporation in New York City. The firm made stereotype matrices and initiated the process of rotary press printing of newspapers. Kubler was particularly interested in illustrations in magazines and newspapers.

This collection is the product of his avid interest in print collecting and cataloging. To create this collection, Kuler gathered European and American books and periodicals dating almost exclusively from the 19th century from which he removed the illustrations, most of which were wood and steel engravings. In addition, Kuler was the author of five books on stereotyping and stereotypes.
Provenance:
This collection was donated to Cooper-Hewitt, then Cooper Union Museum Libray, by Mrs. George A. Kubler in December 1948.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use onsite by appointment. Permission of staff required to photograph materials.
Occupation:
Engravings collectors  Search this
Topic:
Engraving -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Illustrated books -- History -- 19th century -- Sources  Search this
Illustrated periodicals -- History -- 19th century -- Sources  Search this
Genre/Form:
Steel plate engravings
Wood engravings
Identifier:
SIL-CH.XXXX-0020
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-ch-xxxx-0020

Engravings and their value; a guide for the print collector. By J. Herbert Slater ..

Author:
Slater, J. Herbert (John Herbert) 1854-1921  Search this
Physical description:
5 p. l., 716 p. front., 29 pl. (1 fold.; incl. ports.) 23 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Date:
1912
Topic:
Engraving--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Engravers  Search this
Engraving--Prices  Search this
Engraving  Search this
Engravers' marks  Search this
Call number:
NE885 .S63 1912
NE885.S63 1912
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_75845

The print collector : an introduction to the knowledge necessary for forming a collection of ancient prints / By J. Maberly. With an appendix containing Fielding's treatise on the practice of engraving. Ed., with notes, an account of contemporary etching and etchers, and a bibliography of engraving, by Robert Hoe, Jr

Author:
Maberly, Joseph  Search this
Fielding, T. H (Theodore Henry) 1781-1851  Search this
Hoe, Robert 1839-1909  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 336 p. front., illus., 9 pl. 24 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Date:
1880
Topic:
Engraving  Search this
Engraving--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Etching  Search this
Call number:
NE880 .M112 1880
760 .M11
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_84774

How to distinguish prints, written and illustrated by members of the Print society, and edited byHesketh Hubbard

Author:
Hubbard, Hesketh 1892-1957  Search this
Physical description:
2 p. l., [9]-127, [1] p. mounted illus., plates (part col.) 29 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Date:
1926
Topic:
Engraving--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Engraving--Technique  Search this
Engraving  Search this
Call number:
NE885.H7x
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_185431

Modern etchings and their collectors / by Thomas Simpson

Author:
Simpson, Thomas  Search this
Subject:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Physical description:
x, 88 p., [25] leaves of plates : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1919
Topic:
Engraving--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Etching--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Call number:
NE2135 .S56 1919
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_850994

Fine prints / by Frederick Wedmore

Author:
Wedmore, Frederick Sir 1844-1921  Search this
Subject:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Physical description:
255 p., [12] leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1972
Topic:
Engraving--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Call number:
NE2186 .W4 1972
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_851876

Beyond black & white : chiaroscuro prints from Indiana collections : collections, Mr. and Mrs. Percy Simmons, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur V. Brown II, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana University Art Museum

Author:
Gealt, Adelheid M  Search this
Indiana University, Bloomington Art Museum  Search this
Indianapolis Museum of Art  Search this
Physical description:
159 p., [1] folded leaf of plates : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Indiana
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
Color prints--Exhibitions  Search this
Wood-engraving  Search this
Chiaroscuro--Exhibitions  Search this
Wood-engraving--Collectors and collecting--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
NE1300.2 .B573 1989
NE1300.2.B573 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_401782

Chats on old prints / by Arthur Hayden

Author:
Hayden, Arthur 1868-1946  Search this
Physical description:
307 p. illus. 21 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Date:
1909
Topic:
Engraving--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Engraving--Technique  Search this
Engraving  Search this
Engravers  Search this
Call number:
NE855 .H4 1909
NE855.H4 1909
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_407504

