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Tier 2

Clothing and Accessories ➔ Herpolsheimers Tan And Black Ladies Boots

High laced, pointed toes, black and tan colors. Appears to be ca. late 1800's. Stacked wood heel, leather tooling. Made by Herpolsheimers Dept. Store. Stamp on inside cuff of right boot.;165 34518 702 inside on canvas. Herpolsheimer Co. Grand Rapids, Mich. on inside cuff, fading.
Leather Outside, Canvas Liner
8.5" h 3 | "" w 9 | "" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Gift Of Deglopper, Jennie

In 1865, William G. Herpolsheimer and Charles G. A. Voigt, two young businessmen, established the Voigt, Herpolsheimer & Company, a dry goods and carpet store in Michigan City, Indiana before relocating to Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1870. The partnership between Voigt and Herpolsheimer ended in 1902 with Voigt taking over the flour mills and Herpolsheimer the store. Herpolsheimer's Firm continued to operate department stores until it was sold in 1987 making it one of the longest-running retail establishments in West Michigan.

Jennie DeGlopper

Mulkerin, Meghan
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