Irma G. Bowen Historic Clothing Collection
 

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Creator

Boston Shoe Company

Date Created

1938

Subject

Costume accessories; Worn costume accessories; Legs; Feet; Footwear

Medium

Satin, leather

Description

1938. Dress shoes. Blue satin sandals with a vamp (toe) constructed out of straps and shaped into a rounded toe profile and box. The quarters (backs) are sewn together at center back and have openwork at the base of the T-strap, which is closed with a plain buckle with three grommets; the original owner has poked an additional hole for a tighter fit. The sole is leather with a knock-on fabric-covered Cuban heel. The insole is lined with pink satin, which is stamped in gold with the maker's label. Professionally made. Machine-sewn.

The original shoe box and accompanying advertising materials are still associated with the shoes.

Extent

Length: 25.4 cm / 10 in.
Width: 8.3 cm / 3.25 in.
Heel height: 6.7 cm / 2.625 in.

Provenance

Label: "Boston Shoe Store"

Museum Number

459

Publisher

University of New Hampshire Library

Contributor

Astrida Schaeffer, photographer/curator

Date Digitized

3-5-2019

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Comments

The Irma G. Bowen Historic Clothing Collection digital catalog was produced by the UNH Library Digital Collection Initiative, supported in part by a grant from the Mooseplate program and New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. Additional funding provided by the E. Ruth Buxton Stephenson Memorial Fund.
Photography copyright, Astrida Schaeffer.

Keywords

Women's shoes (footwear), 1938, Lewiston, Maine, United States, Dress shoes, Sandals, Satin, Blue (color), Straps, T-strap, Buckle, Grommets, Leather sole, Cuban heel, Knock-on fabric, Satin lining, Pink (color), Maker's label, Professionally made, Machine-sewn, Shoe box, Shoe brochure

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