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trade card, C. M. Henderson & Co.'s Celebrated Boots & Shoes
  • United States
  • trade card, C. M. Henderson & Co.'s Celebrated Boots & Shoes, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 87 x 138 mm
    Object Height/Width: 3 7/16 x 5 7/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8069

Several schoolchildren play and talk outside a red school house. Text at the top and bottom reads, “Buy C. M. Henderson & Co.’s Celebrated Boots & Shoes. Manufacturers of the Famous Henderson School Shoes. 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.