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Shoe Polish On Carpet
- Shoe polish (or boot polish), usually a waxy paste or a cream, is a consumer product used to polish, shine, waterproof, and restore the appearance of leather shoes or boots, thereby extending the footwear's life.
- A floor or stair covering made from thick woven fabric, typically shaped to fit a particular room
- A thick or soft expanse or layer of something
- rug: floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)
- form a carpet-like cover (over)
- A large rug, typically an oriental one
Kiwi Classic Shoe Care Kit Special 100th Anniverasry Tin Edition Item #: 13701 Retail Price: $39.99 Kit Includes: 1-1/8 oz Black Shoe Polish 1-1/8 oz Brown Shoe Polish 2 100% Horsehair Brushes 2 Dauber Applicators 2 Soft Shine Cloths Decorative Tin Features: Celebrating a century of shoe care. Continuing the tradition that has made KIWI America's favorite shoe polish, we present the 100th Anniversary Limited Edition Classic Shoe Care Kit. KIWI takes special pride in crafting this kit, which is comprised of all the tools you need to keep your shoes shined and potected. The waxes in the paste polish are top quality and blended carefully to give just the right shine and protection. The brushes and daubers are made with 100% horsehair so they gently, yet thoroughly, massage polish into the leather's pores. And the polishing cloths provide a soft but durable means to buff shoes for brilliance only KIWI can deliver. A century of shine and still going strong. The KIWI legacy lives on. Year after year, the KIWI Classic Shoe Care Kit has been a favorite gift and collector's item. This 100th Anniversary Limited Edition was inspired by the vintage origins of the KIWI Brand which has withstood the test of tiem and become an American Classic. We honor the tried-and-true tradition of caring for shoes by presenting products that will keep users looking sharp for the next hundred years!
Chinatown Brothel, San Francisco circa 1890
This rare photo shows a Chinese brothel from the street. The word "bagnio", originally meant "bath house", but was commonly used in 19th century San Francisco to describe a brothel. Below is an excerpt from The Barbary Coast – An Informal History of the San Francisco Underworld by Herbert Ashbury (Knopf 1933) describing the different types of houses of prostitution in San Francisco in the 19th and early 20th centuries:
There were two types of bagnio in San Francisco's Chinatown—the parlor house and the crib. The former, comparatively few in number, was to be found principally in Grant Avenue, Ross Alley, Waverly Place, and a few other important thoroughfares in or adjacent to Chinatown. Many of them were sumptuously furnished with a great clutter of teakwood and bamboo, embroidered hangings, soft couches, and cushions of embroidered silk, while exotic paintings and clouds of fragrant incense emphasized the languorous atmosphere of the Orient. The number of girls in each house ranged from four to twenty-five, all richly clad and seductively perfumed. Cribs existed in great profusion in Jackson and Washington streets and in China, Bartlett, Stout, Church, and other alleys throughout the quarter—they lined both sides of China Alley, a dingy, fifteen-foot passage which extended from Jackson to Washington Street. Several other alleys were likewise entirely given over to cribs. In Brooklyn Alley, off Sacramento Street near Stockton, were half a dozen cribs which during the late eighteen-nineties were occupied by Japanese girls, the first prostitutes of their race in San Francisco. In these places several ancient customs of the Yoshiwara were observed—a visitor was required to remove his shoes at the threshold; and when he departed, he received a gift, usually a good cigar, while his shoes were returned to him cleaned and polished. The Japanese cribs and the Chinese parlor houses were for white men only, but the ordinary Chinese bagnio catered to men of all races and colors. The wealthy and influential Chinaman was seldom seen in the public houses, except in a few operated for his exclusive use, the inmates of which were white women who had succumbed to the fascinations of opium. These resorts, however, were not so elegantly furnished as were the Chinese parlor houses. Most of them were one-story buildings with long hallways, on either side of which were small cubicles with barred windows. When not otherwise engaged, the prostitute stood or sat in the center of her room, with parts of her body exposed, while Chinese in quest of amorous adventure strolled along the corridor and inspected her through the bars. Such resorts were not notably prosperous, however, as the Chinaman of means usually maintained his own harem, with from one to a dozen concubines, according to his prosperity and desires. He replenished his stock of girls whenever fresh shipments arrived from China, selling or trading those of whom he had tired or who had failed to come up to his expectations. White girls rarely became inmates of these establishments, partly because they lacked sufficient docility and partly because the Chinese in general preferred women of their own race.
The crib was exactly what its name implies—a small, one-storey shack some twelve feet wide and fourteen feet deep, divided into two rooms by heavy curtains of coarse material. It was occupied by from two to six girls, each of whom wore the traditional costume of her trade—a black silk blouse with a narrow band of turquoise, on which flowers had been embroidered, extending across the front and back. In cold weather the girls were also clad in black silken trousers, but usually their attire consisted of nothing but the blouse. The back room of the crib was meagerly furnished with a wash-bowl, a rickety bamboo chair or two, and hard board shelves or bunks covered with matting. The front room was usually carpeted, and contained a cheap bureau, more chairs, and perhaps a wall mirror. The only entrance to the crib was a narrow door, in which was set a small barred window. Occupants of the den took turns standing behind the bars and striving to attract the attention of passing men. When an interested male stopped before the crib, the harlot displayed the upper part of her body and cajoled him with seductive cries and motions.
"China girl nice! You come inside, please?”
She invariably added to her invitation this extraordinary information, seldom, if ever, correct:
“Your father, he just go out!“
These vocal enticements she varied with a more direct advertisement of her wares, a complete list of prices and services. Until the late hours of the night, in all the narrow, dirty by-ways of Chinatown, the plaintive voice of the Chinese crib girl could be heard crying in a shrill, monotonous singsong:
“Two bittee lookee, flo bittee feelee, six bittee doee!”
Whatever you do, don't be polishing your boots with such enthusiasm that the shoe polish tin flies out of your hand and lands face down on the carpet.
Because then you'll have to scrape out the chunks with a pointy blade, followed by a sponge soak with laundry detergent. It will get the stain out, but will also give you a sore back from all that crouching down.
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