Monday, January 4, 2010
The Art and Science of Shoes
Here we have what appears to be a high school science project. It's signed G. C. Carr, and looks like it dates to between 1920 and 1930. He has cut from wood two profiles of a shoe, which serve as front and back covers for a book. G. C. hand-painted on the front cover a stylish two-tone man's shoe. Bound into it are many illustrated pages with facts about the trade and craft of shoe making and repair. He wraps it all up with a pious thought for the day. I'd give him an A and a reward of merit.