I. Miller – Mint Green

August 29, 2014 § Leave a comment

I. Miller

More Treasures Discovered

April 23, 2014 § 6 Comments

My sister who lives in my grandfather’s former home in Florida found a few shoes stored in her garage. 1 pair of I. Miller, 1 pair of Daniel Green and 1 Crik-etts. The I. Miller and Daniel Green look like they’re from the 1930’s. It’s a mystery as to why he would have saved them since he didn’t leave Schwartz & Benjamin until the 1940’s and joined I. Miller in the 1950’s. They look like samples to me — too small to belong to my grandmother Rose. They may have been his designs that were copied (Patent). Unfortunately with the relentless Florida humidity the shoes are in sad shape.

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Grandpa's House

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I. Miller Shoes

March 16, 2014 § 11 Comments

In 1952 my grandfather Ben Benjamin became the General Manager for the I. Miller Shoe Company.

I. Miller – A Little Jewel Box of a Shoe Store, New York Times Feb. 10th, 2008

Follow up to the 2008 New York Times article:  At Restored Landmark in Times Square, Mixing ‘Brash and Beautiful’

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New York Times, April 17th, 1955

I. Miller Shoe Advertisement from The New York Times, April 17th, 1955.

Andy Warhol found early success as a commercial artist and was hired by I. Miller as their chief illustrator in the 1950’s.

I. Miller Article

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B.Benjamin Bio 1954

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Courtesy The Library of Congress: Reproduction Number: LC-G612-T-36355-B,Call Number: LC-G612- 36355-B <p&p> [P&P] Date Created/Published: 1939 Oct. 21.

CRIK-ETTS

March 15, 2014 § Leave a comment

My grandfather, Ben Benjamin created a shoe called Crik-etts that boasted the first flexible sole.  I found these clippings with some other things he gave me.  He didn’t tell me much about it.  I wish I had known to ask him about this part of his life and also his days at I. Miller that followed.

Criketts a platform you can stand on

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Criketts AD - Revolutionize Shoe

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