Pair of man's two-tone leather pull-on boots, under-the-knee height. Front and back (instep/vamp) are brown leather, legs are red leather with v-cut fronts and cloth pull-tabs in interior. Heels are 1 1/2 inches. One of the boots has a partial inscription just under the v-cut on the front of the leg, printed in gold: "R. M[cut off] / MA[cut off] / NAS[cut off]."
(Keywords: Fashion, Accessory, New York, HRT)
|Ownership and History||
These boots were found in the attic of the Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House in 1943. The house had been purchased by the Staten Island Antiquarian Society (which merged with the Staten Island Historical Society) in 1915. It is not known whether the boots belonged to a member of the Perine family or arrived from another source.
The half of a printed label on one of the boots is intriguing, with letters "NAS..." that could possibly indicate they were made in Nashville, Tennessee.
Clothing & dress
|Lexicon Sub-category||Clothing -- Footwear|
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