Irma G. Bowen Historic Clothing Collection
 

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Unknown

Date Created

1760-1790

Subject

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

Medium

Leather, silk damask

Description

1760-1790. Pattens or clogs, overshoes worn to protect a shoe. The leather sole is completely flat and is undifferentiated left from right. It is shaped with a very pointed toe and is built up to match the instep of a heeled shoe, with a ninety degree drop from the instep to the level where the heel of the shoe worn with it would have been supported. The sides of the built-up part of the patten are covered with silk cream damask. The latchets closing the pattens around the vamp (toe) of a shoe are made of the same silk cream damask and would have had a removable buckle added to them when worn. Professionally made. Hand-sewn.

Extent

Length: 19.7 cm / 7.75 in.
Width: 7 cm / 2.75 in.
Accommodates heel height: 2.9 cm / 1.125 in.

Provenance

Gift of the Coe family. Descended through the family, owned and worn by Temperance Pickering Knight (1732-1821) of Dover Point, New Hampshire.

Museum Number

440

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.

Pickering_and_Coe_History.pdf (60 kB)
Pickering and Coe history

Keywords

Women's shoes (footwear), 1760-1790, Newington, Dover Point, New Hampshire, United States, Pattens, Clogs, Overshoes, Latchets, Removable buckle, Leather sole, Pointed toe, Silk damask, Cream (color), Professionally made, Hand-sewn, Temperance Pickering Knight, Janet Coe Stearns, Margaret Coe Ninde, Sarah T. Coe, Anne Coe Curry, Coe family, Coe (donor)

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