Costume accessories; Worn costume accessories; Legs; Feet; Footwear
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.
Length: 26 cm / 10.25 in.
Width: 6.7 cm / 2.625 in.
Heel height: 4.1 cm / 1.625 in.
Remains of gold lettering in lining of right shoe: " R. B----tle Co. Boston, Mass."
University of New Hampshire Library
Astrida Schaeffer, photographer/curator
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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