1890s | Talented Tailor


Cape with Detachable Collar, 1893. Gift of Alma Heinig.


The spectacle of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago drew visitors from around the world. Winnetka’s own tailor, Frank Heinig, owned a farm-like property on Green Bay Road. He submitted this innovative and award-winning “Promenade Suit and Overcoat” which was acclaimed for its “originality” and “skill in workmanship.”

Talented Tailor, narrated by Holly Marihugh