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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers

Creator:
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942  Search this
Names:
American Ambulance Field Hospital (Juilly, France)  Search this
Greenwich House (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Whitney Studio Club  Search this
Cushing, Howard Gardiner, 1869-1916  Search this
De Meyer, Adolf, Baron, 1868-1949  Search this
Miller, Flora Whitney  Search this
Strelecki, Jean de, count  Search this
Watson, Forbes, 1880-1960  Search this
Whitney, Harry Payne, 1872-1930  Search this
Extent:
36.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lithographs
Photographs
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Blueprints
Sketches
Date:
1851-1975
bulk 1888-1942
Summary:
The Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers measure approximately 36.1 linear feet and date from 1851 to 1975, with the bulk of the material dating from 1888 to 1942. The collection documents the life and work of the art patron and sculptor, especially her promotion of American art and artists, her philanthropy and war relief work, her commissions for memorial sculpture, and her creative writing. Papers include correspondence, journals, writings, project files, scrapbooks, photographs, artwork, printed material, two sound recordings, and miscellaneous personal papers.
Scope and Content Note:
The Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers measure approximately 36.1 linear feet and date from 1851 to 1975, with the bulk of the material dating from 1888 to 1942. The collection documents the life and work of the art patron and sculptor, especially her promotion of American art and artists, her philanthropy and war relief work, her commissions for memorial sculpture, and her creative writing. Papers include correspondence, journals, writings, project files, scrapbooks, photographs, artwork, printed material, two sound recordings, and miscellaneous personal papers.

Material relating to more personal aspects of Whitney's life include school papers, a paper doll book dating from her childhood, financial material, interviews, awards and honorary degrees, address and telephone books, committee files, and other items. Correspondence consists of incoming and outgoing letters concerning both personal and professional matters, including her patronage of the arts and sponsorship of artists, her sculpture commissions and exhibitions, and her war relief work and other philantrophic activities. Also found are family correspondence and correspondence received by the Flora Whitney Miller and the Whitney Museum of American Art after Whitney's death. Journals include personal ones that she kept periodically from the time she was a child to near the end of her life, in which she recorded her travels, her impressions of people, her experiences with friends, and her thoughts on art, among other topics; and social ones, in which she recorded dinners and dances attended, and people invited to different social gatherings, and in which she collected invitations received and accepted.

Scattered files can be found that relate to the Whitney Studio Club and the Whitney Museum of American Art, consisting of notebooks, catalogs, a financial report, and other material. Files relating to Whitney's own sculpture projects are more extensive and consist of correspondence, contracts, printed material, notes, financial material for proposed and completed commissions for fountains, memorials, and monuments. The Whitney Museum of American Art, rather than Whitney herself, seems to have kept these files. Files relating to Whitney's philanthropic activities span from the time just before to just after the First World War and consist of correspondence, minutes, reports, and printed material stemming from her contributions to charities and war relief organizations, her sponsorship of the war hospital in Juilly, France, and her support of the Greenwich House Social Settlement.

Whitney's writings include extensive drafts, and handwritten and typed manuscripts and copies of novels, plays, and stories, as well as some autobiographical and early writings, notes and writings on art, and clippings of published writings, documenting her principle means of creative expression towards the end of her life. Also found are some writings by others. Scrapbooks consist of clippings, photographs, letters and other material, compiled by Whitney, Flora Whitney Miller, and possibly others, documenting Whitney's public life, her sculpture commissions and exhibitions, exhibitions at the Whitney Studio, the war hospital in Juilly, France, the death of Harry Payne Whitney in 1930, and the sickness and death of Whitney in 1942.

Photographs include ones of the Whitney and Vanderbilt families, ones of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (including portraits taken by Baron Adolf de Meyer and Count Jean de Strelecki), ones of various Vanderbilt and Whitney residences and of Whitney's studios, ones of Whitney's sculpture exhibitions as well as exhibitions at her studio, and ones of her sculptures, as well as some miscellaneous and unidentified ones. Artwork consists of sketchbooks and sketches by Whitney (including sketches for sculptures) and artwork by others (including a sketchbook of Howard Cushing's containing a sketch of her and albums of World War I lithographs) collected by Whitney. Also found amongst the collection are printed material (clippings, exhibition catalogs, programs, and publications) and blueprints (including drawings for Whitney's studio on MacDougal Alley and various of her sculptures).
Arrangement:
The Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers are arranged into twelve series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Miscellaneous Personal Papers, 1888-1947, 1975 (Boxes 1-3, 33-34, OV 42; 2.5 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1889-1949, 1959 (Boxes 3-9; 6 linear feet)

