Bathing Shoes, circa 1915

Summary

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, garments for swimming, also called sea bathing, were quite modest and included accessories like caps and lace-up bathing slippers. Bathing shoes served a practical purpose, helping protect the swimmer's feet from broken glass, shells or pebbles.

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, garments for swimming, also called sea bathing, were quite modest and included accessories like caps and lace-up bathing slippers. Bathing shoes served a practical purpose, helping protect the swimmer's feet from broken glass, shells or pebbles.

Artifact

Boots (Footwear)

Date Made

circa 1915

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

Creator Notes

Possibly made in the United States.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

83.84.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Canvas

Color

White (Color)
Black (Color)

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