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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Boots and shoes

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Almon Fuller daybooks

Accession: 1918

Almon Fuller (1816-1881) was a shoemaker at Wyalusing, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, from 1835 until 1856, when he moved his family to Camptown, Pennsylvania, and became a small farmer. Almon Fuller's daybooks describe the operation of a small shoemaking shop in northeastern Pennsylvania during the 1830s.

Dates: 1835-1850

DuPont Corfam® photographs

Accession: 2011-206

Corfam® was a synthetic substitute for leather. Collection consists of photographs related to the development and manufacture of DuPont's Corfam® synthetic leather at the Newburgh, New York Corfam® pilot plant and research facility.

Dates: 1964

Lucius F. Ellsworth papers on the tanning and leather industry

Accession: 1959

Dr. Lucius F. Ellsworth (1941-) was a Hagley graduate fellow and was employed by Hagley as a research assistant in the history of technology from 1963 to 1967. The papers in this collection consist of a combination of research notes and original documents collected by Dr. Ellsworth during his research on the American tanning and leather industries.

Dates: 1812-1989

Shoemaking machinery photographs

Accession: 1997-222

The United Shoe Machinery Company was founded upon the 1899 merger of the Goodyear Machinery Company, Consolidated and McKay Lasting Machine Company, and McKay Shoe Machinery Company. The company grew quickly from its inception. In its heyday, the company employed 9,000 people and manufactured eighty-five percent of shoe making machinery in the United States. Of these two prints, one shows an assembly line using United Shoe Machinery Corporation equipment, while the other shows a worker demonstrating a United Shoe Machinery Company machine.

Dates: 1950-1960