Irma G. Bowen Historic Clothing Collection
 

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Creator

Unknown

Date Created

1958

Subject

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

Medium

Satin, rhinestones, leather

Description

1958. Dress pumps. Blue satin with a vamp (toe) coming to a moderate oval point in front and extending in back to the middle of the arch of the foot. The quarters (backs) wrap all the way around the throat (opening) of the shoe from a center back seam, forming a very narrow band at the top of the vamp. All edges are bound with twill tape. The continuous leather sole incorporates a fabric-covered straight-sided French/Louis/spike heel. The shoes have been dyed after purchase, with some of the dye staining the sole, and a silver-toned teardrop-shaped rhinestone shoe clip has been added to the throat of each shoe, 2.86 cm / 1.125 in. long and 1.6 cm / 0.625 in. at the widest point. Professionally made. Machine-sewn.

Extent

Length: 25.4 cm / 10 in.
Width: 8.3 cm / 3.25 in.
Heel height: 7.3 cm / 2.875 in.

Museum Number

441

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), 1958, Dress pumps, Blue (color), Dye, Satin, Leather sole, French heel, Louis heel, Spike heel, Rhinestone, Shoe clip, Twill tape, Professionally made, Machine-sewn

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