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Pair of women's shoes

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Black silk shoe, latchets cross over pointed tongue, black tape binding at top and over side and backseams, pointed toe, heel covered in black silk, white insole and lining, straight or symmetrical leather sole


Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

Woman's buckle shoes

American, last quarter of the 18th century

Place of Manufacture

possibly England

Place of Manufacture

possibly Massachusetts, United States

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 9.8 x 23.8 cm (3 7/8 x 9 3/8 in.) Other (heel): 4.5cm (1 3/4in.)

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Medium or Technique

Satin weave silk, plain weave linen lining, leather sole


Textiles and Fashion Arts