Schmattas in the blood

The building below is 555 8th Avenue. My great uncle’s factory, Charlotte Frocks was on the 19th floor  of 555 during the 1920’s and 1930’s.
555 8th ave

Uncle Louis factory made high end private label dresses. Charlotte Frocks supported my uncle’s family. Uncle Lou also hired his younger, and difficult sister Becky to be his bookkeeper. Becky was quick to anger and didn’t like to work 9-5.  She showed up at work when she was good and ready to. Uncle Lou also supported his mother, my great grandmother.
louis weissglass
I believe that this photograph of Uncle Lou was taken during the late teens or early 1920’s.


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