R. Wallace & Sons / Wallace Silversmiths design catalogues and historical information (2016)

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"WALLACE, R. & SONS MANUFACTURING CO.
Silver and Plated Ware, and Fine Cutlery. This business (Solid Silver Plated Ware and Cutlery) was established by R. Wallace in 1835; incorporated 1879. Present officers are: F. A. Wallace, President; W. J. Leavenworth, Treasurer; H. L. Wallace, Secretary. Employ about 600 people. Have stores— 3 Park Place, New York; 86 Wabash Ave., Chicago, Ills.; 120 Suttel St., San Francisco, Cal."


— D.H. Hurd & Co. in Town and city atlas of the State of Connecticut. Compiled from government surveys, county records and personal investigations (1893), p. 214.

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1830s

Newspaper articles and adverts

(c. 1835-). Various advertisements and newspaper articles - search engines. (Viewed 16 October 2016.)


1870s

Historical information

Davis, Charles Henry Stanley. (1870). Robert Wallace mentions and portrait, (pp. 479-82). In History of Wallingford, Conn. From its settlement in 1670 to the present time: Including Meriden, which was one of its parishes until 1806, and Cheshire, which was incorporated in 1780. (Also see "Manufactures section": pp. 472-495.) 1086 pp. Meriden: Published by the author. (Viewed 17 November 2016. A00793-94.)

Promotional booklet

R. Wallace & Sons Manufacturing Co. (1871-1957). Wallace silver hitch your wagon to a star. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 26 April 2017. A02272.)

Design catalogue

R. Wallace & Sons Manufacturing Co. (1871-20th Century). A catalogue of sterling silver with the Wallace stamp [Catalogue B 10]. Number of pages unknown. Wallingford, CT. (Updated 25 April 2017. A00283.)


1880s

Map

O. H. Bailey & Co. (1881). View of Wallingford, Connecticut. [Bird’s eye view illustration.] Boston, MA. ["Illustrated panels at bottom of view include: R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co., Wallace Block."] (Viewed 26 April 2017. A02262.)

Price list

R. Wallace & Sons. (before/received 25 July 1884). Price list of fine cast steel table ware, Pure nickel and silver; also tinned spoons and forks. Wallingford, CT; 30 pp. (Updated 25 April 2017. A00281; AAA00011.)

Historical information

Beckford, William Hale. (1887). Leading business men of New Haven (county). [“Wallingford” and “Leading business men of Wallingford” (pp. 265-70), including description of R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co.] 284 pp. Mercantile Pub. Co.: Boston. (Viewed 7 July 2016. A00858-59.)


1890s

Design catalogue

R. Wallace & Sons. (1890-91). [Illustrated catalogue of] silver ware, silver plated ware, fine cutlery. Wallingford, CT. Number of pages unknown. (Updated 25 April 2017. A00284.)

Historical information

D.H. Hurd & Co. (1893). "R. Wallace & Sons", (p. 214). In Town and city atlas of the State of Connecticut. Compiled from government surveys, county records and personal investigations. (Also, see the illustration for "R. Wallace & Sons" in the book.) Boston, MA; 223 pp. (Viewed 28 February 2017. A00398-400.)

Price list

Wallace Bros. (1894). Illustrated price list: Table ware and novelties, silver-plated on cats steel: tinned spoons, etc. 56 pp. (Updated 25 April 2017. A00402.)

Historical information

Gillespie, Charles Bancroft (compiled by). (1895). "R. Wallace & Sons" [including building illustration; founder profile], pp. 3, 16, 28. In Souvenir History of Wallingford, Connecticut, 1895. The Journal Publishing Company: Meriden, CT. (Viewed 14 June 2016. A00805-06.)

Map

(1897). Wallingford, New Haven Co., Conn. map, (p. 1 showing R. Wallace & Sons on Bull Avenue.). Sanborn Map & Publishing Co. 7 leaves. (Viewed 22 November 2016. AAA004.)

