Monday, November 21, 2011

Made for Walking

With the new shelving being installed, the shoes had to be taken out of their old shelving. This means 800 pairs of shoes are filling up every bit of extra space in the research lab. Putting the shoes back in the shelving will be a slow process because each pair is going to have it's own archival carrying case. For each pair the carrying cases need to be assembled and then the shoes need to be secured with a wide linen string.

Since the shoes are out we decided to photograph them. So until the end of December I will be getting an education in the history of women’s footwear. Maybe this is why I have become obsessed with trying to find a pair of boots. I got shoe fever.

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