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Guide to the S. S. Silver & Company Archive
1922-1957, undated
(bulk 1946-1956)
 PR 61

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Jenny Gotwals

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 07, 2023
Description is in English.

Container List

Series I: Commercial Interiors

Scope and Contents note

Series I fills boxes 1 through 12 and forms the bulk of the collection. These photographs are all mounted on board, as described above, except for one folder of unmounted photographs of Bergdorf Goodman, and a spiral-bound notebook including a few photographs of a variety of stores. The Bergdorf photos are filed in with those from the albums. The notebook is filed at the end of the series.

Bergdorf Goodman, Bernhard Ulmann, Kaufman's, S. M. Frank & Company, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Woolf Brothers are represented by the largest numbers of photographs. Architectural plans for the Bergdorf Goodman renovations are also included in this series. Color photographs were taken of the Detroit Saks Fifth Avenue and the Kansas City Woolf Brothers jobs; these are noted in the box listing.

While most of the Silver & Co. work was for the garment trade, several other types of businesses are represented here. The offices of the law firm Strasser, Spiegelburg, Fried & Frank (now known as Fried, Frank) and the executive offices of Sterling Drug are represented. C & L Delicatessen, a midtown Manhattan restaurant, is also shown.

In general, these photographs are stark shots meant to show the new interiors and display cases. People appear only in a few images of Bergdorf Goodman (before renovation). Publicity and clippings from Series IV, as well as correspondence from Series III, were used to provide dates from some of these photographs.

The photographs are arranged alphabetically by company or store name, and then by city where necessary. The number of prints follows the name in parentheses.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 1 A. & J. Engel, Inc. (4 prints)
18 East 50th Street, New York, NY

General note

See also: Box 13, Folder 157

undated
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 2 Addis Co. (3 prints)
Syracuse, NY

1944
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 2 Adeline Shops (3 prints)
1018 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

undated
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 3-4 Alexette Gloves (9 prints)
undated
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 5-6 Alfreda, Inc (8 prints)
15 West 39th Street, New York, NY

General note

See also: Box 13, Folder 157

1946
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 7-8 Arnold Constable (11 prints)
Fifth Avenue at 40th Street, New York, NY

1939
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 9-10 Arthur Beir & Co. (9 prints)
57 Worth Street, New York, NY

1939
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 11 Automatic Manufacturing Co. (7 prints)
Newark, N.J.

undated
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 12 B. Blumenthal Co. (6 prints)
1372 Broadway, New York, NY

1939
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 13-14 Bacmo Postman Corp. (7 prints)
244 Madison Avenue, New York, NY

undated
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 15 Bergdorf Goodman, Perfume Department (2 prints)
746 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

1951-1956
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 15 Bergdorf Goodman, Shoe Department (3 prints)
746 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

1951-1956
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 16 Bergdorf Goodman, Sportswear Department (2 prints)
746 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

1951-1956
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 16 Bergdorf Goodman, Van Cleef & Arpels (2 prints)
746 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

1951-1956
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 17-20 Bergdorf Goodman, General (74 prints)
746 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

1951-1956
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 21 Bergdorf Goodman, Architectural plans for alterations
746 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

1951-1956
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 22 The Bermuda Shop (2 prints)
545 Madison Ave, New York, NY

1956
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 23-27 Bernhard Ulmann Co., Inc. (28 prints)
1150 Broadway, New York, NY

1946-1947
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 28 Best & Co., Inc. (3rd floor) (6 prints)
New York, NY

undated
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 29-30 Black, Starr & Gorham (8 prints)
Millburn, NJ

1956
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 31-32 Black, Starr & Gorham (10 prints)
New York, NY

1930-1956
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 33 Black, Starr & Gorham (6 prints)
White Plains, NY

ca. 1948-1949
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 34-35 C. & L. Delicatessen (10 prints)
2131 Broadway, New York, NY

undated
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 36 Cherie, Inc. (2 prints)
887 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY

undated
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 36 Christian Dior Shoes (1 print)
undated
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 37 Collins & Aikman Corp. (7 prints)
200 Madison Avenue, New York, NY

undated
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 38 Crescent Corset Co. (5 prints)
undated
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 39 Delman Shoe Salon (8 prints)
Los Angeles, CA

1957
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 39 Delman Shoe Salon (1 print)
New York, NY

1956
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 40 Dieges & Clust (3 prints)
17 John Street, New York, NY

undated
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 41-42 Dobbs (13 prints)
380 Park Avenue, New York, NY

1928
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 43-44 Ducharne Fabrics (11 prints)
244 Madison Avenue, New York, NY

1945-1946
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 45 E. T. Howard (6 prints)
New York, NY

undated
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 46 Flah & Co. (5 prints)
Syracuse, NY

undated
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 47 Fred Greenberg Dress Co. (5 prints)
New York, NY

1947
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 48 Friedman's Shoe Store (5 prints)
1034 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (5 prints)

undated
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 49 Friedman's Shoe Store (3 prints)
379 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

undated
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 50 Futura Sales Company (6 prints)
210 Madison Avenue, New York, NY

1951
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 51 General Shoe Corporation (6 prints)
Empire State Building, New York, NY

1956
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 52-55 Georg Jensen (10 prints)
667 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

