Keteon Ares Menendian immigrated to the USA in 1898. He came to New York City and worked several jobs. One of those jobs was at a restaurant, where he became friends with an Oriental rug dealer who eventually offered him a job. In the 1900-1908 years, he and another gentleman would take extended trips up into New York State, across Pennsylvania, down thru Ohio and back to New York City. In each town they would do what we would call ‘trunk shows.’ They would come to a city and inquire who had the finest furniture store and go and work out a deal with the owner to show their rugs for a few days or weeks.
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