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Cool shoes, circa 1890, at Das Museum Weißenfels.  http://www.museum-digital.de/san/index.php?t=objekt=79=yes=79=1124

Cool shoes, circa 1890, at Das Museum Weißenfels. http://www.museum-digital.de/san/index.php?t=objekt=79=yes=79=1124

Object Name: shoes    Date: 1770-1785    Accession Number: 1947.921  Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries

Object Name: shoes Date: 1770-1785 Accession Number: 1947.921 Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries

1651 - 1670  A pair of woman's mules ( supposed to have been worn by Queen Henrietta Maria. Continental. They are crimson velvet decorated with raised silver thread and sequin embroidery.

1651 - 1670 A pair of woman's mules ( supposed to have been worn by Queen Henrietta Maria. Continental. They are crimson velvet decorated with raised silver thread and sequin embroidery.

Woman's "bar shoes," c. 1880-85: kid leather, sueded leather, silk satin, beads, silk. (Los Angeles count Museum of Art collection)

Woman's "bar shoes," c. 1880-85: kid leather, sueded leather, silk satin, beads, silk. (Los Angeles count Museum of Art collection)

Striped silk Louis heel shoes, c.1750s, decorated with a bow on the vamp.  Ladies dark lilac silk shoes with red and yellow stripes. Vamp is decorated with ecru silk bow. Edge piping is of the same silk, pleated at the vamp throat. Lining of the vamp - linen, quarters are lined with cream kid leather.

Striped silk Louis heel shoes, c.1750s, decorated with a bow on the vamp. Ladies dark lilac silk shoes with red and yellow stripes. Vamp is decorated with ecru silk bow. Edge piping is of the same silk, pleated at the vamp throat. Lining of the vamp - linen, quarters are lined with cream kid leather.

1760s turn shoes of black satin seem a lighter more modern shoe with fresh sprigs of heartsease and periwinkle-like flowers stitched in worsted or crewel wool.

1760s turn shoes of black satin seem a lighter more modern shoe with fresh sprigs of heartsease and periwinkle-like flowers stitched in worsted or crewel wool.

Scarlet satin shoes, Great Britain, 1775-1785. Red satin, decorated with white satin, tapered Louis heel, Sharp toe, flax lining. All borders are covered with white satin ribbon. Buckles missing. Shoe icons. http://eng.shoe-icons.com/collection/object.htm?id=973

Scarlet satin shoes, Great Britain, 1775-1785. Red satin, decorated with white satin, tapered Louis heel, Sharp toe, flax lining. All borders are covered with white satin ribbon. Buckles missing. Shoe icons. http://eng.shoe-icons.com/collection/object.htm?id=973