Perugia Shows Wooden Soled Sandals | The Shoe Retailer, February 23rd, 1929
November 6, 2014 § 2 Comments
Design for a Shoe |Dec 15, 1936
September 30, 2014 § 1 Comment
I designed the shoes and at first I cut them too, and I uh ran the factory, handled everything. I bought the machinery, equipped the plant, set up the plant, laid out the plans. — I invented a lot of things.
Ben Benjamin on starting Schwartz & Benjamin.
The Historialist Of Shoes And Shoemakers
More from The Historialist of Shoes and Shoemakers on Ben Benjamin and I. Miller
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The Historialist of Shoes and Shoemakers/Ben Benjamin – Crik-etts
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The Historialist of Shoes and Shoemakers – Designer and Shoemaker | Ben Benjamin Part 3
This summer I found a few more missing pieces to the Crik-etts puzzle. The Historialist is correct that the company continued making shoes past 1954 after my grandfather joined I. Miller. Below is part of a Licensing contract between The Irving Drew Corporation and my grandfather from August 15th, 1958 and a New York Times Ad from 1962.
The Historialist of Shoes and Shoemakers/Ben Benjamin
August 30, 2014 § 4 Comments
When I began researching my grandfather, Ben Benjamin I discovered a wonderful shoe blog The Historialist belonging to Milo Bandini & Irma Vivaldi. I felt I had found a kindred spirit in their passion for preserving the history of footwear. Theirs is from the starting point of Lombardy and the Parabiago-Milan area and the Italian-French shoemaker André Perugia. Mine from the American 1900s and my grandfather Ben Benjamin. I hope you will take the time to check out their website and read their latest posts on my grandfather. Thank you Milo and Irma!