Item No: pdcp00050
Title: Standard tip shoes. T.M. Harris & Co. [graphic].
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Print and Picture Collection
Advertisement showing a parade float, surrounded by sharply-dressed children, processing down the block with the "T.M. Harris & Co". multi-storied building at 821 Cherry. The float carries a large-model size Standard Tip shoe on which a toddler is seated and holding a Harris shoe. The children accompanying the vehicle play musical instruments, hold banners, and carry ribbons marked "Stand Tip." Two older girls flank and clasp one hand of the other over the float as three woman, including one attired as a nurse who holds a banner, follow the procession. The banners are illustrated with the company trademarks that advertise "Warranted Double Toe" and "Highest Grade." Spectators cheer from the windows of the company building that contains a cupola adorned with a weather vane. The building was previously occupied by the lighting factory of Cornelius & Baker.
Free Library of Philadelphia: Philadelphiana - Tradesmen's Cards
Thomas M. Harris & Co.