Irma G. Bowen Historic Clothing Collection
 

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Creator

Unknown

Date Created

1930s

Subject

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

Medium

Silk, leather

Description

1930s. Oxford shoe. White ribbed silk Oxford with a vamp (toe) coming to an oval point in front and extending in back to the middle of the arch of the foot. The quarters (backs) are sewn together at center back, and the top edge of the quarters wraps to the front and forms the front-lacing open-tabs of the shoe. One pair of stitched eyelets are set into the tabs, laced with a white grosgrain ribbon currently tied off into a loop without a bow or streamers. The tongue is sharply pointed and extends well past the tabs. The continuous leather sole incorporates a fabric-covered French/Louis heel. Lined in cotton. Professionally made. Machine-sewn.

Extent

Length: 23.5 cm / 9.25 in.
Width: 6 cm / 2.375 in.
Heel height: 2.9 cm / 1.125 in.

Museum Number

457

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.

Keywords

Women's shoes (footwear), 1930s, Oxford shoe, Ribbed silk, White (color), Front-lacing, Stitched eyelets, Ribbon, Grosgrain, Shoe tongue, Leather sole, French heel, Louis heel, Fabric-covered heel, Cotton lining, Professionally made, Machine-sewn

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