Re: What's a Cutter? #usa #general


Josephine Rosenblum
 

My grandfather and his brother-in-law had a tailoring business that was somewhere between completely hand-made and off-the-rack pre-made.  My grandfather Sigmund SEGAL in Parkesburg, PA measured a man, then let the customer pick what material and what styles of sleeve, body, etc.  The choices were picked up by Abraham BARMACH, who lived in Philadelphia.  The suit was assembled in a shop in Philadelphia and sent back to Parkesburg.  The time period was 1901 to 1909, when Sigmund died (age 29) and the business was closed.  I have their business card, which Sigmund's sister kept and passed down, until it came back to me.  Abe's grandson knew about the business and explained the details,  Sigmund's daughter (my mother) never knew any of this, because he died when she was just two.  She had no memories of her dad, and she died before I learned of his trade.
Josephine Rosenblum
Cincinnati

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