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Object ID 002399

Object Name Ball-Band Shoes advertisement

Object Desc Rectangular, color sign for Summerettes shoes by Ball-Band. Photographic print of actress Jan Sterling at right under umbrella.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002136

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Advertising/Promo


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 8

Object Date 1953

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords advertising,signs,merchandise displays,clothing,shoes,Summerettes (brand),Ball-Band,Sterling, Jan,Paramount Pictures,sandals,

Title Ball-Band Shoes advertisement

Description Rectangular cardboard advertisement. Color photographic print. Large green umbrella at upper left corner with image of actress Jan Sterling below on a yellow cushion. She is in a white swim suit holding a black hat and wearing black and fabric sandals. At left is text "Summerettes / by Ball-Band". With red circle below "Trade / Mark". At lower left quadrant is text "Jan Sterling / A Paramount Star". Along bottom is text "Smart Fabric Casuals". On back there is a piece of cardboard attached, it is torn and would have been used for an easel leg for the display.


Approx Collection Date

Height 18

Length 0

Width 14

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Dimension Details

Quantity 0

Material paper


Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Ball-Band

Maker Details The Mishawaka Rubber & Woolen Manufacturing Company wa started in 1867 by Jacob Beiger in Mishawaka, Indiana. The company was incorporated in 1874 and produced flannel boots. In 1886, they made All Knit Boots with a black band along the top and a red ball was added later on which resulted in the red circular trademark sign. In 1899, the company built a rubber-making plant and eventually it became a subsidiary of U.S. Rubber. In 1923, the company name was changed to the Mishawaka Rubber and Woolen Manufacturing Company. In 1967, it became Unioyal, Inc. In 1969, all manufacuturing of footwear stopped due to costs.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2136



Date JUN 3,2014

Summary poor

Assessor BN

Notes Overall, print is stained and discolored. Surface on front and back is worn and scratched. Edges are worn and corners are frayed and creased. Loss of top paper layer at upper left corner. Staining from liquid on surface. Black spots along right and left edges. On back of sign, there is wiriting in pencil at lower edge "1953". The attached cardboard piece is torn with loss on right edge. Overall, paper is very discolored and stained from liquid. Loss on corners of top paper layer.


Date JUN 3,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7 from Room 8 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 6,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 8 from Room 7 - automatic entry by admin