c. 1920
10 in HIGH x 8 in WIDE
(25.40 cm HIGH x 20.32 cm WIDE)
Gift of The Emporium

Handwritten on the back, "Henry Clay Taft." This is a portrait of Taft in a suit and tie leaning his elbow on an object. Teft was partners with A.A. Pennoyer in the Taft and Pennoyer store. H.C. Taft opened the store in 1875 with Pennoyer as a "Carriage trade" bussiness at 1165 Broadway. They sold fine linens, silks and woolens to a very select clientele. In 1928 Taft and Pennoyer is purchased by Emporium. And Emporium begins construction across the street of the new Capwell's store. The old Taft and Pennoyer store changes its name to the Outlet. Mr. Fred Hirshler is in charge of clearing out all slow-moving stock and leftovers.

Used: H.C. Capwell Co.

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