4.19 Cubic feet (consisting of 9 boxes, 1 folder, 5 oversize folders, 1 map case folders, plus digital images of some collection material. )
Mail order catalogs
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Accounting and Bookkeeping 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:
Material within the subject category Paints relates to the production and sales of interior and exterior paint in the United States.
The series contains business records and advertisements generated by manufacturers and distributors of paints, enamels, and varnishes in the form of receipts for goods and services, price lists, paint samples, import and export documents, advertising catalogues and pamphlets. No complete or substantial number of records exists for any single company.
Additional material includes guides and scrapbooks manufactured by paint companies, educational material about painting and interior decorating, types and qualities of paint, and literature discussing select histories of paints.
The oversize items are comprised of paint and color swatches, can labels, printed advertisements, brochures, related publications, and images. Images include houses, rooms, painters, and families.
There is no detailed information fNo particular depth is present for any singular subtopic though some publications may provide general and historical overviews of paint, the paint industry, and home or furniture decoration and alteration.
The collection is arranged into three subseries.
Business Records and Marketing Material
Brand Name Index:
The following is a list of brand names for various paints and related names that appear on this list is a compilation of those found on materials in the vertical document boxes. It is not a complete list of all the brand names for paints. The list is intended to assist researchers locate desired materials when only the brand name is known.
Brand Name Index
Manufacturer -- Brand Name
Acme -- Acme Paint
Alabastine -- Seeley Bros.
Alcolac -- Pratt & Lambert Inc.
Amalie -- L. Sonneborn Sons Inc.
Amsterdam -- Kelloggs & Miller
Anchor -- E & F King & Co.
Aquarine -- Muzzy Bros.
Aquatite -- Edward Smith & Co.
American Seal -- Wm. Connors Paint Manufacturing
American Seal -- Troy Paint & Color Works
American Seal -- Higgins & Gilgore
Arco -- Atlantic Refining Co.
Atlas -- Geo. D. Wetherill & Co
Averill -- Seeley Bros.
Barreled Sunlight -- U.S. Gutta Percha Paint Co.
Bessemer -- Rinald Bros.
Blue Ribbon -- Beckwith-Chandler Co.
Bull's Eye -- Wm.Zinnser & Co.
Caboose -- Beckwith-Chandler Co.
Calendar -- Chas. H. Winkleman & Co.
Calcimo -- Montgomery Ward & Co
Cempro -- Asphalt Products Co.
Chalcol -- H.B.Chalmers Co.
Champion -- King Paint Mfg. Co.
Chi-Namel -- Ohio Varnish Co.
Chilton -- G.A.Reeve & Co.
Cliff -- Frank S. DeRonde Co.
Collier -- National Lead Co.
Country Gentleman -- M.G. Stoneman & Son
Colotec -- Western Auto Supply
Conservo -- Samuel Cabot Inc
Coverall -- Montgomery Ward & Co.
Creo-Dipt -- J.W.Stonebeck & Sons
Creolite -- Heath & Milligan Mfg. Co.
Cup Defender -- Edward Smith & Co.
Deco Electro -- Elmquist-Hannan Co.
Degrah -- Keystone Varnish
Detro -- Detroit Whitehead Works
Duco -- Dupont DeNemours Co.
Duragloss -- Ackerman Corp.
Duramant -- Mayer & Loewenstein
Durotone -- Heath & Milligan Mfg. Co.
Elastic -- Atlantic Refining Co
El Dorado -- Rambo & Specht
Effecto -- Pratt & Lambert Inc.
Escolac -- Edward Smith & Co.
Expedite -- Pratt & Lambert Inc.
Flooralas -- Cincinnati Varnish
Genasco -- Barber Asphalt Paving Co.
Glasbrite -- Benjamin F.Forbes Co.
Gold Seal -- S.P. Van Duzer & Co.
