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Hooker-Howe Company Papers

Creator:
Hooker-Howe Costume Company  Search this
Source:
Renaud, Claire  Search this
Former owner:
Renaud, Claire  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Advertisements
Black-and-white photographs
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1922-1938
Summary:
Archival materials documenting the Hooker-Howe Costume Company's (Haverhill, Massachusetts) business providing costumes, wigs, make-up, props and other items for minstrel shows and other amateur theater.
Content Description:
Archival materials documenting the Hooker-Howe Costume Company's (Haverhill, Massachusetts) business providing costumes, wigs, make-up, props and other items for minstrel shows and other amateur theater. The collection includes advertisements, catalogs, trade literature, photographs of actors in costume, placards intended for advertising current or upcoming shows.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
The Hooker-Howe Costume Company was located in the Bradford District of Haverhill, Massachusetts. According to one of its catalogues it was createdstarted in 1905. The company was headed by Mr. C. E. Hooker and consisted of the reception room; a show room; the main office; several wardore departments; the alteration, cleansing and pressing room; and the shipping department. Hooker-Howe offered costumes in addition to other items such as sets. Merchandise was shipped all across the counrty.
Provenance:
Collection donated to the Archives Center in 2019 by Claire Renaud.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Costumes  Search this
Minstrel shows  Search this
Theater  Search this
Theater -- History -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements -- 20th century
Black-and-white photographs
Catalogs
Trade catalogs -- 20th century
Citation:
Hooker-Howe Company Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1475
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1475

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