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INTERIOR OF A.R. COOPER'S ELECTRIC SHOE FACTORY [Real Photo Postcard]

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INTERIOR OF A.R. COOPER'S ELECTRIC SHOE FACTORY [Real Photo Postcard]

100.00

An interior view of the A.R. Cooper Electric Shoe Factory. Albert R. Cooper, an African-American inventor and businessman, longtime of Findlay, Ohio, developed several different incarnations of his "Electric Shoes." Documents archived by the U.S. Patent Office seem to indicate the shoes were developed as therapeutic devices, with copper and conductor assemblies built into the soles and marketed as psuedo-medical treatments. Cooper seems to have operated a thriving concern from about 1905 into at least the 1930's and presented at the 1909, 10th Annual Convention of the National Negro Business League. 

[African-Americana]. INTERIOR OF A.R. COOPER'S ELECTRIC SHOE FACTORY [Real Photo Postcard]. Findlay, Ohio: 1915. Real photo postcard. Approximately 14cm x 8.5cm. Divided back. Stamped, postmarked. With approximately 30 word hand-written correspondence to verso. Small section of loss from lower left. Moderate wear. Overall about good-minus.

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An interior view of the A.R. Cooper Electric Shoe Factory. Albert R. Cooper, an African-American inventor and businessman, longtime of Findlay, Ohio, developed several different incarnations of his "Electric Shoes." Documents archived by the U.S. Patent Office seem to indicate the shoes were developed as therapeutic devices, with copper and conductor assemblies built into the soles and marketed as psuedo-medical treatments. Cooper seems to have operated a thriving concern from about 1905 into at least the 1930's and presented at the 1909, 10th Annual Convention of the National Negro Business League. 

[African-Americana]. INTERIOR OF A.R. COOPER'S ELECTRIC SHOE FACTORY [Real Photo Postcard]. Findlay, Ohio: 1915. Real photo postcard. Approximately 14cm x 8.5cm. Divided back. Stamped, postmarked. With approximately 30 word hand-written correspondence to verso. Small section of loss from lower left. Moderate wear. Overall about good-minus.