Kidskin boots, ca. 1915

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Kidskin boots, ca. 1915

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This pair of boots are fashioned in an iridescent, purple kidskin leather. Thirteen mother-of-pearl buttons adorn each boot. The boots are lined with brown kid and feature a wide 'Louis' heel.

The classic style of the boots is known as a half-boot, fashionable during the Edwardian period, through the 19teens. With the rise in hemlines during the 1920s, the boot fell out of style.

Owned and worn in Maine, the boots were designed and sold by Andrew Alexander, located in New York on 6th and 19th. A coordinating pair of beaded shoes also exist in the collections of Maine Historical Society.

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About This Item

  • Title: Kidskin boots, ca. 1915
  • Creator: Alexander, Andrew
  • Creation Date: circa 1915
  • Subject Date: circa 1915
  • Local Name: Manhattan
  • Town: New York
  • County: New York
  • State: ME, NY
  • Media: Leather, Mother of Pearl
  • Local Code: 1996.40.3
  • Collection: Costume collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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