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French & Company photographs, 1915-1998 (bulk 1950-1969)

French & Company (New York, N.Y.)

Available at Special Collections  STORAGE - PHOTO ARCHIVE - CONTACT REFERENCE  (99.P.4 )()

  • Title:
    French & Company photographs, 1915-1998 (bulk 1950-1969)
  • Author/Creator: French & Company (New York, N.Y.)
  • Creation Date: 1915-1998 (bulk 1950-1969)
  • Biographical/Historical Note: French & Company was co-founded by Mitchell Samuels in 1907. His son, Spencer Samuels, took over as president in the 1950s, then sold the firm to City Investing in 1959. When City Investing sold the company to Martin Zimet in 1968, much of the remaining stock of decorative art was sold at auction that year. The firm continued under the same name after the 1950s but with a changing inventory and clientele.
  • Physical Desc.: 21 linear feet (26 boxes photographic prints and negatives) : b&w, some col. ; 35 cm..
  • Summary: The collection contains the assorted photographs and negatives of French & Company that were still in the possession of Spencer A. Samuels & Company in 1999. The collection comprises photographs of works of art, primarily paintings and drawings, that were sold by or passed through French & Company, for the most part between 1950 and 1969.
  • Language: English
  • Other Archival Locations: Related collection: French & Company photographic archive, 1920-1968, accessioned as a separate collection, Accn. no. 71.P.1.
    Related collection: Stock sheets and ledgers of French & Company, 1909-1968, accessioned as a separate collection, Accn. no. 840027.
    Related collection: French & Company Records, 1911-1998 (bulk 1950-1969), accessioned as a separate collection, Accn. no. 990051.
  • Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs
    Color photographs
    Negatives (photographs)
  • Subjects: French & Co. (New York, N.Y.) Spencer A.Samuels & Company Art Galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York Art Dealers -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Contributors: Samuels, Spencer. Spencer A. Samuels & Company.
  • ID/Accession Number: 2582-866
    99.P.4
  • Access/Rights: Unprocessed collection; contact repository for information regarding access.
  • OCLC Record Number: 83324045

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