Rhode Island jewelry manufacturer collection

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1882-1947

GUSN

GUSN-273636

Browse Collection

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

jewelry
jewelry making
albumen prints
jewelry
merchandise inventories

Physical Description

54 albumen photographs; 9 x 11 inches
45 albumen photographs ; 8 x 10 inches
inventory log book
13 sheets of metal jewelry samples and parts
6 sheets of art ad copy

Custodial History

This collection was purchased from a dealer. It is possible that it was once part of the estate of Jorge Epstein.

Collection Code

CC009

Collection Name

Rhode Island jewelry manufacturer collection

Reference Code

CC009

Acquisition Type

Library & Archives Purchase

Places

Attleboro (Bristol county, Massachusetts)
Rhode Island (United States)

Record Details

Material Type

albumen prints
jewelry
merchandise inventories

Other People

Epstein, Jorge, d. 1998

Restrictions

This collection is available for research.

Description Level

Collection

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.

Historical/Biographical Note

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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

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