Date of CreationUnknown, likely early 20th century
GenreClothing, Jewellery & Textiles
Place of CreationAlfeld, Germany
DescriptionWooden shoe tree for left foot with metal hinge in middle and movable handle attached at heel. Stamps on top of foot and outside left heel in green ink.
Materials/Techniqueswood with metal hardware
Measurements5.5 x 8.5 x 28.5 cm
InscriptionsIllegible stamp on left outside heel
Top: C. Behrens, Alfeld, Schutz Marke / Behrens Ideal
ProvenanceDonated to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in 2012 by the Estate of John Herbert.
Legal Statuspermanent collection
NotePreviously belonged to Otto Karpowitz, John Herbert's father.
"These were the only thing that John had of his fathers." -- provided by Anne Noonan, executor of the Estate of John Herbert, at the time of donation