Edward F. Caldwell & Co.


The E. F. Caldwell & Co. Collection at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum Library, Smithsonian Institution Libraries, contains more than 50,000 images consisting of approximately 37,000 black & white photographs and 13,000 original design drawings of lighting fixtures and other fine metal objects that they produced from the late 19th to the mid-20th centuries. Read More


The collection is organized by the binder in which they are located. The binders are grouped by the predominant type of product: brackets, chandeliers, table lamps, furniture, andirons, etc. Browse the Binders

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Each of the 6,000+ photographs is labeled with an account number, e.g. A12643, C598 which you can search by using the Keyword Search. A limited number of images of records also include client, architect, and location. These are available using the General Search. Search the Collection