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trade card, solar tip shoes
  • United States
    Donaldson Brothers, printer
    active 1872–1891
  • trade card, solar tip shoes, 1884
  • Where object was made: New York, New York, United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 128 x 77 mm
    Object Height/Width: 5 1/16 x 3 1/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8044

A boy sits and takes of a shoe to rub his foot. Another boy and a girl stand beside him. Text on the front of the card advertises for the protective qualities of solar tip shoes manufactured by John Mundell & Co. of Philadelphia. A trademark symbol for the company is in the bottom center of the card. The verso is a text advertisement for the product. Wholesale dealers are W. E. Schmertz & Co. in Pittsburg [sic, Pittsburgh], Pa. (Pennsylvania).