Design brochure

R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. (1898). The no. 1000 toilet ware. 16 unnumbered pages. (Updated 25 April 2017. A00982.)

Design brochure

R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. (1898?). [Wallace silverplate and flatware]. Number of pages unknown. (Updated 25 April 2017. A00983.)


1900s

Promotional booklet

Rorer, Sarah Tyson. (1901). How to set the table. 47 pp. R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co.: Wallingford, CT. (Viewed 22 October 2016. AAA00372.)

Promotional booklet reprint

Rorer, Sarah Tyson / R. Wallace and Sons Manufacturing Co. (1901). How to set the table. 47 pp. “Reprint” in Trade Catalogues at the Winterthur Museum, Part 2 microfiche (no. 3119) (c. 1991). University Publications of America: Bethesda, MD. (Viewed 27 April 2017. A00868; A00871.) [2]

Design catalogue

R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. (1903). Excellence. [Catalogue designed by Will Bradley of the company’s silverware.] 20 pp. (Viewed 26 April 2017. A02256.)

Price list

R. Wallace & Sons. (1904?). Price list of patent cases and oak chests. 29 pp. (Viewed 19 April 2016. C00001-12.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no. 674.82 W194p.

Design catalogue

R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. (1906). Silver plated hollow ware 1906 / R. Wallace and Sons Mfg. Co. Wallingford, CT; 31 pp. (Updated 24 April 2017. A00403.)

Historical information

Gillespie, Charles Bancroft & Curtis, George Munson. (1906). Biographies of R. Wallace & Sons management: George Redfield Curtis (director) (pp. 305-08 including portrait); Horace C. Wilcox (director) (pp. 530-32 including portrait). In A century of Meriden: A historic record and pictorial description of the town of Meriden, Connecticut and the men who made it, from earliest settlement to close of its first century of incorporation, (Part II). 1248 pp overall. (Viewed 19 November 2016. A00791-92.)

Design catalogue

R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. (1907). [Catalog B7 - copy]. Wallingford, CT; 66 pp. (Updated 24 April 2017. A00404.)

Promotional magazine

Benson, Stuart (Ed.). (November 1907). The Wallace: A little magazine with a silver lining, 6(4). Wallingford, CT; 15 pp. (Viewed 27 April 2017. A02265.)

Design catalogue

R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. (1909). A catalog of prize cups and trophies. Wallingford, CT; 24 pp. (Updated 25 April 2017. A00405.)

Design catalogue

R. Wallace & Sons Manufacturing Co. (1909). Trophies. Wallingford, CT; 24 pp. (See entry above as could be same catalogue.) (Updated 25 April 2017. AAA00032-48.)

  • Offline - University of California, Santa Barbara – Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogs, Box 2, Folder 15.

Design catalogue

R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. (1909?). Catalog of sterling silver / made in the shops of R. Wallace and Sons Mfg Co. Wallingford, CT; 51 pp. (Updated 25 April 2017. A00407.)

Advertisement

(1 September 1909). Advertisement: "1835 Wallace / R. Wallace Sterling" [showing Blossom pattern and Carnation pattern]. [Mentions catalogue, which is presumably the 1909-10 catalogue.] [Branches: 11 West 32nd St., New York; 131-7 Wabash Ave., Chicago; 925 Chestnut St., Philadelphia; 85 Post St., San Francisco.] The Jewelers’ Circular, v. 59, no. 5, pp. 27-8. (Viewed 3 July 2017. A02740; A02763.)

Design catalogue

R. Wallace & Sons Manufacturing Co. (1909-10). Silver plated hollow ware [catalogue 104]. Wallingford, CT; 96 pp. (Updated 25 April 2017. A00406; C00001-11.)


1910s

Design catalogue

R. Wallace & Sons Manufacturing Co. (1910). A catalogue of hotel silver. Unknown number of pages. (Viewed 17 June 2017. AAA00600-08; AAA00601-02.)

