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Rhode Island jewelry manufacturer collection


The collection consists of one hundred twenty-six albumen photographs of inventory or catalog pages, an inventory log book, and thirteen sheets of metal samples and parts from an unidentified jewelry manufacturer. It also contains a small collection of advertising art copy attributed to Jorge Epstein.


Collection Name
Rhode Island jewelry manufacturer collection
Collection Code
Acquisition Type
Library & Archives Purchase
Physical Description
13 sheets of metal jewelry samples and parts
45 albumen photographs ; 8 x 10 inches
54 albumen photographs; 9 x 11 inches
6 sheets of art ad copy
inventory log book
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Custodial History
This collection was purchased from a dealer. It is possible that it was once part of the estate of Jorge Epstein.
Reference Code

Historical/Biographical Note

This collection is from an unknown jewelry manufacturer, possibly located in Rhode Island or in Attleboro, Massachusetts. There is speculation that the dealer from whom Historic New England purchased the collection acquired it as part of the estate of Jorge Epstein, a jewelry and clothing designer. It does not appear that Epstein was affiliated with the company professionally, but a small amount of material related to Epstein is also included in the collection.


This collection is arranged in two series: I. Jewelry manufacturer records, II. Jorge Epstein papers

Record details

Other People
Epstein, Jorge, d. 1998
Descriptive Terms
jewelry making
Material Type
albumen prints
merchandise inventories
Attleboro (Bristol county, Massachusetts) (Possibly)
Rhode Island (United States) (Possibly)
This collection is available for research.
Language Note
The collection is entirely in English.
Preferred Citation
[Item identification.] Rhode Island jewelry manufacturer collection (CC009). Historic New England, Library and Archives.
Processing Information
This collection was processed by Susan Jarvis, 2014.
Rules and Conventions
This finding aid is DACS-compliant.

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