Costume accessories; Worn costume accessories; Legs; Feet; Footwear
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.
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.
Ink stamp May 17, 1915
University of New Hampshire Library
Astrida Schaeffer, photographer/curator
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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