Shoes

Collection Type

  • Clothing and Accessories

Date

1795-1805

GUSN

GUSN-29735

Description

Pair of light blue, polka dotted kid leather shoes with low heels. Leather stamped with black lines.

Details

Descriptive Terms

shoes (footwear)
footwear
leather
stitching
dots
stripes
Shoe
Shoe

Label

The colorful pointed toes of these shoes would have peeked out from beneath the long hems of the high-waisted cotton dresses popular around 1800. Although the pointed toes soon went out of fashion, the taste for low heels and even flat shoes lasted for the next half century.

Additional Identification Number

1922.668C

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Caroline M. Smith and Estate of Miss Frances Greely Stevenson

Accession Number

1922.970AB