Enduring Roots: Gibb and Co. and the Nineteenth-Century Tailoring Trade in Montreal

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Enduring Roots: Gibb and Co. and the Nineteenth-Century Tailoring Trade in Montreal
Abstract
The British-born Benaiah Gibb (1755-1826) came to Montreal in 1774. The next year he started B. Gibb and Co., tailors, specializing in making ready-to-wear clothes for men. He retired from the business in 1815 and was succeeded by his sons, Thomas and James Duncan. By the 1840s, another son, Benaiah Gibb (d.1877), had established himself as a tailor with the company name of B. Gibb and Co. By 1870 the firm was known as Gibb and Company, and operated as tailors and haberdashers for Montreal's bourgeois elite. In the late nineteenth century the family firm was being run by Alexander, Edward Munro and Lachlan Gibb.
Book Title
Fashion: A Canadian Perspective
Place
Toronto, ON
Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Date
2004
Pages
182-202
Language
en
Citation
Cariou, Gail. “Enduring Roots: Gibb and Co. and the Nineteenth-Century Tailoring Trade in Montreal.” In Fashion: A Canadian Perspective, edited by Alexandra Palmer, 182–202. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press, 2004.
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