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Michael Cipriano Papers

Topic:
Bride's (Magazine)
Creator:
Cipriano, Michael, 1960-1993  Search this
Names:
Barneys New York  Search this
Bergdorf Goodman (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Bloomingdale's (Firm)  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Ercole (Store)  Search this
Etoile (Store)  Search this
Kosta Boda (Firm)  Search this
Macy, R.H., & Co., New York  Search this
Puiforcat (Firm)  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Proposals
Photographs
Sketches
Clippings
Obituaries
Color xerographic copies
Color slides
Swatches
Invoices
Correspondence
Advertising cards
Drawings
Purchase orders
Receipts
Date:
1983 - 1993
Scope and Contents:
It consists of business records and correspondence, colored pencil sketches for Barney's Christmas windows done in 1988-1989, and approximately 500 color 35 mm slides illustrating window displays for Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Bergdorf Goodman, and Barney's.,This collection covers the full range of Cipriano's design career from 1983 to 1993.
The majority of the collection focuses on Cipriano's work for the Chelsea Passage for Barney's New York. Included is a copy of Barney's display policy providing details on when displays need to be checked, how often floral arrangements need to be changed, and other details. The collection also contains documentation for projects Cipriano did for Bride's magazine, Etoile, Ercole, Puiforcat, and Kosta Boda.
Biographical / Historical:
Window and display designer. Born Waterbury Connecticut, 1960. Cipriano studied fine art and art history at the University of Connecticut. His professional interests include costume, set, and theater design of the Art Deco, Art Moderne, and Art Nouveau styles. Prior to 1983, he did freelance displays for a number of small shops in Connecticut.

He began his professional career as a display trimmer for Macy's department store in New York in 1983. He designed for Bloomingdale's from 1984-85, and for Bergdorf Goodman's Home Department from 1985 to 1986. Cipriano became recognized shortly before his death in 1993, as an innovative designer of table settings for Barney's Chelsea Passage, where he served as Display Manager from 1985-1990.
Provenance:
This collection was donated in 1993 by D. Thomas Shoemaker.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Window display designers  Search this
Topic:
Chelsea Passage  Search this
Display of merchandise -- United States  Search this
Table setting and decoration  Search this
Show windows  Search this
Genre/Form:
Proposals
Photographs -- Color prints -- 20th century
Sketches
Clippings
Obituaries
Color xerographic copies
Color slides
Swatches
Invoices
Correspondence
Advertising cards
Drawings
Purchase orders
Receipts
Citation:
Michael Cipriano Papers, 1983-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1274
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1274

Visit / Macy's Wonderland / 4th Floor / 34th Street & Broadway--New York [black-and-white photoprint of broadside]

Creator:
Hales, Landy R., 1889-1972  Search this
Names:
Macy, R.H., & Co. (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Hales, Landy R., 1889-1972  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hales, Landy R., 1889-1972  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 12.5 cm x 20 cm.)
Container:
Box 6
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
circa 1927
Local Numbers:
AC0906-0000001 (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection 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:
Inventors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1930 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Landy R. Hales Papers, 1908-1969, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Landy R. Hales Papers
Landy R. Hales Papers / Series 8: Photographs / Macy's Christmas Around the World
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0906-ref630

Macy's / Come to Wonderland. [Color mockup of poster design for Macy's Wonderland.]

Creator:
Hales, Landy R., 1889-1972  Search this
Advertiser:
Macy, R.H., & Co. (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Names:
Hales, Landy R., 1889-1972  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hales, Landy R., 1889-1972  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (Ink and paint on paper., 13.5 cm x 21.5 cm.)
Container:
Box 13, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Advertising
Posters
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
AC0906-0000006.tif (AC Scan No.)

AC0906-0000007.tif (AC Scan No.)

AC0906-0000008.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection 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:
Christmas -- 1930-1940  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertising
Posters -- 1930-1940
Collection Citation:
Landy R. Hales Papers, 1908-1969, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Landy R. Hales Papers
Landy R. Hales Papers / Series 7: Drawings/Sketches / New York-related
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0906-ref634
Online Media:

Around the World at Christmas Time [Macy's Christmas display window : black-and-white photoprint]. "Red Star Express," "The New Photo Service, New York City, NY"

Creator:
Hales, Landy R., 1889-1972  Search this
Photographer:
New Photo Servuce, The (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Names:
Macy, R.H., & Co. (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Hales, Landy R., 1889-1972  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hales, Landy R., 1889-1972  Search this
Extent:
6 Items (Silver gelatin paper., 20.5 cm x 25.5 cm.)
Container:
Box 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1933
Local Numbers:
AC0906-00000015 (AC Scan No.)

AC0906-00000016 (AC Scan No.)

AC0906-00000017 (AC Scan No.)

AC0906-00000018 (AC Scan No.)

AC0906-00000019 (AC Scan No.)

AC0906-00000020 (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection 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:
Show windows  Search this
Department stores -- United States  Search this
Christmas  Search this
Collection Citation:
Landy R. Hales Papers, 1908-1969, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Landy R. Hales Papers
Landy R. Hales Papers / Series 8: Photographs / Landy R. Hales Studio
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0906-ref635
Online Media:

Souvenir of MACY'S WONDERLAND Christmas 1927 [sic] : [printed cutout]

Creator:
Hales, Landy R., 1889-1972  Search this
Advertiser:
Macy, R.H., & Co. (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hales, Landy R., 1889-1972  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Color ink on paper., 15.5 cm x 30.5cm.)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Photomechanical prints
Cartoons (humorous images)
Date:
1927
Scope and Contents:
Cartoon houses with faces.
Local Numbers:
AC0906-0000002.tif (AC Scan No.)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection 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:
Christmas  Search this
Souvenir  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photomechanical prints
Cartoons (humorous images) -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Landy R. Hales Papers, 1908-1969, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Landy R. Hales Papers
Landy R. Hales Papers / Series 2: Landy R. Hales, Inc. / R. H. Macy and Company
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0906-ref649

Illustration of R.H. Macy & Co. department store (exterior) black-and-white print

Advertiser:
Macy, R.H., & Co. (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Printmaker:
Chubb, H.  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Type:
Archival materials
Advertisements
Popular prints
Black-and-white prints (prints on paper)
Date:
19th century
Scope and Contents:
Shows large number of people, plus horses and carriages, outside Macy's store. Signed "H. CHUBB Sc." at lower right; "ACV" [?] in lower left.
Local Numbers:
90-10655 (OPPS Neg.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with cotton gloves.
Rights:
Copy prints available. Possible reproduction restrictions due to trademark. Order from neg. no. 90-10655.
Topic:
Department stores -- 19th century  Search this
Crowds -- 19th century  Search this
Prints -- 19th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements -- 19th century
Popular prints -- 19th century
Black-and-white prints (prints on paper) -- 19th century
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Dry Goods, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Dry Goods
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-dry-ref952

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