V98: Yellow Shoes Throughout History

Historic Threads – Colonial Williamsburg Shoes, 1775-85 English, worn in Maryland

Easter is tomorrow, and I can’t help thinking of all the pretty pastels Spring dresses and bonnets and stuff.  I’ve already posted oodles of yellow dresses here, as they’re my current obsession, but how about yellow shoes?

Object Name: shoes Date: 1735-1765 Accession Number: 1953.68 Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
From Bata Shoe Museum, mid-18th c.
Whitaker Auction – yellow dotted shoes, 1790-1800
Manchester: 1800-1810 Yellow kid bound in same, over white linen. Very pointed toes. Fronts trimmed with yellow silk tassel fixed by small steel buckle. Back of shoe faced with yellow kid printed with pattern in black. Heel of kid and leather.
Pair of shoes Place of origin: Great Britain, United Kingdom (made) Date: 1830s-1840s (made) V&A
Met: Boots (Booties) Date: 1830–49 Culture: American Medium: leather, silk, copper
The Met: 1870s
LACMA 1918
Shoes: Bar Shoes (1920s) by Northampton Museums, via Flickr
Yellow Calico Silk Hollywood Shoes. / c. 1930 / Cutler Studio Styles

Adorable! These last from the 30s are definitely my faves. 🙂  Wearing any interesting shoes tomorrow at your Easter activities?


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