Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Shoes

Date:
1775–1825
Culture:
probably European
Medium:
leather
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Herman Delman, 1954
Accession Number:
2009.300.3148
Not on view
One of the few 18th century examples of children's footwear preserved in the collection, this infant's shoe features an appealing two-tone yellow color scheme to add interest to the simple form. The cut derives from the adult latchet-tie style, but has the added feature of an ankle strap. Although not a feature of adult footwear at the time, ankle straps are common on children's shoes, as they secure the shoe more surely to wriggling feet.
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