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      Sale 2453 | Lot 4
      Price Realized: $1,375With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2453 Lot 4

        DESIGNER UNKNOWN MICHAEL ARTHUR / MANUFACTURER OF BOOT, SHOE & GAITER UPPERS. 1877.
        18 3/4x24 inches, 47 1/2x61 cm. Schumacher & Ettinger, New York.
        Condition B+: tears and creases along vertical and horizontal folds; minor foxing in margins; blind stamp and ink notation on verso. Paper.
        While it is difficult to imagine that members of the same family had different businesses selling the same products, it is also likely that Michael Arthur was related to Henry Arthur (see next lot), whose business was only two blocks away. This shoe advertisement is unexpectedly filled with whimsical vignettes of monkeys and frogs making shoes, as well as two scenes without animals, presumably included to show boots and shoes in "everyday" use.

        Estimate $800 - 1,200


        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $1,375

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