Vintage Press Photos
one of a kind historic photography
"Are you from Missouri?" 
photo size: 6 1/2" x 8 1/2"

verso:
Are you from Missouri?
May 9, 1937 - Hoboken, N.J.

Silk Stocking tested for "runability"
Are you the type of trusting soul that believe everything the "Ad" writers tell you? When you see "built to last a lifetime" on a pair of shoes or pants, do you take the manufacturer's word for it? You don't have to, you know. The truth of these and thousands of other claims about the durability of merchandise can easily be determined. All you have to do is to take that suit, raincoat, pair of stockings or what have you to the United States Testing Company's plant here and for a fee, ranging from $1-$10 experts and machines will tell you just what the quality of your merchandise really is. You may have a carpet tested for its wearing and dye-fast qualities, silk stockings tested for "runability"; dress goods tested for their resistance to sunlight, and a thousand and one other tests to insure that you get value for your money. Here our camera shows you just a few of the tests that go on every day in the laboratories here as canny customers obey the old dictum "Caveat Emptor" - Let the buyer beware.

Here is an examination of hosiery for the detection of rings, slugs and other defects that cause inferior hose and result in consumer complaints.

 $90 un-matted - $140 matted* - $325 framed** 

*All matted photographs come standard in acid free white archival mat board with black core with 3-4" borders and open cut mat on back to display historical documentation. Custom mat board available at additional cost.

**All framed photographs come with standard matting, conservation glass, open cut mat on back 
displaying historical documentation, and black Larson Juhl wood frame.