Golden Rule -- Robinson's
Golden Shield -- John G. Willits & Co
Graf-Tonic -- Grafton & Son
Gray's Ferry -- Harrison Bros. & Co
Home Comfort -- Wrought Iron Range Co.
Haddonfield -- John G. Willits & Co.
Hilo -- Moller & Schumann Co.
Hydrofugol -- Central Chemical Co.
Imperial -- John Lucas Co
Ingersoll -- Patron's Paint Works.
Ironore -- Prince Bros
Isolatine -- Roessler & Hasslackher Chemical Co.
I.X.L. -- Edward Smith & Co.
Japalac -- Glidden Varnish Co.
Japalac -- Lowe Bros.
Jellitac -- Arthur S. Hoyt
Jigtime -- Merkin
Kemicoris -- Eclipse Paint & Mfg. Co.
Keystone -- Keystone Varnish Co.
Klenzer -- Detroit Whitehead Works
Kyanize -- Boston Varnish Co.
Little Blueflag -- Lowe Bros.
Lu-co -- John Lucas Co.
Luxeberry -- Berry Bros.
Lux-o-lite -- Longman & Martinex
Lawson -- Valentine & Co.
Lythite -- Frank S. DeRonde Co.
Magnite -- J.A. & W. Bird & Co.
Monarch -- Senour Mfg.Co.
Monitor -- S.Wolf's Sons
Mountain Torrent -- E.J. Sanford & Co.
Mura lo -- Bowers Bros.
Muresco -- Benjamin Moore & Co
Nava lite -- Chicago Varnish Co.
Neals -- Acme White Licard & Color Works
Nukote -- Pratt & Lambert Inc.
Opal-Gloss -- David B.Crockett Co.
Opal-Lac -- David B.Crockett Co.
Paragon -- Charles H. Connors Co.
Paragon -- Charles H.Connors Co. Paint Mfg. Co.
Petrol -- J.A. & W. Bird & Co
Pilgrim -- Vaughan Paint Co.
Primelac -- David B.Crockett Co.
Railway -- Beckwith-Chandler Co.
Raven -- Berry Bros.
Red seal -- National Lead Co.
Royal -- A. Wilhelm Co.
Royal -- King Paint Mfg. Co.
Ruberoid -- Ruberoid
Ruskilla -- Atlas Preservative Co. of America
Sani-Flat -- Benjamin Moore & Co.
Sapolin -- Gerstenderfer Bros.
Seroco -- Sears Roebuck Co.
Shel-Lite -- Excelsior Varnish Works
Star -- Pratt & Lambert Inc.
Suncota -- F.O.Pierce Co.
Sun Proff -- Patton Paint Co.
Sunshine -- Heath & Milligan Mfg. Co.
Superior -- Detroit Graphite Mfg. Co.
Super-Tex -- Tex Products Inc.
Surpaco -- St. Louis Surfacer & Paint Co.
Thermalite -- Hascall Paint Co.
Town & Country -- Harrison Bros. & Co.
Town & Country -- Sager & Jennings
Trade -- Harrison Bros. & Co.
Trinidad -- Thomas Mfg. Co.
Valdura -- American Asphalt Paint Co.
Valspar -- Valentine & Co.
Velvex -- Barret Mfg. Co.
Vitralite -- Vaughan Paint Co.
Vitrolite -- Pratt & Lambert Inc.
Wadsworth -- King Paint Mfg. Co.
Wax-Lac -- Detroit Whitehead Works
Wheeler's -- Bridgeport Wood Finishing Co.
Florence White -- A. Wheeler & Co.
Watco -- Wm. Waterall & Co.
Zinolin -- Keystone Varnish Co.
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
Paints 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.
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
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.
Edited film presents an east Indian boy who is learning minakari, a traditional art of gold and silver enamelling. Various steps of the process are depicted.
Legacy Keywords: Domestic and family life ; Enamel and enameling ; Jewelry making ; Children
Local Numbers: HSFA 1994.21.99
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
REMC 2 educational film collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution