In 1900, an 18-year-old Joe Davidson left the bleak prospects of his native Lithuania in search of a more promising life. As the business he started in 1910 celebrates its 100th anniversary “A Century of Style” join us in looking back on the history of the company (as recounted by Joe’s children Sig Davidson and Mimi Davidson Leeds and compiled by his great-grandson Douglas Davidson). We hope you’ll join in the story.
Joe entered America through Ellis Island, that traditional gateway by which so many entered the new world – and new opportunity. He started work alongside his elder sister in a Providence factory and before long followed a distant relative’s invitation to come to Roanoke, where his seemingly unbounded ambition combined with an innate sense of style fueled his long-held desire to work in the clothing industry.