Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Shoe Shine, One Dollar


Bon Ton Hatters has been in business since 1907. Today it's the only shop in Birmingham where you can have a hat cleaned or reshaped. They also offer shoe repairs in the back and for a buck, you can have your shoes shined right here. I took this photo through the windown when they were closed, but I've posted photographs here .

9 comments:

Olivier said...

belle photo graphique en b&w

Rambling Round said...

Nostalgic!

claudine said...

Est-ce seulement pour les chaussures des hommes ?
Etes-vous déjà allée faire briller vos chaussures dans cette boutique?

Daryl said...

Nice .. and I think shined shoes are da'bomb

Naturedigital said...

Not many businesses like this are left Virginia.
Love to see your photographs.
Costas

Rob said...

I have a few pair in dire need of a shine. Need to buy some polish, though and do it myself.

Wayne said...

$1.00?

Who's shining these shoes? Prison inmates? Child labour?

Cloudia said...

a time past...returning?




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Bob Crowe said...

That kind of institution is almost extinct. Your photo is a look back into the past. I've never felt comfortable, though, having some kneeling at my feet shining my shoes. Too much class and racial tension.