Boots, Shoes, and Rubbers
January 10th, 2008 @ 12:07 am by Cliffe | Sorted Vintage Ads |
One of my favorite record covers of all time is this Bo Diddley
album from the early 60′s. It partially inspired me to become interested in buying a stylish pair of cowboys boots. However, every time I s aw
a pair for sale — that price tag!
A couple hundred bucks for a pair… it was just too much for me. All the while my girlfriend kept making fun of the idea.
A year passed and just last month she ended up buying a very similar looking pair of boots. What’s the point of all this? Well, there was some level of vindication there. But more importantly, this nearly interesting story brings us back to this early 1900′ s adverti
sement I came across. It’s advertising boots from the Washington Shoe Manufacturing Company, one of Seattle’s oldest continually running businesses.
L.B. Allain founded the company in January, 1891 opening the city’s first shoe factory at 807 Western Ave. And you can still buy from them today
. Check out the ad and click on it for more res.
The Washington Shoe Manufacturing Company. Seattle, U.S.A. Wholesale Mfgrs. and Dealers Boots, Shoes, and Rubbers. Three beauties in tan color. Quality the very best. Fine dress shoes in all popular leathers.