Remember when: 1930

Over the year’s one of the long-standing ‘hands-on’ skills have been those of our shoemakers, complete with the chatter of the old sewing

Shoe shop in 1930

Shoe shop in 1930

Over the year’s one of the long-standing ‘hands-on’ skills have been those of our shoemakers, complete with the chatter of the old sewing machine and the sweet smell of the leather.

Mr. S. Mason is shown here working out of his little shoe-shop in Ponoka in 1930, a tiny little building that still stands behind the historical F.E. Algar Dry-Good and Grocery Store (now Busted Ladies’ Lingerie) at 5020-50th Street.

Notice the classic pot-bellied stove, the old Singer sewing machine, and the boxes of shoe laces and polish.