Ely Biow Buttonhook

Title

Ely Biow Buttonhook

Description

The handle of this buttonhook advertises Ely Biow for Shoes, a shoe store that was located on Market Street in Sunbury.

Buttonhooks were used to fasten buttons on shoes, boots, and spats (a fabric cover worn over the instep and ankle).

Format

Buttonhook

Coverage

Sunbury, PA

Contributor

Inglis, Robert

Files

Ackley-Madeline-ShoeHook1.jpg
Ackley-Madeline-ShoeHook2.jpg
Ackley-Madeline-ShoeHook3.jpg

Citation

“Ely Biow Buttonhook
,” Pennsylvania History Harvest, accessed September 21, 2017, http://pahistoryharvest.com/items/show/492.