Billhead from the Hamilton, Brown Shoe Co. issued in 1900. This historic has a vignette of the company's Manufacturing Facility and Retail Building and is over 106 years old.
The company was a large manufacturer of mens, womens's and children's shoes. In 1888, the Hamilton-Brown Shoe Company built a factory at the northeast corner of 21st and Locust in a fading upper-class residential neighborhood in St. Louis. Already a force in St. Louis industry, the company doubled its sales between 1890 and 1900. By the early 20th century, Hamilton-Brown with six manufacturing facilities claimed world leadership in boots and shoes.
At one time, the company was the largest shoe manufacturer in the world. Their product line brand included the "American Gentleman" and "American Lady".
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