Chicago Art Silver Shop and Art Metal Studios records

Inclusive Dates: 
1912–circa 1929
Survey Repository: 

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

7 boxes of photographs, sketches, and patterns from the Chicago Art Silver Shop and Art Metal Studios founded in 1912 by Edmund Bokor and Ernest Gould.

Biographical Historical Note

Edmund Boker immigrated to Chicago from Hungary in 1907 with his friend Ernest Gould. In 1912 the two ventured into business forming the Chicago Art Silver Shop. In 1918 they shortened the name to the Art Silver Shop, and when business slackened in 1934 they changed their business to focus on wholesale jewelry and renamed it the Art Metal Studios.