Daily Archives: January 3, 2010

Images of ‘Gents Furnishings’ on the Internet

Seigman & Wherleys Gents Furnishings - Glen Rock, Pennsylvania - kyfireenginephoto's Flickr

circa 1903 - Chronicling America - Library of Congress (CLICK FOR PDF)

Ben Freedman - 137 Orchard Street NYC

Chronicling America - Library of Congress (CLICK FOR PDF)

May 23, 1887 The first CPR passenger train arrived in Vancouver from Montreal. Locomotive 374, attached to the train at Port Moody, brought it in with Peter Righter at the throttle. (It is often thought #374 pulled the train right across the country. Nope, just from Port Moody.) The choice of Vancouver as the Pacific terminus for the CPR ensured the town’s dominant role in southwestern B.C. - The History of Metropolitan Vancouver

The Daily Star - Fredricksburg, VA - Google News

Lansing 1897 - H. Kositchek & Bros. - Michigan Historical Museum

Sellers of men’s clothing included gents’ furnishings stores and merchant tailors. Dressmakers made custom frocks for women (many worked out of their homes). Sewers might purchase fabric and notions—or ready-to-wear clothing—at a dry goods store. General clothing stores and department stores sold clothing items for men, women, and/or children.

Gent’s Furnishings-  H. Kositchek & Bros. Henry Kositchek came to the United States from his native Bohemia while still in his teens. He settled in the growing mill town of Eaton Rapids, where he opened a store selling dry goods and millinery. Three brothers—Max, Jacob and Adolph—followed Kositchek to Michigan and joined him in business.

Gents’ Furnishings Display In 1889 Henry opened a men’s clothing store, H. Kositchek & Bros., in Lansing. The business operates today at the same address as in 1897: 113 N. Washington Avenue. – Michigan Historical Museum

Noun 1. gent’s (men’s) furnishings – the drygoods sold by a haberdasher – haberdashery drygoods, soft goods – textiles or clothing and related merchandise – The Free Dictionary