Posed news photograph of Elizabeth Fishblate Buck.
Elizabeth Fishblate Buck (1891-1931) was the daughter of S. H. Fishblate, the first Jewish mayor of Wilmington, NC, and Fannie Schaap of Richmond, VA. She married Harry C. Buck in 1915. After her husband experienced financial and physical problems, she started a millinery shop that became one of the most fashionable women's clothing stores in Wilmington. She studied the art of dressmaking and design in New York City, as well as overseas. Her salon was known as much for its beautiful decorations as for the sumptuous materials she used in making her outfits. She was also instrumental in establishing the Business and Professional Women's Club, of which she served as president. She is buried in the Hebrew Cemetery in Richmond, VA.
Women dressmakers; Business and Professional Women’s Club (Wilmington, N.C.); Millinery
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