An Investigation into the Characteristics and Causes of Monthly and Yearly Price Fluctuations of Spot Cotton at New York, New York, During the Period, 1911-1953

An Investigation into the Characteristics and Causes of Monthly and Yearly Price Fluctuations of Spot Cotton at New York, New York, During the Period, 1911-1953

Date: February 1954
Creator: Reynolds, Harry M.
Description: This study endeavors to give an insight into the causes and characteristics of price fluctuations of spot cotton at New York, N.Y., for the period 1911-1953, and to indicate whenever possible the factors which caused the price of cotton to rise or fall during selected periods.
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[Metropolitan Museum of Art]

[Metropolitan Museum of Art]

Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Description: Photograph of a sculpture exhibit in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, New York. In the foreground, a two-story exhibition hall is visible filled with brown pedestals displaying small sculptures. Two stories of colonnaded archways are visible in the background.
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[Toscanini and Gillis]

[Toscanini and Gillis]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of three men identified as Don Gillis (far right), Arturo Toscanini (middle) and an unidentified man on the far left. Gillis is wearing a light-colored suit and the other two men are wearing dark clothing. There appear to be music stands organized behind them.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
[Photograph of Stan Kenton and Martin Block]

[Photograph of Stan Kenton and Martin Block]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: The photograph is of Stan Kenton and Martin Block of WNEW radio in New York City. Block hosted "Make Believe Bandstand," and was considered to be one of the most influential DJs in the country.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
[Stan Kenton and others at Carnegie Hall]

[Stan Kenton and others at Carnegie Hall]

Date: April 9, 1950
Creator: Leonard, Herman
Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton with Harold Davison (British promoter) and Vic Lewis (British bandleader) backstage at Carnegie Hall. The three are sitting on a couch and two of the men (including Kenton) are smoking cigarettes.
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Coat

Coat

Date: 1968
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Coat of pale yellow whipcord wool. Jewel neckline with 1-3/4" mandarin collar. Long, set-in sleeves. Single breasted with two large 1-1/2" smooth, circular black buttons above and 2 buttons below waistline. 3-1/2" wide matching, attached belt with matching black button. Bound buttonholes on coat and belt. Seven inch wide black dyed fox fur trimmed hemline. Vertical, single-welt pockets at each side. Lined in white silk satin. Designer's label at inside back collar: "Norman Norell / New York"
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Dress

Dress

Date: unknown
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Black silk jersey dress and bodice. a) Under-dress of black silk jersey. Sleeveless with flesh tone shoulder straps. Skirt gathers at natural waist with 1-3/4 inch insert waistband. Below knee length. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Unlined with black grosgrain petersham. Designer's label at inside center back seam near hem: "Traina-Norell / New York" b) Over bodice of black silk jersey. Bracelet length sleeves with gussets. Collarless with gathered pleating at shoulder and neckline that ends with gathers on right with 8 hook & eyes that wrap to form draping on closure at left. Waist tie of self. Narrow, 1/4 inch petersham at waist with single hook & eye. Unlined.
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Dress

Dress

Date: unknown
Creator: Traina, Teal
Description: Sheath dress of black cotton poplin(?). Round neckline. Sleeveless with three hooks on left shoulder. Left side zipper with hook and loop. Below knee length. Band of self at front under bust with bow on left gives dress an empire effect. Set in pockets at side seams. Lined in black silk. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Teal Traina / New York"
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Dress

Dress

Date: unknown
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Dress of black wool knit. Sleeveless with wide, rounded neckline. A-line with 3-1/2" self belt that crosses the front of the dress, enters into side seam openings and is attached to the lining of the dress at the zippered closure of the lining. Below knee length. Vertical welt pockets at sides. Princess seaming on the back. Center back opening with 5 self-covered buttons and bound buttonholes and two snaps at neckline. Lined in black silk with 3-3/4" band of black lace at hemline. Designer's label at left inside seam of lining: "Norman Norell / New York"
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Day Dress

Day Dress

Date: unknown
Creator: Traina, Teal
Description: Day dress of orange silk gaberdine with floral pattern of various sized white flowers having fuchsia centers. Short dolman sleeves. High round neckline. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in white silk. Designer's label at center back to right of zipper: "Teal Traina / New York"
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A Survey of Shakespearean Productions in New York: 1935-1955

A Survey of Shakespearean Productions in New York: 1935-1955

Date: 1956
Creator: King, Mary Inez
Description: The aim of this thesis is to present a comprehensive view--a survey--of plays by William Shakespeare that have been produced for the New York stage from 1935 through 1955 in order to ascertain not only the quantity of Shakespearean drama that has been presented during this twenty-one-year period, but also to appraise the quality of the productions as seen by the critics. A related aim of this study will be the analysis of the televised Shakespearean plays by presenting the works and their merits through the eyes of the critics of that medium.
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Hat

Hat

Date: 1962
Creator: Victor, Sally
Description: Hat of black, white, and silver artificial straw. Somewhat in a pillbox style, the cylindrical crown has a flattened top with a slight "overhang" on all sides, and is designed with the straw couched down on the top, running in parallel bands of color from side to side. Sides of crown covered in 2" wide band of shiny black vinyl like patent leather, with a swallow-tail pennant segment extending from the back of the hat. Lined in white fabric. Label sewn to back of inner headband: "Sally Victor / Headlines" Tag attached to label: "55₵"
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Hat

