More Searcy AR Memories.....Prince Gardner Leather Company?
Coming up in a few days is another estate sale being done by my daughter who owns VSmith Estate Sales. And here she pulls out more great Searcy history. The pictured items above came from Prince Gardner Leather Company and the leather items were owned by a person who worked there for many years. My understanding is that when International Shoe Company (located on S Main) closed it became home to a leather company in the building. Searcy Sleuths may have to give more information on how it operated but by seeing these leather goods, they must have put out some fine leather items.
Notice a name for the men's items on the left, named Prince Gardner and on the right for girls, Princess Gardner. Interesting, also, is the price of $10 on one item. That was expensive way back then so it would definitely cost a lot more today.
I remember Mr. Calvin Mitchell as a very nice gentleman who was possibly connected with the company and who once ran for mayor of Searcy. Help me out here, Searcy Sleuths, with some history.
Attend the sale and see these lovely items. The sale is to begin July 31 and is held on Virgil Street in Searcy.