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trade card, Standard Screw Fastened Shoes
  • United States
  • trade card, Standard Screw Fastened Shoes, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 90 x 172 mm
    Object Height/Width: 3 9/16 x 6 3/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8089

On the left side of the card, four boys work to pry the sole off a giant show with the words “Standard Screw Fastened” on its side. Above them, text reads: “Men’s Roughest Work or Boy’s Rude Play Can Never Tear Standard Screw Fastened Soles Away.” On the right side of the card, a boy tells a cobbler that the soles must be screwed on instead of nailed or pegged.
The verso is a text advertisement for the product. It stresses the necessity of ensuring the product’s trademark. It is manufactured by J. W. Brigham & Co. in Boston, Massachusetts. J. S. Durkee is a seller of the product in Abilene, Kansas.