Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Flint Artifacts: Fred Elliott's Fine Shoes

Thanks to Grumkin for this fine artifact.


  1. Does anyone remember a shoe store that had a monkey? I seem to recall something like that from years ago.

  2. I remember there was an office where Lauren Elliot worked up in a second floor loft area. Booth Hollister and Lauren Elliot would special order shoes for us and were very helpful. Later, Booth Hollister had Mr. Booth's Shoes in Grand Blanc.

    I don't remember a monkey, but I vaguely remember a shoe store with a fluoroscope-kind of like a real time X-Ray machine. Of course, the radiation became a concern and they were taken out.


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