Boots, Jack Jacobus, Ltd.: ca. 1895-1900, Austria or England, leather. "This boot represents a turning point in fashion, when the restrictive dress of the Victorian period gave way to the more relaxed styles of the early 20th century. As fashionable women began to lead more active lives, the high-button boot evolved into an essential element of dress... However, this particular boot... is actually seductive and daring and meant to peek provocatively from beneath skirts."