Charles Sheldon Papers

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1423
Creators:
Kuenzig Books
Sheldon, Charles Gates, 1899-1960
Breck Company.
Dates:
1902-1959
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
3.5 Cubic feet
3 boxes, 1 oversize folder
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection documents the work of Charles G. Sheldon, the illustrator who created beautiful images of women for the "Breck Girls" advertising campaign from 1936-1957. Includes photographs of sitters, Breck advertising materials, Breck Company internal publications and newsletters, magazines with cover illustrations by Sheldon, a high school yearbook, internal papers from the Breck Company relating to the Breck Girls campaign, theater programs for which Sheldon designed the covers, prints of the advertisements, and an original pastel drawing by Sheldon.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is unarranged.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Portrait artist, best known for his illustrations of women in the "Breck Girls" advertising campaign. He also created cover illustrations for magazines such as Radio Digest and Photoplay.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Charles Sheldon Papers, 1902-1959, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Use
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.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Pastels (visual works) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Commercial art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beauty culture Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Feminine beauty (Aesthetics) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Business records -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertisements -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs, -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1930-1960 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Appointment books -- 1930-1940 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newsletters -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yearbooks -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Magazines (periodicals) -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Theater programs -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
advertising Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives