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Pair of black silk satin Oxford-style shoes. Gold leather and red velvet straps with black laces. Round pointed toe, round open throat, and 3" vamp. Sole has a narrow waist and continues along heel. 2-1/2" heel covered with red velvet. Shoes have a white lining.
velvet (fabric weave)
By the middle of the 1920s, most women were wearing shorter skirts, which placed a greater emphasis on the stylishness of their shoes. These Oxford-style shoes, with their gold and red straps and red heels, were made to be noticed.
1. Stamped on lining of shoe (B): ""J&J SLATER/ NEW YORK"" 2. Printed on cover of shoe box: ""J&J SLATER/ Boot Makers/ NEW YORK"" 3. Printed on cover of shoe box: ""red & black satin slippers"" ""M.W.J."" 4. Printed on bottom of shoe box: ""black satin/ slippers with/ red velvet heels.""
Gift of Sara G. Withington
New York state (United States)