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Historical Essay

Scotch Giant's Shoe Last

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Shoe last (form) used to make boots for Frederick Shadick of Cottage Inn, Wisconsin, 1849-1854. (Museum object #1968.15.1)

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Aultman Street

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of Aultman Street, the main thoroughfare. Mountains can be seen in background. Business signs read: "Shoemaker" "Ely Post Office" "Campton Commercial...

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Boot Repair

Date: 1970 ca.

Description: A shoemaker repairs the sole of a boot using a sewing machine.

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Boot Repair

Date: 1970 ca.

Description: A shoemaker repairs the sole of a boot using a sewing machine.

Date: 1934-11-03 

Description: Charles Palmeri, aka Pasquale, in an apron, receives a check from James Lewis, Special Deputy representing the street banking commission, to settle his acc...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Charles Christopher Frost (1806-1880), Vermont botanist. Focused in area of mycology (fungi), especially Eastern North American...

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Boot Repair

Date: 1970 ca.

Description: A shoemaker in his shop at work.

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: The Eau Claire Lumber Company, later the Cutter shoe factory. It was still standing in 1931.

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Making a Harness

Date: 1970 ca.

Description: A shoemaker constructs a harness.

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Shoemaker

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: A shoemaker in striped work jacket and a tie works on a machine in his shop.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the exterior of the Copeland Ryder Shoe Company, established in 1868. The three-story brick building is bordered by trees, a sidewalk, and a road a...

Date: 1961-12-29 

Description: Students work in a shoe rebuilding class at the Milwaukee Vocational and Adult Schools.

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Shoe Repair Shop

Date: 1978-03-18 

Description: In his shoe repair shop, a shoe repairman sews the edge of a man's shoe, with the tools of his trade surrounding him.

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