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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
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Real Painless Dentists, The
Advertising card for The Real Painless Dentists showing girl in front of large leaf. One of two cards with similar images. Front of card has some damage making text not fully readable. It says: “Established...
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...
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...
Mane Museum: A Collection of Jewelry and Wreaths Made of Hair Weaves Art and History
Article about Leila's Hair Museum in Independence, a storehouse of wreaths made of hair as art works, a practice ending "in the 1900s," with photos.
Jaccard Jewelry Stores
April 12, 1905
Article about the jewelry manufacturing business's operations.
A Case as Cold as Ice
August 31, 2013
Article covers the inactive investigation of the Vinca Jewelry heist on September 6, 2010. Simon Zouein, the owner of the shop, is interviewed and expresses his dissatisfaction with the Kansas City Police...
Helzberg Diamond Shops
June 28, 1905
Article describes the beginnings of the Helzberg retail jewelry business. The author writes that Barnett Helzberg opened his first shop on August 18, 1920, at age 17, at 532 Minnesota Avenue, in Kansas...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
Repp Heiress's Jewels Taken
Biographical article about "Mrs. Winifrede Repp Railey [or Winifrede Railey] of Kansas City, staying at the Royal hotel" in Copenhagen, Denmark as "the victim Saturday of what is reported to be Denmark's...
Our President's Biography
Biographical article about Joe Montanari, "the 1998 elected president of the Westport Historical Society" and "the president of Montanari Fine Art Jewelers" established on Westport Road about 1973 and...
His Coins at Museum Show U. S.: Commemorative Issues
Biographical article about Joseph Schmandt, an 83-year-old "retired jeweler of 2115 West [73rd Street Terrace], Johnson County, Kansas." Native of Germany emigrating to Kansas City in the early 1900s as...
Emerging from Father's Shadow: Schottenheimer, Stowers, Tivol, Rose, McCallister
Biographical description of Tom Tivol, "president of Tivol Jewels since the mid-1980s" and his father Harold Tivol and his grandfather Charles Tivol, founder of the company in 1910.
Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908
Biographical sketch of Charles Hoefer, "of the Woodstock-Hoefer Watch & Jewelry Company," born in Wisconsin in 1855 and coming to Kansas City in 1887, establishing his watch and jewelry business that year,...
Citizens Historical Association: Biographical Data of Kansas Citians
Biographical sketch of Fred Goldman, president of the Goldman Jewelry Company at 1107 Walnut Street, born in Hodgeman County, Kansas, in 1886 and raised in Kansas City, taking over the jewelry store of...
Biographical sketch of George Edwards, president of the Edwards-Ludwig-Fuller Jewelry Company at 1115 Walnut Street. He was born in Saint Louis in 1860, raised in Illinois, and lived in Chicago until becoming...
Biographical sketch of James Kenmuir (1838-1902), "associated with the jewelry trade" of Kansas City, a native of Ireland emigrating to Kansas City in 1873 with "a store on Main Street" between 7th and...
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