HISTORIC VALENTOWN MUSEUM / VICTOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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Hello Friends,

As you know we have a very unique building in Valentown Hall. When it was operating we had a shop keeper, in fact maybe two shop keepers who would use tools like this for their work. Many parts to this job required a skilled hand and some muscle. Repairs as well as new items were made in this craft.

We know many people will recognize these tools, but what particular work did they do in one of our shops at Historic Valentown? Most towns and villages had this kind of service. And there are still some around today. Give us a hint and we'll give some too. - LEVI




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Our March What Is It was a variety of cobbler or leather tools. Your foot wear and how it fit or didn't was important if you think of all the walking people did. If you had a horse and wheels it was not always worth the time to get it out on the road for short distances. Proper boots and shoes were really essential. But there were such things as cruel shoes if they didn't fit or were fashionable but fierce on the toes. Both men and women were victims of the latest styles that hobbled or made you sit a lot. Our Cobbler Shop at Valentown Hall was where you could get relief. Service included custom footwear as well as ready made or repairs. The Endicott Johnson factory in New York State mass produced footwear at the time our shop was operating. Best to you - Levi


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