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Little Girl's Shoe

Little Girl
A special occasion shoe (I only have one) for a little girl who would have been around 3 years old. The shoe is made out of pale pink satin with a bow on the vamp. Made on a straight last and lined in white kid. The shoe has a broad square toe typical of the period and has a 1" heel which probably is a little risky for a 3 year old to be walking around.
It measures approx. 6 1/8" long and 1 7/8" wide. I tried it on my 2 1/2 year old niece Courtney (see 1879 Girl's dress) and they are a little long on her, but she found it hard to balance wearing heels! Marked a "26", "2" and "4" and have the mark of " Mayer Julien A Paris Groux" on the bottom of the sole. (From the collection of Leila Hidic)