Object ID 000484
Object Name Clark's Shoe Balm
Object Desc White cardboard "Clark's Shoe Balm" box with black labeling. Inside a bottle of the balm, with a red liquid inside of it. Label matches the box. Lid is removable but will not remove due to liquid inside of bottle.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000462a-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 Clark Shoe Balm & Dye Company,shoes,bottles,boxes,leather,
Title Clark's Shoe Balm
Description White cardboard "Clark's Shoe Balm" box with black labeling. Inside a bottle of the balm, with a red liquid inside of it. Label matches the box. Lid is removable but will not remove due to liquid inside of bottle.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details The bottle measures 3.75 inches tall, 1.5 inches wide, and the lids diameter is .75 inches.
Place of Origin
Maker Clark Shoe Balm & Dye Company
Maker Details Manufactured by the Clark Shoe Balm & Dye Co. located in Milwaukee, WI. Shoe balm used to keep stiff patent leather shoes from cracking.
Date MAR 5,2013
Summary Good Condition
Assessor Katherine Dickey
Notes Box in fair condition. Grey discoloration on all sides of box. Box itself bent outwards on both left and right sides. Lid bent upwards. Yellowed magic tape holding edges covering 1.75 inch rip in proper right side panel. Three pieces of yellowed magic tape also holding 1 inch rip together. The bottle is in good condition, label is almost perfect, lid has some scratches in the black paint.