(This is an entry in the Annotated Bibliography.)
Mackenzie, Althea. Shoes and Slippers, from Snowshill, one of the world’s leading collections of costume and accessories of the 18th and 19th centuries. London: The National Trust, 2004.
This small, square book offers a beautiful and surprisingly information pictorial survey of the history of shoes and slippers, along with other items of footwear, throughout two centuries. It is a very thorough survey, with many high quality photographs and excellent information, including a glossary and shoe diagram specifying parts. The images are primarily photographs of extant garments in the museum’s collection but there are period images as well. An extremely valuable resource, from a clearly valuable series, published by the highly reliable British National Trust. It is not instructional but contains useful construction information. It has full color photographs throughout. There is no bibliography.
Other books in this series include:
- Hats and Bonnets, from Snowshill, one of the world’s leading collections of costume and accessories of the 18th and 19th centuries