Irma G. Bowen Historic Clothing Collection
 

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Creator

Unknown

Date Created

1860s-1890s

Subject

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

Medium

Kidskin

Description

1860s-1890s. Children's shoes. Red kidskin boots with a vamp (toe) rounded in front and extending in back to the middle of the arch of the foot. The top has a center back and a center front seam, and has a closed-tab scalloped fly on the outside of the boot made with an overlap instead of a separate tongue and closing with four painted domed buttons. The top edge is cut straight. The sole is thin leather without a heel. A double row of decorative machine-stitched zig zags follows the seam of the vamp, and the scalloped buttonhole flap is finished with top-stitching. Lined in cotton with a band of leather inside the top edge. Professionally made. Machine-sewn.

Extent

Length: 12.1 cm / 4.75 in.
Width: 5.1 cm / 2 in.
Boot height: 6 cm / 2.375 in.

Provenance

Gift of Philip Marston

Museum Number

433

Publisher

University of New Hampshire Library

Contributor

Astrida Schaeffer, photographer/curator

Date Digitized

3-1-2019

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.

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Marston history

Keywords

Children's shoes (footwear), 1860s-1890s, Kidskin boot, Red (color), Shoe fly, Closed-tab, Scalloping, Domed buttons, Painted buttons, Leather sole, Machine-stitching, Zigzags, Top-stitching, Cotton lining, Professionally made, Machine-sewn, Marston (donor)

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