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Philip Soloway Collection

Identifier: B428


  • Other: early 1940s


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Biographical / Historical

Philip Soloway (born Feifal Solavcjtschik in Poland-Russia on March 8, 1887) arrived in the US on July 9, 1912, at 17 years old on the ship Lapland. He entered through Ellis Island and lived the majority of his life in the Bronx. He married Bessie Hilda Sider, and they had three children: Martin, Daniel, and Muriel. Philip Soloway became a US citizen on January 19, 1937, at the age of 39. He was an accomplished tailor. Mr. Soloway moved with his wife to Denver, Colorado, in approximately 1967 to be closer to their children.


42.0 Linear Feet (1 container)

Scope and Contents

Collection contains three women's two piece suits designed and handmade by Philip Soloway. The suits were created as a sampler presented to various fashion houses in order to sell his patterns. These suits were probably created in the early 1940s.


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