Irma G. Bowen Historic Clothing Collection
 

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Creator

Jameson Knowles Company, Boston, USA

Date Created

1930s

Subject

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

Medium

Suede, leather

Description

1930s. Oxford shoe. Tan suede with a vamp (toe) coming to an oval point 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 the top edge is cut into an acute angle above the vanishing point of the vamp, rising in a deep curve over the instep to form the closed-tab front-lacing construction of the shoe. Seven pairs of eyelets are stitched into this, threaded with a brown lace tipped with narrow metal aiglets. The tongue is cut with a scalloped top edge and meets the level of the top of the lacing tabs. The sole is leather with a knock-on stacked leather heel. The vamp is lined in cotton and the quarters are lined in leather. Marked as size 5-B on the lining and stamped on the insole in gold with the maker's label. Professionally made. Machine-sewn.

Extent

Length: 25.4 cm / 10 in.
Width: 7 cm / 2.75 in.
Heel height: 2.9 cm / 1.125 in.

Provenance

Gift of Sir Charles Jameson. Label: "Jameson Knowles Company, Boston, USA".

Museum Number

444

Publisher

University of New Hampshire Library

Contributor

Astrida Schaeffer, photographer/curator

Date Digitized

2-28-2019

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), 1930s, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, Oxford shoe, Tan (color), Suede, Eyelets, Brown lace, Metal aiglets, Stacked leather heel, Cotton lining, Leather sole, Maker's label, Professionally made, Machine-sewn, Jameson (donor)

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