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Oral history interview with Carol Summers, 1971 May 12

Interviewee:
Summers, Carol, 1925-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Carol Summers, 1971 May 12. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11681
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213155
AAA_collcode_summer71
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213155

Oral history interview with Carol Summers

Interviewee:
Summers, Carol, 1925-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording: (50 min.), 5 in.)
58 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1971 May 12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Carol Summers conducted 1971 May 12, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Summers speaks of Woodstock, N.Y. and travels in United States during his childhood; his parents' interest in art; Marine Corps; Bard College; first woodcuts; on teaching; analysis; communication through art; technical versus artistic aspects of printmaking; technique and procedure in making woodcuts; unusual printing methods; exhibits at Contemporaries and Associated American Artists Galleries; his work; a self-portrait; jewelry; building of his lofts and houses; pottery; Italian government grant for travel in Italy; Guggenheim; his dislike of working on commission; juries; traveling exhibition for Museum of Modern Art; his own collection of prints; and his love of working with tools.
Biographical / Historical:
Carol Summers (1925-) is a printmaker from Santa Cruz, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 5 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.summer71
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9bf6a68bf-0f88-482d-bf25-52c35fd458e5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-summer71
Online Media:

Fisher, Bruce & Company Records

Creator:
Fisher, Richard  Search this
Collector:
Fisher, Bruce & Company.  Search this
Former owner:
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.  Search this
Donor:
Gatter, Carl  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (1 box )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sales catalogs
Stereographs
Legislation (legal concepts)
Correspondence
Photographic prints
Postcards
Price lists
Place:
Colon (Panama)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Date:
1920-1940s
Summary:
Fisher, Bruce & Company, importers of china, earthenware, and glassware, were located on Market Street, Philadelphia. The collection contains catalog pages and price lists for china, earthenware, and glassware imported from Belgium, Britain, France, and Italy, and some American ceramics.
Scope and Contents:
This collection primarily contains catalog pages and pricelists for china, earthenware, and glassware imported from Belgium, Britain, France, and Italy, as well as some American ceramics. The catalog pages consist of color photographs of numbered ceramic items; the pricelists are separate pages keyed to the same numbers. These records, which date from 1939 1940, are arranged in separate folders by nationality.

The Belgian material consists of one catalog page of glassware. The British catalog pages depict Aynsley bone china (breakfast and tea sets), Grimwades earthenware, and "Toby" mugs of U.S. General McArthur and British General Wavell. The French catalog pages show "Quimper" design faience as well as other china and earthenware pieces. The Italian ceramics are primarily earthenware breakfast sets, bowls, baskets, vases, and donkey figures. There is also some Venetian glassware. The U.S. catalog pages show china breakfast sets and other tableware.

In addition, a photoprint in the collection shows the firm's building, ca. 1920s; a second photoprint shows a 1920s display of Pyrex ovenware in one of the building's display windows.
Biographical / Historical:
Fisher, Bruce & Company, importers of china, earthenware, and glassware, were located on Market Street in Philadelphia. The firm dates back at least to the year 1880, when it was known as Atherholt, Fisher & Company, and was located at 519 Market Street. The principals in the firm were Thomas C. Atherholt, Samuel Fisher, and his son, Joseph G. A. Fisher. By 1885 the company's name had changed to Fisher, Son & Company. By 1889, after the addition of George H. Ruth to the firm, its name had changed to Fisher, Son & Ruth. The following year, probably following the death of Samuel Fisher, Worthington Bruce joined the firm, and its name was changed to Fisher, Bruce & Company. In the same year the firm relocated to 221 Market Street.

The company continued to prosper in its Market Street location, which extended back to Church Street. By 1930, the adjoining building at 219 Market Street was purchased. The ground floors of numbers 219 221 were used as a showroom and the company's offices were located upstairs. The company stayed in the Fisher family's hands for the remainder of its existence, with E. Monroe Fisher as President of the firm beginning in 1930. In the 1970s the company was sold and the business relocated to New Jersey.
Provenance:
These records were donated to the Division of Domestic Life in February 1990 by Mr. Carl Gatter. His father, Herman L. Gatter, had been employed by Fisher, Bruce, for many years. The records were transferred to the Archives Center in March 1990.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment.

