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1922.970AB (RS130527)

Description

Pair of light blue, polka dotted kid leather shoes with low heels. Leather stamped with black lines.

Details

Label
The colorful pointed toes of these shoes would have peeked out from beneath the long hems of the high-waisted cotton dresses popular around 1800. Although the pointed toes soon went out of fashion, the taste for low heels and even flat shoes lasted for the next half century.
Maker
unknown
Date
1795-1805
Material
leather
stitching
Object type
Clothing; Footwear
Descriptive terms
dots
footwear
leather
Shoe
shoes (footwear)
stitching
stripes
Accession Number
1922.970AB
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Caroline M. Smith and Estate of Miss Frances Greely Stevenson
GUSN
29735

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