Category Archives: Great Collections

Great Collections: July 2018

Great Collections: July 2018

The National Bottle Museum Inside an unassuming, historic 1901 three-story brick commercial building in downtown Ballston Spa, NY, you will find The National Bottle Museum, and its Director and Collections Manager Gary Moeller, on a mission to preserve the history of bottle making and the story of a time when glass was made by hand […]

Great Collections: June 2018

Great Collections: June 2018

Winter Soldier Originals: Collecting Steve Epting’s Captain America Art An Interview with Two Key Collectors by J.C. Vaughn In many ways, Nick Katradis and Jason Versaggi are as different as could be. Katradis, a successful mortgage broker, husband, and father of three, switches between English and Greek instantaneously (even if the listener doesn’t speak Greek) […]

Great Collections: May 2018

Great Collections: May 2018

Photography & The American Stage: The Visual Culture of American Theater 1865-1965 Broadway Photographs (broadway.cas.sc.edu) is a website and online resource for students of American Theater, devotees of performing arts photography, historians of American visual culture, curators of image collections, and collectors of dramatic, operatic, balletic, and vaudevillian visual memorabilia. Its mission is to provide […]

Great Collections: April 2018

Great Collections: April 2018

On View: The Lauzon Collection at the Clark Art Institute There are two words that can thrill museum curators and collectors alike when it comes to sharing knowledge and enthusiasm for a collection – “on view.” Making this happen is an opportunity for both to see and learn more about those items they are passionate […]

Great Collections: March 2018

Great Collections: March 2018

The Gift of George Wetzel to the National Building Museum, Washington, D.C. (reprinted from Blueprints, with permission from the Department of Marketing & Communications at the National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW, Washington, D.C., nbm.org) Acquired by the Museum in 2006, the Architectural Toy Collection is one of the largest and most sophisticated of […]

Great Collections: February 2018

Great Collections: February 2018

Seeing Double: The Stereoview Collection of Tom Prosser Managing Editor Judy Gonyeau recently got a tour of collector Tom Prosser’s amazing collection of stereoviews. A semi-professional photographer, she admits a great deal of time was spent viewing the images with many “oohs” and “ahhs.” The pictures, equipment, and overall collection were worth well over a […]

Great Collections: January 2018

Great Collections: January 2018

A Conversation with Janice E. Kelsh Founder of the Miniature Piano Enthusiast Club She may not be as famous as dimpled, sequined fellow collector Liberace or as funny as Schroeder, the miniature piano man of the Peanuts comic strip; nor is she as well-known as Barry Manilow, who features a Bencini sculpture (#63 Pianist) on […]

Great Collections: December 2017

Great Collections: December 2017

The Grimminger Collection of Hymnals With Dr. Daniel Grimminger Since the time of the 16th-century Reformation, hymn singing has been very important in Western civilization. Martin Luther (1483-1546) wrote hymns, some of which were newly composed while others were adaptations of ancient Latin chant melodies and texts. Over the next 500 years, German hymns found […]

Great Collections: November 2017

Great Collections: November 2017

The Glove Collection Trust Gloves have been found in the tomb of Tutankhamen, on the hands of newly crowned monarchs, and running the entire length of woman’s arms to help demonstrate that “diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” But it was S. William Beck who wrote an intricate book on gloves in 1883 who stated […]

Great Collections: October 2017

Great Collections: October 2017

Match Safes and Little People A Conversation with Dr. Howard Knohl of The Knohl Collection by Judy Gonyeau, Managing Editor It is said that Museums showcase only 5% of their collection at any given time; however private collectors Dr. Howard and Linda Knohl are able to keep their over-80,000 items across 17 collections on view […]