Irma G. Bowen Historic Clothing Collection
 

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Creator

Arlace Boot Shop, Boston

Date Created

1930s

Subject

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

Medium

Faille, leather

Description

1930s. Dress shoes. Black faille with a moderately long vamp (toe) coming to a moderate rounded point, sewn at the sides to the quarters (backs) which have a center back seam. An openwork strap is closed by an oval silver buckle with small inset rhinestones. All edges are bound with twill tape. The continuous leather sole incorporates a fabric-covered straight-sided French/Louis/spike heel. Professionally made. Machine-sewn.

Extent

Length: 25.4 cm / 10 in.
Width: 7.6 cm / 3 in.
Heel height: 7.9 cm / 3.125 in.

Provenance

Gift of Helen McLaughlin Stamp inside right shoe: "Arlace Boot Shop, 160 Tremont St., Boston"

Museum Number

432

Publisher

University of New Hampshire Library

Contributor

Astrida Schaeffer, photographer/curator

Date Digitized

2-2-2019

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, Dress shoes, Faille, Black (color), Leather sole, French heel, Louis heel, Spike heel, Openwork strap, Buckle, Rhinestones, Twill tape, Professionally made, Machine-sewn, McLaughlin (donor)

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