Red Mary Janes, 1960-1970

Summary

Mary Janes are flat-soled shoes with straps that fasten across the instep. Named after a Buster Brown comic strip character, these simple shoes have remained a popular style for children -- especially little girls -- since the late 1800s. This pair was part of the stock from the Carey Boot Shop in Charlevoix, Michigan.

Mary Janes are flat-soled shoes with straps that fasten across the instep. Named after a Buster Brown comic strip character, these simple shoes have remained a popular style for children -- especially little girls -- since the late 1800s. This pair was part of the stock from the Carey Boot Shop in Charlevoix, Michigan.

Artifact

Shoes (Footwear)

Date Made

1960-1970

Creators

International Shoe Company. Friedman-Shelby Shoe Company. Yanigans 

Place of Creation

United States, Missouri, Saint Louis 

Creator Notes

Made by Yanigans, a Friedman-Shelby Shoe Company division of the International Shoe Company, Saint Louis, Missouri

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2008.145.14

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Randolph C. and Nancy M. Carey.

Material

Patent leather

Technique

Sewing (Needleworking technique)

Color

Red

Inscriptions

End of box: RED GOOSE / SHOES FOR BOYS AND GIRLS / Half the fun of having feet / A PRODUCT OF INTERNATIONAL SHOE CO., ST. LOUIS, MO. / 2[?]000 Teddy White 6 1/2 D Sticker on right insole: YANIGANS Stamped inside left shoe: 455 4443 1 Stamped inside right shoe: 455 4443 1 ALL PARTS MAN / MADE MAT'LS

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