Wedding Shoes

Description:

Pair of ladies' white heavy satin wedding shoes. Designed with pointed toes, the shoes have a fastening strap across instep with a single domed opalescent/milky white glass button. Across vamp is applied white satin bow with decorative gilt metal rectangular buckle with lobed ends. One buckle missing. Lined in white fabric. Sole of natural brown leather, heel covered in white satin. Medium-height heel with rounded sides and back, curving inwards and then flaring out to base, similar to a Louis heel.

Stamped inside shoe in gilt: "C.A. Verner / Pittsburgh"

Worn by Bess McChord (1874-1903) at her wedding to Clifford Dunnells, January 1, 1901.

Creator(s): C.A. Verner Co. (Pittsburgh, PA)
Location(s): United States - Pennsylvania - Allegheny County - Pittsburgh
Creation Date: 1901
Partner(s):
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection(s):
Texas Fashion Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 52
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Manufacturer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1901
Coverage:
Place
United States - Pennsylvania - Allegheny County - Pittsburgh
Date
1901  
Description:

Pair of ladies' white heavy satin wedding shoes. Designed with pointed toes, the shoes have a fastening strap across instep with a single domed opalescent/milky white glass button. Across vamp is applied white satin bow with decorative gilt metal rectangular buckle with lobed ends. One buckle missing. Lined in white fabric. Sole of natural brown leather, heel covered in white satin. Medium-height heel with rounded sides and back, curving inwards and then flaring out to base, similar to a Louis heel.

Stamped inside shoe in gilt: "C.A. Verner / Pittsburgh"

Worn by Bess McChord (1874-1903) at her wedding to Clifford Dunnells, January 1, 1901.

Note:

This object was part of the Dallas Museum of Fashion collection. Founded in 1960 by the Fashion Group, Inc. of Dallas, the collection comprised important items of historic and current fashion. It was housed in the Apparel Mart, Dallas, and operated as the Dallas Museum of Fashion from 1960 until 1971. It moved to what was then North Texas State University in 1972, and became the Texas Fashion Collection.

Physical Description:

Size 5 1/2.

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Series Title: Dallas Museum of Fashion Collection
Partner:
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection:
Texas Fashion Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 1965.040.002
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc39005
Resource Type: Physical Object
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public
Statement: All Texas Fashion Collection content and images are copyrighted.