L. Miller & Son Store Display of Calipers and Rulers, 1923-1928

Summary

Louis Miller, a Russian Jewish immigrant to Chicago, started and operated L. Miller & Son hardware. A highlight of his store (located in an East European immigrant neighborhood) was an elaborate and extensive tool and hardware display that literally showcased the store’s stock: not only great salesmanship but also a benefit to customers with a language barrier.

Louis Miller, a Russian Jewish immigrant to Chicago, started and operated L. Miller & Son hardware. A highlight of his store (located in an East European immigrant neighborhood) was an elaborate and extensive tool and hardware display that literally showcased the store’s stock: not only great salesmanship but also a benefit to customers with a language barrier.

Artifact

Showcase

Date Made

1923-1928

Creators

Unknown

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Made in America

Object ID

2011.243.6

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Steel (Alloy)
Felt (Textile)
Glass (Material)

Dimensions

Height: 48 in

Width: 21.5 in

Length: 2 in

Inscriptions

case stamped: 6 board stamped: 1

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