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Woman's Wedding Shoes
1915
Original Owner:Originally owned by Dorothy V. Brosmith , American, 1889 - 1971
Shoemaker:Made by Gabel Brothers , American
Machine-stitched leather and cotton, with glass beads, metal tacks, and leather-covered wooden heels
Primary Dimensions (height x width x depth): 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 10 1/4in. (12.1 x 7 x 26cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Jean McEvoy Van Delft
Description: White leather "colonial" slippers, with a broad, decorative tongue, pointed toes and Louis heel. The top of each shoe, including the tongue, is decorated with clear glass beads. At the base of the tongue is mounted a satin bow, which is also decorated with the clear beads. The side seam comes forward over the instep so that there appears to be a tab opening covered by the bow. The quarters are lined with white leather, and the vamp with white, twill-woven cotton. The soles are shaped for the right and left foot. The top piece of the heel is attached with metal tacks and a screw.
Inscription: Stamped into soles: GB enclosed in a circle
Object Number: 1982.119.1a,b
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