• Collection ID 2007.0137
  • Creator Names B. Leader & Sons.
  • Title B. Leader & Sons photograph collection [graphic].
  • Dates [ca. 1920-1997]
  • Physical description
    • 26 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 1/2 x 11 in. and smaller.
    • 15 photographic prints : col. ; 8 x 10 in. and smaller.
    • 5 transparencies : col. ; 8 x 10 in.
  • Access and usage restrictions Advance appointment required to view color materials in cold storage.
  • Collection summary Images of jewelry designed and crafted by B. Leader & Sons (Chicago, Ill.) as well as images of several generations of Leader family members who worked in the business, including Michael Leader, Hymen Leader, Rose Leader, Jesse Leader, Tillie Leader, and store founder, Benjamin Leader.
  • Biographical or Historical Note Chicago jewelry manufacturer and retailer, B. Leader & Sons, was founded in 1913 by Benjamin Leader, a German immigrant, and operated by various family members over the years. The company designed and manufactured the jewelry sold in the store, located at 2024 North Halsted Street in Chicago (Ill.) since the 1980's.
  • Acquisition information Gift of Michael Leader (2007.0137). Donor retains copyright.
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the B. Leader & Sons items [manuscript].
  • Names
    • B. Leader & Sons Photographs.
    • 2024 North Halsted Street (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Leader, Benjamin Portraits.
    • Leader, Hyman Portraits.
    • Leader, Michael Portraits.
    • Leader, Rose Portraits.
    • Leader, Tillie Portraits.
    • Leader family.
  • Subjects
    • Families Illinois Chicago 1920-1999. lctgm
    • Family-owned business enterprises Illinois Chicago 1920-1999. lctgm
    • German Americans Illinois Chicago 1920-1999.
    • Jewelers Illinois Chicago 1920-1999. lctgm
    • Jewelry making Illinois Chicago 1920-1999. lctgm
    • Jewelry Illinois Chicago 1920-1999. lctgm
  • Geographic coverage Chicago (Ill.) Commerce 1920-1999.
  • Genre
    • Film transparencies Color. gmgpc
    • Gelatin silver prints. gmgpc
    • Photographic prints Color. gmgpc
    • Portrait photographs. gmgpc
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.