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Treasures afoot : shoe stories from the Georgian era, Kimberly S. Alexander

Label
Treasures afoot : shoe stories from the Georgian era
Title
Treasures afoot
Title remainder
shoe stories from the Georgian era
Statement of responsibility
Kimberly S. Alexander
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 'Treasures Afoot', Kimberly S. Alexander introduces readers to the history of the Georgian shoe. Presenting a series of stories that reveal how shoes were made, sold, and worn during the long eighteenth century, Alexander traces the fortunes and misfortunes of wearers as their footwear was altered to accommodate poor health, flagging finances, and changing styles. She explores the lives and letters of clever apprentices, skilled cordwainers, wealthy merchants, and elegant brides, taking readers on a colorful journey from bustling London streets into ship cargo holds, New England shops, and, ultimately, to the homes of eager consumers. We trek to the rugged Maine frontier in the 1740s, where an aspiring lady promenades in her London-made silk brocade pumps; sail to London in 1765 to listen in as Benjamin Franklin and John Hose caution Parliament on the catastrophic effects of British taxes on the shoe trade; move to Philadelphia in 1775 as John Hancock presides over the Second Continental Congress while still finding time to order shoes and stockings for his fiancee's trousseau; and travel to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1789 to peer in on Sally Brewster Gerrish as she accompanies President George Washington to a dance wearing a brocaded silk buckle shoe featuring a cream ground and metallic threads
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alexander, Kimberly S.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shoes
  • Shoemakers
  • Clothing and dress
  • Fashion
  • United States
  • United States
  • Clothing and dress
  • Fashion
  • Manners and customs
  • Shoemakers
  • Shoes
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Label
Treasures afoot : shoe stories from the Georgian era, Kimberly S. Alexander
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The cordwainers -- Wedding shoes -- The value of a London label -- Coveting Calamancos : from London to Lynn -- The cordwainer's lament : Benjamin Franklin and John Hose testify on the effects of the Stamp act -- "For my use, four pair of neat shoes" : George Washington, Virginia planter, and Mr Didsbury, Boot and Shoemaker of London -- Boston's cordwainers greet President Washington, 1789
Control code
1005197219
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 234 pages
Isbn
9781421425849
Lccn
2017046659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1005197219
Label
Treasures afoot : shoe stories from the Georgian era, Kimberly S. Alexander
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The cordwainers -- Wedding shoes -- The value of a London label -- Coveting Calamancos : from London to Lynn -- The cordwainer's lament : Benjamin Franklin and John Hose testify on the effects of the Stamp act -- "For my use, four pair of neat shoes" : George Washington, Virginia planter, and Mr Didsbury, Boot and Shoemaker of London -- Boston's cordwainers greet President Washington, 1789
Control code
1005197219
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 234 pages
Isbn
9781421425849
Lccn
2017046659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1005197219

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