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Pair of shoes

Pair of shoes

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1940s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Leather, canvas lining and synthetic insole

  • Museum number:

    MISC.305&A-1979

  • Gallery location:

    20th Century, Room 76, case 5 []

Physical description

Pair of small girl's shoes. Cream and dark tan leather, with a leather sole and low stacked heel. Lined with leather and canvas and with a synthetic insole. Two-tone effect created by the cream leather being overlaid with the dark tan at sides and front. The dark tan layer has a reverse-scalloped edge and punched dots at the points. Ankle-straps, fastening at centre with a button and buttonhole.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1940s (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Leather, canvas lining and synthetic insole

Marks and inscriptions

1.2.Z127
Stamped inside

5
Stamped inside

CC41
Stamped on soles - Utility clothing scheme mark

Object history note

Purchased from Jean Lamprell Ltd. RP 1979/54.

Descriptive line

Pair of shoes, English, 1940s

Labels and date

17. TWO PAIRS OF CHILDREN'S SHOES
Made Great Britain, 1940s
Both bearing the Utility Mark
Leather, canvas lining, synthetic insoles
Misc.272,a, 305,a-1979

During the Second World War, children's clothes and
shoes were, like other civilian goods, the subject of
numerous regulations. Rationing eventually affected
everything from baby's nappy upwards. The Utility
scheme did, however, produce some good basic designs
for children although it did little to alleviate a chronic
shortage of garments, particularly footwear. []

Materials

Leather; Canvas; Synthetic

Categories

Footwear; Children's clothes; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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