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1945.257AB (RS240900)

Description

Pair of white satin shoes with blue accents. Floral and foliate pattern. Thick Louis heel, square tongue, and a dog leg side seam.

Details

Label
Walk Right In 11/98-3/99 Eighteenth-century shoes are called "straights" because they could be worn on either foot. The phrase "to tread one's shoes straight" meant to behave with propriety.
Maker
unknown
Date
1730-1760
Material
silk (textile)
stitching
Object type
Clothing; Footwear
Descriptive terms
Shoe
shoes (footwear)
silk (textile)
stitching
Dimensions
4 1/2 x 3 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1945.257AB
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Cazneau Bertha Fox
GUSN
54027

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