On Saturday, February 28, 2009, the Cooper-Hewitt Library celebrated the release of the new online Caldwell database to feature over 35,000 photographs and drawings from the Caldwell & Company archive collection.
Margaret Caldwell, great-granddaughter of E.F. Caldwell, spoke about the firm’s origins, craftsmanship, clients and importance in the decorative arts world. She showed many photos and drawings from the collection on the screen, and there were several originals on display.
Jennifer Cohlman gave an overview of the digital project and a live demonstration of the Caldwell database. Over 100 people enjoyed the talk, viewed the displays and celebrated at a reception following the presentation.
Cooper-Hewitt Librarian Stephen Van Dyk would like to thank everyone who worked so hard on this project over the past year and helped to make it such a success! —Jennifer Cohlman