  • Offline - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
"Branches at: 11 West 32d Street, New York; 131-137 Wabash Avenue, Chicago; 85 Post Street, San Francisco; 63 Basinghall Street, London" (excerpt from above).


Promotional booklet

Fales, Winnifred. (1910). The R. Wallace book: Table settings and social convention for every occasion. Wallingford, CT: R. Wallace and Sons Manufacturing Co. 31 pp. (Updated 26 April 2017. A00412.)

Missing design catalogue

R. Wallace & Sons Manufacturing Co. (1912). [Catalogue B13]. No copy in a public library known to exist. (See notation in appendix entry below.) (Viewed 26 April 2017. A02257.)

Design catalogue

R. Wallace & Sons Manufacturing Co. (1913). An appendix to Catalogue of sterling silver. B13: with the Wallace stamp. 34 pp. ["Errata to general Catalogue B13, Issued October, 1912", p. 33.] (Viewed 26 April 2017. A02257.)

Design catalogue

R. Wallace & Sons. (1914-15). A catalogue of sterling silver with the Wallace stamp [catalogue B15]. 163 pp. Wallingford, CT & Chicago. (Updated 26 April 2017. A00279-80.)

Design catalogue

R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1915). A catalog of silver plated ware including hollow ware, toilet ware, and novelties [catalogue no. 106]. (Viewed 26 April 2017. A02258.)

Promotional booklet

Noyes, Horace N. (c. 1915). How to set the table. 16 pp. Haverhill, Mass. (“Offers R. Wallace silver plate and cutlery. ‘This is the 19th edition since the first copyright in 1901 by R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co., Wallingford, Conn.’”). (Updated 26 April 2017. A00945.)

Promotional booklet reprint

Noyes, Horace N. (c. 1915). How to set the table. 16 pp. Haverhill, Mass. ("Offers R. Wallace silver plate and cutlery. ’This is the 19th edition since the first copyright in 1901 by R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co., Wallingford, Conn.’"). “Reprint” in Trade catalogues at Winterthur (microform), (v. 1) (1984). Clearwater Pub. Co.: New York. (Updated 26 April 2017. A00518; A00902; A00944.) [3]

Design catalogue

R. Wallace & Sons. (1916-17). A catalogue of sterling silver, with the Wallace stamp [catalogue B17]. 228 pp. (Updated 27 April 2017. A00278; AAA00597.)

Historical information

(1917). Encyclopedia of Connecticut biography, vol 1. [On George Munson Curtis: director, R. Wallace & Sons; treasurer, Meriden Britannia (pp. 374-76 and portrait).] The American Historical Society, Inc.: Boston, New York, Chicago. (Viewed 28 November 2016. AAA00519; AAA00522-24.)

Historical information

(1917). Encyclopedia of Connecticut biography, vol 3. [On George H. Wilcox, president of International Silver Company, and Horace C. Wilcox (partner, Meriden Britannia; director: Manning, Bowman & Co.; Meriden Silver Plate Co.; Rogers Brothers (Waterbury); R. Wallace & Sons (Wallingford); William Rogers Manufacturing Co. (Hartford), (pp. 70-3).] The American Historical Society, Inc.: Boston, New York, Chicago. (Viewed 28 November 2016. AAA00525; AAA00540-41.)

Historical information

Hill, Everett G. (1918). Frank A. Wallace biography, President, R. Wallace & Sons, (pp. 137-38). In A modern history of New Haven and eastern New Haven County, v. II. 907 pp. New York; Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. (Viewed 20 November 2016. A00802-03.)

Historical information

Hill, Everett G. (1918). Robert Wallace biography, partner, R. Wallace & Sons, (p. 374-77 including portrait). In A modern history of New Haven and eastern New Haven County, v. II. 907 pp. New York; Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. (Viewed 20 November 2016. A00802-03.)


1920s

Design brochure or promotional booklet

R. Wallace & Sons Mfg Co. (1920). The Washington in silver sterling. Boston: Barta Press. 22 pp. (Updated 26 April 2017. A00942; AAA00021. DM.)

