SHOES

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1795-1805

GUSN

GUSN-36835

Description

Yellow leather w/ black polka dots.

Details

Descriptive Terms

shoes (footwear)
footwear
stitching
leather
Women's clothing
Leather
Hand Stitched
SHOES

Label

Walk Right In 11/98-3/99 At the turn of the eighteenth century, colored leather with dynamic painted patterns replaced silk brocade for the uppers of women's shoes. Although the pointed toes evident in this pair of shoes fell out of fashion around 1805, their low heels foretell the penchant for flat soles, which persisted through the next half century.

Inscription

Handwritten on lining: ""Worn by Sarah Smith in Boston 1765"" And in other shoe: ""Prunella Shoes""

Additional Identification Number

1934.1151A-B

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Footwear

Credit Line

Estate of Miss Caroline M. Smith

Accession Number

1934.1151AB

Places

Massachusetts (United States)