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Black Cat Stockings

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BLACK CAT PARTY GOOD LUCK BLACK CAT STOCKINGS.
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Illustration of a black cat with a big yellow bow around its neck and black text on either side on a white background

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THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO. 
NEWARK N.J.
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PATENTED
JULY 17 1894
APRIL 14, 1896
JULY 21, 1896

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TRADEMARK REG | STEREO CHICAGO-ROCKFORD HOSIERY CO., KENOSHA, WIS.

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The Chicago-Rockford Hosiery Company introduced Black Cat Stockings in 1897. Ads as late as 1900 described the product as "triple knee leather stockings for boys". The company's later introduction of White Cat Underwear lead to a spin-off company, which would eventually become known as Jockey International, Inc.

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1897 ad Chicago-Rockford Hosiery Black Cat leather knee stockings boys LHJ6 [Product listing]. (n.d.). Retrieved June 9, 2018 from https://www.periodpaper.com/products/1897-ad-chicago-rockford-hosiery-bl...

History of Jockey underwear. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.jockey.com.au/history

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AD0820
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