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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
ProvenanceDonated to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in 2012 by the Estate of John Herbert.
Classificationshoe trees
Legal Statuspermanent collection
NotePreviously belonged to Otto Karpowitz, John Herbert's father. "These were the only thing that John had of his father." —information from Anne Noonan, executor of the Estate of John Herbert, at the time of donation
Location in CollectionJohn Herbert fonds > JH artefacts series