Design brochure or promotional booklet

Fales, Winnifred Shaw. (1920). The Wallace hostess book. Wallingford/ New York: R. Wallace and Sons Manufacturing Co. 36 pp. (Viewed 20 April 2016. A00413-14.)

Design catalogue

R. Wallace & Sons. (1921). Wallace silver – prize cups and trophies; sterling plate [catalogue P21]. Wallingford, CT, 32 pp. (Updated 26 April 2017. A00276-77.)

Design catalogue reprint

R. Wallace & Sons Mfg Co. (1921). Wallace silver – prize cups and trophies: sterling plate [catalogue P21]. 32 pp. “Reprint” in Trade Catalogues at the Winterthur Museum, Part 2 microfiche (no. 3120). (c. 1991). University Publications of America: Bethesda, MD. (Updated 26 April 2017. A00868; A00871; A00884-85.) [4]

Listing in buyer’s manual

(1921). Listing: "R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co., 411 5th Ave." (New York). In Visiting New York City: Buyers manual, p. 57. New York: Henry Sweetsson, Inc. (Viewed 29 April 2017. A02323-24.)

Design catalogue

R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1922). Export catalog no. V-22 of silver plated hollow ware, flatware, toiletware... Wallingford, CT; 175 pp. (Updated 26 April 2017. A00275.)

Design catalogue

R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1922). Catalogue no. 922 of Wallace sterling silver flatware & hollow ware. 72 pp. (Viewed 19 April 2016. C00001-09.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no. 739.2383 W187sfh.

Promotional booklet

R. Wallace & Sons Mfg Co. / Winnifred Shaw Fales. (1922). The Wallace hostess book, Wallingford / New York, 36 pp. (Viewed 26 June 2016. A00985.)

Design catalogue

R. Wallace & Sons. (1923). Wallace sterling solid silver [catalogue S-23]. Wallingford, CT: R. Wallace & Sons Manufacturing Co. 88 pp. (Updated 26 April 2017. A00984.)

Advertisement

(1922). Advertisement: R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co., (p. 20). In Wallingford directory 1922. The Price & Lee Co.: New Haven. Viewed 16 July 2017. A02770.)

Design catalogue

R. Wallace & Sons. (1924). Wallace prize cups and trophies: Sterling and plate [catalogue no. P-24]. Wallingford, CT; 44 pp. (Updated 26 April 2017. A00274.)

Design catalogue

R. Wallace & Sons. (1925). Wallace prize cups & trophies: Sterling (solid) silver and silver plate [catalogue P -25]. Wallingford, CT, 48 pp. (Updated 26 April 2017. A00272.)

Promotional booklet

Fales, Winnifred. (1925). The R. Wallace book: Table settings and social convention for every occasion. Wallingford, CT. 31 pp. (Updated 26 April 2017. A00993.)

Promotional booklet

Beningfield, Diana. (1925). Every-day service and the etiquette of entertaining. Wallingford, CT: R. Wallace & Sons Manufacturing Co. (Updated 26 April 2017. A00992.)

Design brochure or promotional booklet

R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1926). Antique in sterling solid silver. 12 pp. (Viewed 19 April 2016. C00001-06.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no. 739.2383 W 187a.

Design brochure

R. Wallace & Sons. (1928). Wallace silver plated hollow ware. Catalogue N-28. 84 pp.

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no. Q739.2383 W187ws. (Viewed 30 May 2016. C00001-10; A00725. DM.)

Design brochure

R. Wallace & Sons. (1929). Wallace trophies: 1929 catalog, featuring four qualities. Wallingford, CT: R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. 84 pp. (Updated 26 April 2017. A00985.)

Design brochure or promotional booklet

Wallace Silversmiths. (c. 1929). The modern trend. Wallingford, CT; 16 pp. (Updated 26 April 2017. A00401.)


