Maroon satin shoes, 1880s. These stylish pumps bear a single buttoned strap across the instep, a satin rosette ornamentation and covered knock-on Louis heels. This pair was worn by Mrs. William Turner Jackson (1846-1900) of Gainesville, Florida. She may have worn these with an elegant dress of similar color and fabric.
Note: this week every day is Textile Tuesday in celebration of Charleston Fashion Week!
TEXTILE TUESDAYS: Each Tuesday we post a piece from our textile collection. Some items have been on exhibit, some will eventually be shown in our new Historic Textiles Gallery and some may be just too fragile to display. We hope you enjoy our selection each week – do let us know if there’s something in particular you’d like to see on TEXTILE TUESDAY! #TextileTuesday