Irma G. Bowen Historic Clothing Collection
 

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Creator

Unknown

Date Created

1920s

Subject

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

Medium

Silk, leather

Description

1920s. Dress shoes. White silk satin evening shoes with a medium-length vamp (toe) coming to a pointed narrow oval toe and joining the quarters (backs) with a diagonal side seam. The quarters are sewn together at center back. A button strap with one domed button latches each shoe. All edges are bound with twill tape. The sole is leather with a knock-on kidskin-covered Opera heel. Stamped on the insole in gold with the maker's label. Professionally made. Machine-sewn.

Extent

Length: 26 cm / 10.25 in.
Width: 6.7 cm / 2.625 in.
Heel height: 4.1 cm / 1.625 in.

Provenance

Remains of gold lettering in lining of right shoe: " R. B----tle Co. Boston, Mass."

Museum Number

450

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), 1920s, Dress shoes, Evening shoes, Silk, Satin, White (color), Button strap, Domed button, Twill tape, Leather sole, Knock-on heel, Opera heel, Kidskin-covered heel, Maker's label, Professionally made, Machine-sewn

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