Jack Slan was born in 1918, in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Russian immigrant parents, Joseph and Sophie Slan. He had two brothers, Robert and Leon (Lennie Stein, Canadian Amateur Heavyweight Champion, 1935-1937, and Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame inductee). In 1922, the family moved to Toronto. Jack later met and married his first wife, Jerry Slan, and his second wife, Pearl (née Potash).
In 1945, Jack and his two brothers founded Dominion Luggage in Toronto's garment district. Jack was the designer and creative force behind the company, while his brothers handled the business aspects and the sales. The company was later sold in 1972 to Warrington Products. Jack passed away on 28 September 2002.
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Item is a portrait of Jack Slan.
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