Currier Shoe Shop

Summary

In the late nineteenth century, this small shoe shop located in Newton, New Hampshire, was part of a larger factory system. The owner, Will Currier, received cut leather pieces from a factory in nearby Haverhill, Massachusetts. He and two workmen sewed these pieces together to create a finished shoe. The three could make about sixty-five pairs of shoes a day.

In the late nineteenth century, this small shoe shop located in Newton, New Hampshire, was part of a larger factory system. The owner, Will Currier, received cut leather pieces from a factory in nearby Haverhill, Massachusetts. He and two workmen sewed these pieces together to create a finished shoe. The three could make about sixty-five pairs of shoes a day.

Artifact

Workshop (Work space)

Date Made

1880-1885

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States, New Hampshire, Newton 

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Made in America

Object ID

28.997.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Metal

Dimensions

Height: 14.5 ft

Width: 24.5 ft

Length: 12.5 ft

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