Foot Prints on the Road 1905 Henry/Harry T Nisbet ~Memoir of New York Traveling Shoe Salesman + essays on shoe industry ~antique ~footprints


Title: Foot Prints on the Road

Author: Harry T. Nisbet [Henry Tingley Nisbet] ''Twenty-Eight Years a Traveling Shoe Salesman

Description: Very dark green cloth with white lettering on spine and front cover. Worn at corners and spine ends. A few short closed tears to the edges of the preface leaf, else interior is in good condition and is free of any markings. Includes a frontispiece portrait of author. 312 pages.

Reminiscences of a late-19th century traveling shoe salesman and his many short essays on the shoe industry covering a diverse array of subjects relating to the trade.

''A shoe salesman who has fallen into great affliction, Mr. Harry T. Nisbet, has collected a number of papers relating to his calling that he has contributed to trade journals [Boot and Shoe Recorder, The Shoe Retailer] into a volume called ''Foot Prints on the Road.'' They make a pretty thorough treatise on the art of the salesman and, as the author's experience covered nearly thirty years, contain a lot of local history that must be interesting to the trade.'' - The Sun (New York), June 3, 1905.

Henry Tingley ''Harry'' Nisbet (1845-1921) worked as a traveling shoe salesman for twenty-eight years, beginning in 1871 in New York City, up through his retirement due to disability in 1899. In February 1900, he was admitted to the New York City Almshouse, located on Blackwell's Island, due to the partial blindness and the incurable injury-induced rheumatism which rendered him unable to do any kind of work. He was born at Nisbet's Corners (now the town of Lee) in Oneida County, New York.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good+

Publisher: Published by the Author / Martin B. Brown Company, Printers
Place: New York
Year: 1905

Keywords: Footprints, shoe salesmen, shoe salesman, traveling salesman,

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