Re: The Emporium on Market Street

04/19/07 - posted by Richard

Valerie, see http://www.orau.org/ptp/collection/shoefittingfluor/shoe.htm for pictures and lots of information about shoe fitting machines. I remember during WWII that a lot of boys and girls wore metal tapdance "taps" on their shoes to protect sole tips and heels from wear because shoes were rationed and had to last.

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