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Guide to the Four Seasons Restaurant Collection
 MS 3151

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Joseph Ditta

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on February 24, 2020
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series III. Photographs, slides, transparencies, circa 1970s-2015

Scope and Contents

Images of renovations to the Four Seasons kitchen in 1997, the restaurant's 40th anniversary celebration in 1999, and views of its spaces and staff at various events.


Organized by photographic format: prints, slides, transparencies, and photograph albums.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 12-19 Photographs. Kitchen renovation (8 folders)
1997 January 1-18
Box: 5 Folder : 20 Photographs. Food preparation and interiors
[circa 1997?]
Box: 5 Folder : 21-23 Photographs. Miscellaneous (3 folders)

Scope and Contents

Chiefly images of Four Seasons owners Tom Margittai, Paul Kovi, Julian Niccolini, and Alex von Bidder posed with celebrities and world figures who visited the restaurant, such as Anne, Princess Royal, James Beard, George H. W. Bush, Barbara Bush, Bill Clinton, David Frost, Keith Hernandez, Philip Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Sophia Loren, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Lee Radziwill, Diane von Furstenberg, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and the 14th Dalai Lama.

Conservation note

Contents of Folder 23 treated for mold, January 29, 2020.

circa 1970s-2015
Oversize: small Folder : 2 of 4 Photographs. Miscellaneous
circa 1980s-2015
Box: 5 Folder : 24-25 Slides. [Restaurant interiors and staff] (2 folders)
1995-1998, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 26 Slides. [Restaurant interiors] (Daniel Aubry)
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Slides. 40th anniversary (Mary Hilliard)
1999 June 24
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Slides. 40th anniversary (Patrick McMullan)
1999 June 24
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Transparencies. [Kitchen staff] (C. G. Winston)
Box: 8 Volume : 1 Photograph album (green binding). Four Seasons. Fred Marcus Photography
Box: 8 Volume : 2 Photograph album (brown binding). Gruber Photographers
Box: 8 Volume : 3 Photograph album (black binding). Miscellaneous

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