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85/434 Boots (pair), womens, leather / silk / linen, maker unknown, possibly Australia, c. 1850-1879. Click to enlarge.

Pair of womens boots

Made
  • c. 1850-1879
Boots, pair, women's, leather/silk/linen, [Australia], 1850-1879
Pair of women's front lacing ankle boots of turnshoe construction with narrow square toe and spring heel. The boots consist of maroon and white 2 piece stamped cotton leg with no tongue, 11 pairs of eyelets at the front and a dark brown leather toe cap, with the edges bound in maroon silk. The boots are lined in cream linen and the linen sock is pasted in. The heel and sole are in leather.

Summary

Object No.

85/434

Object Statement

Boots (pair), womens, leather / silk / linen, maker unknown, possibly Australia, c. 1850-1879

Physical Description

Boots, pair, women's, leather/silk/linen, [Australia], 1850-1879
Pair of women's front lacing ankle boots of turnshoe construction with narrow square toe and spring heel. The boots consist of maroon and white 2 piece stamped cotton leg with no tongue, 11 pairs of eyelets at the front and a dark brown leather toe cap, with the edges bound in maroon silk. The boots are lined in cream linen and the linen sock is pasted in. The heel and sole are in leather.

Marks

Number on sole of left shoe, number in biro on round white paper sticker, "H/123"

Dimensions

Height

145 mm

Width

70 mm

Production

Made

  • c. 1850-1879

Possibly made

Notes

Origin is unknown, assumed to be Australian.

June Swann has assigned this date based upon manufacture, however if made in England date of use by Julia Johnston c. 1850-1879

History

Notes

Julia Johnston, (1796-1879), the owner of boots 85/434 was the daughter of Lt Colonel George Johnston and lived at the property "Annandale" (before the subdivision). She moved to "Horsley", Prospect in 1833 where her sister Blanche had married George Edward Nicholas Weston. The effects of Julia Johnston were left to Frederick Weston (c.1845-1925) and Augusta Alice Smart (nee Weston), children of Blanche and George Weston. These effects were in 1926 passed through Augusta Smart to her neice Ester Emily Weston who married Archie I Oakes. They passed then to Miriam W Oakes, her youngest daughter, then Mrs Neaves and were bought at auction by the museum in 1985.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1985

Acquisition Date

9 April 1985

Cite this Object

Harvard

Pair of womens boots 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 30 November 2021, <https://ma.as/48169>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/48169 |title=Pair of womens boots |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=30 November 2021 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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