DescriptionThe Footwear Collection consists primarily of of women’s, men’s and children’s American-made and worn shoes and boots from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. The majority are women’s shoes dating from around 1900 through the 1960s. There are a few examples of wedding shoes from as early as 1800. Most of the items are formal, dress or wedding shoes. The majority of boots are from the 1890s through the 1920s. The men’s collection is much smaller and contains some military footwear. The children's portion of the collection is very small and consists mainly of baby shoes from around the turn of the 20th century.