Free Image of Women's Shoe Fashion: 1917 Antique Women's Black Pump
Isn't this a lovely shoe? This image of a woman's antique black pump was taken from a 1917 clothes catalog.
Here's the description of the shoe in the catalog:
For afternoon or evening wear - graceful Black Patent Leather Pump. Receding toe: medium weight close edge sole: high Spanish arch: full Louis covered heel with leather top lift. Beaded tongue: suede-finished quarter lining prevents slipping at heel. SIZES: 2 1/2 to 8: widths, C, D, and E. State size and width .....$3.49 Postage 6 cents extra.
They only go up to a size 8?! Well, I wouldn't have been able to be so fashionable since I wear a size 10. Oh, dear. What did poor women like me do?
Here's another pretty shoe at The Antique Image.