Piccirilli family papers

Collection Data

The Piccirilli Brothers were a family of stone carvers and sculptors whose marble sculptures included the lions in front of the New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. The Piccirilli family papers include photographs of the family, their studio, and sculptures; letters; clippings; and ephemera. Among the materials are a contract and letters concerning a New York City police memorial created by Attilio Piccirilli; two letters to Attilio from Charles Gillette; one letter to Attilio from Paolino Gerli (in Italian); letters from Horatio Piccirilli's son, Nathan, written while he was serving in the Navy during World War II; and newspaper obituaries for Horatio. The earliest items in the collection are photographs of Giuseppe Piccirilli and Attilio Piccirilli.
Piccirilli family (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1876 - 1967
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 23355
Piccirilli, Attilio, 1866-1945
Stone carvers
Sculpture, American -- 20th century
Stone carving -- New York (State) -- New York
Piccirilli family
Physical Description
Extent: .55 linear feet (2 boxes)
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20923733
MSS Unit ID: 23355
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9956aa40-639e-0137-1831-059ecf54f8c3
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