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Description

Bronze leather; no binding; rounded square toe has stylized flower w/ cutwork backed w/ blue silk and outlined w/ white chain stitch. Round throat; split vamp (3-3/8") w/ single pair of eyelet & laced w/ wide light blue grosgrain ribbon; side seam angles around eyelet vamp. Center back seam; sole has narrow waist w/ dark channel; low 1" heel covered w/ faded black leather; lined w/ white leather & linen; white lining shows as if piping.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1870-1875
Inscriptions
1. Handwritten on lining of both shoes: ""2-1/2 _____ M 439"" 2. Shoe (B) embossed on sole: ""JOYCE/ EMPRESS/ PAT'D AUG. 16-70.""
Material
embroidering
leather
linen (material)
machine-made
silk (textile)
stitching
Object type
Clothing--Footwear
Descriptive terms
Embroidered
embroidering
Floral Medallion
floral patterns
footwear
Hand Stitched
leather
Leather
Linen
linen (material)
machine-made
medallions (ornament areas)
SHOES
shoes (footwear)
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1932.191AB
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Louis J. Snow
GUSN
34666

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