Business: Concessionaire in Barrels

On exhibition at Lord & Taylor's smart Manhattan department store since last winter has been a collection of icons, glassware, china and bejeweled gewgaws from old Imperial Russia. Chiefly family possessions of the late Romanovs, it is part of the Hammer Collection—largest in the U. S.† And though Collector Hammer was tagged as "first concessionaire in the U. S. S. R.," few people knew just who he was. More of the collection appeared at the Waldorf-Astoria, in Chicago at Marshall Field's, at the Fair. Last week Collector Hammer bobbed up in the news...

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