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Pair of leather slippers bound with red grosgrain and accented with a large rosette. White leather and linen lining.
Walk Right In 11/98-3/99 In the mid-nineteenth century, brightly colored textiles dyed with new aniline dyes were sometimes incorporated into fancy footwear. The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine cautioned readers that shoes with scarlet rosettes were to be worn "only on occassions when a dressy toilet is required."
1. Handwritten on lining of shoe (B): ""Droit"" 2. Printed paper label in shoe (B): ""Boulevard de Capucines/ No. 27/ Ancien 25./ M.son LAPAQUE/ H.ri HOFFMANN S.sseur/ Admis a/ l'Exp.on Universelle de 1855./ Chausseur/ DES DAMES./ PARIS./ English spoken."" 3. Handwritten on lining of shoe (A): ""Gauche"" and ""Mlle Russel/ xx11 f63 1q 11""
2 1/2 x 2 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Mrs. Samuel Hammond
Title SHOES Accession Number 1935.577AB
Title SHOES Accession Number 1935.581AB