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Paul Trebilcock papers

Creator:
Trebilcock, Paul, 1902-1981  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Coca-Cola Company -- Biography -- Portraits  Search this
Johns Hopkins University -- Biography -- Portraits  Search this
Portrait Center of America (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y.) -- Biography -- Portraits  Search this
Castaldo, Amaylia Chlarina, 1906-1987  Search this
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 -- Portraits  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Seyffert, Leopold  Search this
Extent:
2.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Date:
1899-1983
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, correspondence, personal business records, notes, writings, art work, a scrapbook, printed material, and photographs document the career of portrait painter Paul Trebilcock.
Biographical material, 1899-1969, includes a marriage certificate for Trebilcock's parents, resident alien papers for Trebilcock's 1927 stay in London, a declaration of American citizenship, and 2 international driving permits. Correspondence, 1902-1980, is primarily between Trebilcock, his colleagues including Leopold Seyffert and Leon Kroll, galleries and museums including the Art Institute of Chicago, and letters concerning his portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and commissions for the Coca-Cola Company, Johns Hopkins University, and the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Several letters describe his brief meeting with John Singer Sargent in 1925.
Personal business records, 1917-1978, include legal documents such as William Trebilcock's will, court papers establishing the Portrait Center of America in partnership with Amaylia Castaldo, and apartment leases, and miscellaneous invoices and receipts. Notes, 1946-1975, consist of 2 engagement calendars, 4 notebooks annotating daily progress on paintings, 2 notebooks analyzing miscellaneous art works, exhibition labels, and lists of works. Writings, undated, consist of 6 essays by Trebilcock dealing with art-related topics. A project file, 1942, contains letters and drawings concerning work done for the War Production Board. Art work, undated, consists of a sketchbook and a drawing.
A scrapbook, 1924-1936, contains clippings and 9 exhibition catalogs. Printed material, 1899-1976, includes clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs for Trebilcock and for others, programs, brochures, booklets, and 2 books, Paul Trebilcock - Portraits, and The Unofficial Palace of New York: A Tribute to the Waldorf-Astoria. Photographs, 1928-1983, are of Trebilcock, his teacher Leopold Seyffert, his studio, art works, and exhibition installations.
Biographical / Historical:
Paul Trebilcock (1902-1981) was a portrait painter, New York, N.Y. Born in Chicago, Illinois. He studied under Leopold Seyffert at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1923-1925. His subjects include prominent business, science and church figures. Notable is his portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt, painted in the White House as a commission from Columbia University. Trebilcock's wife, Amaylia Castaldo, was also a portrait painter.
Provenance:
Donated 1982 and 1984 by Amaylia Castaldo Trebilcock, Trebilcock's widow. Funding for the microfilming of the collection was provided by Trebilcock's children, William A. Trebilcock and Adrienne Lynch.
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:
Portrait painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Portrait painting -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.trebpaul
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-trebpaul

Paul Trebilcock papers, 1899-1983

Creator:
Trebilcock, Paul, 1902-1981  Search this
Subject:
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano)  Search this
Seyffert, Leopold  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Castaldo, Amaylia Chlarina  Search this
Kroll, Leon  Search this
Coca-Cola Company  Search this
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Johns Hopkins University  Search this
Portrait Center of America (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Portrait painting -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8520
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210697
AAA_collcode_trebpaul
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210697

[Eugene Thomas, chef at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Active no. 2442 : non-stereo photonegative.]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Names:
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Thomas, Eugene  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" 4".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y.)
Local Numbers:
RSN 18618
General:
Company catalog card included.
U&U caption in file box.
Currently stored in box 3.1.71 [227B].
Orig. no. A-2.
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
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:
Chefs -- New York  Search this
Food -- New York  Search this
Kitchens -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.1: Underwood and Underwood Negatives / RSN Numbers 18538-18639
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref15035

Eighteenth / Annual Dinner / American Irish / Historical Society / January 8th 1916 / Waldorf-Astoria. [Souvenir menu for the eighteenth annual dinner of the American Irish Historical Society : booklet,]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Sponsor:
American Irish Historical Society  Search this
Photographer:
Levins, Anna Frances  Search this
Collection Source:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Collection Creator:
Crimmins, John Daniel, 1844-1917 (contractor)  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (7 leaves plus cover, 11 x 8-1/2".)
Culture:
Irish Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Menus
Place:
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
1916
Scope and Contents:
Menu honoring Thomas Addis Emmet, M.D. Event held at the Waldorf Astoria on January 8, 1916. Cover illustration: frontal and profile portraits, apparently depicting Thomas Addis and Robert Emmet, surrounded by emblems of his accomplishments, including medals awarded. Inside is a photogravure reproduction of a photograph of Thomas Addis Emmet (with a reproduction of his signature) by Anna Frances Levins, who is listed as the official photographer on the officers' page. The last page contains the text of the song "America." Menu tied with red, white, and blue ribbon. 2 copies, one containing seating chart.
Local Numbers:
AC0398-0000007.tif (AC Scan No.: cover)
General:
In Box 1, Folder 5.
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:
Patriotism  Search this
Women photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Menus
Collection Citation:
John D. Crimmins Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
John D. Crimmins Collection
John D. Crimmins Collection / The American Irish Historical Society
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0398-ref716

Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y.) [Folder]

Additional name:
Waldorf (Hotel : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_110075