1930s

Design brochure

Wallace Silversmiths. (1 July 1930). Wallace sterling silver flatware price list. 63 pp. (C00001-14.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, 739.2383 W187w.

R. Wallace & Sons in 1930-31 traveling exhibition

(1930). International exhibition of metalwork and cotton textiles exhibition catalogue. Organized by the American Federation of Arts, Washington, DC.

> Exhibition venues: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (15 October - 10 November 1930); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1-28 December 1930); Art Institute of Chicago (19 January - 1 March 1931); Cleveland Museum of Art (11 March - 5 April 1931). (Viewed 31 March 2017. A01871-76.)

Design brochure

R. Wallace & Sons. (1931). Wallace fine arts pewter. Wallingford, CT; 16 pp. (Updated 26 April 2017. A00273.)

Design catalogue

R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1931). Wallace sterling silver hollow ware [catalogue S-31]. 79 pp. (Viewed 30 May 2016. C00014-88; A00726; AAA00018. DM.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no. Q739.2383 W187ss.

Promotional booklet

J. A. Wright and Company. (1935). The care of beautiful silver. 24 pp. Keene, NH. ["Includes many pictures of silver items manufactured by International Silver Co., Reed and Barton, Rogers, Lunt & Bowlen, Towle, R. Wallace & Son, and the Watson Co."] (Viewed 26 April 2017. A02266.)

Promotional brochure

R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. (1935?). Come to Connecticut this year: Connecticut Tercentenary in Wallingford. 4 pp. (Updated 26 April 2017. A00991.)

Pamphlet

R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. (1935?). Wallace silversmiths: Manufacturing memorandum. Pamphlet. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 26 April 2017. A02268.)

Design catalogue

R. Wallace & Sons. (1937). Wallace sterling. 64 pp. (Updated 26 April 2017. A02259.)

R. Wallace & Sons in 1937 Met exhibition

(1937). Silver: An exhibition of contemporary American design by manufacturers, designers and craftsmen exhibition booklet. Venue: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (11 April - 23 May 1937). (Viewed 25 August 2016. AAA00096.)

R. Wallace & Sons in 1937 Brooklyn exhibition

1937 (specific dates unknown). Contemporary industrial and handwrought silver exhibition catalogue. Venue: Brooklyn Museum, New York. (Viewed 25 August 2016. AAA00094.)


1940s

Promotional booklet

R. Wallace & Sons Manufacturing Co. (1941?). Outline and history of silver, design, and manufacturing principles and practices. Wallingford, CT; 31 leaves. (Updated 26 April 2017. A00990.)

Archival papers

(1941-81). William Regan collection of Wallace Silversmith material. [Includes "employee newsletters, a handbook, 1957, and a union contract, 1959; advertising brochures, catalogs, and a recording of radio spots, a history of Wallace Silversmiths" and more; see online catalogue entry for details.] (Updated 25 April 2017. A01479.)

Design catalogue or promotional booklet

R. Wallace & Sons Manufacturing Company. (1943). Beauty moods in silver. Wallingford, CT; 61 pp. (Updated 27 April 2017. A00989; A02267; C00001-16.)

Annual report

R. Wallace & Sons Manufacturing Company. (1943-44). Annual report. (Viewed 27 April 2017. A02269.)

Design catalogue or promotional booklet

R. Wallace & Sons Manufacturing Co. (1945). Beauty moods in silver, 3rd ed. Wallingford, CT; 61 pp. (Updated 26 April 2017. A00987-88.)

Design brochure or promotional booklet

Hammerstein, Dorothy / R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1947). All silver: and well worth it! 46 pp. [Note: Form no. 41A]. (Viewed 27 April 2017. A02270.)

Design brochure or promotional booklet

Warren, William. (1947). Beauty moods in silver. Wallingford, CT: Wallace Silversmiths; 61 pp. (Updated 26 April 2017. A00410-11.)

