Item No: pdcp00049
Title: Thomas M. Harris & Co. sole manufacturers Philadelphia [graphic] : The winning shoe.
Print and Picture Collection
Advertisement showing a boy brandishing a flag reading "Buy Standard Tip Shoes For Your Children" and using a gigantic "Standard Tip" shoe as a sulky in a harness race. His vehicle is pulled by horses "Tip and "Top" that leave a pileup of horses in the dust behind them. In the background, the judge's booth adorned with the "Standard" flag is visible along the fenced track next to cheering spectators. Image includes the company trademark which reads "Look For This Trademark on every Shoe. 'Our Sole Leather Tip Best in The World.' Thomas M. Harris & Co. Trade Marks Reg. Aug. 1882 & July 1884." Also contains advertising text on the verso.
Bertram & Co. assumed the lithographic shop of F.C. Paxson & Co. at 439 Chestnut Street circa 1885.
Free Library of Philadelphia: Philadelphiana - Tradesmen's Cards
Thomas M. Harris & Co.
V. A. Bertam & Co. - Printer
V. A. Bertam & Co. - Publisher