Stanley Slotkin Collection
Hand painted canvas depicting the biblical story of the lives of King Solomon and Queen of Sheba. Text is in Geez.
- circa 1940
1 items : Triangular Box (3 x 3 x 30 inches)
Scope and Contents
Biographical / Historical
Stanley Slotkin (1905–1997) was a prominent Los Angeles businessman specializing in medical and party rentals through his company Abbey Rents. Slotkin also had strong interests that influenced his life and caused his philanthropy.
Slotkin grew up in a family of Russian immigrants. Slotkin was raised by his parents in Kansas City. In Kansas City, Slotkin came up with a business plan to rent rather than sell.
In the 1930s, Stolkin opened his first Abbey Rents store in St. Louis. Stanley Slotkin started increasing his company after this and it became the world’s largest rental firm in 1965. During the growth of his company, in 1937, Slotkin relocated his business headquarters to Los Angeles. Abbey Rents had 90 rental outlets that lent a wide variety of goods, including party supplies and medical equipment. He had two kids with Myriam Slotkin: Mark and Diane.
During his lifetime he collected liturigal and biblical texts and artifacts which he donated as individual items to a variety of Universities and Museums.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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