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Shoes - Clarks, T-Bar, Navy Leather, Late 1980s Object Reg. No: SH 910591

Summary:
Pair of small, leather navy blue bar shoes with a thin leather strap and buckle to the side, made by Clarks Shoes Ltd.

Worn by Alice McCabe, daughter of the donor, Honor Godfrey, when the family lived in Highett Street, Richmond, Melbourne. Alice was born in London in 1984. Most of her shoes were purchased from shop, Betsy Pryam in Burke Road, and were relatively expensive at $50-$60 per pair. The donor was recommended to this supplier by a friend, since she was a stranger to Melbourne and Australia. She was conscious of the shoes being 'Australian' - they were not particularly what she would have chosen had they been living in England. The shoes were chosen both for their convenience and to match the colour of Alice's clothes. The donor decided to collect all of Alice's shoes over a period of several years.
Description:
Pair of small, leather navy blue bar shoes with a thin leather strap and buckle to the side. The front of the shoe is decorated with a scalloped stitching pattern and small cut out design. The sole of the shoe is made from black moulded plastic/rubber with a textured pattern underneath both the ball of the foot and the heel.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Honor Godfrey
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 16.00 cm (Height), 5.50 cm (Width), 7.00 cm (Length)

More information

Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Child
Tertiary Classification: footwear
Inscriptions: Inside shoe: Made by/Clarks/Shoes Ltd/All Leather Upper /synthetic sole. Inside heel: JOY/All leather quarter lining/06 7E. Sole, raised inscription: Clarks/Made in Australia/synthetic sole 7.
Manufacturer: Clarks Shoes Ltd, Australia
Place & Date Used: Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 1987-1990

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