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Pair of shoes

Pair of shoes

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Leather and patent leather with canvas lining

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr K. R. Harman

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pair of gentleman's shoes made of black patent leather with a grey leather, side buttoning, gaitor top reaching just above the ankle. There is brogue type decoration around the upper and on the toe-cap. The patent leather runs decoratively up the centre of the back of the heel. The toes are fairly pointed and the heels low.
The shoes are lined with canvas and there is a black leather facing to the button hole stand. The inner sock is brown leather and a brown leather binding runs around the top and down the centre back of the heel. Inside the side of the shoe, written in ink (this must, from its potion, have been written before the shoe was closed) is written 'Rothschild'. Inside the opening is written '34859'.

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca.1900 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Leather and patent leather with canvas lining

Marks and inscriptions

Written in ink inside the side of the shoe

Written inside shoe opening

Descriptive line

Pair of gentleman's leather shoes, England, ca. 1900


Footwear; Men's clothes; Leather; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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