Pictured: Building at Corner of Lake and Clark Streets (National Watch Company Sales Office), Chicago, After the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. [A brief departure from our ongoing study of the Burlington Watch Company] This month marks the 150th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire...
In the late 1890s, photography studios and jewelry supply companies capitalized on the growing trend of applying photographs to watch dials and cases. This novel feature was accomplished by a.
Pictured: Enamel Watch Dial Featuring Portrait Photograph, c.1891 In the 1890s, as photographic techniques were quickly advancing, the practice of placing portraits on enamel watch dials and case caps became.