Description (Brief):

Shoehorn in the shape of a woman's leg. Made of laminated sheets of celluloid, its top sheet is orange and hand-painted with a red sock and black shoe. The back is the glittery Goldalure celluloid, developed in the mid-1920s.

Date Made: 1925-1930

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2006.0098.1584Catalog Number: 2006.0098.1584Accession Number: 2006.0098

Object Name: shoe horn

Physical Description: cellulose nitrate (overall material)Measurements: overall: 15.8 cm x 3.2 cm x .3 cm; 6 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in x 1/8 inoverall: 1/2 in x 1 3/8 in x 6 1/4 in; 1.27 cm x 3.4925 cm x 15.875 cm


Record Id: nmah_1347444

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