Edward's Hats Chicago Mystery

Discussion in 'Hats' started by DaveProc, May 28, 2020.

  1. DaveProc

    DaveProc A-List Customer

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    I purchased this Edward's custom hat 201 W. Lake St Chicago and another similar black one about a year ago and they were a mystery to me. The seller actually had a couple more and I kick myself for not picking them up. I tried at the time to find some information but came up empty at the time.
    Today I finally solved the mystery of Edward's Hat.

    Edward's was owned by Isadore "Edward" Goldflies born in July 12, 1897 in Trambovla, Poland.
    He emigrated to the US arriving in December 1911 and became a citizen January 12, 1926.
    He and his wife Nellie lived in Chicago until his death in 1970 and Nellie's in 1978.
    His Edwards Hats store at 201 W. Lake St Chicago was open from sometime between WWI and WWII until his death in 1970 and by 1973 it was a tire store. (I was able to locate their 1970 & 1978 obituaries, but unable to down load them) 1.jpg 2.jpg 3.jpg 4.jpg 5.jpg 6.jpg 8.jpg 9.jpg 10.jpg 7.jpg
     
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  2. Just Daniel

    Just Daniel Practically Family

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    That’s some great research!




     
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  3. DaveProc

    DaveProc A-List Customer

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    This is the other Edwards Custom 164335-897cdb1db3221e3730e8dc91da54752d.jpg 164338-c0c989f66d63f40c9584f06116776952.jpg 164337-3f2e7291cd6b647a4a20ae3606c6800f.jpg 164336-f25104f743c76878edd79bfc9e3ff7a2.jpg 164340-62c9e56961261af6660d957a3a635aef.jpg 164339-6146e3cc12b0e25e9d77f23d698eb139.jpg
     
  4. der_ingenieur

    der_ingenieur New in Town

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    Great research, love the documentation. The hats would fit me, the first one especially looks amazing - quite tall in the front, isn't it? Enjoy your hats!
     
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  5. DaveProc

    DaveProc A-List Customer

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    Thank you, the brown one is amazing, it is in perfect condition. There was a gray one just like it, I kick myself for not getting it too.
     
  6. tropicalbob

    tropicalbob My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Nice hats. Isadore E. Goldflies, though, sounds like a Groucho Marx role.
     
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  7. Bfd70

    Bfd70 One Too Many

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    Great detective work!
     
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