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From the Collection of Brighton Historical Society First Floor Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre (Old Brighton Town Hall) Corner Carpenter and Wilson Streets Brighton Victoria

Description
Pair of flat black kid leather indoor shoes decorated with pale blue silk, cut-away applique and embroidery.
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Object Registration
T0053.1-2
Keywords
shoes, embroidery, applique, castlefield, emily smith, brighton
Historical information
These shoes were worn by Emily Cock (nee Smith), the daughter of wealthy early settler John Matthew Smith. From 1856 until 1931 the Smiths lived at 'Castlefield', a mansion on a vast estate that at one time stretched along South Road from Bluff Road to Hampton Street. The land was gradually subdivided, and the house is now a part of Haileybury College.
When Made
1850s
Last updated
28 Nov 2019 at 1:58PM