Reliable Footwear at Reasonable Cost, 1912

Isn’t it time for a new pair of shoes?  Perhaps some reliable footwear at reasonable cost, like those sold at Barrett & Owens Co. of Skidmore, Missouri — The Store of the People.  From the April 11, 1912 Skidmore New Era, page 7:

Ad for shoes at Barrett & Owens. Text of ad follows.
Ad for Barrett & Owens Co. of Skidmore, Missouri, 1912.

Ad reads, “White House Low Cuts for men and women (shoes). If you haven’t seen our new line of shoes and oxfords, you will really be surprised to see so extensive a line. Combined in our various lines are those essentials, style and quality, that you should not overlook when you buy shoes. We guarantee every pair to give you satisfaction. Reliable Footwear at Reasonable Cost, the slogan of our shoe department, is well represented in present assortments. Don’t forget that we can furnish you the best work shoe made at $3.00. If you have ever had trouble with shoes, try our kind and your shoe troubles are over. Barrett & Owens Co. The Store of the People. Buster Brown shoes for sale.”

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