A collection owned by the Bally family. In 1851 Carl Franz Bally (1822-1899) and his brother Fritz Bally founded the shoe factory Bally & Co. in Schönenwerd, Switzerland. By 1860 Bally already employed more than 500 workers. Thanks to excellent materials, quality and workmanship, Bally shoes became luxury products.
Our collection contains:
Original photo album "Erinnerungen an die Kindheit von Wolfhardt Bally" 1922-32. With 82 original photos mostly with children's pictures from the time. Photos with dates and inscriptions.
Original photo album/family photos 1935-38. With 65 original photos mostly with children pictures from the time. Photos with dates and inscriptions. The focus is on Hans Bally.
Sketchbook with numerous finely executed drawings (no shoes). Sign. H.B. (Hans Bally) 1903-09, later drawings by other hand (and not so professional).
Historical memorial sheets of the Bally family, Basel 1909.
1851 - 1926 In memory of the 75th anniversary of the Bally shoe industry. Landscape format, paperback, 1926.
1851 Bally 1951. One hundred years of Bally shoes. 1951. Inside signed with Wolfhardt Bally.
Folding advertising display made of wood (without inscription), around 1890, in a paper slipcase.