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Pair Of Evening Sandals, 1920s

This is a Pair of Evening Sandals.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Museum of the City of New York as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated 1920s. Its medium is silk, rhinestone, satin.

With the use of rhinestones, which were an affordable way to upgrade a plain design and attract attention with reflection, these shoes connect to the materials and styles of costume jewelry and accessories. Evening shoes became increasingly bare in the 1920s, and the T-strap was a popular silhouette.

It is credited Lent by Museum of the City of New York. Gift of Mrs. Ralph K. Robertson, 1940, 40.337.1A-B..

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 10.8 × 23.8 × 6.4 cm (4 1/4 × 9 3/8 × 2 1/2 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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