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trade card, Henderson's Red School House Shoes
  • United States
  • trade card, Henderson's Red School House Shoes, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 79 x 117 mm
    Object Height/Width: 3 1/8 x 4 5/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8068

Two boys stand by a path. One kicks a large rock. A red school house is in the background. Text across the top reads, “Let Him Kick! Henderson’s Red School House Shoes Will Stand It.” The bottom left corner of the card reads, “L'école Rouge.”
The verso is a text advertisement for Henderson’s school shoe, known under the trademark of the “Little Red School House” and manufactured by C. M. Henderson & Co. At the bottom is an advertisement for the seller, J. G. Hamaker & Co. of Abilene, Kansas.