Shoes - M. & A. Paddle, White Leather, circa 1901-1911 Reg. No: SH 900122
- Pair of white leather baby's shoes, used in Albert Park, Melbourne, circa 1909-1911. Acquired in 1990 during the South Melbourne Oral History project. They were worn by the donor at the age of 18 months - 2 years. She kept the shoes as a childhood memento.
The Museum of Victoria undertook the South Melbourne Oral History project to document the domestic lives of people in South Melbourne. Liza Dale curated the project, and Karen Twigg was the oral history co-ordinator. Marilyn Lake was the Latrobe University supervisor, and students interviewed the South Melbourne residents. The project was funded by the Victorian Women's Trust. The Museum holds files and transcripts, as well as a disc containing transcripts.
- Pair of white leather baby shoes with button-up ankle strap. Leather has been given a satin finish and is lined with white cloth. The shoes have been soled with white leather.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs Aldred
|Dimensions:||4.30 cm (Height), 5.00 cm (Width), 12.00 cm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||Size: 2|
|Tagged with:||keepsakes, 1454|
|Themes this item is part of:||Aldred Collection, South Melbourne Oral History Project Collection, Childhood & Youth Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection|
|Inscriptions:||Stamped on the insole: 'M & A Paddle/No 2029'.|
|Date Used:||Albert Park, Victoria, Australia, 1909-1911|
'Paddle Brothers' Children's Footwear', Australian Leather Journal, Boot and Shoe Recorder, 16 July 1923, p.288.
The Australian National University holds an album of photographs of Paddle shoe samples taken in 1946 - Paddle Brothers Pty Ltd Archive Series.
The National Archives hold several images of manufacturing Paddle shoes in 1959: 1200:L31892, 200:L31893 and A1200:L31894.