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1932.2695AB (RS242381)

Description

A pair of bronze leather shoes with a beaded design along the vamp, pointed toes, 2 ¼ inch heels, center back seams, and elasticized sides.

Details

Label
Walk Right In 11/98-3/99 According to the donor, this pair of dancing slippers was purchased in London and worn in New England. Elastic or "gore" panels sewn into the sides of the shoes were improvements to make them easier to put on and better fitting. The black beads seewn in a trellis pattern on the tops are made of jet, a fossilized coal.
Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1895
Location of origin
London, England
Material
beading (process)
elasticity
leather
silk (textile)
stitching
textiles
Object type
Clothing; Footwear
Descriptive terms
beading (process)
elasticity
leather
Shoe
shoes (footwear)
silk (textile)
stitching
textiles
Accession Number
1932.2695AB
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Bessie Fowkes
GUSN
35408

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