Design catalogue

Wallace Silversmiths. (c. 1947). Man’s guide to simplified gift buying: from Wallace Silversmiths and Lux, Bond & Green incorporated, jewelers & silversmiths, established 1908, 70 Pratt Street, Hartford, Connecticut. 25 pp. (Viewed 27 April 2017. A02271.)

Design brochure or promotional booklet

Wallace Silversmiths. (c. 1948). Daily pleasure in sterling. Wallingford, CT; 24 pp. (Updated 26 April 2017. A00409.)


1950s

Design catalogue

Wallace Silversmiths. (c. 1951). Sterling silver craftmanship: Wallace Sterling. 40 pp. (Viewed 26 April 2017. A02260.)

Design brochure

R. Wallace & Sons Manufacturing Co. (c. 1953). Collecting sterling silverware. 8 pp. (Updated 25 April 2017. A00986.)

Design catalogue

Wallace Silversmiths. (c. 1958). Wallace hotel and restaurant flatware catalogue. Wallingford, CT; 24 pp. (Updated 26 April 2017. A00271.)

R. Wallace & Sons in 1959-60 travelling exhibition

(1959). 20th Century Design: U.S.A. exhibition catalogue. 95 pp. (Viewed 27 August 2016. A01156; A02774.)

> Exhibition venues (1959-60, specific dates unknown): Cleveland Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Dayton Art Institute, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Portland Art Museum, St. Louis Art Museum, and the San Francisco Museum of Art. Organized by the Albright Art Gallery of the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy.

Design catalogue

Wallace Silversmiths. (c. 195-?). Treasures in sterling. 31 pp. (Viewed 26 April 2017. A02261.)


1970s

R. Wallace & Sons in 1971 exhibition

(c. 1971). Art Nouveau: a loan exhibition at the Virginia Museum on display from November 22 to December 26, 1971 exhibition booklet. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. (Viewed 13 April 2017. A02200-01; AAA00590. DM.)

Design brochure

Wallace Silversmiths. (1 March 1972). Wallace porcelain artware by Hutschenreuther: Suggested retail price list, March 1, 1972. Wallingford, CT: Paul A. Straub & Company, Inc., 4 pp. (Updated 26 April 2017. A00270.)

Design brochure

Wallace Silversmiths. (1 June 1972). Wallace crystal stemware: Suggested retail price list, June 1, 1972. Wallingford, CT; Paul A. Straub & Company, Inc., 4 pp. (Updated 26 April 2017. A00269.)

Design catalogue

Wallace Silversmiths. (1 June 1972). Wallace crystal holloware: suggested retail price list, June 1, 1972. Wallingford, CT : Paul A. Straub and Co., Inc., 16 pp. (Updated 26 April 2017. A00268.)

Design catalogue

Wallace Silversmiths. (1 July - 31 December 1972). China, crystal and figurines: Price list for fall and Christmas programs. Wallingford, CT: Paul A. Straub and Co., Inc., 16 pp. (Updated 26 April 2017. A00267.)

R. Wallace & Sons in 1975 exhibitions

(c. 1975). Forms in metal: 275 years of metalsmithing in America exhibition catalogue. [Exhibition dates: 17 January - 2 March 1975, Finch College Museum of Art, New York and the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York; 16 March - 20 April 1975, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. (Viewed 17 October 2016. AAA00361.)


1980s

Secondary source

Jones, Timothy. (1981). From byways to boardrooms: business organization in the metal tableware industry, 1807-1898. BA thesis, Williams College, Williamstown, MA; 124 pp. (Subjects include Samuel Simpson; Horace Wilcox; Robert Wallace; Wallace Silversmiths). (Updated 10 August 2017. A00334; AAA00633.)

Secondary source

Vumbaco, Brenda J. (1988). On Robert Wallace and Wallace Silversmiths, (p. 40, 77). In Meriden – Connecticut crossroads: An illustrated history. 144 pages. Windsor Publications: Northridge, CA. (Updated 21 April 2017. A00804. DM.)


