Woman's pumps, 1885, Philadelphia, Laird Schrober & Co, silk satin, silk ribbon, leather, and cut brass beads.

Woman's pumps, 1885, Philadelphia, Laird Schrober & Co, silk satin, silk ribbon, leather, and cut brass beads.

Hook Knowels  Co Evening Shoe | c. 1890 Gorgeous evening shoes produced by shoe makers to the royal family in London, England in the 1890s, the end of Queen Victoria’s reign.  These pumps are based in a fine cream satin and are embellished with small, multi-layered bows and intricate beading and silver spangles.  The shoes have sophisticated Louis heels.  The inside is lined in kid leather and cloth and are stamped with the shoe-maker’s seal.

Hook Knowels Co Evening Shoe | c. 1890 Gorgeous evening shoes produced by shoe makers to the royal family in London, England in the 1890s, the end of Queen Victoria’s reign. These pumps are based in a fine cream satin and are embellished with small, multi-layered bows and intricate beading and silver spangles. The shoes have sophisticated Louis heels. The inside is lined in kid leather and cloth and are stamped with the shoe-maker’s seal.

Pumps, Huggins & Hollander (United States, California, Pasadena) and Wichert & Gardiner (United States, New York, New York City): ca. 1915, American, leather.

Pumps, Huggins & Hollander (United States, California, Pasadena) and Wichert & Gardiner (United States, New York, New York City): ca. 1915, American, leather.

Pair of pink silk and gold leather shoes. Perugia, Paris. Circa 1923. Worn by Hortense Acton. © New York University, Acton Collection, Villa La Pietra, Florence. See: http://vlpcollections.org/transatlantic/rotonda/

Pair of pink silk and gold leather shoes. Perugia, Paris. Circa 1923. Worn by Hortense Acton. © New York University, Acton Collection, Villa La Pietra, Florence. See: http://vlpcollections.org/transatlantic/rotonda/

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Historical style: Maternity fashion across the ages

Evening Dress - silk satin, silk chiffon, marquisette net, trimmed w celluloid sequins and gladd bugle beads.  Made by T & S Bacon, Bold Street, Liverpool, c. 1910-12  Lady Lever Gallery, Port Sunlight, UK

Evening Dress - silk satin, silk chiffon, marquisette net, trimmed w celluloid sequins and gladd bugle beads. Made by T & S Bacon, Bold Street, Liverpool, c. 1910-12 Lady Lever Gallery, Port Sunlight, UK

Dress (wedding?), Lucile, New York, ca. 1918. Light blue sheer silk over attached pink silk slip; 2-piece silk underslip. Eight-piece slip bodice is light pink silk w/cream cotton lace at neck & front. Pink satin ribbon straps. Underskirt of pink silk w/cotton lace ruffle & gauze. Sheer, heavy silk overskirt. Inset bands of lace w/cotton floral appliqué. Kimono sleeve overbodice w/cotton lace at neck & cuffs. Left bodice panel (w/floral appliqué) wraps over right. Detroit Historical Museum

Dress (wedding?), Lucile, New York, ca. 1918. Light blue sheer silk over attached pink silk slip; 2-piece silk underslip. Eight-piece slip bodice is light pink silk w/cream cotton lace at neck & front. Pink satin ribbon straps. Underskirt of pink silk w/cotton lace ruffle & gauze. Sheer, heavy silk overskirt. Inset bands of lace w/cotton floral appliqué. Kimono sleeve overbodice w/cotton lace at neck & cuffs. Left bodice panel (w/floral appliqué) wraps over right. Detroit Historical Museum

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