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Jaccard's Jewelry Stor...
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
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J. W. Jenkins' Sons Music Co.
Full frontal and partial side view of the J. W. Jenkins Sons' Music Co. located at 1013-15 Walnut. Shows also American Optical Company and Devoe Paint and Varnish Products, as well as the Jaccard Jewelry...
Country Club Plaza Christmas Lights
Evening view of the Country Club Plaza with Christmas lighting, looking west along Nichols Road from Broadway. The Jack Henry store is on the south and Helzberg's jewelry store on the northwest corner...
Electric Theater, Exterior
Exterior view of the Electric Theater at 536 Minnesota in Kansas City, Kansas, showing marquee, entrance, and signage. Theater advertises "The Caine Mutiny" with Humphrey Bogart. Shops neighbor the theater,...
John C. Egner Fire Department Scrapbook Finding Aid
John C. Egner was Fire Chief of the Kansas City Fire Department from 1906 to 1918. His name has been associated with this item. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, photographs, brochures, and various...
The Underwood Company
December 1, 1901
Photo and description about the Underwood Company, on East 11th Street, and its extravagant window decorations of flowers during the Flower Show at Convention Hall.
A Charmed Life: Kansas City Ballerina Makes the Leap from Dancing to Jewelry Design
December 1, 2004
Lauren Wright, a former professional ballerina with the Kansas City Ballet, now designs her own jewlery. She sells her work at art shows, Perfect Scents in Kansas City, and through her web site.
Shirley & Barnett Helzberg: The Kansas Citians of the Year
Photo and biographical article about Shirley Helzberg and her husband Barnett Helzberg, Jr. (both Kansas City area natives), owners of Helzberg Diamonds (established by Barnett's grandfather Morris Helzberg...
A New Business Firm
One paragraph of biography about Eugene Jaccard, "retir[ing] from active participation with the well known jewelry firm bearing his name and engag[ing] with Mr. Johnson in the insurance business at 500...
Jewelers Move South with Other Retailers, Customers
Retrospective article detailing the history of the jewelry business in Kansas City.
Eastern Beads, Western Applications
Article on the uses and meanings of wampum among Native American tribes of the Great Plains. Beginning with the wampum traditions of the northeast, the author traces the spread of wampum westward. He argues...
Robyn Nichols' 25 Years of Precious Metals
February 1, 2005
Metalsmith and jewelry maker Robyn Nichols "uses traditional Asian and botanical symbolism as references in her work". She has just mounted her 22nd annual show at her gallery, The Pearl, in the Crossroads...
Joe Montanari's Fine Art of Jewelry
February 1, 2007
Joe Montanari and his employees make fine custom jewelry in the Montanari workshops at 48th and Belleview.
Obituary for Thomas Craig
February 9, 1960
Obituary for Thomas Craig, owner of a jewelry store for 35 years.
Tivol Marks Century Milestone
January 1, 2010
Article profiles Tivol jewelers of Kansas City, a company celebrating its 100th-year anniversary. The business was founded in 1910 by Jewish immigrant Charles Tivol. It is currently headed by CEO Cathy...
Silver & Gold: Her Art Reflects the Stuff Robyn Nichols is Made Of
January 15, 2006
Feature article on local artist Robyn Nichols who does her art with silver and gold metals, specializing in jewelry. "Her disigns are in national museums, in the homes of Kansas City personalities and...
January 17, 1892
Full side view of Deardorff Building covered with ice after a fire; located at 11th and Main. Advertisement sign on street reads Mercer's Jewelry Store. Includes two uniformed policemen or firemen in view....
Wholesale Jewelry Trade
Article describing the wholesale and manufacturing jewelers of Kansas City and the increase in volume of their business during 1899. Individual reviews of each business is included in the article.
Benjamin Stiffelman Obituary
Obituary for Benjamin Stiffelman, founder and owner of B. Stiffelman & Son Wholesale Jewelers, dying at the age of 82 in 1966.
George H. Edwards
July 1, 1901
Feature article on George H. Edwards, secretary and manager of the Edwards & Sloane Jewelry Company in Kansas City. Later mayor of Kansas City in 1916-17. Mr. Edwards was born on May 25, 1860 [and died...
Business that began in Basement is Being Sold for $650 Million
July 13, 2010
Article about how Bonnie Kelly and Teresa Walsh built a home-based business, Silpada Designs which sells silver jewelry through home parties, into an enterprise with $230 million a year in revenues. Avon...
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