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Just Added to Our Digital Collections: Footwear

January 27, 2015 Archive Insight


The collections of The Henry Ford contain over a thousand examples of footwear of all types: boots, sandals, pumps, slippers, and more.  We’ve just digitized another six dozen or so pairs from our collections, in a variety of styles dating from the early 19th century through 2008.  One set designed for a very specific purpose is these size 5 1/2 “Nymph” bathing shoes, likely dating from the 1920s.  View close to 300 more pairs of shoes and related artifacts by visiting our digital collections!

Ellice Engdahl is Digital Collections & Content Manager at The Henry Ford.

by Ellice Engdahl, fashion, digital collections

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