American (New England) century Notice the lovely bud on the toe? It is reminiscent of a Spitafield silk used as a token (as well as a printed Manchester used by another ) in the billet books of the Foundling Hospital, London - Angela
Shoes, circa White and cerise satin over linen. Narrow square toes with cerise toe-caps. Side opening with white cord tagged laces. Tongue lined with cerise. Sole thickened at heel.
Irish Stitch covered shoes, c. Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession number