Table of Contents

 

The Story of Karpen: An Overview

 

Introduction

 

 Part I

1830-1872: Tischler Karpen”

 

1872-1880: From the Old World to Chicago

 

Part II

1880-1884:  The Founding of S. Karpen & Bros.

 

1880-1892: The Karpen Family in America

 

1885-1886: First Steps

 

1887-1888: Nine Brothers in the Business

 

1889-1891: Overcoming a Tragedy

 

1888-1891:  The Karpen Nine—A Part of Baseball’s Lore

 

1892-1893: The First Karpen Building on Michigan Avenue

 

1891-1893: First Prize at the World Columbian Exposition

 

1895-1898: “The Big Time”

Part III

1899

“The Great Expansion”

1900-1905

“Entering the National Stage”

1905-1910

“Success on the Nation Stage”

Part IV

1910-1920

“A Plastic Called Redmanol”

1920-1930

“The Roaring 20s”

PART V

1930-1940

“The New Reality”

1940-1952

“The Sale of S. Karpen & Bros.”