Thursday, August 18, 2011

1850s Ladies Shoes

Even though these shoes date to 1857, I thought it would be fun to share pictures of originals rather than my own reproduction.  This pair of shoes is located at the Sacramento Valley Museum in Williams, California, and has provenance as part of a wedding trousseau from a local woman.  I helped with an exhibit redesign and had the opportunity to take pictures of many of the clothing items that were on display and those in storage.  
Interior view
Side lacing

Eyelet detail