Searching the Collection
Most records include the product type (chandeliers, brackets, table lamps, etc.) and a Caldwell account number (C, A, or K prefix followed by a 6 digit number - C004256, A012732). Select records also include client, architect, and location.
General Keyword Search
Use this field to search the account number if known - e.g., C004256, A012732.
To search by location, for best results, enter just the street address without city and state, e.g., 30 Rockefeller Plaza. For a more general location search try entering the zip code or borough name.
All images have been assigned a product type – chandeliers, table lamps, furniture, etc. These terms were selected using the Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT). Caldwell & Co. also organized their photographs and drawings by similar categories. The terms that had no equivalent in the AAT, such as Modern Ceiling Fixtures and Crystal Chandeliers, were maintained and are searchable.
Select records include a client name that was derived from the Caldwell account books. These represent only a small fraction of their clientele.
Select records include a project title that was derived from the Caldwell account books. These represent only a small fraction of their projects.
Select records include an architect(s) that was derived from the Caldwell account books. These represent only a small fraction of the architects they worked with.
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Browse the Caldwell & Co. binders as they appeared in their original format, organized by product type. Binders are being added on an ongoing basis.
Below are Caldwell account number ranges and their corresponding date ranges. This information was derived from the Caldwell account books. Dates included with project information reflect the dates from the account books and they are not always the same date as the building’s construction. Light fixtures were ordered before and after the completion of a building and during renovations.
|C007400 – C012494||January 1900 – October 1902|
|C012495 – C016729||November 1902 – September 1904|
|C016730 – C017325, A000001 – A004600||September 1904 – August 1906|
|A004601 – A009600||August 1906 – June 1908|
|A009601 – A014600||July 1908 – February 1910|
|A014601 – A019620||February 1910 – October 1911|
|A019621 – A024600||October 1911 – May 1913|
|A024601 – A029600||May 1913 – December 1914|
|A029601 – A034600||December 1914 – February 1916|
|A034601 – A039600||February 1916 – April 1917|
|A039601 – A044600||April 1917 – June 1918|
|A044601 – A049600||June 1918 – May 1920|
|A049601 – A054600||May 1920 – January 1922|
|A054601 – A059600||August 1923 – April 1925|
|A059601 – A064600||April 1925 – November 1926|
|A064601 – A069600||November 1926 – May 1928|
|A069601 – A074600||May 1928 – October 1929|
|A074601 – A079600||October 1929 – January 1931|
|A079601 – A084600||January 1931 – January 1932|
|A084601 – A089600||January 1932 – June 1932|
|A089601 – A094600||June 1932 – March 1935|
|A094601 – A100000||March 1935 – December 1937|
|K000501 – K005500||January 1938 – May 1941|
Please Note: Caldwell project information was gathered from the Caldwell account books and on rare occasions may differ from the actual production of a piece and/or the client transaction. When possible, the information was verified with historic and contemporary sources.