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Object ID 001249

Object Name Julia Marlowe shoebox

Object Desc Cardboard box and lid originally containing a pair of Rich's Famous Julia Marlowe shoes.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001071a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Shoes


Source Category Donation

Accession Date JAN 14,2014

Credit/Acknowledgement Dan Chudnow

Location Augusta Hart Shoestore Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range 1900

End Year Range 1920

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Marlowe, Julia,shoes,A.W. Rich Shoes,footwear,Milwaukee Lithograph Company,lithographs,boxes,

Title Julia Marlowe shoebox

Description Cardboard box originally containing a pair of Rich's Famous Julia Marlowe shoes. Box base (1071a) is white in color and has a label pasted on one end which reads "Rich's Famous Julia Marlowe Shoes, 3713 Lotus CE, Welt, Butt.Bt 470" Written in pencil are "706," "3493," 3NK/350." Box lid has large white label with black print. Has an image of renowned Broadway actress Julia Marlowe and six different shoe styles. Reads "Rich's Famous Julia Marlowe Shoes with or without elastic instep. None genuine unless stampled "Julia Marlowe" on every sole." Label was printed by the Milwaukee Litho Co,

Collector ,

Approx Collection Date

Height 3.25

Length 12

Width 0

Depth 5.25

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker A.W. Rich Shoes

Maker Details Aldoph Rich (born Adolphus Reich} arrived in Milwaukee in 1865 and made and sold womans goods, especially hoopskirts. He continued his business, specializing in the production of women's shoes under the company name A. W. Rich. He died in 1917.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1071a-b



Date JAN 17,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Molly Hannan

Notes Box is intact. There is some edgewear and discoloration.


Date JAN 17,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Augusta Hart Shoestore Exhibit from Bay View Pharmacy - automatic entry by admin