Suede shoes made by the Parker Shoe Company

Made by The Parker Shoe Company Pty Ltd in Melbourne, Victoria, 1940-1945.

This pair of suede shoes manufactured by the Parker Shoe Company, Melbourne exemplifies the most successful period of Australian shoemaking history before tariff reduction began to slowly strangle the Australian shoe manufacturing industry and imports took the place of Australian made shoes.

The Parker Shoe Company was established by Malcolm Parker who manufactured high quality fashion shoes in Australia from 1930 until the late 1960s. Parker shoes receives a mention in a 1954 ‘The Sun’ newspap...

Summary

2007/102/1
Shoes (pair), womens, with original packaging, suede / leather / paper, made by Parker Shoe Company Pty Ltd, Clifton Hill, Victoria, Australia, 1940-1945

Pair of womens handmade shoes in black suede, featuring slightly padded decorative stitching on low-cut toe with high slim heel. The shoes come with packaging, consisting of the original box and tissue paper. The lid and sides of the box feature text printed in black, gold and white on a lime green background.

Production

Handmade pair of suede shoes made by the Parker Shoe Company Pty Ltd in Clifton Hill, Victoria, 1940-1945.

The Parker Shoe Company Pty Ltd is listed in the Australian Manufacturers Directory 1947-48 as being located near Melbourne at Clifton Hill, Victoria. The Parker Shoe Company was established by Malcolm Parker who manufactured high quality fashion shoes in Australia from 1930 until the late 1960s.
The Parker Shoe Company Pty Ltd 1940-1945

Source

Gift of Patricia Hawse, 2007

Cite this Object

Suede shoes made by the Parker Shoe Company 2015, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 March 2017, <https://ma.as/366551>
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