Shoes with shoe trees

Object Number: 
1946.118g-j
Date: 
1941-1945
Medium: 
Leather, metal, wood
Dimensions: 
overall (largest): 4 7/8 x 12 1/4 x 3 7/8 in. ( 12.4 x 31.1 x 9.8 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten: inside of strap: P. H. DOWNING" stamped: into wood on shoe trees, forward of handles: "10 4"
Description: 
Pair of brown men's low-heeled, round-toed shoes with a wooden shoe tree inside each; a strap crosses over the top of the foot across the tongue and buckles at the outer side.
Gallery Label: 
These shoes were part of the military uniform of the donor, who served as Lieutenant-Colonel in the Air Corps during World War II.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Paul H. Downing
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group