Irma G. Bowen Historic Clothing Collection
 

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Creator

Unknown

Date Created

1860-1870

Subject

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

Medium

Silk, leather

Description

1860-1870. Evening slippers. White silk satin indoor shoe with a medium vamp (toe) having a recede toe construction (a flat, low profile with no toe box), and a sightly rounded squared toe. The vamp is sewn to the quarters (backs) at the sides. One shoe still has its narrow cord ankle tie. The vamp is decorated with a broad white silk ribbon with picots on its edges, tied into a bow. All edges of the slipper are bound with silk twill tape. The sole is thin leather, completely flat with no heel, which is undifferentiated left from right. Lined with cotton. Professionally made. Hand-sewn.

Extent

Length: 19.1 cm / 7.5 in.
Width: 5.4 cm / 2.125 in.

Provenance

Gift of Clara Wadleigh

Museum Number

434

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), 1860-1870, Evening slippers, Silk, Satin, White (color), Cord ankle tie, Silk ribbon, Picots, Bows (costume accessories), Twill tape, Leather sole, Cotton lining, Professionally made, Hand-sewn, Wadleigh (donor)

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