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Tiffany and Company Exhibit

Collection Collector:
Orth, Edward J.  Search this
Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization  Search this
Container:
Box 99
Type:
Archival materials
Prints
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow. Viewing film portion of collection requires special appointment, please inquire. Do not use when original materials are available on reference video or audio tapes. 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.
Collection Citation:
Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the New York World's Fair, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the World's Fair
Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the World's Fair / Series 4: Photographic Materials / 4.5: Community Interest Zone
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0560-ref817

Tiffany and Company

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Glassware, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Glassware
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Glassware / Genre / Catalogues, Exhibitions and Auctions
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-glassware-ref152

Stockholders Information

Collection Creator:
Wheatland, Richard, II, 1923-2009  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 22
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1953-1968
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
New York Airways Collection, Acc. NASM.1992.0052, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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New York Airways Collection
New York Airways Collection / Series 1: 1992 Acquisition
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0052-ref571
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Necklace

Producer:
Tiffany & Company, American, established 1853  Search this
Medium:
Diamonds, platinum
Dimensions:
H x diam.: 19 × 14 cm (7 1/2 × 5 1/2 in.)
Type:
jewelry
Exhibitions
Necklace
Produced in:
New York, New York, USA
Date:
1930–35
Credit Line:
Lent by Tiffany and Company, Archives, A2000.20
Accession Number:
62.2016.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Exhibitions Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq48dc1ecca-cef9-49b9-87a5-11a5821fa06a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_62.2016.1

Sautoir

Producer:
Tiffany & Company, American, established 1853  Search this
Medium:
Platinum, pearls, diamonds
Dimensions:
L x W x D: 36.3 × 4.8 × 0.8 cm (14 5/16 × 1 7/8 × 5/16 in.)
Type:
jewelry
Exhibitions
Sautoir
Produced in:
New York, New York, USA
Date:
ca. 1926
Credit Line:
Lent by Tiffany and Company, Archives, A2010.08
Accession Number:
62.2016.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Exhibitions Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq49ccfd069-3753-470f-8aef-e302804a950f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_62.2016.2

Bracelet

Producer:
Tiffany & Company, American, established 1853  Search this
Medium:
Platinum, diamonds, sapphires
Dimensions:
L x W x D: 18.5 × 2.8 × 0.3 cm (7 5/16 × 1 1/8 × 1/8 in.)
Type:
jewelry
Exhibitions
Bracelet
Produced in:
Paris, France
Date:
1925–30
Credit Line:
Lent by Tiffany and Company, Archives, A2004.17
Accession Number:
62.2016.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Exhibitions Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq43a1b7a6a-fa3a-4f85-b2f5-b899f315a941
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_62.2016.3

Jabot Pin

Producer:
Tiffany & Company, American, established 1853  Search this
Medium:
Diamonds, platinum, rock crystal (quartz), chalcedony (onyx)
Dimensions:
L x W x D: 8.6 × 3.8 × 0.3 cm (3 3/8 × 1 1/2 × 1/8 in.)
Type:
jewelry
Exhibitions
Jabot Pin
Produced in:
New York, New York, USA
Date:
1925–30
Credit Line:
Lent by Tiffany and Company, Archives, A1999.28
Accession Number:
62.2016.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Exhibitions Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq477243813-a55d-4e5f-9d71-8a0133da748c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_62.2016.4

Bandeau

Producer:
Tiffany & Company, American, established 1853  Search this
Medium:
Diamonds, platinum
Dimensions:
L x W x D: 1.3 × 14 × 13.5 cm (1/2 × 5 1/2 × 5 5/16 in.)
Type:
jewelry
Exhibitions
Bandeau
Produced in:
New York, New York, USA
Date:
1909–19
Credit Line:
Lent by Tiffany and Company, Archives, A2012.51
Accession Number:
62.2016.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Exhibitions Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4de682623-3869-421a-9770-52be6b7e4f1c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_62.2016.5

Oral history interview with Marek Cecula, 2009 May 19-20

Interviewee:
Cecula, Marek, 1944-  Search this
Cecula, Marek, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Cecula, Lanie  Search this
De Waal, Edmund  Search this
Earl, Jack  Search this
Koplos, Janet  Search this
Kottler, Howard  Search this
Mayer, Jean  Search this
Nagle, Ron  Search this
Ogen, Gdula  Search this
Price, Kenneth  Search this
Shire, Peter  Search this
Spurey, Gerda  Search this
Spurey, Kurt  Search this
Veiteberg, Jorunn  Search this
Barneys New York  Search this
Garth Clark Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art  Search this
Kunst- og designhögskolen i Bergen  Search this
Memphis (Group)  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Parsons School of Design  Search this
Tiffany and Company  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Brazil -- description and travel
Israel -- description and travel
Poland -- description and travel
SoHo (New York, N.Y.) -- Description and travel
Topic:
Ceramicists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Ceramics -- Japan  Search this
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Ceramics -- Technique  Search this
Designers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Kibbutzim  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Poland  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15681
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)282772
AAA_collcode_cecula09
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_282772
Online Media:

Louis Comfort Tiffany scrapbook, 1902-1918

Creator:
Tiffany, Louis Comfort, 1848-1933  Search this
Tiffany, Louis Comfort, 1848-1933  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Art, American -- New York (State)  Search this
Painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Decorative arts -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8100
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210271
AAA_collcode_tiffloui
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210271

Francis A. Lammer papers, [ca. 1900-1972]

Creator:
Lammer, Francis A., 1899-1988  Search this
Lammer, Francis A., 1899-1988  Search this
Subject:
Tiffany and Company  Search this
Topic:
Engraving  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7840
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210007
AAA_collcode_lammfran
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210007

Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Inaugural Medal

Designer:
Augustus Saint-Gaudens, born Dublin, Ireland 1848-died Cornish, NH 1907  Search this
Modeler:
Adolph A. Weinman, born Karlsruhe, Germany 1870-died Forest Hills, NY 1952  Search this
Sitter:
Theodore Roosevelt  Search this
Medium:
bronze
Dimensions:
2 7/8 in. (7.4 cm) diam.
Type:
Sculpture-Medal
Date:
1905
Topic:
Occupation\political\president  Search this
Animal\bird\eagle  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Ceremony\civic\inauguration  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James F. Dicke Family
Object number:
2010.64.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7ff51179a-2022-4e23-af5b-781a6560e35f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2010.64.1

Tad Lincoln's Watch

User; wearer:
Lincoln, Thomas  Search this
Maker:
Tiffany and Company  Search this
Physical Description:
gold; glass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 3/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 6.0325 cm x 4.1275 cm
Object Name:
watch, pocket
Related Publication:
Rubenstein, Harry R.. Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life
Credit Line:
Lincoln Isham
ID Number:
PL.219098.02
Catalog number:
219098.02
Accession number:
219098
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Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection
Clothing & Accessories
Government, Politics, and Reform
Selections from the Abraham Lincoln Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-2989-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_516565
Online Media:

Joan of Arc dungeon stone, Rouen, France, ca. 1200

Associated person:
Joan of Arc  Search this
Physical Description:
limestone (overall material)
Object Name:
stone, dungeon
Associated place:
France: Normandie, Rouen
Date made:
1915
Associated date:
1915-12-06
Credit Line:
Joan of Arc Statue Committee
ID Number:
PL.015842
Catalog number:
15842
Accession number:
59181
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection
Souvenir Nation
Government, Politics, and Reform
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-379c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_514377

Medal, Mackay Army Aviation Trophy Medal, Capt. Lowell Smith

Manufacturer:
Tiffany and Co.  Search this
Materials:
Medal - 18k Gold
Ribbon - Silk
Dimensions:
3-D: 3.8 × 0.5 × 8cm (1 1/2 × 3/16 × 3 1/8 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1924
Credit Line:
Donated by Mrs. Lowell H. Smith
Inventory Number:
A19840695000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv95e692808-ed7f-4fd3-bd9e-be4cd25e80fe
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19840695000
Online Media:

The silver of Tiffany & Co., 1850-1987 / by Charles H. Carpenter, Jr., and Janet Zapata

Author:
Carpenter, Charles Hope 1916-  Search this
Zapata, Janet  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Subject:
Tiffany and Company  Search this
Physical description:
63 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Silverwork--History  Search this
Silverwork  Search this
Call number:
NK7101.B7 C295 1987
NK7101.B7C295 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_344237

Louis Comfort Tiffany scrapbook

Creator:
Tiffany, Louis Comfort, 1848-1933  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Scrapbooks
Date:
1902-1918
Scope and Contents:
A scrapbook containing printed material and photographs concerning Tiffany's work.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, craftsman; New York City and Oyster Bay, N.Y. Was the son of the founder of Tiffany and Company jewelry firm of which he was vice president and director. Was also president and art director of Tiffany Studios, which produced Tiffany Favrile glass that he originated. In 1918 he established the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation for art students at Oyster Bay Long Island.
Provenance:
Lent 1988 by Henry Platt, great-grandson of Tiffany. The scrapbook was compiled by an employee of the firm in 1919 and given to Tiffany as a gesture of affection by the employee.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Artisans  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- New York (State)  Search this
Painting, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Decorative arts -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.tiffloui
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tiffloui

