Pennsylvania History Harvest

Ely Biow Buttonhook

Item

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Dublin Core

Title

Ely Biow Buttonhook

Subject

Buttonhooks
Shoe stores
Advertising

Description

The handle of this buttonhook advertises Ely Biow for Shoes, a shoe store that was located on Market Street in Sunbury.

Buttonhooks were used to fasten buttons on shoes, boots, and spats (a fabric cover worn over the instep and ankle).

Contributor

Inglis, Robert

Coverage

Sunbury, PA

Citation

“Ely Biow Buttonhook,” Pennsylvania History Harvest, accessed February 24, 2024, https://pahistoryharvest.omeka.net/items/show/273.