2005.5.10

Ivy Shoppe
20th century
1.625 in WIDE
(4.13 cm WIDE)
Gift of Barbara G. Anderson
2005.5.10

"Shop in Elmwood, The Ivy Shoppe, your neighborhood department store, 2937 College Ave., Berkeley, TH 3-4942."

Blue paper mending kit from "The Ivy Shoppe" in the Elmwood District of Berkeley. Contains "Stop run sticks" and white, gray, pink, tan and black thread, all intended for use on silk stockings.

The stop run sticks are interesting in that they had to be moistened to work; they were to be applied to both ends of the run.

Used: mending | Hosiery

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