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Pair of stylized black leather boots with exaggerated curved toes and tooled lizard designs.These shoes were used at Einstein's Outdoor Outfitters in Topeka, Kansas. The original owner, Nathan Einstein (1885-1946), was a Jewish immigrant who came to the United States in 1906 and later moved to Topeka. A vaudeville performer brought these shoes into Einstein's store for repair, but never returned. Following the release of 1939 film, "The Wizard of Oz", the Einstein family placed the shoes in their front window and advertised them as "Wicked Witch of the West" shoes. The shoes were manufactured by the Stetson Shoe Company in Weymouth, Massachusetts, and sold at the Plymouth Clothing Company, in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Creator: The Stetson Shoe Company
Date: between 1890 and 1920

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Item Number: 432385
KSHS Identifier: 2007.21.2

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