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Okay, STOP THE PRESSES because these incredible boots are up for sale on Ebay right now. Right here AND, always a plus, they’re a wide enough that you won’t have to worry about straining the fabric if you want to be bad and try them on. They’re 3", which is the standard shoe width today and a size 9 which I imagine is very rare since smaller average person = smaller average foot. Just don’t stand in them or any antique shoes you may have unless they’re in...
Dress, Elizabeth Bertch, Youngstown, OH, ca. 1920s. Gray silk crepe embroidered with geometric pattern in blue thread, tarnished silver floss, & seed beads. Round front neck, stand collar with embroidered back. Unfitted bodice with embroidered panel on front & left shoulder snap closure. Attached vest-like overwrap. Embroidered hip band & loop with snap closure at left hip; lightly gathered skirt with embroidered ”floating panels” lined with chiffon. Kent State Univ. Museum
Boots French, Shriner & Urner Date: 1915–25 Culture: American Medium: leather, wool Dimensions: 6 1/2 x 12 in. (16.5 x 30.5 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Brooklyn Museum Collection Accession Number: 2009.300.2937a, b
1890-1900 British Boot (one of two) at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "Half-boots (ankle boots) were popular for men from the 1830s right up to the Depression in the 1930s....Boots were still more commonly worn than shoes by men throughout the 19th century, and were regarded as more formal for day wear. Half-boots were usually worn under the trousers."
Overcoat, ca. 1923. Silk brocade, ribbon and velvet, fur. Lucile, Ltd., France.