Location September 1928:
Location January 1st, 1936:
Locations February 1950:
607 South Hill St.
36 South State St.
Chicago 3, Ill.
This example was exhibited at the 1928 August Leather Goods Show 1928AugustLeatherGoodsShow and was illustrated on page 64 of the September issue of Trunks and Leather Goods.
The same issue of Trunks and Leather goods, page 74 carries this display ad for Goldberg Bros patented Shur-Tite Gusset Bag.
Check out the details of the May 1927 patent at the US Patent and Trademark Office. Shir-Tite Gusset Bag Patent
Spring 1930 Goldsmith Brothers offerings, are illustrated on page 55 of the March 1930 issue of "Hand Bag Modes."
"C—The modernistic motif is the basis of this calf envelope, with zipper compartment and silk lining. Goldsmith Bros."
"E—Two shades of green calf are used in modernistic design in this envelope back strap. Goldsmith Bros."
Display ad page 74 "Hand Bag Modes" March 1930
Display ad page 75, May 1930 issue of Luggage and Hand Bag Modes
December 1935 Luggage & Leather Goods announces the move from West 32nd to West 33rd St.
Three Weddings Occur at Goldsmith Bros.
The Summer season has been pretty much one of romance at Goldsmith Bros., where three of the men took brides in fairly rapid succession. The first wedding was that of Mr. Max Goldsmith, .member of the firm, who was married on May 30 to Miss Gertrude Mowitz. The wedding of Mr. Harry Weiss with Shirley Udan followed on June 7. Miss Udan has been an important assistant on the office staff of Adler & Adler, makers of sportswear. Mr. and Mrs. Weiss are now living in Riverdale. The third marriage was that of Mr. Norman Putzell, Pacific Coast representative who was recently married in Denver, Colo. to Miss Nettie Raines. Mrs. Putzell is now travelling with her husband. (August 1936 Luggage and Leather Goods, page 64)
December 1936 Park Avenue candid pic illustrates mid-30's daytime fashion. The handbag style was called an "Underarm" and the open coat styles made this style bags a staple into the 1940s.
Bags for Fall 1936 for Luggage & Leather Goods August 1936 page 39.
Display ad page 62 February 1942 Luggage & Leather Goods
This example appeared in same issue as a "slack bag," representing the new wartime styles in "Slack Bags and Plastics in Spotlight" on page 38 of the April 1942 Luggage & Leather Goods. 1942ClothingStylesChange
Plastic strips and lacy design plastic cord top zipper bag trimmed with contrasting colored calf. Retail $5. From Goldsmith Bros
June 1942 Luggage & Leather Goods, page 49
Handbag News June 1942 "Luggage & Leather Goods," page 58
Clipper Bags at Goldsmith
Same issue, page 42
100% wool broadcloth is used in an attractive underarm envelope bag. The applique design is combined with an unusual prysfal lock for decoration. This has a faille lining and is fitted with a deep, safe pocket inside. From the line of Goldsmith Brothers.
"The bag shown here in broadcloth combines applique and prystal in a very saleable underarm style. It is in the collection of Goldsmith Brothers." (June 1942 Luggage & Leather Goods, page 42)
Display ad August 1942 "Luggage & Leather Goods," page 45.
New shopping trends, reflecting wartime rationing and restrictions, were in evidence for Fall 1942. (August 1942 "Luggage & Leather Goods," page 35
Dramatize Fall Bags To Wear With Coats
"With shoppers being advised from every angle to choose their clothes and accessories with great care, it is quite obvious that handbag customers will be super-critical this fall. A type of hag equally smart with new fall dresses and also with a fur or fur-trimmed coat, will be in demand by women who plan and select their wardrobes early in the season.
With black coats suggest this non-crockable Suede-CrockingCalf French processed suede bag mounted on a highly polished ebony wood frame. It's new, it's different and it's designed for the smart matron. From Goldsmith Bros
They exhibited at the Fashion Flair 1947FashionFair, June 12, 1947 at Madison Square Garden. "Handbags Illustrated" July 1947 page 56.
"Handbag Buyer" June 1949 showed the early Fall 1949 bags to be featured in department store promotions, page 24. This bag was designed to retail at $10.95 by Goldsmith Bros. That's equivalent to $82 in inflation adjusted 2006 dollars!
"Elvette glove fabric on partly covered squared frame has soft cowl draping and tucking, handsomely lined interior with zipper. Featured in new leather colors and black."
The trade news column of "Handbag Buyer" June 1949, page 41, included this tidbit.
Samuel R. Goldsmith and Victor Berkowitz Fly to Paris
"Samuel R. Goldsmith, president of Goldsmith Bros., and his assistant and designer, Victor S. Berkowitz, left on May 14 via Air France for a trip to Paris in search of new trends and ideas. They will probably visit Italy and London before their return around mid-June."
Display ad "Handbag Buyer" June 1949, page 49
"Shur-Tite's Favorite of the Month has become the favorite of millions, and every day more and more fashion-wise women ask for Shu-Mates, Antalure and other Shur-Tite bags as well. This ever-increasing popularity is based on popular principles too—because for style, quality and economy there are no other bags like Shur-Tite bags!"
Display ad February 1950 issue of "Handbags and Fashion Accessories," page 71
Shu-Mates by Shur-tite
GOLDSMITH BROTHERS MFG.CO., INC.
10 West 33rd St., New York 1, N. Y