Full Video: Slow Drive Through Provincetown

The decades following the second world war were artistically fertile in Greenwich Village. Many purveyors of the jewelry craft flourished with Provincetown being the preferred summer location for satellite shops of jewelers who were practitioners of the modern idiom. They included Ed Weiner, Paul Lobel, Jules Brenner and Henry Steig, Phyllis Sklar, Izzi Sklar among others.

The footage, a slow drive through Provincetown was obtained from the late Lee Brenner who co-operated a gallery with husband Jules, who created silver jewelry; which operated in Provincetown and New York. The sequence with a throng in a gallery setting was the shop of Ed Weiner at 260 Commercial Street (now Café Heaven)

Stephen Borkowski, Chairman Provincetown Historical Commission

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