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J. A. Giffen


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Something different, and different, in a good way is the J. A. Giffen Furniture and Undertaking establishment. Note is taken here of this company for the reason that it is well worthy of mention as one of the conspicuous stores.

Mr. Giffen is one of the city's representative business men, and has a reputation for honesty and truth which makes his statement unquestionable in any transaciton. [sic transaction] The growth of this business has been remarkable. It has grown in a period of 4 years to occupy a space from 3600 to 14,000 square feet. The store has two entrances, one on Third and one on Chestnut street. Located in the splendid new Whitney Bank building, the goods handled are the finest and best, and the stock is so arranged as to add the touch of color necessary to form a beautiful harmony of the whole.

Nothing more splendid in the line of a furniture establishment can be seen in any of our larger cities.

Mr. Giffen has faith in Atlantic and has expressed it in the equipment of this new store. The policy of this store is to extend the glad hand to all whether purchasers or not.

He was formerly associated as manager of the Home Furniture Company of Joliet, Ill., and has had practical experience with some of the brightest minds of this phase of the commercial world. He is a Mason and a splendid citizen, aiding in every way within his power to advance the interest of Atlantic.

From: Industrial Edition, published by Atlantic News Telegraph, Atlantic, Iowa, 1913, pg. 85. Transcribed by Cheryl Siebrass, February, 2015.

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