Probable copyright restrictions.
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
Stores, Retail  Search this
Table setting and decoration  Search this
Display of merchandise  Search this
Faience  Search this
Glassware  Search this
Glassware -- Belgian  Search this
Glassware -- Catalogs  Search this
Glassware -- Venetian  Search this
Importers  Search this
Advertising, Point-of-sale  Search this
Commemorative porcelain  Search this
Dams -- Panama  Search this
Ceramic tableware  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Ceramic Industries -- French  Search this
Ceramic Industries -- Italian  Search this
Ceramic Industries -- Belgian  Search this
Ceramic Industries -- English  Search this
Ceramic Industries -- American  Search this
Locks and dams  Search this
Clay pot cookery  Search this
Plates (Tableware)  Search this
Porcelain, American  Search this
Porcelain figures  Search this
Porcelain, French  Search this
Porcelain, English  Search this
Porcelain -- Prices  Search this
Porcelain -- 20th century  Search this
Pottery figures  Search this
Pottery, American  Search this
Pottery, English  Search this
Pottery, French  Search this
Pottery, Italian  Search this
Pottery -- Prices  Search this
Pyrex  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sales catalogs
Stereographs
Legislation (legal concepts)
Correspondence -- 1940-1950
Photographic prints
Postcards -- 1900-1920
Price lists
Citation:
Fisher, Bruce & Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0370
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81269855a-4c8e-4eeb-8fce-5157c78d78b2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0370
Online Media:

Tazzine italiane da collezione

Author:
Levy, Saul  Search this
Physical description:
59 p. plates. 29 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1968
Topic:
Drinking cups  Search this
Porcelain, Italian  Search this
Pottery, Italian  Search this
Call number:
NK4695.C8 L4X
NK4695.C8L4X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_144150

Catalogue des tapisseries, antiquités grecques & faiences italiennes : faisant partie de la collection de Somzée / expert J. Fievez

Title:
Collections de Somzée
Author:
Somzée, Léon  Search this
Fievez, Joseph  Search this
Subject:
Somzée, Léon Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 94 p., 51 leaves of plates : ill. ; 37 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1901
1901?]
Topic:
Tapestry--Private collections  Search this
Pottery, Greek--Private collections  Search this
Pottery, Italian--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
N5255.2 .S69 1901
N5255.2.S69 1901
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_406291

Le ceramiche : Musei civici di Imola / Carmen Ravanelli Guidotti

Author:
Ravanelli Guidotti, Carmen  Search this
Subject:
Musei civici di Imola Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
308 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Italy
Imola
Date:
1991
Topic:
Pottery, Italian  Search this
Pottery, Italian--Catalogs  Search this
Pottery--Catalogs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_615715

Etruscan and Villanovan Pottery : a catalogue of Italian ceramics from midwestern collections / by Richard D. DePalma

Author:
DePuma, Richard D  Search this
Physical description:
35 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1971
Topic:
Pottery, Etruscan  Search this
Pottery, Italian  Search this
Call number:
NK3845 .D42
NK3845.D42
NK3712.I6U5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_61826

Ceramiche : Castelli, Napoli, altre fabbriche / Teodoro Fittipaldi

Title:
Museo di San Martino : ceramiche
Author:
Fittipaldi, Teodoro  Search this
Museo nazionale di San Martino  Search this
Subject:
Museo nazionale di San Martino  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill. (some col.), port., facsims. ; 30 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Italy
Castelli
Naples
Date:
1992
C1992
Topic:
Pottery, Italian  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Call number:
NK4104.C37 F58 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_593869

Ceramica liberty faentina : [mostra] Palazzo delle esposizioni 31 luglio-2 ottobre 1977, Faenza

Author:
Bojani, Gian Carlo  Search this
Pallazzo delle esposizioni (Faenza, Italy)  Search this
Physical description:
[20] p. : chiefly ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Italy
Date:
1977
Topic:
Pottery, Italian  Search this
Ceramic sculpture  Search this
Faience  Search this
Call number:
NK4305.5.I8 C47
NK4305.5.I8C47
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_180517

Corpus della maiolica italiana / a cura di Gaetano Ballardini

Author:
Ballardini, Gaetano 1878-1953  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1988
1933
Topic:
Majolica, Italian  Search this
Pottery, Italian  Search this
Call number:
NK4315 .C67 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_594162

