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Shoe tree

Museum Work

Resource TypeObjects
Date of CreationUnknown, likely early 20th century
GenreClothing, Jewellery & Textiles
Object ID2012.001.006
CreatorCarl Behrens
Place of CreationAlfeld, Germany
DescriptionWooden shoe tree for left foot with metal hinge in middle and movable handle attached at heel. Very faint, illegible stamp on top of foot. 
Materials/Techniqueswood with metal hardware
Measurements5.5 x 8.5 x 28.5 cm
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 fathers." -- provided by Anne Noonan, executor of the Estate of John Herbert, at the time of donation
Location in CollectionJohn Herbert fonds > JH artefacts series