Francis A. Lammer papers

Creator:
Lammer, Francis A., 1889-1988  Search this
Names:
Tiffany and Company  Search this
Extent:
1.2 Linear feet ((ca.1,067 items))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1900-1972]
Scope and Contents:
A photocopy of Lammer's 1972 autobiographical manuscript in which he describes his apprenticeship with Tiffany and Company, his work as an engraver, and the establishment of his own stationery and engraving business, the Maybeth Shop, in New Bedford, Mass.; 5 letters to Lammer, 1920-1955; an undated school notebook; an award; printed material including clippings and catalogs; 7 scrapbooks with clippings, printed examples of Lammer's announcements, cards, and stationery, and sketches of monograms and jewelry; original menu designs; 3 sketchbooks; sketches for Christmas cards and announcements; 67 copper engraving plates; and 3 photos.
Biographical / Historical:
Engraver; Massachusetts, Rhode Island.
Provenance:
Donated 1972 and 1974 by Francis A. Lammer.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Engravers  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Topic:
Engraving  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.lammfran
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lammfran

Oral history interview with Marek Cecula

Interviewee:
Cecula, Marek, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Barneys New York  Search this
Garth Clark Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art  Search this
Kunst- og designhögskolen i Bergen  Search this
Memphis (Group)  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Parsons School of Design -- Faculty  Search this
Tiffany and Company  Search this
Cecula, Lanie  Search this
De Waal, Edmund  Search this
Earl, Jack  Search this
Koplos, Janet  Search this
Kottler, Howard, 1930-1989  Search this
Mayer, Jean  Search this
Nagle, Ron  Search this
Ogen, Gdula, 1929-  Search this
Price, Kenneth, 1935-2012  Search this
Shire, Peter  Search this
Spurey, Gerda  Search this
Spurey, Kurt, 1941-  Search this
Veiteberg, Jorunn, 1955-  Search this
Extent:
104 Pages (Transcript)
10 Items (Sound recording: 10 sound files (4 hr., 55 min.), digital, wav)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Brazil -- Description and Travel
Israel -- Description and Travel
Poland -- description and travel
SoHo (New York, N.Y.) -- Description and Travel
Date:
2009 May 19-20
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Marek Cecula conducted 2009 May 19-20, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Cecula's studio, in New York, New York.
Marek Cecula speaks of his childhood in Kielce, Poland, during World War II; his move to Israel at age 16; studies with ceramists Gdula Ogen and Jean Mayer; the influence of Japanese ceramics on his early studies; life on the kibbutz HaSolelim in the late 1960s and early 1970s; the influence of Kurt and Gerda Spurey and their use of porcelain and slip-casting; his work in both functional and sculptural ceramics; his move to Tel Aviv in early 1970s, then to a commune in Binyamina in 1971; his move to Curitiba, Brazil, and subsequent work with Schmidt porcelain factory; "Art Project 79" exhibition, La Jola, Curitiba, Brazil, 1979; his move to Washington, D.C., with girlfriend (later wife) Lanie in 1976; Klepisko (2008); the cyclical nature in his work; move to New York City in late 1970s; the Soho arts scene in the 1970s and '80s; his work blending design and sculpture; establishing Contemporary Porcelain gallery, 1978; interest in work by Memphis Group, Peter Shire, Jack Earl, Ken Price, and Ron Nagle; head of ceramics department, at Parsons School of Design, New York City (1985-2004); continued design and production work, including for Tiffany & Co. and Barneys New York; establishment of Modus Design firm; continued exploration of industrial processes and use of decals in his work; influence of Howard Kottler; his quest to balance digital and handmade processes, and the continued importance of the tactile; "Scatology" exhibition; series Hygiene, his first purely sculptural series; Porcelain Carpet; representation at Garth Clark Gallery (New York City, Los Angeles, and Kansas City, Missouri); series Violations; series Mutants; series Industrial Interference; "Interface" exhibition (2002), in response to terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001; Look Into My Mind; The Stand For the Heroes, 2001; series Beauty of Imperfection; move to Poland in early 2000s; a teaching/artistic position at Bergen National Academy of Arts, Norway; establishment of Design Centrum Kielce in late 2000s; Menorah, 2007, Kielce (site-specific); Six Stations, 2007, Porsgrunn, Norway (site-specific); future projects for the city of Kielce; work with the Łódź Design Festival, Poland, and design center in Cieszyn, Poland; "kilo of earth" product; Last Supper; Mandala; Islam; limitations and advantages of ceramics as a medium; his globalized, multicultural experiences and outlook; the European vanguard in ceramics; periodicals and publications of interest; writers of interest: Edmund de Waal, Jorunn Veiteberg, Janet Koplos; the "desire society"; curating Third Biennale for Israeli Ceramics, 2004; fusion art, craft, and design; "Object Factory: The Art of Industrial Ceramics," Gardiner Museum, Toronto, 2008; redefinition of the concept of the object.
Biographical / Historical:
Marek Cecula (1944- ) is a ceramist and designer, who lives and works in New York and Poland.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 10 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 55 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art 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 administrators.
Restrictions:
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Occupation:
Ceramicists  Search this
Topic:
Ceramicists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Ceramics -- Japan  Search this
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Ceramics -- Technique  Search this
Designers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Kibbutzim  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Poland  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.cecula09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cecula09

