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DESIGN ARCHIVE: India & Harvey Probber Photos

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Corporate Photo Archive: Carpet And Furniture Design, C. Mid Century: Snapshots And Commercial Images

By Probber, Harvey; The Fritz & La Rue Co.

Modern Persian rug binder containing over 100 pictures: 

1 professional image of a display "currently on view" at furniture showrooms of Harvey Probber, NYC, issued by Merchandise Display News," with a small stereoptic version mounted lower right, full description typed (printed) on back.


8 stages of carpet making in high quality photographs with handwritten captions, approx. 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches.


11 large format commercial photographs of showroom exhibits with most backs either stamped Aldo Vinai, Fred Hess & Son, Norton & Peel or The Fritz & La Rue Co.

16 images if the carpet making process, each laid into pages of a small album with typed captions, each image approx. 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches;

80 snapshots detailing the production process in India, most showing laborers performing specific tasks; 3.5 x 3.5 inches

1 "India Modern" label (hand colored?) with window cutout.

2p typed promotional letter, which begins, "We recently published several pictures under the caption of "rug weavers in India ". In this issue, we will write a few words about the location itself in about the people who are responsible for the finished floor coverings you see at the Fritz and La Rue company showrooms.."

  • Sold By: John Bale Books LLC
  • Contact Person: Donato Gaeta
  • Country: United States
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 2032324338
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  • Trade Associations: ABAA


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