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Buttonhooks and Shoehorns

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The everyday need for a buttonhook began in the early nineteenth century when it was used to fasten leather button boots. However, it was in the 1880s that saw the development of a wide range of buttonhooks in varying sizes, shapes and materials, following the fashion for a line of buttons on ladies' gloves. Shoehorns were frequently produced as companions to buttonhooks a ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 23rd 2008 by Shire (first published 1984)
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Buttonhooks and Shoehorns by Sue Brandon is a collectors' and historians' guide to a very narrow clothing subject, the tools whereby people in the past got their feet into their shoes (with a slight side trip into glove-buttoners).

As with all Shire Albums, this is an informative little book, densely packed with black-and-white photgraphs and information.
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