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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sunday Signs


Port Gibson, Mississippi

Do you remember Red Goose shoes?  A bit of research revealed that the St. Louis company began selling shoes to pioneers in 1869. The company was originally called Gieseke-D'Oench-Hayes after it's German founders.  Gieseke is German slang for "goose" so the image came naturally.  The red came later during the St. Louis World's Fair when stock boys painted the goose on the cartons red.  The head of the company liked the idea and trademarked it in 1906.  I guess they are still in business to this day.




9 comments:

s.c said...

Nice symbol with great explanation. I like it.

biebkriebels said...

A goose shoe, I see a waddling person wearing orange shoes?

Anonymous said...

Cool sign! I just learned about them from watching a recent episode of American Pickers!

TexWisGirl said...

can't say i know that company but i do like the brand logo!

Jo's World said...

I remember seeing that sign in my hometown. Maybe workboots?

Jo

theconstantwalker said...

Thanks for sharing John... love the sign.

Randy said...

That's a classic. I love old signs like these.

Felicia said...

Nope sorry, never heard of Red Goose Shoes.

Felicia

hart said...

I can still sing the jingle, "Half the fun of having feet is Red Goose Shoes!"--hart