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Sketches, 1936-1977

This sub-series contains sketches of shoes by both Seymour Troy and other designers for Seymour Troy. Most of the sketches are loose but there were also a number of sketchbooks, most of which have been disbound. Almost all of the sketches are undated.

Troy, Seymour

Sketches and shoe patterns

This series consists of sketches of shoes and shoe patterns cut out of paper, cardstock, cardboard, and fabric. Some sketches and patterns are accompanied by embellishments such as leather samples and tassels. Previous documentation noted that some of the sketches in the collection were designed by other designers for Seymour Troy, and specifically named Emery Blau, Al Lewis, and "Cohen." Almost all sketches and patterns are undated.

Troy, Seymour

Sketch booklet, undated

Sketches previously tied together to form a loosely bound sketchbook. Many sketches are labeled with shoe styles as well as names of department stores from cities across the country, including B. Altman, Titche-Goettinger, and I. Magnin. All sketches are undated.

Troy, Seymour

Seymour Troy collection, 1936-1977, bulk 1936-1940

  • US NNFIT SC.105
  • collection
  • 1936-1977

This collection consists of sketches, shoe patterns, embellishments, photographs, promotional materials, scrapbooks, and metal stamps from women's footwear company Seymour Troy Originals. The majority of the collection is undated, although it is estimated that most of it is from the 1930s and 1940s. At least one piece of promotional material is from yrto, and there is a scrapbook cover stamped with yrto. Previous documentation of the collection noted that some sketches were by other designers for Seymour Troy, and specifically named Emery Blau, Al Lewis, and "Cohen." It appears that the collection was added to after Seymour Troy's death, as there are at least two sketches dated 1977.

Troy, Seymour

Publicity scrapbook, 1937-1939

Scrapbook containing a variety of materials including many clippings from newspapers across the United States, letters from retail stores, photographs of window displays, a U.S. patent notice, promotional mailings, and more. Also includes a page of newspaper clippings from 1948.

Troy, Seymour

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