Shoes - Gold Cross, Court, Red Leather, Early 1950s Object Reg. No: HT 6198

Pair of red leather court shoes with a Louis heel and a rounded toe. They were made by Gold Cross Shoes in Richmond, Melbourne, in the early 1950s. The donor bought the shoes, the handbag and the suit when she started work in 1952.

Although these shoes were made in Australia, they may have been made under licence or by a subsidiary. Gold Cross Shoes were a product of the United States Shoe Corporation. Within the United States they were sold as Red Cross Shoes (although the name was not used in the US 1942-1948 owing to action by the House Foreign Affairs Committee during World War II). The company was founded in the late 19th century in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was incorporated in 1931 and is still in operation.
Red leather court shoes with a Louis heel and a rounded toe. A wide buckle/bow is located on the vamp. Shoes have been resoled. Steel tip on both heels.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Miss Loris Peggie, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 14 cm (Height), 8.8 cm (Width), 25 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: women s footwear, women s work
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Female
Tertiary Classification: footwear
Inscriptions: On inner sole: 'Gold Cross Shoes'. Iniside left shoe stamped in black: '9434' In right shoe stamped in black: 'B 9434'.
Date Purchased: 1950-1955

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