Shoes

Description:

Pair of lady's shoes of black kid leather and broadcloth. The "high button shoes" have black leather toe boxes with pointed toes and black leather sections at heels which extend from heel up the back of the shoe. The uppers are of black wool broadcloth. Shoes secure at outside edges with 12 circular, slightly domed black buttons. Upper edges lined with black leather, the rest lined with white cloth. The medium-height heel is rounded at sides and back, and squared-off at front. Although not technically a "stacked" heel, the layers can be seen.

Maker's label sewn into lining at top: "Wichert / Shoe / Trade Mark / New York U.S.A."

Retailer's gilt stamp on inside edge: "Norton's / Gainesville, Tex."

Handwritten notation inside boot, just below upper edge: "36-1 36752 / 330".

Creator(s): Wichert Shoe (New York, New York)
Location(s): United States - New York - New York City
Creation Date: 1900/1909  
Partner(s):
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection(s):
Texas Fashion Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 29
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Manufacturer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1900/1909
Coverage:
Place
United States - New York - New York City
From 1900 to 1909
Description:

Pair of lady's shoes of black kid leather and broadcloth. The "high button shoes" have black leather toe boxes with pointed toes and black leather sections at heels which extend from heel up the back of the shoe. The uppers are of black wool broadcloth. Shoes secure at outside edges with 12 circular, slightly domed black buttons. Upper edges lined with black leather, the rest lined with white cloth. The medium-height heel is rounded at sides and back, and squared-off at front. Although not technically a "stacked" heel, the layers can be seen.

Maker's label sewn into lining at top: "Wichert / Shoe / Trade Mark / New York U.S.A."

Retailer's gilt stamp on inside edge: "Norton's / Gainesville, Tex."

Handwritten notation inside boot, just below upper edge: "36-1 36752 / 330".

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.

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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: 1966.018.029
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc39008
Resource Type: Physical Object
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public
Statement: All Texas Fashion Collection content and images are copyrighted.