This is a cabinet card photograph showing Ed Hyer. He joined his brother Charles H. Hyer in the Hyer Brothers Boots and Shoes in Olathe, Kansas. The business blossomed and, by 1900, it had grown from two employees to 15. During World War I, the Hyers made boots for the officers at Fort Leavenworth and at Camp Funston. Later, it was known as the Hyer Boot Company. By the 1960s more than 70 people were busy making boots for a worldwide clientele.
Creator: Huffman, J. B.
Date: Between 1895 and 1900
Item Number: 314159
Call Number: B Hyer, Ed *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314159
Business and Industry - Manufacturing - Boots
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Bootmakers
Business and Industry - Retail - Boot and shoe stores
Business and Industry - Services - Bootmakers
Collections - Photograph - Hyer Boot Company
Date - 1890s
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph - Cabinet cards
Places - Cities and towns - Olathe
Places - Counties - Johnson
Type of Material - Photographs