Irma G. Bowen Historic Clothing Collection
 

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Creator

Unknown

Date Created

1860s

Subject

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

Medium

Kid leather, kidskin, leather

Description

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.

Extent

Length: 23.5 cm / 9.25 in.
Width: 6 cm / 2.375 in.
Heel height: 3.8 cm / 1.5 in.

Provenance

Gift or Mrs. Mary Farr

Museum Number

454

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), 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)

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