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P. Hanson Hiss Manufacturing Company furniture designs

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0776
This collection contains 54 furniture design drawings and photographs with various notations from furniture maker P. Hanson Hiss Manufacturing, an interior design firm headquartered in downtown Baltimore with addresses in Washington, DC and New York. This collection dates approximately to the 1880s.

Dates

  • approximately 1880s

Creator

Physical Description

Handle with care, as certain materials are brittle.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information. Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.53 Cubic Feet (1 half size legal document box, 1 flat box (20.5 x 16.5 x 1.5) )

Biographical / Historical

P. Hanson Hiss and Co. Manufacturing was an interior design firm headquartered in downtown Baltimore with addresses in Washington, DC and New York. The firm was hired by T. Harrison Garrett to design interiors for the Evergreen House. The company flourished in the mid to late 1800s before declaring bankruptcy around the turn of the century.

Source: Dealer description Source: http://www.museums.jhu.edu/evergreen.php?section=collections&collection=evergreen-highlights

Content Description

This collection contains fifty-four furniture designs with various notations from furniture maker P. Hanson Hiss Manufacturing. The drawings illustrate the various furniture pieces produced by the company, from contemporary styles and practical office furniture, to Louis XIII chairs and an English chesterfield sofa. A variety of desk, table, chair, bookcase, bureau, panel designs are included. Most of the designs are in pen on board or onion skin, as well as two photographs. Notations on the designs include dimensions, inventory numbers, prices and clients, among them downtown Baltimore neighbors William Lanahan and Son, makers of Hunter Baltimore Rye Whiskey. Designs range in size from 17 x 20 cm to 47 x 30 cm.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Brian Cassidy, Bookseller in April 2016.

Physical Description

Handle with care, as certain materials are brittle.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Kristen Diehl in February 2017.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA