Millinery Buyer’s Index Update: International Beads and Novelty
“Now exclusively on The Internet”
More good news! The google search for millinery historian brought me to www.beadschicago.com.
“International Bead & Novelty
90 years in Downtown Chicago
40 years at 25 E. Washington Street
40 years at 17 N. State Street, in the Stevens Building
10 years at 111 N. Wabash in the Garland
Now exclusively on The Internet “
I can’t wait to hear what they will be doing for their celebration in just a mere 7 years for their 100th anniversary, as they are sure to still be around then. Unless we all get carried away and buy out all the fabulous temptations they have listed.
Perhaps there will be an update soon to share with stories of things they sold to Raymond Hudd? Or Benjamin Green-Field? None of my Hudd hats are beaded, tho there may be some in the collections of other hat fanciers. Perhaps International was an easy site for Raymond to shop at since he worked in the Stevens building himself before opening his shop in 1950, when International was still at the 25 E Washington building.
And what about Ben of Bes Ben hats? Perhaps this is where these moonstones came from:
It is time to get back to the Chicago History Museum Research Center to look that up for Ben, and to ask Raymond himself.
Happy 4th day of 2011.