Burton G. Tremaine, Sr., was the director of the Miller Company, in Meriden, Connecticut. Purchased from its original owner by Tremaine's father, the company produced sheet-metal products and industrial lighting equipment. Burton Tremaine married Emily Hall in 1945; she had previously been married to Baron Maximilian von Romberg from 1928 until his death in 1938, and divorced from her second husband, Adolph B. Spreckels II. Emily became the art director of the Miller Company, and began its corporate art collection, which toured twenty-five cities in the United States from 1947 to 1950.
Louchheim, Aline B. "Abstraction on the Assembly Line." Art News (December 1947): 25-26, 51-53.
"Art for Architecture's Sake." Interiors and Industrial Design CVII, no. 7 (February 1948): 76-81, 151-153.
Painting Toward Architecture: The Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art. New York, 1948.
Glueck, Grace. "Emily Hall Tremaine, Designer and Collector, Dies." The New York Times (17 December 1988):