Costume accessories; Worn costume accessories; Legs; Feet; Footwear
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.
Length: 19.1 cm / 7.5 in.
Width: 5.4 cm / 2.125 in.
Gift of Clara Wadleigh
University of New Hampshire Library
Astrida Schaeffer, photographer/curator
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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)