**Submit Labels for the Label Resource Here** 2018

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Labels for the Label Resource - Add here' started by pinky-a-gogo, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. pinky-a-gogo

    pinky-a-gogo Administrator Staff Member


    The Vintage Fashion Guild is constantly updating the Label Resource, and we welcome contributions. If you have labels to contribute, we ask that you keep in mind a few guidelines.

    First, please check the Label Resource to insure that your label is not already included.

    If your label is NOT shown there, and you feel it should be, then post an image of the label onto this thread, together with details of:
    (1) date of garment
    (2) type of garment
    (3) any information you have about the designer/label and where you found that info.

    Try to get a clear, straight shot of the label.
    Please try to submit labels that are at least 500 pixels or larger.
    Do not worry about cropping or resizing--we will take care of that. Please try to give clear, focused shots though.

    Also, because of the change of the label sizes when changing to the new format, some of the old labels are grainy and hard to read. If you have one of the labels that is in this condition, we welcome your replacement label.

    By posting your label image here, you are giving your copyright assignment for the image to go onto the Label Resource. You will be credited for your contribution.

    We are always looking for new information about any of the labels on the resource. Please post here or contact me through the convo if you have information you wish to contribute!

    Concerning Use of the Label Resource:

    Welcome to the Vintage Fashion Guild's Label Resource. Here you'll find a large collection of vintage label images, complete with biographies and company histories for each label.

    We are working hard to make sure this Resource is as comprehensive as possible. It is a work in progress;its growth depends upon contributions of labels, and any omissions are due to the fact that examples of many designers' work are scarce. We welcome contributions of labels that are not represented on the Resource.

    This Resource is to be used only as an educational tool, and is not intended as a value guide. Inclusion of a label in the resource is not an indication of value, as garments vary greatly in value depending on many factors. Another point that needs to be considered by users is that some companies used the same label for many years, and just because the garment used on the label resource is a certain date, it does not mean that all garments with the same label are the same date.

    The labels included have been carefully researched, we have worked hard to insure that all information is correct. If a mistake should be found, we would greatly appreciate access to your information so the Resource can be corrected.

    We hope you find the Vintage Fashion Guild's Label Resource useful. We provide the Resource at no cost to the vintage community, and we are pleased when people are able to use it. We do ask that if you use the resource or copy parts of it on another site (such as eBay, blogs, articles, etc) that you credit VFG in the following way: "Information courtesy of The VintageFashionGuild Label Resource" or "Information courtesy of {Contributor's Name}/the VintageFashionGuild Label Resource.

    Please note that the author of the bio owns the copyright to the work, and that the copyright is assigned to the VFG. In order to be in compliance with eBay's copyright policy, and the law, you must credit all copyrighted work.

    Thank you!
  2. The Vintage Stylist

    The Vintage Stylist Trade Member

    I got several deadstock pairs of 1940s shoes in boxes all marked Cobbies - A Red Cross Shoe Company

    Here is the information I received from fundinguniverse and the Associated Press regarding Red Cross Shoes Company.

    Began originally as U.S Shoes started in Cincinatti, OH in the 1870s when all shoes were made the same way - no difference in width size or specifics of that nature as well as no specific brand names for shoes. Their descendants were the founders of the Krohn-Fechheimer Shoe Company (began 1896) which produced Red Cross shoes. Irwin Krohn was a believer in brand names, with which customers could identify and that were easy to advertise. By the mid-1890s the name Red Cross was a well-known brand. It originated with a red-haired merchant named Cross, who christened his tomato ketchup Red Cross. This name caught on rapidly and was soon used on other products.

    Red Cross women's shoes, advertised as the "noiseless" shoe, caught on as quickly as had Red Cross ketchup and brought the firm of Krohn-Fechheimer much prosperity. However, the modest but growing companies of Stern-Auer and Krohn-Fechheimer suffered setbacks in the aftermath of World War I. The boom years of the war quickly gave way to economic recession and inflation, and high-topped women's shoes, in vogue for generations, had gone out of style. This brought a need for serious adjustments, which were stymied by a six-month strike in the Cincinnati shoe industry in 1921. A local industrialist, Lewis S. Rosenthal, initiated a proposal to merge eight Cincinnati-area shoe firms, including Krohn-Fechheimer, into the United States Shoe Company. The future looked good, as the Red Cross shoe brand was still popular, and the economy had begun to recover. By 1939 the Red Cross shoe had become the most popular brand in the United States.

    U.S. Shoe began diversifying by the mid 1950s and started making different lines of shoes, including COBBIES, Joyce, Socialite, and also acquired Selby shoes. Between the 50s and the 1980s it expanded into global markets and the clothing and shoe division of U.S. Shoe by 1989 was the second-largest group of women's apparel stores in the United States, almost all of them located in shopping malls.

    In February of 1989, The Associated Press reported that U.S. Shoe Company was offering its entire footwear division for sale for over $4 million. By the 1990s, most of the US Shoes was operating "solely" by its largest division, not footwear but optical namely LensCrafters.

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  3. themerchantsofvintage

    themerchantsofvintage Administrator Staff Member

    Mid 50s licensed Harnell fur shrug:

    from a pair of Kayser 60s faux leather opera gloves:

    from a pair of circa 60s below elbow leather gloves:
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  4. Midge

    Midge Trade Member

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