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1934.1151AB (RS80589)

Description

Yellow leather w/ black polka dots.

Details

Label
Walk Right In 11/98-3/99 At the turn of the eighteenth century, colored leather with dynamic painted patterns replaced silk brocade for the uppers of women's shoes. Although the pointed toes evident in this pair of shoes fell out of fashion around 1805, their low heels foretell the penchant for flat soles, which persisted through the next half century.
Maker
unknown
Date
1795-1805
Inscriptions
Handwritten on lining: ""Worn by Sarah Smith in Boston 1765"" And in other shoe: ""Prunella Shoes""
Material
leather
stitching
Object type
Clothing--Footwear
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
footwear
Hand Stitched
leather
Leather
SHOES
shoes (footwear)
stitching
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1934.1151AB
Credit Line
Estate of Miss Caroline M. Smith
GUSN
36835

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