Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Indiana University Conserving Benton Murals

The Indiana University Art Museum in Bloomington is offering a glimpse into painting conservation. The public is invited to observe the ongoing conservation of two panels from Thomas Hart Benton's Indiana murals at the museum's painting conservation laboratory.

Find out more at the IU News Room.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

That Girl Revealed

We recently visited with Beth in Denver, Colorado. (More about our amazing visit soon.) One of the newsletters in she shared from her archives solved the mystery of "me" posted here on June 4.

"That Girl", on the left, is Doris Franklin. Seated beside her are Mary Lou Harkness and Helen Richardson.

Thanks Beth!

Designs for Metcalf South

A couple weeks ago we had the opportunity to meet with Jack Rees and his wife, Hayley. His father, who also went by the name Jack, was a talented interior decorator who worked in a a variety of disciplines. He was friends with Ras Beall, the long time Display Director at Harzfeld's. We were graciously given premission to reproduce and share some of his drawings. They provide a wonderful look at what was created, but also visions of what could have been for this location started in 1967 in Overland Park, Kansas.

Here's one of our favorites. We don't belive it was realized in the final designs. Click on image for larger version.

copyright by jack rees interiors

We hope to share some more drawings and information on Jack Rees in the future.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


We're excited to have our images for Harzfeld's: A Brief History sent to our publisher. We haven't posted here for a while. It has been very exciting and we appreciate everyone that have been helping us along the way. More updates soon.

Friday, July 3, 2009

March 12, 1918

The Christian Science Monitor, March 12, 1918, pg. 7

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Nelly Don

This Mother's Day ad ran in a Kansas City newspaper from the late '30s or early '40s. We've found very few examples, but this ad features a Nelly Don dress.

for important mothers
Nelly Don, viole

soft, cool snowflake print voile that'll look fresh as snowfields on torrid summer days. Frost white lace caps and pockets and goes all around the neck - white crocheted buttons for the sleeves. Blue, black or green ground. Sizes 16-42. 5.95, fourth floor, mail orders, Harzfeld's

We love our mothers, Linda and Rachel up in Iowa!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

April 7, 1979

Harzfeld's Precious Jewels
Country Club Plaza

Red sky at night: the delight of an orange-hued sunset in rings of red jade and gold. With diamond Bezels, 895.00. Two diamonds, 550.00.

Courtesy of The Independent