These paper treasures were from the collection of hats and hat goodies of a former Chicago millinery dept manager for large dept stores. Clearly she dabbled in creating some items of her own design, as so many women did in the 1950’s. This supply house was well regarded. IF only one could turn back the hands of time and stroll through the wonderful things that must have lined their shelves back then. Sadly too little strolling and much too little shopping brought the end of Chicago’s opportunities for women and ready materials.
Finding Fox items on eBay has become a regular search in this millinery quest. Just to confuse one there are also items from Fox Millinery at 162 N. State St. The fall 1965 catalog shows a greater collection of pictures than the Dan Fox catalog, and a different phone number. Both locations are within walking distance of each other which makes one wonder about the story behind this mystery.
This hat box from Fox Millinery Supply came from a delightful eBay seller, Amy of http://shop.ebay.com/aimski3524/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686, who picked it up at a Skokie sale recently by SOS Estate sales.
Now all the Fox things can be stored together from both Fox enterprises. Hope there is no bad karma from issue between the Fox folks years ago that will cause a mess the next time the box is opened. There may be a need for a Dan Fox hat box to separate them in that case.
Anyone know some background on the Fox mystery? Please share.
Happy 65th day of 2011!