Pair of light purple suede shoes

American (Boston)
Early 20th century

Object Place: Boston, America


25 x 10 x 12.2 cm (9 13/16 x 3 15/16 x 4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Suede, leather, silk ribbon, glass beads, metal sequins, and cotton lining

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Pair of light purple suede shoes with medium Louis heels and pointed toes, ankle strap tied with light purple satin ribbon, rosette-like blossom and minute berries and stars embroidered on toes and around front edge of uppers with small amethyst colored beads; woven label inside (a): Jones, Peterson, and Newhall Co., 48 and 50 Temple Place, Boston. Cf.: 53.1063, same construction and beaded design.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. A. Wentworth Erikson