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Accession Number: 1983.3525.1

Physical Description: Pair of man's black leather shoes with gray suede tops. Three mother-of-pearl buttons on outsides of suede tops. Pointy toes with rounded tips. Toe caps with decorative perforations at bases. Low stacked leather heels. Welted stacked leather outsoles. Lined in white cotton canvas at vamp, in tan leather at back. .1) Shoe .2) Shoe

History of Object: Belonged to donor's husband, Harry Endlich (1887-1983), who bought the shoes (and a suit, 1983.3525.6) at The Palace clothing store in Topeka. The Palace was a men?s and woman?s fashion store that did business in Topeka from the late 1880s to the mid 1970s. The store specialized in men?s suits and shoes and claimed to have sold merchandise to every Kansas Governor over several decades.

Date: Between 1920 and 1940

Dimensions (in cm): 28.50 (H) 10.00 (W) 10.00 (D) L: 11 1/2"; W: 4"; H: 3 1/2"

Marks/Inscriptions: (stamped on outsoles) [company logo of cowboy boot] (stamped on insoles) ISWU / UNION / MADE // (stamped on patches on insoles) IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC / REGAL / 110 FINE SHOPS IN ALL / PRINCIPAL CITIES // (stamed in leather lining) 7C 3H28205 11 / 4721 //

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Associations and Subjects

    Individual: Endlich, Harry, 1887-1983
    Business / Organization: Palace Clothing Company
    Origin, Place of: Topeka (Kan.)
    Origin, Place of: Shawnee County (Kan.)

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Status: Cataloged

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