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Harold and Mabel Bowdoin papers relating to Arthur J. Stone, 1919-1948

Bowdoin, Harold



Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet

Summary: Papers relating to silversmith Arthur J. Stone, including: five ink drawings [ca. 1920] of a tea set by Stone; a scrapbook containing biographical data on Stone, two letters from Stone, 1920 and 1925, a letter from his widow, Elizabeth, 1938, clippings, and photographs of Stone, his home, and his silverwork; an exhibition catalogue, SILVER BY ARTHUR STONE (Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Mass., 1941); newspaper clippings and printed material on Stone and his associates, 1942 and 1948; and twelve photographs of craftsmen in the Stone workshop and of silver by Stone.

Biographical/Historical Note

Harold and Mabel Bowdoin were close friends of silversmith Arthur J. Stone and his wife Elizabeth from the 1920's on. Harold was a business partner of Norman Bell Geddes, the designer, and Mabel ran the Little Gallery in New York City until it was sold to Leah Curtiss-Gould and moved to Connecticut.


Donated 1983 by William and Sally Rhoads, who bought the papers at auction.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

Harold and Mabel Bowdoin papers relating to Arthur J. Stone, 1919-1948. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.