Bernard Manheim emigrated from Austria at the turn of the twentieth century to work in the cabinetmaking shop at Feldman’s Antique Emporium. He married William Feldman’s sister Ida and opened his own antiques store just down the block from Feldman’s in 1919. Like other antiques dealers, Manheim made several trips to Europe to select stock for his store, which is now operated by his granddaughter Ida Manheim.

B. Manheim Antiques sign

ca. 1919; iron, gilding

by Smith the Sign Man (New Orleans)

The Historic New Orleans Collection, 2016.0089