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Shoe tree

Museum Work

Resource TypeObjects
Date of CreationUnknown, likely early 20th century
GenreClothing, Jewellery & Textiles
Object ID2012.001.005
CreatorCarl Behrens
Place of CreationAlfeld, Germany
DescriptionWooden shoe tree for right foot with metal hinge in middle and movable handle attached at heel. Stamps on top of foot, outside right heel and bottom in black ink. 
Materials/Techniqueswood with metal hardware
Measurements5.5 x 8.5 x 28.5 cm
InscriptionsIllegible stamp on right outside heel

Top: leaf stamp C. Behrens, Alfeld, Schutz Marke / Behrens Ideal

Bottom: 60 / 44
ProvenanceAs executrix of John Herbert's estate, Anne Noonan donated a collection of 130 cm of textual records, 53 photographs, 1 flash drive, and 6 objects to the VHEC in 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2016.
Classificationshoe trees
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of John Herbert
NotePreviously belonged to Otto Karpowitz, John Herbert's father. "These were the only thing that John had of his fathers." -- provided by Anne Noonan at the time of donation