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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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New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400


© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Jenny Gotwals

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on January 05, 2012
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
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
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Addis Co. (3 prints)
Syracuse, NY

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

undated
Box: 1 Folder : 3-4 Alexette Gloves (9 prints)
undated
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
Box: 1 Folder : 7-8 Arnold Constable (11 prints)
Fifth Avenue at 40th Street, New York, NY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

General note

See also: Box 13, Folder 157

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

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

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

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

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

General note

See also: Box 13, Folder 157

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

General note

See also: Box 13, Folder 157

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

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

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

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

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

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

General note

See also: Box 13, Folder 157

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

1947-1949
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: Folder : Three empty binders

General note

See: Box 16

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