Woman's black leather sport shoes, 1913-1918. The tongue is marked in pen "B. Frederick, VZ, 6C." A similar pair is shown in the 'Ladies Home Journal', 1913. These shoes might have been worn with a Women's Service Corps uniform. Label: [stamped on sole] "Essex Shed-Wet"

Woman's black leather sport shoes, 1913-1918. The tongue is marked in pen "B. Frederick, VZ, 6C." A similar pair is shown in the 'Ladies Home Journal', 1913. These shoes might have been worn with a Women's Service Corps uniform. Label: [stamped on sole] "Essex Shed-Wet"

Black sateen-covered canvas bathing shoes, American, 1915-1918. The shoes are trimmed with a band of white leather around the top and down the sides of front openings, laced with round white cotton lacing, and have canvas soles.

Black sateen-covered canvas bathing shoes, American, 1915-1918. The shoes are trimmed with a band of white leather around the top and down the sides of front openings, laced with round white cotton lacing, and have canvas soles.

Brown wool cycling suit, American, 1896-98. A past time originally dominated by men, bicycling became more acceptable for women after Queen Victoria bought bicycles for her daughters. By the 1890s, clothing to be worn while cycling was being produced. This particular ensemble features a bifurcated skirt that allowed the rider a more comfortable ride while also giving the modest appearance of a skirt at front. This suit also includes a pair of gaiters, which provided protection for the legs.

Brown wool cycling suit, American, 1896-98. A past time originally dominated by men, bicycling became more acceptable for women after Queen Victoria bought bicycles for her daughters. By the 1890s, clothing to be worn while cycling was being produced. This particular ensemble features a bifurcated skirt that allowed the rider a more comfortable ride while also giving the modest appearance of a skirt at front. This suit also includes a pair of gaiters, which provided protection for the legs.

High laced white suede/buck sports shoes with perforated strip design, American, 1920. Label: "Frank Brothers Fifth Ave. N.Y." Date of 4/26/20 on left sole.

High laced white suede/buck sports shoes with perforated strip design, American, 1920. Label: "Frank Brothers Fifth Ave. N.Y." Date of 4/26/20 on left sole.

1915-1918 purse

Antique 1915-1918 Jemco Arts and Crafts hand tooled leather purse with grapevine motif

Hellstern & Sons (France, Paris)  Pair of Woman's Bar Shoes, circa 1918  Costume/clothing accessory/footwear, Silk satin, leather, 9 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. (24.13 x 6.98 x 11.43 cm) each  From the Collection of Mme. Ganna Walska, gift of Hania P. Tallmadge (M.86.411.262a-b)

Hellstern & Sons (France, Paris) Pair of Woman's Bar Shoes, circa 1918 Costume/clothing accessory/footwear, Silk satin, leather, 9 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. (24.13 x 6.98 x 11.43 cm) each From the Collection of Mme. Ganna Walska, gift of Hania P. Tallmadge (M.86.411.262a-b)

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