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Women's dress shoes, ca. 1900

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Women's dress shoes, ca. 1900

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This pair of shoes are fashioned in an iridescent, purple kidskin leather also known as gunmetal kid. The gold beaded cut-work of the shoes added a sense of elegance, elevated by the metallic color.

While worn in Maine, the shoes are of New York origin, designed by Andrew Alexander, located on 6th Avenue and 19th Street, sometime between 1910 and 1920.

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  • Title: Women's dress shoes, ca. 1900
  • Creator: Alexander, New York
  • Creation Date: circa 1915
  • Subject Date: circa 1915
  • Town: New York
  • County: New York
  • State: NY
  • Media: Leather, Plastic
  • Local Code: 1996.40.2
  • Collection: Costume Collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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