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Shoe by Hook, Knowles & Co.


June 1, 2017

Object: Shoes 

Designer: Hook, Knowles & Company

Medium: Silk Brocade, Metallic Kid

Date: c. 1918

Country: England

Credit: Gift of Mrs. Upton S. Sullivan

These shoes, purchased by Philadelphia resident Mrs. Upton S. Sullivan, were made by London shoe and boot manufacturer Hook, Knowles & Co.  The firm would not only regularly advertise their large presence among American shoppers, but also their 1902 royal warrant as shoe and boot manufacturer to Queen Mary, then the Princess of Wales.