While living upstairs during the 1890s, Mrs. Elizabeth Cohen converted her husbands store into a
millinery shop after her husbands death to earn money to support her family. Mrs. Cohen sold hats, fancy
goods and gentlemans accessories from the shop and decorated pre-made hats to suit the individual taste
of her customers. Mrs. Cohen would purchase ready-made hat bodies, then customize them using ribbons, artificial
flowers, buttons and feathers. Fabrics, notions, and ties, cuff links and shirt collars -- gentlemens
accessories -- were also sold in the store. While Mr. Cohen was alive, he owned and operated the store selling
gentlemans accessories which Mrs. Cohen continued to sell after converting the store into the millinery shop.
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