1946-1947
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 54 Ground Gripper(1 print)
310 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY

undated
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 55-57 Hafner Associates (14 prints)
New York, NY

1946
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 58-59 Hat Corporation of America (9 prints)
530 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

1957
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 60 Hudson Finishing Corporation (5 prints)
New York, NY

undated
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 61 I. B. Cohen & Sons (6 prints)
New Rochelle, NY

undated
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 62-63 Ideal Novelty Toy Company (11 prints)
New York, NY

undated
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 64 John B. Stetson Company (5 prints)
475 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

1954
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 65 Julius Kayser & Co. (5 prints)
500 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

undated
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 66-71 Kaufman's (31 prints)
27 South Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO

1948
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 72-73 Kenyon & Eckhardt Inc. (9 prints)
New York, NY

undated
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 74 Knox the Hatter (4 prints)
452 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

undated
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 75 Knox the Hatter (4 prints)
161 Broadway, New York, NY

undated
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 76 M. G. Peters & Bros. (4 prints)
480 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY

undated
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 77 Masback Hardware (4 prints)
326 Hudson Street, New York, NY

1936
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 78 Monique Bag Company (3 prints)
745 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

undated
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 79 Munsingwear, Inc. (3 prints)
New York, NY

1947
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 80-81 Nat Lewis (9 prints)
1637 Broadway, New York, NY

General note

See also: Box 13, Folder 157

before 1947
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 82-86 National Fabrics Corporation (27 prints)
1071 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY

undated
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : unknown container Physical Culture Shoe Store (3 prints)
2398 Broadway, New York, NY

undated
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 88-89 Remond-Holland (9 prints)
244 Madison Avenue, New York, NY

1946
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 90 Rhealee Hat Shop (6 prints)
408 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

1940
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 91-93 Rollins Company (13 prints)
Detroit, MI

General note

See also: Box 13, Folder 157

1947-1948
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 94-95 S. M. Frank & Company, Inc. (9 prints)
2 East 54th Street, New York, NY

undated
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 96-98 S. M. Frank & Company, Inc.(15 prints)
18 East 54th Street, New York, NY

undated
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 99-100 Saks Fifth Avenue (9 prints)
Beverly Hills, CA

1947
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 101-102 Saks Fifth Avenue (7 prints)
Chicago, IL

undated
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 103-106 Saks Fifth Avenue, Men's Shop (19 prints)
Detroit, MI

1946-1949
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 107-109 Saks Fifth Avenue, Antoine Salon (16 prints)
Detroit, MI

1946-1949
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : unknown container Saks Fifth Avenue, Antoine Salon (cont.)(15 prints)
Detroit, MI

1946-1949
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 110-115 Saks Fifth Avenue, General (31 prints)
Detroit, MI

1946-1949
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 116-119 Saks Fifth Avenue, General (color photographs) (21 prints)
Detroit, MI

1946-1949
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 120-121 Saks Fifth Avenue, General (color photographs) (cont.) (9 prints)
Detroit, MI

1946-1949
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 122 Saks Fifth Avenue, Fabrics Salon (8 prints)
New York, NY

1943
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 123 Saks Fifth Avenue, Jewelry Salon (4 prints)
New York, NY

1946
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 124 Seal Sac, Inc. (6 prints)
6 East 39th Street, New York, NY

undated
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 125 Sterling Drug (7 prints)
1450 Broadway, New York, NY

1951-1952
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 126 Store Modernization Exhibit (1 print)
Grand Central Palace, New York, NY

1947
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 126 Strasser, Spiegelburg, Fried & Frank (3 prints)
New York, NY

undated
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 127-129 Treo Corset Company (13 prints)
200 Madison Avenue, New York, NY

1950
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 130-131 Wamsutta Mills (8 prints)
Empire State Building, New York, NY

1951
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 132-133 Wimmelbacher & Rice (8 prints)
244 Madison Avenue, New York, NY

undated
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 134 Wm. Hahn & Company (1 print)
414 Ninth Street, Washington, DC

1922
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 135 Woolf Brothers, Before Renovation (4 prints)
Wichita, KS

1948
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 136-141 Woolf Brothers, After Renovation (33 prints)
Wichita, KS

General note

See also: Box 13, Folder 157

1948
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 142-143 Woolf Brothers, Model of First Floor (10 prints)
Kansas City, MO

1947-1949
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 144 Woolf Brothers, Second Floor Before and After Renovation (5 prints)
Kansas City, MO

1947-1949
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 145 Woolf Brothers, Third Floor Before Renovation (4 prints)
Kansas City, MO

1947-1949
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 146 Woolf Brothers, Shoe Department (5 prints)
Kansas City, MO

1947-1949
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 147 Woolf Brothers, Exterior Views (3 prints)
Kansas City, MO

1947-1949
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 148-155 Woolf Brothers, General (30 prints)
Kansas City, MO

General note

See also: Box 13, Folder 157

1947-1949
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 156 Woolf Brothers, General (color photographs) (5 prints)
Kansas City, MO

1947-1949
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 157 Notebook with assorted photographs
includes: A & J Engel Inc., Alfreda Inc., Nat Lewis, Rollins Company, Woolf Brothers, Wichita and Kansas City

1947-1949
Box: Unknown container 745 for instance of Three empty binders Folder : unknown container Three empty binders

General note

See: Box 16

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