Women's shoes in America, 1795-1930

Women's shoes in America, 1795-1930

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In an engaging narrative history, the beautifully illustrated Women's Shoes in America investigates an aspect of American material culture not previously examined and provides a detailed reference for dating women's foot-wear.Part One, qA History of Women's Footwear in Americaq, discusses the history of the American shoe industry and surveys changing styles of shoes, boots, boudoir slippers, overshoes, and sports shoes. It examines the relationship between women's footwear and women's roles in the context of nineteenth-century culture, as well as providing specific information about the evolving etiquette that governed women's choices in shoes.Part Two, qDating Women's Shoes, 1795-1930q, a detailed reference for dating surviving shoes, will be of particular use to museums, dealers, collectors, material culture historians, and reenactors. Over four hundred clear and detailed drawings make identification as simple and accurate as possible.Women's Shoes in America is invaluable for those interested in, fashion and costume history -- or just shoes!In addition to lengthening the leg, high heels cause the shortened calf muscles to distinctly bunch out. ... high heels with swimsuits, chose to go barefoot instead, aquot; padding down the runway on tiptoes to give their legs a long, tight ... These larger feet appear on almost all occasions in athletic shoes that by the traditional standards of feminine footwear are rather bulky and ... womena#39;s shoes are distinguished by all the traditional feminine characteristics, thin soles, thin uppers , narrow toes, anbsp;...

Title:Women's shoes in America, 1795-1930
Author:Nancy E. Rexford
Publisher:Kent State Univ Pr - 2000


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