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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Shoes from 1917 at Antique Images

I just HAD to share this image with y'all!  I LOVE THIS SHOE! 

I'll have to admit to being very fond of shoes and purses!  Imelda Marcos didn't have anything on me, except the means to buy whatever shoe she fell in love with!  My closet is heaving a huge sigh of relief, let me tell you!

The "Peggy" Pump

"Here's the description of the shoe from the catalog:

Grey shoes are very fashionable. This handsome openwork Oxford is made of soft Kid-finished Leather in the new shade of Grey. Receding toe: high arch: leather concave Cuban heel: medium weight dress shoe. White laces. SIZES 2 1/2 to8: widths, E, D, and E. State size and width. OUR PRICE, $2.98. Postage 6 cents extra."
 I found it at Antique Images, where Carolyn has lots and lots of vintage images.  She has both mens and womens clothing from 1917 posted, which I find so interesting!  The post I did on my great-grandma Jennie Meeks Johnston here included a photo of her, two of her daughters, and a grand-daughter that was dated September 1917.  I wonder if she ever had shoes like these?  Or, did she wear the high-top boots like these? 

I didn't see a "name" assigned to either of these boots.
 Grandma Jennie must have had a tiny foot!  If you'll read the description of the shoe, the sizes were 2 1/2 to 8!  My size is 7 1/2, which must have been considered extreme in 1917!  My poor sister would have had to gone barefoot!!!  I won't mention her size, though, if I know what's good for me!

Anyway, I thought I'd share this piece of trivia with you.  Pop on over to the Antique Images and browse Carolyn's wonderful collection of vintage images!

Till next time - take care!


1 comment:

Kathy-Catnip Studio said...

Hi, Joy - According to the inscription on the back of the cabinet card, the beautiful girl's name was "Sela (Bennett) Williams". I came across her in a packet of old photos in a southern Oregon antique store.

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment on Sela.


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