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Creators:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
circa 1980-2004
Size:
4 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0570
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Shopping bags from a variety of businesses, including department stores, museums, book stores, libraries, hotels, banks, and specialty shops. Additional material will be added to this collection periodically.

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Creators:
John Wanamaker (Firm)
Dates:
[ca. 1908]-1941
Size:
2 microfilm reels
Collection ID:
AAA.johnwana
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Records documenting John Wanamaker's import of French painting from Parisian salons and artists to sell in his store, to keep for his private collection and to keep for his store collection. Also included is a photograph album of Rodman Wanamaker's silver collection. Included are: correspondence; customs papers; purchase and sale records; preview i...

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Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Worthington, Bill
Dates:
1995 October
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0606
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This videohistory documents the operation of a 19th-century mechanical cash carrier system used in a Penn Yan, New York department store.

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Creators:
Magnin, Ellen Newman
Magnin (Joseph) Stores
Magnin, Donald
Brader-Ashley, Betty, 1924-1986
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Dates:
1963-1968
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0355
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

103 illustrated advertisements, posters, and store decorations: 51 color, 52 black and white.

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Creators:
Partridge, Beverly
Partridge, Beverly
Dates:
1970-1990
Size:
5 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0493
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection is arranged alphabetically by company name into one series. The shopping bags are from a variety of stores: department, jewelry, gifts, books, hair and skin products, clothing, china, glass, leather goods, lingerie, bakeries, and restaurants.

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Creators:
Bird, William L.
Dates:
1877 - 2010
Size:
6.5 Cubic feet (19 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1288
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of archival materials assembled by National Museum of American History Curator William Lawrence Bird. The materials were used as background research for the publication of his book Holidays on Display (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007), and as exhibit objects for the exhibit by the same name that opened shortly after the museum's architectural renovation (November 2009-September 2010). The materials include advertising and trade literature, especially for department stores and with emphasis on the display of toys; catalogs; photographs and slides; postcards; parade programs; design drawings; correspondence; stock certificates, and miscellaneous items relating to department stores and their displays, parades and the amusement industry.

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Creators:
Sun, Ming-ju
Sun, Ming-ju
Dates:
undated
circa 1972-2002
Size:
2 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0897
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Fashion drawings and the photographic work of Ming-Ju Sun while as an employee of Garfinckel's Department Store and as an independent artist.

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Creators:
Associated American Artists
Dates:
circa 1934-1983
Size:
55 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.assoamea
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Associated American Artists measure 55 linear feet and date from circa 1934 through 1983. The organization was founded in 1934 to stimulate interest in prints throughout the United States by promoting the sale of prints through department stores and other venues. Later, other genres of works of art were added and the department store abandoned in favor of a New York headquarters. The records contain voluminous files on artists; dealers, galleries, and museums; and clients. Also found is business correspondence, financial records, sales and exhibition catalogs, thirteen dismantled scrapbooks, and posters.

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Creators:
Nicholson, John, 1916-
Dates:
1946 - 1947
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1279
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These photographs document Nicholson's work for Lord & Taylor Company from 1946-1947. Nicholson created 100 window displays for the department store and only 25 are in this collection. The collection does not include any supporting documentation for these photographs.

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Creators:
Maertz, J.F., Department Store (Milwaukee, Wis.).
Stanley-Brown, Joseph, 1858-1941
Keystone View Company
Rau, William H.
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Dates:
1887-1930
bulk 1900-1930
Size:
8 Cubic feet ((29 boxes))
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0945
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of lantern slides and stereographs produced by several companies: Keystone View Company, Better America Lecture Service, Incorporated, American Press Association, J. Stanley-Brown, William H. Rau, and J. F. Maertz Department Store. The lantern slides were primarily intended to be used for educational presentations about the United States, other countries, history, and society. Many of the slides and stereographs are accompanied by descriptive text and in some instances by small cards--one card for each slide--and in other instances directly on the back of a stereoview. The majority of images were taken from 1900 to 1930.

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