February 01, 2021
Thirty Years in the Nation’s Capitol
The J. Press roots in the Nation's Capitol serving both political parties goes back to 1946 when the company's Washington retail travel exhibits premiered in the old Willard Hotel. They were conducted by "J. Press Road Traveler" Ray Jacobs, an endearing and witty New Haven raconteur, a consummate salesman serving the clothing requirements for more than a generation of customers on his southern route from Philadelphia to New Orleans.
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