Series 3: Journals, circa 1886-1939 (Boxes 9-12, 33; 2.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Whitney Studio Club and Whitney Museum of American Art Files, 1921-1943 (Box 12; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Sculpture Files, 1900-1960 (bulk 1909-1942) (Boxes 12-15; 3 linear feet)

Series 6: Philanthropy Files, 1902-1923 (bulk 1915-1920) (Boxes 15-17; 2 linear feet)

Series 7: Writings, 1889-1942, 1974 (Boxes 17-26; 10 linear feet)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1893-1942 (Boxes 26-27, 33, 35; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1859-1942 (Boxes 27-28, 36; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 10: Photographs, 1862-1942 (Boxes 28-32, 36-41, OV 43-51; 6.4 linear feet)

Series 11: Artwork, 1871-1930s (Boxes 32, 41, OV 52-54; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 12: Blueprints, 1913-1945 (OV 55; 0.1 linear feet)
Biographical/Historical note:
New York art patron and sculptor, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875-1942), was the eldest daughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt II and Alice Gwynne Vanderbilt, and founder of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Whitney was born January 9, 1875 in New York City, the. She was educated by private tutors and attended Brearley School in New York. From the time she was a young girl, she kept journals of her travels and impressions of the people she met, and engaged in creative pursuits such as sketching and writing stories. In 1896, she was married to Harry Payne Whitney. They had three children, Flora, Cornelius, and Barbara.

In 1900, Whitney began to study sculpture under Hendrik Christian Anderson, and then under James Fraser. Later, she studied with Andrew O'Connor in Paris. From the time she started studying sculpture, her interest in art grew, as did her particular concern for American art and artists. In 1907, she organized an art exhibition at the Colony Club, which included several contemporary American paintings. She also opened a studio on MacDougal Alley, which became known as the Whitney Studio and was a place where shows and prize competitions were held. (She also had other studios in Westbury, Long Island and Paris, France.) Over the years, her patronage of art included buying work, commissioning it, sponsoring it, exhibiting it, and financially supporting artists in America and abroad. From 1911 on, she was aided in her work by Juliana Force, who started out as Whitney's secretary, was responsible for art exhibitions at the Whitney Studio, and became the first director of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

The first recognition Whitney received for her sculpture came in 1908 when a project on which she had collaborated (with Grosvenor Atterbury and Hugo Ballin) won a prize for best design from the Architectural League of New York. The following year she received a commission to do a fountain sculpture for the Pan-American Building in Washington, D. C. She went on to do numerous other commissioned works over the next several decades, including: a fountain for the New Arlington Hotel in Washington D.C. (the design of which was reproduced in various sizes and materials, one cast being submitted to the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition where it won a bronze medal and a later cast being installed on the campus of McGill University, Montreal, Canada in 1930); the Titanic Memorial (designed in 1913 and erected in 1930); the Buffalo Bill Memorial (1924) in Cody, Wyoming; the Columbus Memorial (1929) in Port of Palos, Spain; the Peter Stuyvesant statue in Stuyvesant Square (1939); and The Spirit of Flight (1939) for the New York World's Fair. In 1916, she had her first one-man show at the Whitney Studio, another at the Newport Art Association, and a retrospective at the San Francisco Art Association Palace of Fine Arts. A traveling exhibition in the Midwest followed in 1918.

During the First World War, Whitney was involved with numerous war relief activities, most notably establishing and supporting a hospital in Juilly, France. She made several trips to France during the war, keeping a journal and eventually publishing a piece on the hospital in several newspapers. Her sculpture during this period was largely focused on war themes. In 1919, she exhibited some of these works at the Whitney Studio in a show called "Impressions of War." In the years after the war, she was also commissioned to do several war memorials, including the Washington Heights War Memorial (1922) and the St. Nazaire Memorial (1926) commemmorating the landing of the American Expeditionary Force in France in 1917.

