OUR HISTORY

Beck Studios Est 1856

Much has changed in the world over the past 160 years.  But one thing that has remained constant is Beck Studios.  

Beck Studios was founded in 1856 by William Beck, an immigrant from Germany who intended to establish himself as a children's tailor. Along the way, he discovered a love of theater and theatrical production and eventually began to supply costumes and props, stage curtains, drops, parade swags, mirror balls, and other stage dressing. While we no longer supply props and costumes - you won't find any bespoke unicorns or suits of armor hanging around our shop - we are proud to continue to supply and install the latest in theatrical rigging, lighting, and stage curtains.

Although the technology has changed drastically since those early days in 1856, our commitment to excellence remains the same. 

Our History Gallery

Painting of our old location on Dorcester
Our Old Location on Dorcester
Our First Location on Vine Street
Old Leaflet
Cincinnati Enquirer Article
Cincinnati Enquirer Article
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Decorations for a Celebration
Decorations for a Celebration
Decorations for a Church
Window Drop
Swags on JC Penney Downtown
Swags for a Parade
Woodland Hand Painted Drop