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1908 Brown Shoe Company White House Shoes Advertisement Poster Featuring Presidents in Framed Display

Lot Number 2192

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We don't have royalty here in America, but this antique poster is certainly regal in its presentation. Dating from 1908, is a Brown Shoe Company "White House Shoes" advertisement in framed display. This stately piece features a party ball at the White House, with George and Martha Washington leading the dance. Seen over George's left shoulder are Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, while James Monroe, John Quincy Adams and their first ladies hold position behind Martha.


The parent company of the famous Buster Brown line, the Brown Shoe Company of St. Louis reportedly aimed this early 20th Century advertsing campaign at ladies of the day. Seen at bottom center on this colorful poster, is the legend "White House Society of Colonial Days", along with the rhyme "The White House, Whose Walls Are History's Glass, Where Presidents, Ladies and Courtiers Pass"; and the provenance "Copyright 1908 by the Brown Shoe Co." is printed at bottom right. Seen in an arched window of 21x29, this ancient advertisement presents handsomely, despite moderate creasing at left and some staining at bottom right. The frame measures 28-1/2 x 36", and shows moderate wear.

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