Colección SC.382 - Sally Victor collection, 1930s-1960s

Sally Victor photographs, Fall 1942 Sally Victor photographs, Spring-Fall, 1943 Sally Victor photographs, Spring-Fall 1946 Sally Victor photographs, 1940s

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Código de referencia

US NNFIT SC.382

Título

Sally Victor collection, 1930s-1960s

Fecha(s)

  • 1930s-1960s (Creación)

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Colección

Volumen y soporte

2 linear feet

Área de contexto

Nombre del productor

(1905-1977)

Historia biográfica

During the 1930's, 40's and the early 50's, when hats were considered required accessories for well-dressed women, Sally (Josephs) Victor (1905 - 1977) was among the foremost American milliners. She first started making hats at Macy's in 1924, then for L. Bamberger & Co. In 1927 Sally married Sergiu F. Victor, a hat manufacturer. In the late 1920's and early 1930's she worked designing hats for him. Opening in 1934 on 53rd Street in New York, Sally Victor's own millinery business grew to become on of the largest hat companies in the USA. She was one of the members of the Edward C. Blum Design Laboratory, and often used the Brooklyn Museum's collections to draw inspiration for her designs. She was so connected with the Design Lab that she participated in several collaborative exhibitions at the museum. Her work is characterized by a special quirkiness that could often be traced back to interesting sources such as Native American tribes, the artist Henri Matisse or Japanese armor. She also combined traditional hat-making materials such as felt and silk with new synthetic materials in unique ways. In the early 1950's Victor's Airwaves hat, which resembled a cut-out pie crust, was popularized when Mamie Eisenhower wore one to the Presidential inauguration. A new, lower-cost line which was geared toward a younger customer, Sally V, was launched in the 1950's. The business closed in 1965. According to her May 16, 1977 obituary in the ''New York Times,'' Victor described her mission simply as "designing pretty hats that make women look prettier."

Historia archivística

Origen del ingreso o transferencia

Materials came from the Museum at FIT in November 2017. They were previously donated to the museum in 1982 by Mr. Richard M. Victor.

Área de contenido y estructura

Alcance y contenido

This collection is comprised of 46 folders containing primarily black and white photographs depicting clothed women wearing Victor's hats (1930's to 1960's).

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Condiciones de acceso

Access is open to researchers by appointment at the Fashion Institute of Technology Library, Department of Special Collections and College Archives. If you have any questions, or wish to schedule an appointment contact us at fitlibsparc@fitnyc.edu or call (212) 217-4385.

Condiciones

The Department of Special Collections and FIT Archives does not own copyright for all material held in its physical custody. It is the researcher's obligation to abide by and satisfy copyright law (Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 108) when copying or using materials (including digital materials) found in or made available from the department. When possible, the department will inform a researcher about the copyright status of material, the researcher's obligations with regard to such material, and, wherever possible, the owner or owners of the copyrights. Any and all reproduction of originals is at the archivist's discretion.

Idioma del material

  • inglés

Escritura del material

  • latín

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Existencia y localización de originales

The Library of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Department of Special Collections and FIT Archives, 27th St. at 7th Ave., NY, NY , USA, 10001

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Identificador de la descripción

US

Identificador de la institución

NNFIT

Reglas y/o convenciones usadas

AAT; ANSI; DACS; DCMI; ISAD(G); ISO; LoC; NISO; etc

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Idioma(s)

  • inglés

Escritura(s)

  • latín

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Nota del archivista

Arrangement, description, and archival processing by Diana Cadavid , FIT, NY, NY, USA.

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