A Most Vexing Cobbler

3 dollar shoe

The gentleman in this W.L. Douglas advertisement from the April 22, 1897 issue of The Chatham Record looks confused and a bit nonplussed. What’s he thinking?

“I could have sworn the sign said ‘Tobacconist’.”

“How am I going to explain these shoes to Delores?”

“Wait. Don’t I get two shoes?”

 

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