Caldwell & Company collection

Creator:
Caldwell & Company.  Search this
Names:
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
E.T. Caldwell Lighting Company  Search this
Edward F. Caldwell & Company  Search this
Frick Collection  Search this
Plastic Illuminating Company  Search this
St. Patrick's Cathedral (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
White House (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Caldwell, Edward F.  Search this
Von Lossberg, Victor F.  Search this
Extent:
56,000 Photographs (Black and white photographs in albums)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1894-[circa 1944]
Summary:
This collection spans the years 1894-circa 1944 and contains approximately 56,000 black and white photographs. The photographs are mounted in 148 large (22"x18") and 93 small (12"x14") albums. About 5,000 are mounted individually. The images depict the full repertoire of Caldwell products. Since all of Caldwell's designs were custom made for each project, these photographs were used to illustrate all of the many designs for lighting they produced.
Arrangement note:
Unprocessed.
Biographical/Historical note:
Edward F. Caldwell and Victor F. von Lossberg founded Edward F. Caldwell & Company in 1894 in New York City. They became the most prominent manufacturers of custom lighting fixtures and metalwork in the late 19th to early 20th centuries. Their success was due to their ability to incorporate popular and eclectic styles from French Neoclassical to Art Deco into their designs for electric lighting fixtures.

Since they worked with the leading architects of the day, Caldwell lighting fixtures and decorative metalwork appeared in many major building projects, including the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Andrew Carnegie's mansion (now home to Cooper Hewitt), and the 1902 renovation of the White House. For these projects, architectural plans would be brought in and drawings and occasionally models would be created. By the 1920s, Caldwell & Company had one of the largest foundries in New York City. They were one of the few American firms that mastered the techniques for applying enamel decorations to metalwork and were renowned for their casting and gilding of bronze. They produced fine metalwork objects such as tables, lamps, clocks, desk sets, fire screens, and statues.

All items were custom made with few exceptions. Due to the Depression, the firm was forced to scale down their operation. The company was liquidated by the Internal Revenue Service in 1956, but reorganized and reemerged that same year as E.T. Caldwell Lighting Company. The Plastic Illuminating Company was a subsidiary of the Caldwell Lighting Company. The company eventually went out of business entirely in 1959.
Location of Other Archival Materials Note:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Drawings and Prints Department. Approximately 5,000 presentation drawings in pencil and watercolor of proposed and realized designs for custom made lamps, chandeliers, and wall brackets for installation in the 1902 White House, the Frick Collection Library Building, and the Cleveland Public Library, among other buildings. Again, since all of the company's projects were done to the specifications of the individual client, these drawings were an essential part of the communication between lighting designer and architect.
The New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archive Section. The business records of E.T. Caldwell Lighting Company of New York City, and its predecessor Edward F. Caldwell & Co., including leters, draughtman's sketches, group schedule of designs, design records, invoice books, ledgers, and records of the firm's subsidiary, the Plastic Illuminating Company. Covers the period, 1909-1959.
Restrictions:
Unprocessed; access in limited. Permission of Library Director required for use.
Occupation:
Lighting designers  Search this
Topic:
Metal-work -- United States  Search this
Lighting, Architectural and decorative -- Design  Search this
Lighting -- Design -- United States  Search this
Wall sconces  Search this
Chandeliers  Search this
Lamps -- Design  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Identifier:
SIL-CH.1995-79-1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-ch-1995-79-1

When the Astors owned New York : blue bloods and grand hotels in a Gilded Age / Justin Kaplan

Author:
Kaplan, Justin  Search this
Subject:
Astor family  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 196 p. : ill ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
2006
Topic:
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y.)--History  Search this
Hotels--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_822530

The story of the Waldorf-Astoria / Edward Hungerford

Author:
Hungerford, Edward 1875-1948  Search this
Subject:
Boldt, George C. 1853-1916  Search this
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 283 p. : front., plates, ports., facsims. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1925
Call number:
TX941.W3 H86 1925
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_538421

Confessions of a grand hotel: the Waldorf-Astoria

Author:
Sutton, Horace  Search this
Subject:
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
238 p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1953
[1953]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_538422

Peacock alley; the romance of the Waldorf-Astoria, by James Remington McCarthy, in collaboration with John Rutherford

Author:
McCarthy, James Remington 1900-  Search this
Rutherford, John  Search this
Subject:
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y.) History  Search this
Physical description:
x, 213 p., [10] leaves of plates illus., ports. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1931
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
TX941.W33 M33 1931
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_540231

The unofficial palace of New York; a tribute to the Waldorf-Astoria, edited by Frank Crowninshield

Author:
Crowninshield, Frank 1872-1947  Search this
Subject:
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y.) History  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 177, [l] p. illus. (some col., some mounted), ports. (some col, some mounted) 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1939
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_540246

Mid-Manhattan; that section of the greater city of New York between Washington square and Central park and the East and North Rivers in the borough of Manhattan ..

Author:
Clary, Martin  Search this
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana  Search this
Physical description:
215 p. 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1929
Topic:
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York N.Y. : 1897-1929)  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
F128.5 .C614 1929
F128.5.C614 1929
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_331363

The Sert Room / by Charles Hanson Towne

Author:
Towne, Charles Hanson 1877-1949  Search this
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y. : 1931-)  Search this
Subject:
Sert, José María 1874-1945  Search this
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y. : 1931-) Sert Room  Search this
Physical description:
[11] p. : ill. (some col.), port. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1930
1939
[193-?]
Call number:
NK2195.H6 T74
NK2195.H6T74
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_393555

The Waldorf-Astoria; a brief chronicle of a unique institution now entering its fifth decade, by Henry B. Lent

Author:
Lent, Henry Bolles 1901-  Search this
Subject:
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
5 p. l., 13-128, [6] p. incl. front., illus., ports. pl. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1934
Call number:
TX941.W33L4X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_96448

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