Costume accessories; Worn costume accessories; Legs; Feet; Footwear
Kid leather, kidskin, leather
1860s. Slippers. Donor identified as wedding slippers. White kidskin shoe with a medium vamp (toe) having a recede toe construction (a flat, low profile with no toe box) and a sightly rounded square toe shape. The vamp is sewn to the quarters (backs) at the sides. The quarters are sewn together at center back. The vamp is decorated with a pinked kidskin multi-lobed bow. The cut ends of narrow cord or elastic ankle ties remain inside the shoes. All edges are bound with silk twill tape. The sole is leather with a knock-on leather-covered French/Louis heel. The soles are undifferentiated left from right. Lined with cotton. Professionally made. Hand-sewn.
Length: 23.5 cm / 9.25 in.
Width: 6 cm / 2.375 in.
Heel height: 3.8 cm / 1.5 in.
Gift or Mrs. Mary Farr
University of New Hampshire Library
Astrida Schaeffer, photographer/curator
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Women's shoes (footwear), 1860s, Slippers, Wedding slippers, Kidskin, White (color), Pinked edge, Bows (costume accessories), Ankle ties, Twill tape, Silk, Leather sole, Knock-on heel, Leather-covered heel, French heel, Louis heel, Cotton lining, Professionally made, Hand-sewn, Farr (donor)