WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America–Friday, February 24th. A baby boy, whose name came to mean quality and brilliant design, was born this month in 1848—Louis Comfort Tiffany. After making his mark independently, in 1902 he became the artistic director of his father's already famous jewelry store in New York City. The younger Tiffany also helped create the art nouveau style with his famous lamps of floral shapes in iridescent glass. Years later, the Truman Capote book "Breakfast at Tiffany's" made the store once more nationally famous. Today across the U.S., there are close to 23,000 jewelry stores, employing 125,000 people. Each year they sell rings, necklaces, bracelets, watches, and other items of gold, silver and precious stones worth over $28 billion. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
Tiffany biography/accessed 12/22/2017: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Louis-Comfort-Tiffany
1902 design director/accessed 12/22/2017:
Jewelry store numbers and employment/County Business Patterns/NAICS 448310: https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/BP/2014/00A1//naics~448310
Jewelry store revenues/Economic Census/NAICS 448310
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau