100 Years Ago Today

A History Of Events And Happenings From Exactly One Hundred Years Ago

Women Buy Hat Shop In Iowa

Florence Beal and Maude Folk are friends from from La Porte City, Iowa. In June 1912 Miss Beal signed an agreement to take possession of a millinery stock and fixtures of Miss K. Whittie’s hat shop in Walnut, Iowa. She had a millinery shop in Correctionville, Iowa before coming to Walnut. The total sale price was $450.

On July 29, 1912 Florence Beal and Maude Folk took possession of Miss Whittie’s millinery shop and it’s stock.

“Having purchased the millinery business from Miss Kate Whittie, we invite all her old customers and many new ones to call and see us.

We have been in Chicago and Des Moines studying styles and bought a fine new stock of Fall goods which will be on display in a few days.

We are now located in Miss Whittie’s old stand where we bid you all a welcome.”

MILLINERY SHOP OF FLORENCE BEAL BY KAREN HANSEN on Ancestry.com :http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iawgs/acr_2011_jul_millinery_shop.htm

Florence Beal (left) and Maude Folk (right)

Florence Beal and Maude Folk in front of their new millinery shop

New hat shop owners Florence Beal and Maude Folk of Walnut, Iowa

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