1990s

R. Wallace & Sons in 1994-95 Texas exhibition

(1994). Back in style: Selections from the McFaddin-Ward House Reserve Collection at Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont (exhibition catalogue). (Dates: 5 February 1994 - 13 March 1995.) (Viewed 15 February 2017. AAA00570-76.)


2000s

R. Wallace & Sons in 2005-07 exhibition

Stern, Jewel. (2005). Modernism in American silver. [Includes R. Wallace & Sons designs.] 392 pp. Dallas Museum of Art and Yale University Press. (Book accompanied exhibition at 5 American venues.) (Updated 17 April 2017. DM.)

> Exhibition venues: Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno; Dallas Museum of Art; The Wolfsonian, Miami Beach, FL; The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN.


2010s

R. Wallace & Sons in 2016-17 exhibition

(c. 2016). Exhibition announcement for Shaken, stirred, styled: The art of the cocktail exhibition at Dallas Museum of Art (18 November 2016 - 12 November 2017). (Updated 2 December 2016. AAA000155-56; AAA00542-43.)

R. Wallace & Sons in 2017-18 exhibition

Coffin, Sarah and Harrison, Stephen. (2017). The jazz age: American style in the 1920s. [Catalogue for exhibitions at Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York (7 April - 20 August 2017); and Cleveland Museum of Art (30 September 2017 - 14 January 2018).] 379 pp. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Museum of Art. (Viewed 8 April 2017. A02036-39; A02766.)


n. d.

Design catalogues

R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. (18—?). [Catalogue with price list]. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 26 April 2017. A02263.)

Pamphlets

R. Wallace & Sons. (undated). [Pamphlets. Economic aspects.] (Viewed 26 April 2017. A02273.)

Design catalogue

R. Wallace & Sons. (undated). Unspecified material [including concerning R. Wallace & Sons] in “Connecticut industry collection, 1929-1995”. Material gathered by Ellsworth Grant for his book Yankee dreamers and doers. (1st ed: 1974; 2nd ed.: 1996) (Updated 25 April 2017. A01480.)

Design catalogue

R. Wallace & Sons Manufacturing Co. (undated). The wonder of sterling silver. Wallingford, CT. 32 pp. (Viewed 16 July 2016. A010158; AAA00032-47.)

  • Offline - University of California, Santa Barbara, Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogs, Box 2, Folder 14.

Design flyer

Wallace Brothers. (19—?). A modern ice pick. 1 page. (Updated 27 April 2017. C00001-13.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no. Q683.82 W187m.


Footnote:
[1] The three Wallingford companies, R. Wallace & Sons (1871-1956) / Wallace Brothers Silver Company (1956-1984) / Wallace Silversmiths (founded 1875), and described operating in the time periods as such in: Stern, Jewel. (2005). Modernism in American silver, page 379. Dallas Museum of Art and Yale University Press.) Yale University Library, call no. Yns72 2005 S73+ Oversize (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for other locations.) Updated 27 April 2017. [A00668] [DM]

[2] See Thompson, Eleanor McD. (1991). Guide to the microfiche edition of trade catalogues at the Winterthur Museum, part 2 (online), (entry no. 3119), p. 92. Courtesy Winterthur Museum, Delaware. [A00868; A00871] (Please note, sometimes the trade catalogue itself is searchable in a library catalogue, and sometimes one needs to search the microform series as a whole.)

[3] McKinstry, E. Richard / Winterthur Museum. (1984). Trade catalogues at Winterthur: A guide to the literature of merchandising, 1750 to 1980 (online). [Entry no. 1673, p. 291]. Garland Publishing: New York and London. Viewed 19 June 2016. (Please note, sometimes the trade catalogue itself is searchable in a library catalogue, and sometimes one needs to search the microform series as a whole.) [A00518; A00944]

[4] See footnote 2, entry no. 3120, p. 92. Courtesy Winterthur Museum, Delaware. [A00868; A00871].



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