Boston Shoe Company
Costume accessories; Worn costume accessories; Legs; Feet; Footwear
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.
Length: 25.4 cm / 10 in.
Width: 8.3 cm / 3.25 in.
Heel height: 6.7 cm / 2.625 in.
Label: "Boston Shoe Store"
University of New Hampshire Library
Astrida Schaeffer, photographer/curator
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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