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Object Name Shoe
Date ca. 1830s
Description 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 / 33.35". The matching shoe has catalog number C01.0284.
(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, New York.

Sometimes called evening boots, this form of footwear, with side laces, came into fashion around 1830.
Earliest Date 1825
Latest Date 1845
Subjects Clothing & dress
Shoes
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Footwear
Catalog Number C01.0285
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, July 2013.
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