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High Top Sneakers worn by Jon Provost in the role of Timmy on TV Series Lassie

High Top Sneakers worn by Jon Provost in the role of Timmy on TV Series Lassie

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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
Object Name
shoes
date made
1957 - 1964
wearer
Provost, Jon
Physical Description
black (shoe color)
white (shoe color)
canvas (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
Entertainment
Television
Lassie
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
National Treasures exhibit
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Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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