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Madame Eta collection, 1933-1967
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Madame Eta collection, 1933-1967

  • US NNFIT SC.400
  • collection
  • 1933-1967

This collection is comprised of press clippings, photographs, correspondence, and other materials relating to the designs of Madame Eta Hentz for "Ren-Eta" and "Eta."

Hentz, Eta, 1895-1986

Madame Eta scrapbook and correspondence, 1933-1938

This bound scrapbook is comprised of press clippings and correspondence from 1933-1938 pertaining to women's fashions designed by Eta for "ETA, Incorporated." The letter announcing the incorporation of "Eta" dated June 23, 1933, and the dissolution of "Eta," dated April 29, 1938, are included.

Madame Eta scrapbook and correspondence, 1943-1967

This folder contains the pages of a deconstructed scrapbook comprised of press clippings from 1943-1967 pertaining to women's fashions designed by Eta. The Greek Revival gowns of 1944 are featured, as well as sketches and press relating to the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit, "The Greek Revival in the United States," which featured Madame Eta designs. The folder also contains correspondence from Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston pertaining to Madame Eta donations to their institutions.

Madame Eta scrapbook, 1946-1947

This folder contains the pages of a deconstructed scrapbook comprised of press clippings and correspondence from 1946-1947 pertaining to women's fashions designed by Eta. High-quality black and white photographs of Eta's designs are pasted onto some of the pages.

Madame Eta scrapbook, photographs and other materials, 1944-1945

This folder contains the pages of a deconstructed scrapbook comprised of press clippings from 1944-1945 pertaining to women's fashions designed by Eta. It also contains a series of high-quality black and white photographs of women's dresses. Some of the correspondence and press clippings pertain to a 1945 exhibition, "American Fashions and Fabrics," at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, that featured designs by Eta.