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 West Coast.
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.
26.15 Linear Feet
(28 boxes, 8 flatfile folders)
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