Fonds consists of 1 coat hanger, one newspaper clipping, a greeting card, and two advertisments for Chateau Furs Limited.
1924 - 1990
M. Caplan Furs was established in 1919 by Meyer Caplan (b. unknown - d. August 5, 1968). The store was located at 178 Sparks Street and later moved to Bank Street. His son, John (b. unknown - d. March 26, 2000) entered the business in 1946 after earning a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University.
The store closed in 1990 due to decreases busineess as a result of what John Caplan described as the "pressure placed on the industry by the environmental lobby”. Five sales staff and five trades workers from the store’s small factory were put out of work. Pat Flesher Furs picked up the after-sales services, storage, and insurance services of Caplan furs.