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I am so sorry to all the people I hurt while I was hurting.


Our current exhibition, Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe tells a beautiful story about high heels and the high heel wearers who have sashayed, suffered, and shined through the decades. There is no denying that the high heel is a provocative accessory that alludes to images of power, sex, and artistic expression. Sometimes seen as a fetish object and other times regarded as a lethal weapon, high heels have a fascinating and varied history!

Here in the Museum’s Libraries and Archives Special Collections we have unearthed our own #killerheels treasure from a rare book by T. Watson Greig showing sixty-three whimsical illustrations of ladies’ dress shoes of the nineteenth century. You can view and download all sixty-three digitized images fromLadies’ dress shoes of the nineteenth century: with sixty-three illustrationsby visiting our online catalog.

If you like what you see, you can look at historical shoes from our library’s collection all year long with this 2015 compact easel desk calendar!

Posted by Kim Loconto

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