May 4, 1903: Your mediocre shoes betray you as commonplace

  • Blog Post by: Ben Welter
  • February 7, 2014 - 1:45 PM
In the early 1900s, the Plymouth Clothing House at Sixth and Nicollet sold "Correct Dress for Men, Women and Children." This shoe ad, which appeared in the Minneapolis Journal on May 4, 1903, asked the women of Minneapolis: Can you afford to be commonplace?

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