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JULY 2023


Not vagabond shoes but Pinkham Gloves in these 1955/6 adverts from the New Yorker Magazine. The mid 1950s was one of the company’s ‘heydays’ with production reaching almost 100,000 gloves a week. This was driven by strong sales in many parts of the world in particular the USA.



John Pinkham, the grandson of William Pinkham was heading up the sales drive in the USA at this time and as one of the adverts indicates the company had an office on Fifth Avenue in New York.




‘And if I can make it there, I'm gonna make it anywhere, It's up to you New York, New York'

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New York office
New Yorker 1956

           Many thanks to Tom Marcais of Vintage Paper Ads in Madison Heights USA for re-uniting the adverts with the                                         Pinkham Collection.