PLATE no. VII
Collection of W. Box Kingham, Esq.
No. 34. Brocade shoe, silk covered, stitched shell heel. This shoe was exhibited in the Exhibition of 1851.
No. 33. Shoe of the Duchess of York, 1791, made of silk brocade, stitched cork sole, stitched wood heel.
No. 32. Black satin shoe, worn by the Duchesse de Longueville. French make.
No. 36. Pair of green morocco leather shoes. French, A.D. 1787. From collection of Mr. Victor Bathe.
No. 37. Pair of pumps, made with a thin sole and low heel, 1800, worn by gentlemen for dress, and by attendants. They were worn as early as the reign of Elizabeth. Shakespeare (“Midsummer Night’s Dream,” act iii., scene v.) says, “Set good strings to your beards, new ribbons to your pumps.” Velvet pumps to dance in are mentioned in 1621. They were in olden days considered part of the equipment of running footmen. In Middleton’s “Mad World, My Masters,” published in 1608, they are spoken of, characterizing a footman, “Puh! passion of me, footmen! why, pumps, I say, come back!”
No. 35. Pair of old pattens, or clogs, worn with high heel shoes. Seventeenth century.
Collection of F. Rathbone, Esq.
No. 38. Pattens, made to wear with high heel shoes. Seventeenth century. This is made of wood, and has an oval iron ring rivetted.