1903 graphic billhead for Keith Brothers & Co. manufacturers and jobbers of hats, caps, straw goods, gloves and mittens of Chicago Illinois. Left side has a graphic of a lurking Tiger and states that the company is the only seller of the Tiger Hat and sole proprietors of the Celebrated Champion Hat. Keith Brothers & Co. – In 1854 Edson Keith settled in Chicago first obtaining employment in a dry goods stores. In 1856, he was a salesman and collector with the firm Benedict, Mallory & Farman, wholesale dealers in hats, caps and furs. In 1860, he started Keith & Faxon – in the hat and cap business. This firm was run by Edson Keith, OR Keith and AE Faxon and is subsequently became Keith, Faxon & Co. In 1865, Faxon retired and Elbridge Keith came into the firm of Keith Bros. In 1883, the firm again changed to Edson Keith & Co. However, Keith Bros & Co. still existed. Edson’s son Walter Woodruff Keith would become a grain trader in Chicago.