Object ID 000468
Object Name Blackstone Shoebox
Object Desc White shoe box. Has a bronze and gold trim on the lid. Front of box "The Blackstone" has a picture of a lion and unicorn crest. Front of lid "HFC Dovenmuehle & Son"
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000446a-b
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Augusta Hart Shoestore Exhibit
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords footwear,Blackstone (brand),shoes,Dovenmuehle & Sons,HFC Dovenmuehle & Son,boxes,
Title Blackstone Shoebox
Description White shoe box. Has a bronze and gold trim on the lid. Front of box "The Blackstone" has a picture of a lion ad unicorn crest. Front of lid "HFC Dovenmuehle & Son"
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Box dimensions only. Height 3.9in, width 6.25in, depth 12.5in. Lid dimensions only. Height 1in, width 6.5in, depth 12.85.
Place of Origin
Maker HFC Dovenmuehle & Son
Maker Details HFC Dovenmuehle came from Germany to Chicago in 1855 and worked in the shoemaking trade. In 1875 he opened his own company which became a leading wholesale dealer in boots and shoes.
Date MAR 1,2013
Assessor MacKenzie Sims
Notes Water stains on the bottom of the box. The corners of the lid are torn. Paint on the lid is coming of.