Arlace Boot Shop, Boston
Costume accessories; Worn costume accessories; Legs; Feet; Footwear
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.
Length: 25.4 cm / 10 in.
Width: 7.6 cm / 3 in.
Heel height: 7.9 cm / 3.125 in.
Gift of Helen McLaughlin Stamp inside right shoe: "Arlace Boot Shop, 160 Tremont St., Boston"
University of New Hampshire Library
Astrida Schaeffer, photographer/curator
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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)