Shoes

Collection Type

  • Clothing and Accessories

Date

1730-1760

GUSN

GUSN-54027

Description

Pair of white satin shoes with blue accents. Floral and foliate pattern. Thick Louis heel, square tongue, and a dog leg side seam.

Details

Descriptive Terms

shoes (footwear)
stitching
silk (textile)
Shoe
Shoe

Label

Walk Right In 11/98-3/99 Eighteenth-century shoes are called "straights" because they could be worn on either foot. The phrase "to tread one's shoes straight" meant to behave with propriety.

Additional Identification Number

1945.257A-B

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

4 1/2 x 3 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Cazneau Bertha Fox

Accession Number

1945.257AB