A pair of grubby old boots?
These lovely girl’s button boots from 1890 are a little battered. They are stained, faded and have been squashed.
But underneath the scalloped button holes is a hint of their original beauty.
When new the kid leather of these boots would have been a bright blue with contrasting white glass buttons and pink satin lining. The leather has now faded to dirty cream but the elegant shape of the boots with their rounded square toes, low covered Louis heels and shaped top remains.
Happy New Year from everyone at Northampton Museums and all the best for 2018!