Pair of Ladies Shoes

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1935-1945

GUSN

GUSN-13081

Description

Black rayon velvet shoes with a round toe and round throat. There is a 2" vamp; 3-5/8" heel covered with rhinestones and silvered plastic.

Details

Descriptive Terms

shoes (footwear)
footwear
leather
stitching
machine-made
rayon
rhinestone
velvet (fabric weave)
Shoe
Shoe

Label

For fifty-one years before its closing in 1996, Charles Sumner sold fine women's apparel at its prime location on the most fashionable street. The rhinestone-encrusted heels of these shoes indicate they were meant to be worn for formal occassions.

Inscription

1. Embossed on lining of shoe (A): ""Urbanites/ By James Kean"" 2. Embossed on lining of shoe (B): ""Charles Sumner/ SIXTEEN NEWBURY STREET/ BOSTON"" 3. Embossed on both shoes: ""6-1/2 a/ 8356/ 44738P(?)"" & ""FENWAY LAST"".

Additional Identification Number

1990.50A-B

Maker

Charles Sumner (Maker)

Location of Origin

Boston, MA, USA

Dimensions

6 x 3 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Sara G. Withington

Accession Number

1990.50AB

Places

Massachusetts (United States)