Old prints and engravings / by Fred W. Burgess ; with 79 illustrations

Author:
Burgess, Fred. W (Frederick William) 1855-1945  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 281 p., [24] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
England
Date:
1948
Topic:
Engraving--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Engraving  Search this
Call number:
NE885 .B8 1948Y
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_497523

The origin and antiquity of engraving: with some remarks on The utility and pleasures of prints

Author:
Baker, William Spohn 1824-1897  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 62 p. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1872
Topic:
Engraving--History  Search this
Engraving--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Call number:
NE860.B2X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_347529

Chats on old prints, by Arthur Hayden ... with 110 illustrations and a coloured frontispiece

Author:
Hayden, Arthur  Search this
Physical description:
307 p. illus. 21 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Date:
1906
Topic:
Engraving--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Engraving  Search this
Engravers  Search this
Engraving--Technique  Search this
Call number:
NE855 .H4 1906Z
NE855.H4 1906Z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_347763

Engravings and their value : a guide for the print collector / by J. Herbert Slater

Author:
Slater, J. Herbert (John Herbert) 1854-1921  Search this
Physical description:
572 p. ; 19 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Date:
1897
Topic:
Engraving--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Engravers  Search this
Engraving--Prices  Search this
Engraving  Search this
Call number:
NE885.S6 1897
NE885.S6 1897
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_347770

Engravings and their value : a complete guide to the collection and prices of all classes of prints / by J. Herbert Slater

Author:
Slater, J. Herbert (John Herbert) 1854-1921  Search this
Maxwell-Barbour, F W  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 707 p., [24] leaves of plates : front., ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Date:
1929
Topic:
Engraving--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Engravers  Search this
Engraving--Prices  Search this
Engraving  Search this
Engravers' marks  Search this
Call number:
NE885 .S6 1929Z
NE885.S6 1929Z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_347771

Fine prints / by Frederick Wedmore

Author:
Wedmore, Frederick Sir 1844-1921  Search this
Subject:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Physical description:
261 p., [15] leaves of plates : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1905
Topic:
Engraving--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Call number:
NE885 .W4 1905Z
NE2186 .W4 1905
NE885.W4 1905Z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_347774

Some early Vermont invitations from the collection of Bella C. Landauer ..

Author:
Landauer, Bella Clara 1874-1960  Search this
Physical description:
5 l., [32] p. of facsims., 1 l. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1930
Topic:
Balls (Parties)  Search this
Engraving--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Broadsides  Search this
Call number:
GV1748.L3X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_207625

London tradesmen's cards of the XVIII century, an account of their origin and use, by Ambrose Heal

Author:
Heal, Ambrose  Search this
H., E. F. D  Search this
E. F. D. H  Search this
Physical description:
vi, [2], 110 p. front., illus., CI pl. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1925
Topic:
Advertising cards  Search this
Engraving--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Call number:
NE965.H4X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_101354

Great Victorian engravings : a collector's guide / Hilary Guise

Author:
Guise, Hilary  Search this
Physical description:
x, 182 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
England
Date:
1980
19th century
Topic:
Engraving, English--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Engraving--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Call number:
NE628.3 .G96
NE628.3.G96
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_138252

Early American trade cards from the collection of Bella C. Landauer, with critical notes by Adele Jenny

Author:
Landauer, Bella Clara 1874-1960  Search this
Jenny, Adele  Search this
Physical description:
4 p. l., 7-25 p., 1 l. col. double front., XLIV pl. 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1927
Topic:
Advertising cards  Search this
Engraving--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Call number:
NE965.L3X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_178698

Old prints and engravings, by Fred Burgess ... with 79 illustrations

Author:
Burgess, Fred. W (Frederick William) 1855-1945  Search this
Physical description:
xii p., 1 l., 281 p. front., plates. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
England
Date:
1937
Topic:
Engraving--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Engraving  Search this
Call number:
NE885.B8 1937X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_184668

Catalogue of a collection of engravings, etchings, and woodcuts

Author:
Fisher, Richard  Search this
Physical description:
x, 352, [2] p. front., illus., 12 pl. 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1879
Topic:
Engraving--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Engravers  Search this
Call number:
NE59.F5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_184936

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