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Button hook

Object Number: 
2002.1.2631u
Date: 
1890-1930
Medium: 
Metal, cloth
Dimensions: 
3 5/8 x 3/8 x 1/8 in.
Description: 
One sample from a green velvet saleman's sample kit displaying thirty five shoe horns, button hooks and combination shoe devices of different styles. A gray metal button hook with the handle engraved "Walk Over Shoes."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group