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Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 30 with Traditional Costumes
Scrapbook page containing 24 advertising cards arranged in four rows of six. Each card is 4 x 7 cm. and shows a portrait of a man in the traditional dress of a country or ethnic group. Cards identify the...
Advertising Card Scrapbook Page 31 with Traditional Costumes
Scrapbook page containing 24 advertising cards arranged in four rows of six. Each card is 4 x 7 cm. Eleven of them show portraits of men in the traditional dress of a country. Cards identify the country...
Arrow Fabricare Celebrates 100 Years of Cleaning Clothes
December 12, 2014
Article announces plans to celebrate the centennial anniversary of Arrow Fabricare Services at the Uptown Theater on December 13, 2014. A brief history of the company founded by Joseph Gershon in 1914...
Promotional postcard issued by the Free Sewing Machine company of Rockford, Illinois, depicting the trousseau of a bride in the early 20th century.
Bullene, Moore, Emery, and Co.
Spring and Summer catalog of fashions and other items sold by the Kansas City company of Bullene, Moore, Emery, and Co. Includes an index by type of item and has numerous illustrations. Includes fashion...
January 24, 2008
Photo as it appeared in the February 2008 "Vogue" magazine of Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius wearing a taffeta gown by Oscar de la Renta and posed in front of "The Spirit of Kansas" mural painted by...
Downtown Storefront: Slabotsky & Son Fine Menswear
December 7, 2007
Slabotsky & Son, a men's clothing store, has stood in its current location at 1102 Grand since 1935. Bruce Jerwick purchased the store from Gordon Slabotsky, whose father founded it in 1914.
Fashions Go Out of Date Too--But in Kansas City They Are Up to the Minute
Brand and Puritz, clothing designers and "creators of Mary Lane coats and suits" located at 313 West 8th Street.
Garment District Wears L.A. Concept Well
Half-page article with half a page of photographs about the collective of nine fashion boutiques under one roof in the Power and Light District using the historic name "Garment District." The "inspiration...
Gear for Sports
Gear for Sports is "one of the nation's leading producers of customized sportswear." With world headquarters in Lenexa, it sells T-shirts, sweatshirts, etc. bearing school and athletic team logos to colleges...
Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, The
Advertising card for The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. showing a girl or woman wearing traditional Scandinavian costume and holding a flag. A stamp printed on the picture says: "Thronoheins / Raestad...
Great Western Pants Co.
Advertising card for the Great Western Pants Co. cut into the shape of a pair of red plaid pants. Front of card says: "Suits, overcoats & pants made to order." Back of card says: "Our pants do not bag...
McWilliams, Crooke and Co.
Short description of "Wholesale Dealers in Hats, Caps, and Gloves, 308 Delaware Sts."
National Cloak & Suit Company
National Cloak & Suit Company changed name of business to National Bellas Hess Company, Incorporated around 1926.
Pecks Store Front
Listed under the title, "An Example of Improvement in Retail District," this photo appeared in the February 18, 1936, "Kansas Citian." It shows the store front with current fashions. The caption below...
Renewing the Kansas City Spirit
November 15, 2009
Norman Rockwell's painting of "The Kansas City Spirit" is the basis for this review of the history of some of Kansas City's "titans" and how they have "largely gone," such as the stockyards, Trans World...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 1A, 1939-1949, Page p104
A portion of Kansas City from W. 7th Street south to W. 9th Street and from Washington Street east to Broadway, showing buildings and streets. Large numbers at edges of page refer to page with adjoining...
The Beat Goes On: Band Uniform Maker Strikes a Chord for Nine Decades
In 1917 Will Stanbury, a merchant tailer, founded Stanbury Uniforms, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri. The company specialized in police, fire, and military uniforms, but in the 1930s added band uniforms....
The Dress of the First Voyageurs, 1650-1715
Article summarizes the typical dress and appearance of French-Canadian explorers of New France during the years 1650-1715. The following topics are covered: body ornamentation (beards and tattoos), summer...
The Inter-"National" News
Employee newsletter of National Bellas Hess, Inc., formerly the National Cloak and Suit Company. Issues include January 11, 1963, and eight from 1966. The newsletters feature photos of employee children...
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