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Woman's Shoes
about 1960
Original Owner:Originally owned by Maude Jeannette Purvis
Shoemaker:Made by A. S. Beck
Machine-stitched and glued leather, synthetic fibers, vinyl, metallic glitter, fabric-colored metal heel with rubber tip
Primary Dimensions (height x width x depth): 6 x 3 x 10 7/8in. (15.2 x 7.6 x 27.6cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Robert Grant Irving
Description: Stiletto-heeled pumps, with narrow pointed toe. The shoes are covered with ecru lace over shiny silver metallic glitter (which is glued to a plain fabric backing). The square throatline is edged with a narrow piping of ecru ribbed polyester. The vamp is lined with silver-colored polyester satin; the quarters are lined with pale gray suede. The sock lining is silver-colored vinyl. The sole is made of plastic in imitation of leather. The pointed toes of the sole are tacked with an arrow-shaped metal reinforcement.
Object Number: 1994.207.2a,b
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