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Shoes  Date: ca. 1830 Culture: American Medium: leather, silk Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Miss Agnes Clarke, 1938 Accession Number: C.I.38.76.2a, b

1830 Culture: American Medium: leather, silk Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Miss Agnes Clarke, 1938 Accession Number: b

This scarce pair of 18th century child’s shoes incorporates the pointed toe and tongue found in fashionable women's styles, combined with the flat heel suitable for a child. It is not clear from the cut whether these shoes would have been worn by a boy or a girl, but the bright color is more suggestive of feminine dress.

Pair of child's shoes, late century, European, leather. This scarce pair of century child’s shoes incorporates the pointed toe and tongue found in fashionable women's styles, combined with the flat heel suitable for a child.

Shoes, ca. 1600 - ca. 1650.

Shoes, ca. 1600 - ca. 1650.

Antique Victorian Cream Silk Moire Taffeta Ankle Boots Shoes 1840's Side Laces | eBay

Antique Victorian Cream Silk Moire Taffeta Ankle Boots Shoes 1840's Side Laces | eBay

Shoes Date: 1840s Culture: American or European Medium: leather, linen Dimensions: Heel to Toe: 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)

Shoes Date: Culture: American or European Medium: leather, linen Dimensions: Heel to Toe: 9 in.

1840s in Western fashion

Landscape painter Oswald Achenbach wears a broad-brimmed hat for a painting tour of Italy. He wears a striped ascot and his waistcoat has the rounded chest .

Damask gaiter boots, 1830s. Side-lacing half boots with toe and heel foxing of contrasting leather were called gaiter boots, because they resembled gaiters (spats) worn over shoes. This pair features deep green damask uppers lined with ecru cotton canvas twill and foxed with black leather. The boots lace up on one side with the original lacings. Though impractical for serious walking, gaiter boots make the foot appear dainty and genteel.

Side-lacing half boots with toe and heel foxing of contrasting leather were called gaiter boots, because they resembled gaiters (spats) worn.

WWII RAF Fighter Pilot Headgear Display circa 1940

WWII RAF Fighter Pilot Headgear Display circa 1940 Things have changed a little!

Shoes: ca. 1800, English, stencilled leather. "This style of heeled shoe, made of pastel coloured kid leather with painted or stencilled patterns, with an exaggerated pointed toe, was popular in the latter years of the 18th century. It was much simpler than previous women's styles which had tended to be made of leather, have a pronounced heel. They had often been made of fabric. In 1801 the Lady's Magazine which illustrated just such spotted kid shoes."

Pair of shoes

This style of heeled shoe, made of pastel coloured kid leather with painted or stencilled patterns, with an exaggerated pointed toe, was popular in the latter years of the century. Check it out, polka-dot slippers!

1775-85, One of the few 18th century examples of children's footwear preserved in the collection, this infant's shoe features an appealing two-tone yellow color scheme to add interest to the simple form. The cut derives from the adult latchet-tie style, but has the added feature of an ankle strap. Although not a feature of adult footwear at the time, ankle straps are common on children's shoes, as they secure the shoe more surely to wriggling feet.

~♥Infants Shoes Date: Culture: European (probably) Medium: leather Dimensions: 1 x 4 in.

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