A. Contini & Son records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.acontson
Creators:
A. Contini & Son
Dates:
1916-1981
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.1 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on two reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence (1916-1981); business records (1922-1971); notes (undated and 1929); interview transcript (1978); printed material (1929-1981); and photographs (1920-1945).
Scope and Contents
REELS 3612-3613: Correspondence concerning work done by the Continis for sculptors, including letters from Bryant Baker, A. Stirling Calder, Rudolph Evans, James Earle Fraser, John Gregory, Walker Hancock, Anna Hyatt Huntington, Gaston Lachaise, Bruce Moore, A. Phimister Proctor, Richard Recchia, David Rubins, and Adolph Weinman; photographs of the Contini family and of works of art, including "End of the Trail" by James Earle Fraser and works by Rudolph Evans, Anna Hyatt Huntington, and Richard Recchia (1920-1945); Attilio Contini's address book; and a notebook listing works of art.
Scope and Contents
Also, receipts and invoices addressed to various sculptors (1922-1971) and a contract for work on Frederic Remington's sculpture "Coming Through the Rye" for the National Cowboy Hall of Fame; a transcript of an interview with Cesare Contini conducted by George Gurney on August 26, 1978; clippings (1950-1981), exhibition catalogs (1929-1939), and 2 programs for the unveiling of the Martin Luther monument in Baltimore, Maryland (1936) and the Bing Crosby statue in Spokane, Washington (1981).
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Three undated photographs mounted on board of historical panels at the West Point Library executed by Laura Gardin Fraser.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Plaster casting firm; New York, N.Y. Following training in Italy, Attilio (1884-1960) and his son Cesare (b. 1907) came to America and operated A. Contini and Son, New York, N.Y, making plaster molds for sculptures by wide group of artists, including James Earle Fraser, Ivan Mestrovic, Herbert Haseltine, A. Stirling Calder, Adolph Weinman, Gaston Lachaise, and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 3612-3613 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1984 by Cesare Contini.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Plaster casts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture -- Technique Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fraser, Laura Gardin, 1889-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Huntington, Anna Hyatt, 1876-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lachaise, Gaston, 1882-1935 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moore, Bruce, 1905-1980 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Proctor, Alexander Phimister, 1862-1950 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Recchia, Richard, 1885-1983 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rubins, David K. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weinman, Adolph A. (Adolph Alexander), 1870-1952 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Contini, Attilio J., 1884-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Contini, Cesare, 1907- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Evans, Rudulph, 1878-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fraser, James Earle, 1876-1953 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gregory, John, 1879-1958 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hancock, Walker Kirtland, 1901-1998 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baker, Bryant, 1881-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Calder, Alexander Stirling, 1870-1945 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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