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Tools for working leather and making shoes, manufactured by Wm. H. Horn and Brother of Philadelphia, 1884Tools for working leather and making shoes, manufactured by Wm. H. Horn and Brother of Philadelphia, 1884

World's fairs and expositions gave companies an opportunity to advertise their latest products and technologies, and the Smithsonian often helped collect and arrange objects to represent U.S. industries at these events. The Horn company sent a complete line of brand-new leather-working tools to the Smithsonian for inclusion in an exhibition at the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition, held in New Orleans in 1884-85.

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