The firm of McKim & 'Noel , composed of Mrs. e.east J.McKim, and
Mr. C. B.Noel, , are the proprietors of the " Paris Fashion Emporium."
designers and importers of trimmed paper patterns, at 419J Fourth street.
The business was started by the senior partner in 186S, under rather un-
favorable circumstances, with only a capital of $100. In 1867 Mr. Noel
became connected with the business, and now the establishment ranks
among the first in the west. They manufacture designs for ladies' and
children's dresses, and have made two valuable improvements in rules
for cutting dress goods, for which they were awarded the blue ribbon at
the State Fair of 1S67, as also the first premium for patterns. A large
share of their business is done through agents in different parts of the
country. This firm give employment to four salesmen and twenty
hands, and transact a business averaging $2,500 per month.