Sign, ‘Painless Chiropody’, Europe, 1900-1980?

Made:
1900-1980 in Europe
maker:
Unknown
Sign, mirrored glass, "Painless Chiropody"
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Sign, mirrored glass, 'Painless Chiropody', Europe, c. 1900-1980.

‘Painless Chiropody’ is advertised on this mirrored glass sign. It advertised the specialist services of a chiropodist, perhaps within a general medical practice, or even a commercial premises. A chiropodist, also known as a podiatrist, is a health professional qualified to treat diseases and conditions of the feet.

Some foot conditions such as bunions or calluses are caused by ill-fitting shoes and are relatively easy to treat. Other more serious conditions can be a side effect of diseases such as diabetes. One group who particularly rely on the services of a chiropodist are the elderly.

Details

Category:
Chiropody
Object Number:
1988-1298
Materials:
glass and wood
type:
shop sign
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sign - promotional or advertising artefact
credit:
Footman and Company