Original Advertisements from the 1920s

There are two advertisements

for Banister's

"The Nobel"

(above and below, center).

The Nobel shoe

must have been a top seller to

have had

two distinctive

ads about them.

One ad shows

Isaac and

James standing;

the other shows them seated and smiling at one another. These images of Isaac

and James

represent the

finest images of

the father and son

ever found.

Above:

THE SATURDAY

EVENING POST

for Robert H. Foerderer, Inc.

"For the models shown here, the James A. Banister Company selects Vici kid because it is the leather that accurately interprets the lines and spirit of the most approved stules of men's footwear." Vici kid leather: prized for "its ease and flexibility and the way it holds its color and appearance."


Isaac is seated on the right, with his son, James, leaning into him. This illustration shows Isaac in his elder years, and gives us a glimpse into the obvious respect and affection he and James shared with one another. As of 2020, no photographs of Isaac have been located.

THE NATIONAL

GEOGRAPHIC

MAGAZINE

Above: Front cover of

THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE,

June 1924,

from Your Host's personal collection.

The inside of the front and back covers

were higly coveted locations for prestigious company's advertisement placings.

Above: Front cover of THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, JUNE 28, 1925.