Woman's ivory silk satin ankle-high shoe or boot with leather sole. Side lacing has thin ivory thread as laces; rounded toe; no heel. Handwritten inscription in interior of shoe: "6 1/2 / [33 or 35] / 33.35". The matching shoe has catalog number C01.0285.
(Keywords: Fashion, Accessory)
|Acquisition||Gift of the Estate of Elizabeth Anna Britton|
|Ownership and History||
These shoes reportedly descended in the Britton family of Staten Island.
Sometimes called evening boots, this form of footwear, with side laces, came into fashion around 1830.
Clothing & dress
|Lexicon Sub-category||Clothing -- Footwear|
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