We Can Do It!, ca. 1942-43J. Howard MillerThe National Archives and Record Administration of the United States of America
We Can Do It!, ca. 1942-43
J. Howard Miller
The National Archives and Record Administration of the United States of America

Frugal Excess

Platforms from the War Years

Despite the deprivations of a wartime economy, excessively high shoes were fashionable in the 1940s. Using materials that were not rationed, such as wood straw, and snakeskin, shoemakers were able to create shoes that were both uplifting and playful during the darker years of the forties.
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