In 1918, Whitney opened the Whitney Studio Club, which served as pioneering organization for American art, putting on exhibition programs and offering social space and recreational amenities to its members (one point numbering over four hundred artists living in New York). She planned an "Overseas Exhibition" of American art, which traveled to Paris and other European cities in 1920-1921, and had her own shows in Paris and London in 1921. In 1928, the Whitney Studio Club was transformed into an art gallery, known as the Whitney Studio Galleries and directed by Juliana Force, which eventually became the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1931.

Whitney pursued creative writing throughout her life, but beginning in the 1930s writing became her principle means of creative expression. Over the years, she produced numerous manuscripts for stories, novels, and play. One novel, Walking the Dusk, was published in 1932 under the pseudonym L. J. Webb. Beginning in 1940, Whitney took a "Professional Writing" course at Columbia University with Helen Hull, which resulted in the production of numerous short stories. In 1941, she collaborated with Ronald Bodley to adapt one of her stories as a play and attempted to get it produced, although unsuccessfully.

In 1934, Whitney was involved in a custody battle for her niece, Gloria Vanderbilt (daughter of her late brother, Reginald Vanderbilt and his wife, Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt). In an agreement reached by the court, custody was awarded to Whitney and visitation rights to Gloria's mother. Litigation continued in the ensuing years.

In 1935, Whitney established the World's Fair Five Organization, with Juliana Force and four architects, to work on preparing a plan for the site of the 1939 New York World's Fair at Flushing Meadow, although the fair's own Board of Design ended up coming up with its own plan.

Whitney continued her work in sculpture, writing, art patronage, and philanthropy throughout the remaining years of her life. She died on April 18, 1942.
Related Archival Materials note:
Related material found in the Archives includes Research Material on Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney compiled by Flora Miller Irving and the Whitney Museum of American Art artists' files and records, available on microfilm only (originals are located in the Whitney Museum of American Art). Also found in the Archives of American Art's Miscellaneous Exhibition Catalog Collection are a bundle of Whitney Studio Club and Mrs. H. P. Whitney's Studio catalogs and announcements.
Provenance:
The Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers were donated in 1981 and 1991 by Whitney's granddaughter, Flora Miller Irving.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Philanthropists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art patrons -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lithographs
Photographs
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Blueprints
Sketches
Citation:
Whitney Museum of American Art, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Papers, 1851-1975 (bulk 1888-1942). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.whitgert
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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9db113d72-cc31-4974-85fe-3e99c53dd62e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-whitgert
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Hauke, Cesar M. de (Cesar Mange)  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc.  Search this
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co.  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Type:
Gallery records
Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford, 1874-1938 -- Art collections  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L. -- Art collections  Search this
Arenberg, duc d' -- Art collections  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of -- Art collections  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de, 1885-1925  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Theme:
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
Art Gallery Records
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Audio Log Sheets

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Access to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections is by appointment only. Visit our website for more information on scheduling a visit or making a digitization request. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Michigan / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk59897f732-c285-41ec-8993-78083d5dac93
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1987-ref1454
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Vacuum Bottle, "Colonel Ed McCauley, Space Explorer"

Manufacturer:
Aladdin Industries Incorporated  Search this
Artist:
Elmer Lehnhardt  Search this
Materials:
Metal, plastic, silvered glass, metallic sticker
Dimensions:
3-D: 16.5 x 8.3cm (6 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Aladdin Industries, L.L.C.
Inventory Number:
A20070087001
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv947e702af-904a-4391-8208-3a8579f69a1a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20070087001

Leo Baekeland Diary Volume 39

Author:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Collection Creator:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.0" x 3.5")
Container:
Box 21, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Date:
1925 February 2-1925 March 25
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Leo Baekeland Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Leo H. Baekeland Papers
Leo H. Baekeland Papers / Series 4: Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep896d1f4a9-4622-48c8-bc5e-841f23af30e9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0005-ref328

Leo Baekeland Diary Volume 47

Author:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Collection Creator:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.0" x 3.5")
Container:
Box 21, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Date:
1929 July 1-1930 July 1
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Leo Baekeland Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Leo H. Baekeland Papers
Leo H. Baekeland Papers / Series 4: Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep86988c5f9-f4e4-4f04-a826-a13bf237e4b8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0005-ref336
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Leo Baekeland Diary Volume 52

