1900: Football And The Heffelfinger North Star Shoe Co.

The Heffelfinger North Star Shoe Company operated out of Minneapolis and apparently, one of the children of the shoe manufacturers, William "Pudge" Heffelfinger, became the first person to play football professionally.

This is a very nicely-put together advertisement from a period of time in which most advertisements seemed to be text-only.

Right in price. Right in quality. Right in fit. Right in build. Right in wear. Right in ease. Right in style.

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