Irma G. Bowen Historic Clothing Collection


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Jones, Peterson, Newhall Co.

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


Kidskin, leather


1910s. Colonial pumps mimicking 18th century styling. Pale blue kidskin with a medium-length vamp (toe) coming to a pointed narrow oval toe in front and extending in back to the middle of the arch of the foot. The quarters (backs) are sewn together at center back and extend over the instep in front to form short, one-eyelet open tabs or latchets over a short tongue. The eyelets are stitched, and threaded with a wide blue grosgrain ribbon tied into a large bow. All edges are bound with twill tape. The continuous leather sole incorporates a kidskin-covered French/Louis heel. The vamp is lined in cotton and the quarters are lined in leather. A woven maker's label is sewn to the lining of the quarter, and an abbreviated maker's label is stamped into the sole at the arch of the foot. Professionally made. Machine-sewn.


Length: 26 cm / 10.25 in.
Width: 7.6 cm / 3 in.
Heel height: 4.4 cm / 1.75 in.


Gift of Mary Pepperrell Ffrost Sawyer. Label: "Jones, Peterson, Newhall Co. 48 & 50 Temple Pl. Boston." Soles stamped with "J.P.&N. Co., Boston" Worn by the donor.

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University of New Hampshire Library


Astrida Schaeffer, photographer/curator

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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.

Ffrost-Sawyer_history.pdf (75 kB)
Ffrost-Sawyer history


Women's shoes (footwear), 1910s, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 18th century style, Colonial pumps, Kidskin, Pale blue, Latchets, Grosgrain ribbon, Blue (color), Bows (costume accessories), Twill tape, French heel, Louis heel, Cotton lining, Leather lining, Maker's label, Professionally made, Machine-sewn, Ffrost Sawyer (donor), Ffrost (donor), Frost (donor)


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