Gilman Collamore (1834—1888)

Raised on the very property where our store, the Lannan Ship Model Gallery now operates from, Gilman Collamore, at 20 years old, followed the paths of two of his older brothers in the porcelain and china trade. First Ebenezar followed by Davis, the Collamores found success in trading high end porcelain wares to the social elite of New York. Gilman established his own business in 1861 with Gilman Collamore & Co., at 731 Broadway in 1861, then Union Square. Eventually Gilman occupied two stories of showrooms in The Wilbraham, a fashionable block of bachelor flats at Fifth Avenue and 30th Street.