Object Gallery: Detail
Shoemaker’s Bench and Leather Punch, ca. 1920
In his shop at 1623 H Street, N.W., Nathan Ring, known as “shoemaker to the presidents,” also repaired shoes for Supreme Court Justices and other government officials. His children remembered delivering brown paper packages of newly-shined shoes to the front door of the White House.
JHSGW Collections. Gift of Sandy Blank. 2003.26