Shoes

Collection Type

  • Clothing and Accessories

Date

1925-1929

GUSN

GUSN-13161

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

shoes (footwear)
leather
satin
silk (textile)
velvet (fabric weave)
stitching
Shoe
Shoe

Label

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.

Inscription

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.""

Additional Identification Number

1990.47A-B

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing; Footwear

Credit Line

Gift of Sara G. Withington

Accession Number

1990.47AB

Places

New York state (United States)