Costume accessories; Worn costume accessories; Legs; Feet; Footwear
Early 20th century. Children's shoes. Black leather Mary Jane-style shoe made with a vamp (toe) rounded in front and extending in back to the middle of the arch of the foot. The quarters are sewn together at center back. A strap over the instep with one domed button latches each shoe. All edges are bound with twill tape. The sole is thin leather without a heel and has been patched on the inner side of each shoe for wear caused by pronation of the foot. Lined with leather and cotton. Professionally made. Machine-sewn.
Length: 14.9 cm / 5.875 in.
Width: 5.7 cm / 2.25 in.
University of New Hampshire Library
Astrida Schaeffer, photographer/curator
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Children's shoes (footwear), Early 20th century, Mary Jane-style shoe, Leather, Black (color), Instep strap, Domed button, Twill tape, Leather sole, Shoe patch, Leather lining, Cotton lining, Professionally made, Machine-sewn