Author:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Collection Creator:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.0" x 3.5")
Container:
Box 21, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Date:
1932 October 26-1933 June 16
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Leo Baekeland Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Leo H. Baekeland Papers
Leo H. Baekeland Papers / Series 4: Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f06f6495-d5bc-4be7-9a12-47decb80b52f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0005-ref341
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Thermos carafe and lid

Designer:
Henry Dreyfuss, American, 1904–1972  Search this
Manufacturer:
American Thermos Bottle Co.  Search this
Medium:
Aluminum, Bakelite, glass
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 18 x 18 x 14 cm (7 1/16 x 7 1/16 x 5 1/2 in.)
Type:
metalwork
Decorative Arts
Thermos carafe and lid
Manufactured in:
Norwich, Connecticut, USA
Date:
1936
Credit Line:
Gift of Paul F. Walter
Accession Number:
1991-30-3-a,b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq456334c6b-9eef-40ae-8ecd-9246bf7e2985
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1991-30-3-a_b

Thermosphere

Designer:
Arthur H. Payson  Search this
Charles O. Duevel Jr.  Search this
Manufacturer:
American Thermos Bottle Co.  Search this
Medium:
Chrome-plated metal, enamel, glass
Dimensions:
Overall: 16 x 17 x 12.5 cm (6 5/16 x 6 11/16 x 4 15/16 in.)
Type:
metalwork
Decorative Arts
Carafe
Object Name:
Carafe
Manufactured in:
Norwich, Connecticut, USA
Date:
1939
Credit Line:
Gift of Paul F. Walter
Accession Number:
1991-30-5-a,b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4b9fe2895-eb0b-44c9-8e67-91111563c9bc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1991-30-5-a_b

[Trade catalogs from T. B. Davis Arms Co.]

Company Name:
T. B. Davis Arms Co.  Search this
Notes content:
1913 catalog. Firearms, ammunition, fishing tackle, hunting coats, canvas goods, hats and caps, game bags, tents, compasses, pedometers, watches, field glasses, thermos bottles, hunting knives, canoes, snowshoes, whistles and calls, cups, flasks, duck decoys. Police goods: handcuffs, clubs. Sporting goods: basket balls, boxing bags, gloves, footballs. Dynamite.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Portland, Maine, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Cutlery  Search this
Camping equipment  Search this
Sporting goods  Search this
Clocks and watches (including clock-making and watch-making equipment)  Search this
Explosives and fireworks  Search this
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Firearms  Search this
Scientific and optical instruments  Search this
Clothing (including hats; shoes; accessories; etc)  Search this
Topic:
Boats and boating  Search this
Camping equipment industry  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Cutlery  Search this
Dress accessories  Search this
Explosives industry  Search this
Firearms industry and trade  Search this
Fireworks  Search this
Hats  Search this
Marine machinery  Search this
Optical instruments  Search this
Outdoor recreation  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Ships  Search this
Shoes  Search this
Sporting goods  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_13267
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_13267

[Trade catalogs from Geuder, Paeschke & Frey Co.]

Company Name:
Geuder, Paeschke & Frey Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Geuder & Paeschke Mfg. Co. ;  Search this
Notes content:
Stampings ; manufacturers and wholesalers of tinware and house furnishings ; From 1935 to 1937, Disney Enterprises licensed the Milwaukee tinware firm of Geuder, Paeschke and Frey to produce a small oval Mickey Mouse lunch kit. G, P & F pails were made of tin and none included thermos bottles. Expensive for the time (Depression), relatively few were made and even fewer were sold, making this item very rare today. One of these lunch boxes was in the Smithsonian traveling exhibit called “Lunch Box Memories." http://www.lunchboxpad.com/home/history/manufacturers/index.shtml
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
3 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Metalwork products (architectural and ornamental)  Search this
Brass; bronze and specialty metals  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Topic:
Architectural metal-work  Search this
Art metal-work  Search this
Brass  Search this
Bronze  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Metals  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_17129
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_17129

[Trade catalogs from American Thermos Bottle Co.]

