THIS IS A SEPIA SATURDAY POST
THE MYSTERIOUS LADY WITH ONE RED SHOE
|Shoes and even boots are often a peculiar thing. Really, without other objects within the photo it's hard to date the actual year it was taken. This photograph may have been taken (by the wood flooring) long ago, or it may have been just a few days ago.|
You tell me!
Again, Alan (from Sepia Saturday) has slipped the shoe (so to speak) ha ha to Teresa Wilson Rogers from Forgotten Faces and Long Ago Places, to step into her own theme for this week.
Can you guess?
Shoes is the right fit!....and yes, ladies will also be a perfect fit!
...and while ladies are very fitting
like this photo from within a shoe factory in Lynn, Mass. (Courtesy of Mass. Historical Society), these hard working women-shoe makers quite busy styling the right fit for a great many customers.
Of course there were men and boys....
Involved in shoe making as well.
Who were all very proud not just to own a decent pair of shoes, but to hold a job at a shoe factory. Like this group of hard working young boys in the Robert Johnson Rand Shoe Factory in Washington, Missouri.
(Courtesy of St. Louis, Mo. Historical Society.)and Hine, Lewis Wickes (is one of Alan's favorite photographers I think) Photo taken in October 1910.
...and could that be Charlie Chaplin sitting on the right side of this proud group!
Yes, there were many jobs associated with shoes.
Many of those young boys worked well into the evening.... as this photo was taken after 10:00 P.M.
Apparently this was a common thing to stumble upon, many years of footsteps behind us.
Courtesy of Indianapolis, Indiana Historical Society
Today you might see this at the airport, or a highly expensive resort.....but stepping back to those days pictured here, this was a worthy job to have. Also, more people wore shoes that required a shine, then shoes of today.
So step on forward and please put your best foot forward and throw us a shoe or boot or two in your post. Or just try on a few of our own shoe posts. Need to know where to put that foot forward, just go here
For those who enjoy musicals you may discover a bit of a "Red Shoe" story here
It's called, The Red Shoes - a British Film from 1948.