Business: The Claypool Shop of L.Strauss & Co.
Year of this Advertisement: 1920
Address: 116 W. Washington Street
What they did: Sold ladies’ hats
Years of operation: c. 1917 – 1920 (under the ownership of L. Strauss; the business was later sold to the E.O. Langen Company who expanded the business to include other ladies’ accessories)
Notable: The Claypool Shop of L. Strauss & Co. was Strauss’ first foray into women’s fashion. Before opening the Claypool Shop, Strauss dealt exclusively in men’s clothing.
Additionally: Do you remember visiting a store that specialized in ladies’ hats like the Claypool Shop?