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Advert for the Boot Repairing Store

Advert for the Boot Repairing Store

Printer: Bowers Brothers

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1887

Shelfmark: Evan.6796

Item number: 6796

Genre: Leaflet

Buying new boots or shoes was an expensive business at the beginning of the 19th century. Then, every piece of footwear was carefully made to measure by a local boot maker against the customer's foot. Thus people generally only owned one or two pairs. Hard-wearing leather was the standard material for boots and shoes, and owners would have looked after them to ensure that they lasted a long time.

Small repairs, such as new laces or fastenings, were done in the home, but larger repairs like mending holes in the sole had to be done at a specialist repair store like this one.

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