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Welcome to the Booth Library manuscript index. 

The manuscript index contains links to finding aids for the collections of the Booth Library.  Each finding aid has a description of that collection along with a listing of the items within that collection.  The Booth Library staff and volunteers are updating the index daily in order to make your research experience more productive.

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Collection TitleCL 127 Kertscher & Co. CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByBecky Rudnicki
Date Completed:3/20/2008
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Michael Manzari in August of 2004.
Terms:Business; Cabinetmakers; Elmira (N.Y.); Furniture industry and trade; Furniture making; Furniture workers; Photographs

Kertscher & Company, a cabinet and furniture manufacturer, was founded in 1899.  Its president was Edward Kertscher, its vice-president was Theodore Markthaler, and treasurer was Theodore Kertscher.  Initially, the company's factory was located at 108 Reformatory Road, but in the years between 1899 and 1907 the company expanded to take over the whole block.  In 1907, the factory moved to 100-110 Thurston Road.  They remained there until the company went out of business in 1938.

Scope:This collection contains images of Kertscher & Company employees, buildings and products. 
Extent1 box
Date Span1899-1938
AbstractThe Kertscher & Co. Collection contains photographs of Kertscher & Company's building, employees, and various items made by the company.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Photograph of the workers of Kertscher and Company. Photograph131
Photograph of men working in the warehouse. Photograph132
Photograph of a set of two full length mirrors one labelled No.813 and the other No. 826. (two copies). Photograph14
Photograph of a large full length mirror labelled no. 803. Photograph16
Photograph of a smaller chest of drawers with ornate mirror attached labelled no. 483. Photograph17
Photograph of a pair of tables one a smaller end table while the other a little bigger both labelled no.826. Photograph18
Photograph of an ornate dressing table with mirror labelled no.803. Photograph19
Caricature of T.H Markthaler. Drawing111
Photograph of a chest of drawers with large attached mirror labelled No.803. Photograph115
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