May 27, 2013
The heirs of the Oneida Community made beautiful, high-quality silver. They also promoted it in a competitive market using a innovative techniques. This booklet has been adapted from a chapter of The Community Table (now out of print), to which I have added more images, many in color.
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September 20, 2009
Who could resist this very deco lady! She lives behind the plain brown cover of a Silverware Catalog issued in 1930 by J. W. Johnson (wholesalers?) of Maiden Lane and West 47th Street, New York.
I bought the catalog years ago and have used it as a source for several of my books about American silverplated flatware and hollowware. When American companies designed, manufactured and sold their own products, they presented them with pride, affection and style. It has been pure pleasure getting so much information mixed in with design.
So time to move on. Before I sell the catalog, I am scanning some of the pages and uploading them to Flickr for other collectors to enjoy. Planning to part with my collection has finally motivated me to upload other Silver Documentation also.