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FROM BESPOKE TO BRANDED: SHOEMAKING IN THE 19TH CENTURY
April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Curious to learn about the beginnings of the modern shoe industry? Don’t miss your chance to spend an afternoon at the BSM with Senior Curator Elizabeth Semmelhack as she presents “Bespoke to Branded: Shoemaking in the 19th Century”. During this illustrated lecture and tour, Semmelhack will discuss the move from traditional shoemaking to factory-made footwear in the 19th century and the impact of the industrial revolution on the shoe industry. Sharing her thoughts on today’s ever-changing shoe industry, Semmelhack will also address how we think about and buy our own footwear. The talk will be followed by a tour of Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the 19th Century.
$15 per person | Free for Friends of the BSM | Tickets can be purchased on the BSM ticket page or by calling 416-979-7799 x 445. Friends of the BSM please call 416-979-7799 x 444 to reserve your place.
Part of the ‘Spotlight on Shoemaking’ Series.