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1936.611AB (RS242167)

Description

A pair of tan cotton and sateen ankle boots. Shoes are bound with cream silk tape, trimmed with ilk fringe around ankle and a matching tassel on the vamp. Side lacing, round pointed toes, center front seams, and a small heel.

Details

Label
Walk Right In 11/98-3/99 This pair of women's boots is an early example of thick soles shaped for right and left feet. Their side laces and trim make them fashionable, while their directional soles and slightly thicker heel express a rare concession towards comfort. Rights and lefts did not become the norm for dressier women's shoes until later later in the century.
Maker
unknown
Date
1828-1833
Material
cloth
cotton (textile)
leather
linen (material)
stitching
twill
Object type
Clothing; Footwear
Descriptive terms
Boot
boots
cloth
cotton (textile)
leather
linen (material)
stitching
twill
Dimensions
4 1/2 x 2 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1936.611AB
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Margaret Bush
GUSN
13135

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