Daily Archives: April 23, 2009

Selz Royal Blue Shoes – Whitehall, Illinois – Bob Kisken & E. Leatherberry

© Bob Kisken

© Bob Kisken

Ebay item - Uploaded image by Vendio

Ebay item - Uploaded image by Vendio

Arizona Journal-Miner March 19, 1905

Arizona Journal-Miner March 19, 1905

The Gazette Times - June 4, 1908

The Gazette Times - June 4, 1908

Selz Royal Blue, N.H. Putnam, Kentucky, Lebanon © E. Leatherberry - Flickr

Selz Royal Blue, N.H. Putnam, Kentucky, Lebanon © E. Leatherberry - Flickr

Selz “Royal Blue” shoes were manufactured by a German immigrant, Rolf Selz. The company closed in the late 1940s. It is said the the Selz Company made a pair of shoes for Queen Elizabeth giving it the right to use the word “Royal” in advertisements. – Leatherberry

Selz Royal Blue Shoes, Texas, Hillsboro  © E. Leatherberry - Flickr

Selz Royal Blue Shoes, Texas, Hillsboro © E. Leatherberry - Flickr

Weathering the Storm (Response to NOM Gathering Storm)