Company Name:
American Thermos Bottle Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Thermos products : thermos bottles, vacuum bottle products, food jars, carafes, lip jugs, service sets, coffee pots, trays, lunchboxes, picnic kits, motor kits, carrying cases, vacuum fillers, corks, nested cups, ice containers, shakers, tankard sets, dinner services, coffee servers. Flask ; thermocups ; lunch kit ; cases (leather, wicker, willow) ; automobile cases ; motor restaurants ; luncheon baskets ... this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Norwich, Connecticut, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Hotel; bar and restaurant supplies  Search this
Luggage; travel; travel services and traveling accessories (including trunks; briefcases; and other traveling accessories)  Search this
Topic:
"Hotels -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Bars (Drinking establishments)  Search this
Beverage industry  Search this
Briefcases  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Luggage  Search this
Restaurants  Search this
Travel  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_35100
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_35100

Workman's Domed Lunch Box

Physical Description:
aluminum (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 26 cm x 19 cm x 22 cm; 10 1/4 in x 7 1/2 in x 8 11/16 in
Object Name:
lunch box
Date made:
1950s
Subject:
School Personal Equipment  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of D. Sean and Robin S. Brickell
ID Number:
2001.3087.09
Nonaccession number:
2001.3087
Catalog number:
2001.3087.09
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Lunch Boxes
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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thermos

Maker:
American Thermos Bottle Company  Search this
Object Name:
Pitcher, Water
thermos
Other Terms:
Pitcher, Water; Maritime
Place Made:
United States: Connecticut, Norwich
Credit Line:
Transfer from US Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration (through R. J. Blackwell)
ID Number:
TR.336767.049
Catalog number:
336767.049
Accession number:
1978.2219
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-983b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_842074
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Stainless Steel Thermos

Maker:
American Thermos Bottle Company  Search this
Object Name:
Server, Coffee
thermos
Other Terms:
Server, Coffee; Maritime
Place Made:
United States: Connecticut, Norwich
Credit Line:
Transfer from US Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration (through R. J. Blackwell)
ID Number:
TR.336767.048
Catalog number:
336767.048
Accession number:
1978.2219
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-983c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Thermos used by the Patterson Family while Camping

Maker:
Thermos Bottle Co., Ltd.  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
cork (stopper material)
plastic (handle material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in x 5 in; 25.4 cm x 12.7 cm
Object Name:
Thermos
thermos
Subject:
Sports  Search this
Camping  Search this
recreational  Search this
Credit Line:
Marvin B. Patterson
ID Number:
1981.0054.07
Catalog number:
1981.0054.07
Accession number:
1981.0054
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-c441-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_665452

Thermos Bottle

Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
chrome-plated (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 3 5/8 in; 34.29 cm x 9.2075 cm
Object Name:
bottle, vacuum
Credit Line:
Kathryn B. Lindeman
ID Number:
1984.1099.01
Accession number:
1984.1099
Catalog number:
1984.1099.01
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-20f9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_322998
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Thermos Bottle

Physical Description:
glass (overall material)
metal, tin (overall material)
Measurements:
overall-box: 3 3/8 in x 8 3/4 in x 3 3/8 in; 8.5725 cm x 22.225 cm x 8.5725 cm
overall-bottle: 8 1/4 in x 2 11/16 in; 20.955 cm x 6.858 cm
Object Name:
bottle, vacuum
ID Number:
1984.1101.01
Accession number:
1984.1101
Catalog number:
1984.1101.01
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-20fb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_323000
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Thermos Carafe

Maker:
American Thermos Bottle Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 31.7 cm x 13.4 cm; 12 1/2 in x 5 1/4 in
outside of neck: 5 cm; x 1 15/16 in
overall: 12 3/4 in x 5 in; 32.385 cm x 12.7 cm
Object Name:
Vacuum Carafe
Credit Line:
Gift of Thermos Division, King-Seeley Thermos Co.
ID Number:
CH.329271
Catalog number:
329271
Patent number:
13093
Accession number:
280926
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-ea22-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_2577
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vacuum bottle, cutaway

Maker:
American Thermos Bottle Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 24.7 cm x 10.8 cm x 4.4 cm; 9 3/4 in x 4 1/4 in x 1 3/4 in
overall: 9 3/4 in x 4 1/4 in x 1 7/8 in; 24.765 cm x 10.795 cm x 4.7625 cm
Object Name:
vacuum bottle, cutaway
Date made:
ca. 1968
Credit Line:
Gift of Thermos Division, King-Seeley Thermos Co.
ID Number:
CH.329272
Catalog number:
329272
Accession number:
280926
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-ec59-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_2578
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