Pumps Metadata

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  • Main Title Pumps


  • Manufacturer: United States Shoe Corporation
    Creator Type: Organization


  • Donor: Schermerhorn, Joann C.
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Donor: Litteken, Jill
    Contributor Type: Personal


  • Creation: 1948/1950


  • No Language


  • Content Description: Pair of black suede pumps. Shoes have peep-toe design and are embellished across the vamp with an asymmetrical design in black ribbon and side 1/2 bow on outer side. 2 1/2" high continental set-in heels covered in black suede. Leather soles, grey leather lining. Printed grey cloth lining with logo "Lastep". Stamped inside heel of both shoes: "D13258 7 1/2A AAA / 6/A". Stamped on sole of each shoe: "The United States Shoe Co. / Reg U.S. Pat. Off. / Red Cross / Shoe" Stamped inside right shoe: "Red Cross Shoes" and "This product has no connection whatever / with the American National Red Cross". Use of the "Red Cross Shoe" brand was suspended during World War II when the American Red Cross objected. It was re-instated in 1948 on the condition they company publicly disclaimed all connection with the ARC. These shoes have the disclaimer stamped in the right shoe.
  • Physical Description: Size 7 1/2; 23 cm. long; 8 cm. at widest; 13 cm. at highest; Heel: 6 cm. (2 1/2") high at axis with cap.


  • Art and Architecture Thesaurus (Getty): Shoes (Footwear)
  • Art and Architecture Thesaurus (Getty): Pumps (Shoes)
  • Other: Red Cross Shoes (Brand)

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Start Date: 1948
  • End Date: 1950
  • Place Name: United States


  • Name: Texas Fashion Collection
    Code: TXFC


  • Name: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
    Code: UNTCVA


  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: by-nc-nd
  • Rights Statement: All Texas Fashion Collection content and images are copyrighted.

Resource Type

  • Physical Object


  • Image


  • Accession or Local Control No: 1983.012.007
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc30206