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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 shoe horn with a folding button hook on the handle end engraved "A. Kasper/ Good Shoes and Skilled Repairing/ Willmette, Ill."
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
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