Hat

Date: 1960/1965
Creator: Maureen
Description: Hat of fine cream straw. The rounded crown is encircled at lower edge by wide pleated band of organdy in graduated shades of pink, tied at right side, with ends extending below the brim. The narrow brim turns up at front and left side, and down at back and right side. Hat is unlined, with inner cream grosgrain ribbon hatband. Designer's label: "Maureen / B-Way - At 89th N.Y.C."
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Breton Hat

Breton Hat

Date: 1962
Creator: Jan Leslie Hats
Description: Modified Breton hat of natural straw cloth with beige grosgrain ribbon as hatband and around edge of crown. Lined in cream colored satin. Designer's label: "Jan Leslie / Custom Design"
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Evening Shoes

Evening Shoes

Date: 1960
Creator: Palter DeLiso
Description: Pair of evening shoes of gold metallic lace. Designed with a rounded toe, the shoes have uppers of mesh embroidered with gold wire to create a lace with scrolling forms throughout. Uppers with scalloped upper edge. 2" heel of white leather, tapering to base. Stamped inside: "DeLiso Debs" Stamped inside: "4 1/2B 31521 2 / 90 760-81"
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Hat

Hat

Date: 1950/1969
Creator: unknown
Description: Hat made from white straw. The high, cylindrical, slightly domed crown flares out slightly at bottom into an asymmetrical brim. The hat is composed of bands of 10 strands of straw that are twined and platted and woven into shape. Decorating the hat are applied small 4-petaled silk flowers placed all over. At side is a thin bow of white grosgrain ribbon. Unlined, but with an inner white grosgrain ribbon hatband. Sewn into the inner ribbon band is retailer's label, "Saks Fifth Avenue / Millinery Salon". Sewn to the back of the retailer's label is a Union Label, #DB 995583
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Calotte Hat

Calotte Hat

Date: 1945/1949
Creator: unknown
Description: Calotte style hat of black velvet with black net veil in front. Lined in green fabric. Retailer's label: "Saks Fifth Avenue / Debutante"
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Hat

Hat

Date: 1965
Creator: Victor, Sally
Description: Picture hat of dark pink/red Milan straw with wide brim. Pillbox crown trimmed with red and white polka dot organdy hatband which forms a bow on the right. Straw brim folds under and is lined in same polka dot organdy as hatband. Two hatpins with cloth covered heads in matching polka dot material. Designer's label on inside hatband: "Sally Victor / 18 East 53rd St."
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[Kenton band pictorial for Metronome Magazine]

[Kenton band pictorial for Metronome Magazine]

Date: 1946-10~
Creator: Zinn, Arthur
Description: Pictorial date for Metronome magazine, taken at Cafe Rouge, Hotel Penn. in New York, NY. (The band was playing nightly nearby at the Paramount Theatre during this period).
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[Kenton Orchestra at Carnegie Hall - 2]

[Kenton Orchestra at Carnegie Hall - 2]

Date: February 14, 1948
Creator: Arthur, Zinn.
Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton band fans entering Carnegie Hall before the concert.
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Coat

Coat

Date: 1967
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Coat of royal blue and dark magenta striped silk with matching belt. A) Coat of royal blue and dark magenta striped silk. Double breasted with 10 1-inch gold with inlaid mother-of-pearl buttons and 5 bound buttonholes. Bermuda collar. 3/4 length sleeves with 3" band cuffs. Two large patch pockets at sides. Lined in navy silk. Four large, covered snaps supplement closure. Coat has been altered by stitching front closed at lower portion of opening to form a "dress". Designer's label at center back neckline: "Norman Norell / New York" B) Covered belt in matching royal blue and dark magenta striped silk. Three inches wide with self covered, rectangular cinch buckle.
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Coat

Coat

Date: 1960/1968
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Coat of purple wool. Double breasted with 8 large, round, purple plastic buttons and 4 bound buttonholes. Long sleeved with slight flair to hem. Knee length. A-line with two vertical welt pockets. Rounded neckline with 1-1/4" mandarin collar. Lined in light purple silk taffeta. Designer's label: "Norman Norell / New York"
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Skirt Suit

Skirt Suit

Date: 1965/1970
Creator: Norell, Norman
Description: Skirt suit ensemble: A) Blazer jacket of black silk gaberdine. Short waist with notched collar. Double breasted with four 1" mother-of-pearl buttons; closure reinforced with clear plastic button inside jacket. Three-quarter length, set-in sleeves with snap closure at slit. Two false pockets with rectangular flaps. Lined in black silk faille. B) Skirt of white linen. Knee-length skirt with 1 inch waist band. Slightly A-line. In-seam front panel pockets. Left side zipper closure with two large silver colored hook and eyes. Skirt looks to have been let out at hem. Lined in ivory silk. Designer's label on inside left seam of lining: "Norman Norell / New York"
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Pumps

Pumps

Date: 197u
Creator: Weitzman, Stuart
Description: Pair of pumps of brown and beige printed snakeskin. The shoes have 2" high brown, square chunky heel and oval toe. Designer label: "Stuart Weitzman / New York"
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