National Geographic : 1912 Dec
THEODORE B. STARR, INC. Louis Morris Starr, President Howard White Starr, Vice President A Document of 1862 O UR intimate acquaintance during many years past with Mr. Theodore B. Starr, and our perfect confi dence in his integrity, faithfulness, and business ex perience induce us to cordially recommend his services to all who may want any goods in his line of business." (Signed) Read, Taylor & Co. Peckham, Merrill, Fitch & Co. Arthur Rumrill & Co. Randel & Baremore February r5 th, 1862. Among the many persons who to day know and depend on the relia bility of this house, there are few who remember the first public announcement of its founder, Mr. Theodore B. Starr. In substance, that announcement stated that the satisfactory selection and purchase of precious stones, jewelry, and silverware on the part of the buyer called for integrity, faith fulness, and experience on the part of the seller. In the latter capacity Sackett, Davis & Co. Ve J. Magnin, Guerdin & Co. Freeman & Ryer Schuyler, Hartley & Graham Mr. Starr offered his services to the public, and printed in substantiation the endorsement of eight of the most prominent houses of the day. It is that endorsement which we have reproduced above. In the fifty years that have elapsed, the business then founded has grown to greatness - due entirely to the strictest maintenance of its founder's policy, which was and is to deal in reliable merchandise and to keep faith with every customer. DIAMONDS AND PEARLS OF EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY JEWELRY WATCHES SILVERWARE CLOCKS BRONZES STATIONERY LEATHER GOODS :5TH AVENUE AND 47TH STREET NEW YORK "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."