These were sold by Hahn’s, which had four stores in Washington at the time.
Genuine Buckskin, as you know, is the best-wearing material known for footwear; soft, cool, comfortable; it will retain life and looks three to five times as long as any leather.
I did not know that. Now, I really want a pair.
Likewise, Buckskin is very scarce at present; in that consideration, the prices on these shoes are extremely moderate.
I also did not know we were having a deer shortage in the 1910s, but thankfully these are priced competitively.
Also, novelty socks for 19 cents? I know a couple of friends that would die to get their hands on socks in colors, in color combinations; regular and three-quarter lengths, stripes and plaid (you know who you are).
It’s sad that this building no longer exists. Look at that amazing clock at the top.
- For Young Ladies, For Growing Girls, and For Misses (1919) (ghostsofdc.org)
- Amazing Photo of the Old Post Office (ghostsofdc.org)
- Officials Probe Eckington Streetcar Disaster (ghostsofdc.org)
- Watch Out For That Tree! … Mailbox, Lamp Post and Emergency Callbox (ghostsofdc.org)
- Charleston, SC circa 1910 (thedustsettles.com)