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Off-white oxford shoes worn by Cab Calloway

mid 20th-late 20th century

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Washington, D.C., United States

A pair of off-white men's oxford shoes worn by Cab Calloway. The uppers are made from off-white leather with a plain oxford vamp and closed lacing. The soles of the shoes are brown leather with a stacked heel. Off-white cotton shoelaces with metal aglets are laced and tied in a bow over the tongue. The off-white insole is stamped with gold text that reads: " 'ON-STAGE' Fashion / by CAPEZIO / NEW YORK CHICAGO HOLLYWOOD / MAN-MADE INNERSOLE & SOCK LINING". On the interior inside of the left shoe (a) and the exterior inside of the right shoe (b) is handwritten text in black ink reading: "9 1/2 B / 7470".

Details

  • Title: Off-white oxford shoes worn by Cab Calloway
  • Date Created: mid 20th-late 20th century
  • Physical Dimensions: H x W x D (Together): 3 1/2 × 7 1/2 × 11 in. (8.9 × 19.1 × 27.9 cm)
  • Subject Keywords: Costume, Clothing and dress, Conductors (Musicians), Dance, Jazz (Music), Singers (Musicians)
  • Medium: leather, synthetic fibers, metal, and cotton shoelaces

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