La céramique italienne; marques et monogrammes

Author:
Mély, F. de (Fernand de) 1851-  Search this
Physical description:
248 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1884
[1884?]
Topic:
Pottery, Italian  Search this
Pottery--Marks  Search this
Call number:
NK4103.M44 1884
NK4103.M44 1884
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_182408

Ceramica déco : il gusto di un'epoca = Déco ceramics : the style of an era / a cura di Claudia Casali ; testi di Claudia Casali, Lorenzo Fiorucci, Olivia Rucellai

Title:
Déco ceramics : the style of an era
Author:
Casali, Claudia  Search this
Fiorucci, Lorenzo  Search this
Rucellai, Oliva  Search this
Host institution:
Museo internazionale delle ceramiche (Faenza, Italy)  Search this
Physical description:
159 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Italy
Date:
2017
20th century
Topic:
Pottery, Italian  Search this
Decoration and ornament--Art deco  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1101906

Museo dell'Opera del Duomo di Orvieto : ceramiche / a cura di Maria Selene Sconci ; con testi di Laura Andreani e Alessandra Cannistrà

Author:
Sconci, Maria Selene  Search this
Andreani, Laura  Search this
Cannistrà, Alessandra  Search this
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (Orvieto, Italy)  Search this
Subject:
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (Orvieto, Italy)  Search this
Physical description:
191 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Italy
Orvieto
Date:
2011
Topic:
Pottery, Italian  Search this
Pottery, Medieval  Search this
Pottery, Renaissance  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1046491

Corpus della maiolica italiana

Author:
Ballardini, Gaetano 1878-1953  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (various pagings), plates (part col.)
Type:
Books
Date:
1938
[1938]
Topic:
Majolica  Search this
Pottery, Italian  Search this
Call number:
NK4315 .C67 1938
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_703966

Maioliche di Milano

Author:
Baroni, Costantino  Search this
Physical description:
71 p. illus., 98 plates. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Italy
Milan
Date:
1940
Topic:
Majolica  Search this
Pottery, Italian  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Call number:
NK4315 .B37 1940
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_704414

The arts of fire : Islamic influences on glass and ceramics of the Italian Renaissance / edited by Catherine Hess ; with contributions by Linda Komaroff and George Saliba

Author:
Hess, Catherine 1957-  Search this
Komaroff, Linda 1953-  Search this
Saliba, George  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 172 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Italy
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
Glassware--Islamic influences  Search this
Glassware, Renaissance  Search this
Pottery, Italian--Islamic influences  Search this
Pottery, Renaissance  Search this
Call number:
NK5152.A1 A75 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_776517

Thesaurus : di opere della tradizione di Faenza nelle raccolte del Museo internazionale delle ceramiche di Faenza / Carmen Ravanelli Guidotti

Author:
Ravanelli Guidotti, Carmen  Search this
Subject:
Museo internazionale delle ceramiche (Faenza, Italy)  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 788 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 32 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Italy
Faenza
Date:
1998
C1998
Topic:
Pottery, Italian  Search this
Majolica, Italian  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_626242

Le maioliche di Milano. Note di G. Morazzoni

Author:
Morazzoni, Giuseppe  Search this
Former owner:
Syz, Hans C. DSI  Search this
Bookseller:
C.G. Rosenberg & Co. DSI  Search this
Physical description:
47 p., 88 p. of plates. illus. 35 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Italy
Milan
Date:
1948
Topic:
Majolica  Search this
Pottery, Italian  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Call number:
NK4315 .M67 1948
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_694781

Uomini e ceramiche del Novecento italiano : per virtù del fuoco / Fulvio M. Rosso

Author:
Rosso, Fulvio M (Fulvio Maria) 1952-  Search this
Physical description:
207 p. : col. ill. ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1983
C1983
20th century
Topic:
Ceramic sculpture, Italian  Search this
Pottery, Italian  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_503810

Settecento riemerso : ceramiche italiane del 18. secolo dai depositi del Museo : Museo internazionale delle ceramiche in Faenza, 23 dicembre 1995-25 agosto 1996 / giornale di mostra a cura di Gian Carlo Bojani

Author:
Bojani, Gian Carlo  Search this
Museo internazionale delle ceramiche (Faenza, Italy)  Search this
Subject:
Museo internazionale delle ceramiche (Faenza, Italy)  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Italy
Faenza
Date:
1995
18th century
Topic:
Pottery, Italian  Search this
Call number:
NK4103 .S48 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_517101

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