Keds Sneakers

Description
These black canvas high-tops were worn by Jon Provost, the child actor who played Timmy on the television series Lassie (1957-64). Like many young sneaker owners, Provost customized his Keds by doodling on the rubber soles with a marker.
Since their invention in the early 1900s, sneakers have been a mainstay of childhood fashion, valued for their comfortable fit and sturdy construction as well as their style.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1954-1974
date made
1957-1964
Physical Description
black (shoe color)
white (shoe color)
cotton (shoe material)
rubber (sole material)
Measurements
overall: 5 in x 9 in x 3 1/2 in; 12.7 cm x 22.86 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
1989.0009.03
accession number
1989.0009
catalog number
1989.0009.03
Credit Line
Jon Provost
subject
Television
Lassie
Television
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
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Clothing & Accessories
Popular Entertainment
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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