Category: History

  • Chinese Love Story Pictured on New Bedroom Furniture

    Chinese Love Story Pictured on New Bedroom Furniture

    Jamestown Post-Journal – March 20, 1948 A Chinese love story in lacquer, enacted on novel bedroom furniture, will be a special exhibit by Union-National Furniture Company at the Jamestown Exposition next month when 2,500 buyers will converge here. The first sets of more than 250, now being made, are completed.…

  • History of The Coffin Family

    Learn about the Coffin family’s ties to Nantucket and influences of the seascape paintings.

  • Sunday Tea with Mrs Merrill Coffin

    Sunday Tea with Mrs Merrill Coffin

    Mrs. Merrill Everett Coffin will open her home, 333 Fairmount Avenue, tomorrow from 5 to 7 P. M. when Delta Gamma chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority will honor their mothers at a mother and daughter tea. Chairman of the affair will be Mrs. James Wells, assisted by Mrs…

  • Wedding Anniversary

    1945 Photograph of Merrill & his wife Lois on their honeymoon at Niagara Falls. They were married for over 60 years. Today would have been their 68th wedding anniversary.

  • 1983 Artifacts Article

    Chautauqua County Artists Merrill Coffin Merrill (Pete) Coffin is one of the area’s most respected artists. Respected for the quality of his work, Mr. Coffin has gained a way of life, a theory of painting, and what seems to be a certain contentment with his art. I visited recently with Mr. Coffin…

  • Howard Atkins

    On October 24, 2012 I was privileged enough to be able to sit down with Howard Atkins, who at the age of 13 in 1944 started working for a new company called Decoralac. His role with the company was to haul the furniture on the night shift when work was…

  • Highschool Pictures

    Senior Pictures from the Jamestown Highscool Yearbook from 1942