Museum logo

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Object Name Shoe
Date ca. 1900-1920
Description Pair of woman's pink satin pumps, low cut, with pointed toe, 2-inch heel, and white satin bow with white beaded center on vamp. Label inside: "A.J. CAMMEYER / 6TH AVE. COR. 20TH ST. N.Y."; mark stamped on sole: "CAMMEYER." The underside of the sole has inscription "Austen" handwritten in pencil.
(Keywords: Fashion, Accessory, New York)
Acquisition From Alice Austen
Ownership and History These shoes were donated to the Staten Island Historical Society in 1945 by photographer Alice Austen (1866-1952).

As the label indicates, they were purchased from Alfred J. Cammeyer's massive shoe store on 6th Avenue and 20th Street in Manhattan. Cammeyer relocated in 1893 from a shop at 12th Street, becoming "probably the largest and best equipped boot and shoe establishment in this country, if not in the world," according to a New York Times article of September 29, 1893.
Earliest Date 1900
Latest Date 1920
Subjects Clothing & dress
Shoes
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Footwear
Associated People Austen, E. Alice
Catalog Number C01.1414
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, July 2013.
Legal Status Images and text in this database are copyrighted by the Staten Island Historical Society unless otherwise noted. Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.