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of in of A Family Business Dedicated to Foot Comfort for Over 60 Years Since its founding in 1911 J. Arthur Poilras Inc. has pursued pursued (for i generations) the idea ihat everyone who walks should be fitted with the proper shoes, Beginning wilh a door to dnor operation started started by its founder the firm grew into a store that was located located at 113 Central Street for over 45 vears. until a crip pling fire forced the family to move their business lo a new larger, more eflicient location nl Zl Central St., on Kearney Square, Ihe firm is still osvneil and operated by J. Arthur Poitras Sr. and son J. Arthur Poilras Jr. These shoe counsellors, counsellors, honored and favored by (he country's leading manufacturers, arc thoroughly thoroughly trained in orthopedic shoe making, They fit slioos only after careful study of an individual's individual's fool, in co - operation with Ihe family physician and orthopedic man. Tlie technique technique and science of brace making dates hack to the father of Joseph B. Poilras, a blacksmith who designed braces so that his son would walk. This science is still car - ried on bv the Poitras firm. where their e - ?nerattons of e)! - per.crice nas given inem tne skill to make all kinds of braces, Including body braces. and lumbar corsets. A recent development by the company is tlie "anti - iDlalion cup," a, device patented by J. Arthur Foilras wtnen manes it possible for many people to wear casual shoes who could not have done so before. This invention has gained wide interest interest and is now distributed nationally through mail order houses, zw.ooo nave been soia. the first shoe invention since O'Suilivan's rubber heel, There is a technician on duty makine shoes to order and do ing alt kinds of orthopedic work under the personal supervision supervision of J, Arthur Poitras. Mr. Poitras is assisted by Mrs. J. Arthur Poitras, his son J. Arthur, Jr., Mrs. Dorothy Fleming and Joseph W. Tilton, who is head of our orlhopedic rlcpartment. They arc happy lo announce ! a new addition, A men's depart ment, wnere iney will lit any loot lo all sues.