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Entrepreneurs

Esther Kasle Jones, 1915 - 1994

"Mention the one thing that's most memorable about my mother?" What an impossible assignment! "Let me tell you what other people have told me about my mother instead," I said.

The New York Times profiles Kosher food matriarch Regina Margareten at age 95

December 24, 1957

Regina Margareten, the "matriarch of the Kosher food industry," was profiled in the "New York Times" the day before her 95th birthday.

Tillie Lewis opens cannery for American-grown Italian tomatoes

July 13, 1935

Tillie Lewis, who introduced Italian tomatoes to America, opened the first cannery owned by a woman on her 34th birthday.

Jennie Grossinger Day!

June 16, 1968

Governor Nelson Rockefeller designated Jennie Grossinger Day in New York State, the first time this honor was bestowed on a living woman.

Estelle Joan Sommers takes over Capezio

June 1, 1964

Estelle Joan Sommers, dancewear manufacturer and philanthropist, made headlines when she took over her husband's Capezio shop.

"New York Times" profiles entrepreneur Lillian Vernon

April 26, 1978

Entrepreneur Lillian Vernon was profiled in the "New York Times" as the "first lady of mail order catalogues."

Frieda Caplan founds innovative specialty produce company

April 2, 1962

Frieda Caplan opened her specialty produce company, Frieda's Inc., which has introduced a wide array of exotic produce to the American market.

Ruth Mosko Handler unveils Barbie Doll

March 9, 1959

Ruth Mosko Handler unveiled the Barbie Doll at the International American Toy Fair in New York.

Brothel-keeper Polly Adler jailed

March 5, 1935

Polly Adler, one of America's best-known madams, was jailed after a police raid on her Saratoga Springs brothel.

Birth of Ida Cohen Rosenthal, co-founder of Maidenform

January 9, 1886

Ida Cohen Rosenthal, co-founder of Maidenform, the first company to make modern bras, was born in Tsarist Russia.

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