The Frank Brothers records contain material from the Frank Brothers furniture company, an influential, Long Beach, California-based
organization, active between 1930 and 1982, credited with defining and promoting mid-century modern furniture design on the
The Frank family's path toward redefining interior design in America began with a store named Cash Furniture, located at 219
East 4th Street in Long Beach, California, where Louis Frank sold modestly-priced, old and new furniture and resale appliances.
In 1930, he joined forces with his son Maurice and changed the name of the business to L. Frank and Son. It was Louis's younger
son Edward, who saw an opportunity to create a niche in the market by shifting exclusively to contemporary furniture sales,
and when he joined the organization in 1937, Frank Brothers was born.
21.4 linear feet
(23 boxes, 7 flatfile folders)
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