FredQuest Genealogy - Tagg Brothers Shirt Company
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Tagg Brothers - Chicago 1885

Tagg Brothers, Manufacturers of Shirts and Dealers in Men's Furnishing Goods
Chicago, Illinois (1885-6)

Tagg Brothers, Manufacturers of Shirts and Dealers in Men's Furnishing Goods, No. 39 Dearborn Street. Among the firms that are actively engaged in this line in Chicago may be mentioned the Messrs. Tagg Brothers, at No. 39 Dearborn Street. They are extensive manufacturers of shirts and dealers in men's furnishing goods. Their branch store and factory is located at No. 968 West Madison Street, where they constantly require the services of about thirty operatives, and produce a variety of goods which, for excellence of material, elegance of style, and superior workmanship are unsurpassed in the market. Their facilities are so ample and complete that they are enabled to offer the best grade of goods at very reasonable prices, and to fill all orders with remarkable despatch. The co-partners of this firm are Messrs. A. R. Tagg and E. C. Tagg. The former was born in Charleston, S. C., in 1849, and the latter at Portland, Wisconsin, in 1850. Mr. A. R. Tagg was for seven years connected with three of the largest houses in this line in Chicago, previous to entering the present firm and establishing this business in 1879. From a rather small beginning their trade has grown to its present large proportions, a result directly due to their tireless energy, liberal and pleasant treatment of customers, and a large spirit of enterprise. In their handsome Dearborn Street store, under the Tremont House, they carry in addition to their specialty in shirts, a choice assortment of gentlemen's furnishing goods. The characteristics which regulate the business of this house are such as to fully entitle it to the eminent favor and confidence accorded them by their numerous customers and the community generally.

"Tagg Brothers (page 139), Origin, Growth, and Usefulness of the Chicago Board of Trade, Its Leading Members, and Representative Business Men in Other Branches of Trade, Historical Publishing Company (New York : 1885-6)