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Button hook

Button hook
Title
Button hook
Date 
1890-1930
Medium 
Metal, cloth
Dimensions 
5 1/8 x 1 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 rusted metal button hook with an oval loop handle embossed "P.J. Schmidt/ 83 Michigan Ave."
Credit Line 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number 
2002.1.2631ee
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group