Friday, September 12, 2014

Kaldenberg & Son Catalog, New York, 1870

The Kaldenberg Company of New York (at various addresses in the city -- 75 Nassau, Cor. John; No. 6 Astor House, Broadway; No. 71 Nassau St.; 117 Fulton St.; 125 Fulton Street, 95 Fifth Avenue; 2 & 4 E. 17th, Corner 5th Avenue-- was one of the two largest meerschaum factories in the United States,

the other being the William Demuth Company (WDC), also of New York City. 

Kaldenberg participated in and won many competition prizes (gold medals for excellence in craftsmanship) at several overseas international exhibitions and expositions including the Expositions Universelles.

Note the medal from the Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1867, top center

This catalog, dated 1870, illustrates a very small fraction of its artistic production. Look closely at this cover...note the various images of pipe smokers, an integral part of the company logo.

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