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Living Landmark Award presentation plate

Classification: 
Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Object name: 
Date: 
2009
Medium: 
Pewter, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall (diam.): 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm)
Place Made: 
Description: 

Platter inscribed to Cunningham as "Living Landmark," in red Cartier presentation box.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise Doktor
Object Number: 
2017.13.4
Marks: 
Face of plate engraved “THE NEW YORK / LANDMARKS / CONSERVANCY / LIVING LANDMARK / BILL CUNNINGHAM / NOVEMBER 4, 2009”. Reverse of plate stamped: “Cartier Pewter” and “111”
Inscriptions: 
Gallery Label: 

William John “Bill” Cunningham (1929-2016) was a long-time New York Times photographer and journalist known for his “On the Street” and “Evening Hours” columns. As much a cultural anthropologist as he was a fashion photographer, Cunningham was known for candid street or event photographs of New Yorkers that depicted up-to-the-minute fashion trends. Among Cunningham’s most frequent locations to photograph his candid shots was the corner of Fifth Avenue and Fifty-Seventh Street and at the “up-to-twenty galas” he attended each week.

Born in Boston, Cunningham moved to New York around 1959. Although he initially made hats in New York, he began working as a journalist during the early 1960s, including as a reporter for Women’s Wear Daily. He purchased his first camera around 1967, and began his work as a photojournalist by photographing “The Summer of Love.” Thereafter, he worked as a photographer at the New York Daily News and Chicago Tribune. He was hired by the New York Times in 1977, and worked there for over 39 years. Over the course of his career Cunningham received many honors, including a French Legion of Honor award and the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Living Landmark award.

Provenance: 

The collage bike helmet and collage hatbox were given to Cunningham in 2009 by the New York Times. Similarly, the Living Landmark Award was given to Cunningham in 2009; the Carnegie Hall medal was given in 2012.

Donor Louise Doktor was a long-time Cunningham muse and close friend of the photographer. Cunningham bequeathed the bicycle, jacket, camera, and Living Landmark award to her. John Kurdewan, who is donating the bicycle helmet and Carnegie Hall medal, was Cunningham’s assistant at the New York Times for twenty years.

Donor received the property on 1/30/2017 as a beneficiary of the last will of William J. Cunningham, at his apartment at 240 Central Park South, Apt. 18-K, New York, NY.

Bibliography: 
Prior Exhibitions: 
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
2009
eMuseum Object ID: 
79163
Exclude from TMS update: 
3
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Tankard

Classification: 
Date: 
1790-1800
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/4 x 6 1/2 x 4 7/8 in. ( 18.4 x 16.5 x 12.4 cm )
Description: 
Cylindrical pewter tankard with scrolled handle, stepped domed lid and chair thumbpiece; iron hinge pin.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy
Object Number: 
1964.52
Marks: 
struck: on exterior of body near handle: "WB [or P]" struck: in interior of base: "I & TF"
Gallery Label: 
The mark "I&TF" on this tankard may refer to the partnership of John Fasson II and his son Thomas Fasson, London pewterers working around 1790 who made forms specifically for export to the United States.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
57471
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Dish

Classification: 
Date: 
late 17th Century
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 19 3/4 in. ( 50.2 cm )
Description: 
Circular molded pewter charger with shallow well and flat brim. Inscribed on underside: "IAG' with makers mark.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy
Object Number: 
1964.57
Bibliography: 
Krohn, Deborah, Peter Miller, and Marybeth De Filippis, eds., "Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick." New York: Bard Graduate Center, New-York Historical Society, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009, p. 305
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1700
eMuseum Object ID: 
55022
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Teapot

Classification: 
Date: 
1822-1831
Medium: 
Pewter (Britannia metal), iron or brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 3/4 x 10 x 6 in. ( 27.3 x 25.4 x 15.2 cm )
Description: 
Britannia metal teapot with plain molded tapering cylindrical body; double scroll handle; hinged stepped domed lid with finial; iron or brass pin in hinge.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.399
Marks: 
struck: inside on base: "H. YALE/... Co/..."
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1831
eMuseum Object ID: 
45123
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1800-1850
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/8 x 1 5/8 x 1 in. ( 20.6 x 4.1 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Pewter spoon with pointed oval bowl, round drop and stem with curved sides tapering to a point at end.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.608
Marks: 
struck: on obverse of stem: faint mark
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
44706
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Dish

Classification: 
Date: 
1770-1800
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/8 x 18 1/4 in. ( 3.5 x 46.4 cm )
Description: 
Circular molded pewter charger with sunken well and single reed rim.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy
Object Number: 
1964.58
Marks: 
marked: touchmarks (slight impressions) of crown and "LONDON" in semi-circle band stamped: on front brim: "S S"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
40725
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1700-1775
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/8 x 1 3/4 x 3/4 in. ( 18.7 x 4.4 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Pewter spoon with oval bowl, rat-tail drop, and flat, wavy-ended handle.
Object Number: 
Z.167
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1775
eMuseum Object ID: 
40092
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1840
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 in. ( 20.6 x 4.4 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Pewter spoon with oval bowl with semi-circular drop and handle with broad rounded end; initials incised on reverse of handle and impressed key on obverse of handle.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.614c
Marks: 
incised: on reverse: "WWS" impressed: on obverse: key
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
40088
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoons

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1850-1900
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Each: 6 x 1 1/8 x 3/4 in. (15.2 x 2.9 x 1.9 cm)
Description: 
Set of five pewter tea spoons with oval bowls and double bordered stem with pointed end; cast ornament on stem also includes scrolled border and abstract foliate designs.
Object Number: 
Z.165a-e
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
40068
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Plate

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1800
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/4 in. ( 21 cm )
Description: 
Single reed rim plate.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy
Object Number: 
1964.74c[dup]
Date Begin: 
1800
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
39901
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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