Gene Moore, Tiffany & Company Photographs

Creator:
Moore, Gene, 1910-1998  Search this
Names:
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Tiffany and Company  Search this
Extent:
10 Cubic feet (39 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1955-1995
Summary:
Collected display window photographs assembled by Gene Moore, artistic director of Tiffany & Company from 1955 to 1995, documenting window displays at Tiffany & Company's flagship store in New York City, New York.
Scope and Contents:
This collection of photographs originally consisted of 78 notebooks containing approximately 50 8" x 10" photographs each.This photographic record was compiled by Tiffany & Company artistic director Gene Moore. These photographs document window displays of Tiffany & Company, 5th Avenue, New York City, New York during Moore's tenure as artistic director from 1955-1994. Nearly all of the imaginative and inventive window displays created by Moore and other designers during his almost 40-year association with Tiffany's are documented in these photographs. Many of the photographs are dated in the lower right corner and in some instances divided by designer. The "Original Archive Box" notation that appeared on the spine of each notebook has been copied in the container listing under each entry. These entries include the names within the notebooks. While the majority of the photographs are in black and white, there are a few color images for later window treatments. Photographers credited on the reverse of some of the photographs are Virginia Roehl, Nick Malon, Malon Studios Incorporated, and Fifth Avenue Display Photographers. The collection does not include any supporting documentation for these photographs. None of Moore's displays for other clients is included.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in one series.

Series 1, Display Window Photographs, 1955-1995.
Biographical / Historical:
Gene Moore was born in Birmingham, Alabama on June 10, 1910. Although Moore studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago, he was mainly self-taught in design. His first display job was with I. Miller in New York from 1936-1938. Moore became a display assistant at Bergdorf Goodman (Delman Shoe division) in New York in 1938. Moore then became display manager at Bonwit Teller in New York City in 1945, where he frequently collaborated with well-known artists of the Pop Art movement including Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and Robert Rauschenberg.

During this time, the profession of window display was gaining acceptance with the work of Moore and his contemporaries Henry F. Callahan at Lord & Taylor, Sidney Ring at Saks Fifth Avenue, and John R. Foley at Macy's, among others.

Moore joined Tiffany & Company in 1955 and is best known for his highly acclaimed work as Display Manager, Artistic Director, and Vice President. Walter Hoving, Chairman of the Board of Tiffany, charged Moore with the following mission: "I want you to make our windows as beautiful as you can according to your own taste ... Above all, don't try to sell anything; we'll take care of that in the store." There he created innovative, imaginative window displays for almost 40 years, from 1955 to 1994. His designs were famous for combining and juxtaposing common, everyday objects with exquisite pieces of fine jewelry.

Moore selected each object to echo the shapes, forms, and textures of the others. In addition, he designed jewelry and silver objects for Tiffany, most notably, his 1988 "Tiffany Circus" which featured 28 miniature circus animals and performers. Moore also worked as a freelance designer, starting in 1955, for Clarence House, Seagram Building, Delmar Shoe Salon, Madison Avenue Bookstore, American Museum of Natural History, Museum of Modern Art, Castelli Gallery, and Paul Taylor Dance Company, among others. In addition, he is credited with the design of the lobby of Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City. His autobiography, My Time at Tiffany's, was written with Jay Hyams and published in 1990. His work was the subject of the 1996-1997 exhibition, "Moon Over Pearls, Gene Moore's Tiffany Windows and Beyond"; held at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

"Gene Moore, 88, Window Display Artist, Dies"; The New York Times, November 26, 1998, page C17.
Related Materials:
Additional material on Gene Moore's work for Tiffany & Company may be found at the Tiffany & Company Archive in Parsippany, New Jersey.
Provenance:
These photographs were donated to the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution by Gene Moore in 1997.
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:
Show windows  Search this
Display of merchandise  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 20th century
Citation:
Gene Moore, Tiffany & Company Photographs, 1955-1995, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1280
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Gene Moore, Tiffany & Company Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1280
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