Irma G. Bowen Historic Clothing Collection
 

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Creator

Unknown

Date Created

1915

Subject

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

Medium

Canvas, leather

Description

1915. High-button walking boots. White canvas with a vamp (toe) coming to an oval point in front, finished with a fabric toe cap, and joined to the quarters (backs) with a vertical side seam. The quarters continue the line of the vamp to the back of the boot, imitating the construction of whole foxing (which is usually made of leather). The top is seamed to the vamp and quarters and has a center back seam and a center front seam, with a closed-tab curved fly on the outside of the boot. This is made with an overlap instead of a separate tongue and closes with sixteen domed buttons painted white. The buttonhole side is reinforced with leather. The top edge is cut higher in front than in back. The sole is leather with a knock-on stacked leather heel. Lined in cotton. Stamped with a date, May 17, 1915. Professionally made. Machine-sewn.

Extent

Length: 25.7 cm / 10.125 in.
Width: 7.6 cm / 3 in.
Heel height: 5.1 cm / 2 in.
Boot height: 16.5 cm / 6.5 in.

Provenance

Ink stamp May 17, 1915

Museum Number

449

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), 1915, High-button walking boots, Canvas, White (color), Whole foxing, Domed buttons, Leather sole, Stacked leather heel, Cotton lining, Professionally made, Machine-sewn

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