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I am Monroe Davids and I am using my wife's e-mail. We are currently in Puerto Vallata, Mexico. I see this information about the Madelene & Jeanne Millinery Shop. My mother purchased the shop in 1956 and it closed shortly after her death in 1966. Are the original owners still alive? I would also like to know if the original owners created the hat or was it my mother. I do have the original wooden letters that were in the window that spell out Madelene & Jeanne. Pretty cool. I also have a hat and an original hat box as well as about 20 postcards that my mother would mail out as advertising pieces. I could take pictures for you if you are interested. I also have one of the 2 plaster heads that sat in the window with hats on it. I spent many hours in the shop while I was growing up. Thanks for reading this. Monroe Davids 23120 Ridge Road, Germantown, MD 20876Donna Irvin-Davids, 1/14/2020
I am Monroe Davids and I am using my wife's e-mail. We are currently in Puerto Vallata, Mexico. I see this information about the Madelene & Jeanne Millinery Shop. My mother purchased the shop in 1956 and it closed shortly after her death in 1966. Are the original owners still alive? I would also like to know if the original owners created the hat or was it my mother. I do have the original wooden letters that were in the window that spell out Madelene & Jeanne. Pretty cool. I also have a hat and an original hat box as well as about 20 postcards that my mother would mail out as advertising pieces. I could take pictures for you if you are interested. I also have one of the 2 plaster heads that sat in the window with hats on it. I spent many hours in the shop while I was growing up. Thanks for reading this. Monroe Davids 23120 Ridge Road, Germantown, MD 20876Donna Irvin-Davids, 1/14/2020


Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Hat, Exotic Feather Hat

Identifier:
160744
Description:
The Madelene & Jeanne shop was in operation from about 1941-1956 according to the Grand Rapids City Directory. They were located on 88 Ionia Ave NW, Grand Rapids. The names of the shop owners/milliners were Madelene Nowak and Jeanne Baker. They sold custom-made hats and also re-vamped old hats.
Date:
1946 – 1951
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
Gift Of Hooker, Mrs. Roy Z.
Rights:

Exhibit/Program
H is for Hats ()
Makers/Donors
Madelene & Jeanne
The Madelene & Jeanne shop was in operation from about 1941-1967 according to the Grand Rapids City Directory. They were first located at 88 Ionia Ave NW, Grand Rapids. The original shop owners/milliners were Madelene Nowak and Jeanne Baker. They sold custom-made hats and also re-vamped old hats. The business was later sold to Mrs Alice Davids and by 1966 the business was listed as being located on 112 E Fulton St., Grand Rapids.  After Mrs. Alice Davids passing in 1966, her husband Werner Davids took over the business for a year. 

Mrs. Roy Z. Hooker