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Mid 1920s-Mid 1930s

R.H. White Co., Boston, MA [retailer]

Shoes; gold leather heels with strap across instep.  Slightly rounded toe.  Gold leather straps are embellished with single mother of pearl button with metal shank.  Attaches to self-covered button hole on opposite end of strap.  Straps are sewn into and wrap around the heel area and from vamp, then come together as straps across the instep.  There are 2 circular metal connectors embellished with citrine-colored rhinestones that connect the straps to the vamp on both sides.  2 1/2" gold leather-covered cone heel.  Inside lined in white leather and canvas and soles are tan leather.

Lasell Fashion Collection, gift of the American Textile History Museum, originally donated by Marion Hall

Photography by David Parnes

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