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Nicholson, John Bulica, 1916-2016


John Nicholson was born John Bulica in St. Louis, MO in 1916 to Romanian immigrants. Nicholson was a window display designer for Lord & Taylor, antiques dealer, and interior designer prior to opening his midtown Manhattan restaurant, Café Nicholson. Café Nicholson was a popular gathering spot for celebrities and artists known as “the New Bohemians” in the 1950s and 60s.

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Joe Martin Collection

Identifier: nysidar_2018_02
Scope and Contents The materials in this collection document the career of Joe Martin, textiles designer and interior renderer active in the mid-to-late 20th century who worked both in the United States and in Europe. The collection consists of textiles, renderings, magazine tears, editorials, and photographs. Martin’s textiles were produced by such companies as Falconetto, Arundell Clarke, Ltd., JOFA, Inc., Piazza Prints and Quiantaince. The collection contains two tubes of rolled fabrics, the...