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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.
Biographical sketch of Walter Jaccard, chairman of the board of the Jaccard Jewelry Corporation at 1017 Walnut Street. He was born in Saint Louis in 1870 and joined his father's Jaccard Watch & Jewelry...
March 22, 1905
Biographical sketch of Walter Jaccard, "president of the Jaccard Jewelry Company of Kansas City," born in Saint Louis in 1870 and coming to Kansas City about 1888 as an employee of the company under his...
Walnut Street, North from 11th Street
Postcard of Walnut Street, North from 11th Street
Tom Tivol Opens Jewelry-Appraisal Business
Tom Tivol has left his position as president of Tivol jewels to open Tom Tivol Jewelry and Gemstone Appraisals, 8700 State Line Road.
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...
Tiffany Heads Back to Plaza
March 13, 2004
After a 20-year absence, Tiffany and Company, the New York jewelry retailer, designer, manufacturer, and distributor founded in 1837, returns to the Country Club Plaza. It will locate in the northeast...
Thornton Jason Manry
Obituary for Thornton Jason Manry, or Thornton Manry, retired owner of the Green Jewelry Company and a former vice-president and director of the Starlight Theater Association, dying at the age of 75 on...
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.
The Sorrentino Medal
October 1, 1901
While Eugenio Sorrentino and the Banda Rossa were playing in Kansas City, they were given a special medal which was designed and made by the Jaccard Jewelry Company. Mr. Sorrentino wrote a march called...
The Pop-Up Trail
October 25-31, 2012
Article describes the trend of pop-up stores in Kansas City. The story of Jessica Rogers, a pop-up clothing and jewelry retailer, is highlighted. Rogers describes the negative reaction to pop-up retailers...
The New 10-Story Hotel for Twelfth and McGee Streets
Illustration and caption about the new 10-story Mercer Hotel at 12th and McGee Streets in 1912, "erected by J. R. Mercer of the Mercer Jewelry Company" and designed by architects "Kurfiss & Michaelis."...
The Life of the Party: Shirley Helzberg Has Chaired Some of Kansas City's Most Visible--and Profitable--Charity Events
Photos and biographical article about Shirley Helzberg, a prominent charity event organizer in Kansas City and wife of Barnett Helzberg, owner of Helzberg Diamonds jewelry store chain. Description of her...
The Kansas City School of Watchmaking
Photo and text about the Kansas City School of Watchmaking with its "major unit" at 1224 Admiral Boulevard and founded in 1936 by Gustave Van Erp.
The Armour Trophy for the Best Short Horn Bull at the Kansas City Cattle Show
November 1, 1901
Photo of the "Armour Trophy for the Best Short Horn Bull at the Kansas City Cattle Show." On the surface of the trophy is a depiction of the "Plant of Armour Packing Co., Kansas City, U.S.A.," with the...
The '60s Turn 50
Pictures and review of downtown buildings built in the 1960s including the headquarters for the Kansas City School District at 12th and McGee (also former home the Kansas City Public Library from 1960-2004);...
Taking a Shine
Article describes the work of metalsmith Robyn Nichols. Her work often incorporates elements from the natural world and Judaica. Nichols was one of the pioneers in the development of the Crossroads Arts...
T. J. Turner's
Advertising card for T. J. Turner showing an African American woman in a pink dress dancing. Front of card says: "Bargains in Diamonds, Watches & Jewelry, at T. J. Turner's." Back of card is blank. Address...
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...
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...
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