Boston: Modern Shoemaking Inc., 1918. Paperback. A large handsome magazine profusely illustrated with images of shoes and portraits of "veteran American shoe merchants" primarily on the east coast. 66 pages of full page illustrations of brown duotone images with orange highlights. Featured are women's and men's shoes and boots, including war time styles. Also includes an article entitled, 'The Shoe in Literature'; 'it has been a theme for writers in all centuries'. Text in both English and Spanish at the beginning and end.
Oran McCormick, the editor and illustrator, was a shoe salesman and president of the First World's Shoe and Leather Fair. He published "The Illustrated Footwear-Fashion" beginning in 1899. ("The New England Magazine," March - August, 1909).
4to, (approximately 10 1/4" x 13 3/8"), 66pp, bound in green paper wrappers with gilt title and detail on front and back, string tied. Crease on front upper right corner, interior very clean. OCLC: 36631893. Very good condition. Item #22801