Shoes

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

GUSN

GUSN-32145

Description

White/yellowed kid; bound with cream silk tape; trimmed with large pale blue/cream rosette; originally had narrow elastic ties; rounded square toe; square throat; 3-1/8" vamp; center back seam; sole has narrow waist with darkened channel; 1-3/4" heel covered with white kid; lined with discolored white cotton.

Details

Descriptive Terms

shoes (footwear)
footwear
cotton (textile)
stitching
leather
weddings
Women's clothing
Leather
Cotton
Hand Stitched
Wedding
SHOE

Label

Walk Right In 11/98-3/99 In June 1866, when Susan Ward wore this pair of slippers to marry Lyman Clark in Roxbury, they were typical wedding footwear--flat slippers with pale blue rosettes. After using them as wedding shoes, Susan Clark had white kid-covered heels added to make them more fashionable for evening wear.

Inscription

1. Handwritten on sole of one shoe: ""Mrs. Ward/ 4 2/a 2"" 2. Handwritten on lining of both shoes"" ""A/2 4 1/1""

Additional Identification Number

1928.489

Maker

Unknown

Accession Number

1928.489G