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Ellis Gimbel     $25.00
Ellis Gimbel
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Ellis Gimbel Autograph

Ellis Gimbel was one of the Gimbel family who developed one of the most successful chaind of department stores in America.  The family patriarch, Adam Gimbel as a German immigrant who came to America in 1835 and opened a small business in Vincennes, Indiana, that he sold to his sons Jacob and Isaac.  In 1894, Adam Gimbel founded the first Gimbel department store in Philadelphia.

In 1910, his brother Ellis Gimbel opened a store in New York City.  The store became enormously successful, partly because of brilliant and innovative marketing methods such as inviting children to a circus that he sponsored. The Gimbel family were generous contributors for Jewish organizations.

This Ellis Gimbel autograph reproduction would look great in an album or display.  It may inspire you to open your own department store.


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