19th Century Authentic Western Cowboy Boots #108287

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19th Century Authentic Western Cowboy Boots  #108287
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Marked Buckingham & Hecht / San Francisco / Cal on all four of the ear pulls, 15" high, 10" long. Made in the style of 1870s cowboy boots without a seam across the front of the ankle. Well worn, heavily used boots. leather uppers are still wearable, and soles are still intact. Proof of excellent craftsmanship apparent in pre-1900 Western U.S. manufactured items. A perfect example of true, period cowboy attire from the late 1860s-1880s in the American West.
Marcus Hecht was a Jewish immigrant from Germany who came to America at age 4 with his family. In the early 1860s, before the age of 20, he opened a shoe store in Balti­more. He moved to Boston a few years later, where he also operated a shoe store. Meanwhile, his older brothers established themselves in San Francisco as importers and jobbers of boots and shoes. Marcus Hecht joined them by the late 1860’s. Marcus was made a partner, and he and his five broth­ers soon built a very prosperous business. By the early 1870’s, Hecht Bros. & Co. and Thomas Buckingham established Buckingham & Hecht, and became a major manu­facturer of boots and shoes, and wholesalers of the same products — plus leather and shoe findings. Marcus Hecht was president of The Emporium Company, as well as president of Buckingham & Hecht and a director of the Mercantile Trust Company. By the 1890’s, Hecht Bros. & Co. had become a bond and investment securities firm, while shoe manufacturing carried on under Buckingham & Hecht.
Authentic pre-1900 cowboy boys are rare and have sold at auction for high premiums in even very rough condition. (See Brian Lebel's Auctions Archives) State: City: Date: c1870