Ephemera Friday #4: Portsmouth Shoe Manufactory

This small, business card-sized calling card is this week’s ephemera. While it isn’t quite understood what the message of a juggling auburn-haired child was meant to relay this card is certainly eye catching and distinct from other cards of the period. It bears the address of the company it represents: Portsmouth Shoe Manufactory. 105 West Front Street, Portsmouth, Ohio.

“Make all Kinds of Ladies’ Fine Shoes”

Portsmouth Shoe Manufactory

The back of the card bears the signature of of Charlie Kendall Salsburg, son of James Salsbury and Maria Kendall, and grandson of William Kendall.

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