Powerhouse Museum Collection Search 2.53
Category history:
   

Support the Powerhouse with a tax-deductible gift

Make a donation
Currently on public display
+ Recollect: Shoes Exhibition
Clothing and Dress > Shoes

+ 2007/53/3 Cycling shoes, leather / metal...
+ 85/81 Shoes (2 pairs), satin/leather, c ...
+ 85/210 Collection of women's shoes (10 p...
+ D9335 Shoe heels finished and unfinished...
+ E4487 Pair of Laplander Snow shoes, rein...
+ 85/771 Shoes (pair), women's, 'Ultima', ...
+ 85/971 Shoes (pair), women's, [France], ...
+ H3868 Stages in the manufacture of handm...
+ 85/1022 Evening shoes, pair, silver leat...
+ H1809 Shoes, pair, men's, leather, Manch...
+ 90/581 Shoes, pair, court, women's, tuss...
+ H7427 Pair of wedding slippers of cream ...
+ H7428 Pair of wedding slippers of white ...
+ H7256 Pair of black kid baby's first wal...
+ H7259 Pair of white satin wedding shoes,...
+ H7967 Pair 1920 period black suede shoes...
+ H8006 Shoes, womens, silk/leather, China...
+ H8010-1 Slip on shoe, one of pair, women...
+ H8010-2 Slip on shoe, one of pair, women...
+ H7946 Pair of red leather shoes with emb...
+ H7947 Shoes for bound feet, pair, womens...
+ H8123 Pair of pink silk baby's boots, na...
+ H8278 1 pair of Chinese lady's shoes. Si...
+ H8863 1 pr. Turkish handmade shoes - wit...
+ H8976 (1) 1 pr. of Infants boots, soft b...
+ 92/1309 Wedding dress and shoes, women's...
+ 85/1506 Shoes (pair), women's, leather, ...
+ 92/1967 Boot's (pair), infant's, quilted...
+ 93/7/1 Shoes, unisex, (pair), leather/ru...
+ 86/584 Shoes (pair), womens, leather / r...
+ 86/586 Shoes (pair), womens, evening wea...
+ 86/587 Shoes (pair), womens, leather / p...
+ 86/588 Shoes (pair), womens, leather, de...
+ 86/589 Shoes (pair), womens, leather / w...
+ 86/590 Shoes (pair), womens, leather / w...
+ A5695 One child's chinese embroidered sa...
+ A5746 Miscellaneous collection.(SB). Tap...
+ 92/1787 Shoes (pair) and handbag, women'...
+ 92/1952 Shoes, pair, women's, lurex/leat...
+ 93/104/1 Reproduction shoes (pair) for w...
+ 86/715 Shoes, women's, suede leather, "F...
+ 86/716 Sandals, pair, 'Californians', wo...
+ 93/286/1 Shoes (2 singles), mens, leathe...
+ 93/286/3 Shoe, mens, leather, [England],...
+ 93/291/19 Boots (pair), infants, leather...
+ A5975 Shoes, pair, satin / beads, maker ...
+ A6119 Slip on shoes, pair, womens, tapes...
+ 86/1051 Shoes, baby's, leather, [USA], 1...
+ A6257 Shoes, 2 pairs, evening, turquoise...
+ A6299 Satin pink ballerina length dress;...


Clothing and Dress > Packaging

+ K1088-8 Box, 'All Gold Borax', cardboard...
+ 87/518 Boxes (9), cardboard, Washington ...
+ 97/92/6-17 Box for epsom salts, wood / p...
+ 85/1261 Packaging, 'Weet Bix', [Australi...
+ 85/2006 Bottle & packet, 'Sloan's Linime...
+ 90/33 Box, underwear, 'Lisbeth Lingerie'...
+ 87/1265 Johnston's kalsomine (2), Johnst...
+ 87/1425 Tin of tea, The Robur Tea Co, Au...
+ 87/1436 Packet-lux, soap powder, Lever B...
+ 88/1109 Tin of oatmeal skin purifier, El...
+ 88/1111 Feeding bottle teat, in box, Ans...
+ 87/880 Packaging, Brooke's sliced mixed ...
+ 89/1605 Girdle and packaging, 'Hickory B...
+ 89/1632 Soap, borax, and packaging, J Ki...
+ 89/1633 Wrapping, lunch, rolls (2), grea...
+ 86/205 Soap Powder-packet, "Uptons Conce...
+ 2003/111/10-4 Packaging, for Spectrum Pu...
+ 2010/46/1 Product packaging (4), metal /...
+ 2006/41/1 Shoes (pair), women's, 'Mobius...
+ 2006/106/1 Packaging, 'Dynamic Lifter Co...
+ 89/60 Packaged tea (2 boxes) and leaflet...
+ K720 Soap, sand, two similar bars of Pea...
+ K763 Soap packet, 2 as new packets of "P...
+ K764 Soap packet "Fab". Aust. (c.1965) (...
+ K765 Soap packet "Fab". Aust. (c.1965), ...
+ K773 Soap cake "Upton's floral soap" (x2...
+ K774 Cosmetic accessories, soap/perfume ...
+ K776 Tinned Wedding Cake, Wedding cake s...
+ K789 Three packets Lux soap flakes for d...
+ A5988 Wooden tea-chest, incomplete, rect...
+ H9800 Projector and accessories, 16 mm, ...
+ K635 Medicine packaging, originally cont...
+ A9210 Glass bottle wrapped in white pape...
+ K1276 Pudding mix package (8), patty pan...
+ K646 10 Bars of assorted soap (SB). 10 B...
+ K654 Packet of Lifebuoy Health Soap, rec...
+ K695 Cardboard boxes for Unilever (XII) ...
+ A9795 Girdle and packaging, "Playtex Mag...
+ A9667 Java powder. Two cardboard contain...
+ A9669-1 Medication bottle in packaging, ...
+ A9675 Small paper packet containing Epso...
+ A9760 Toy and packaging, imitation Rubik...
+ A10727-2 Packaging to hold bone china Do...
+ A10728-2 Cardboard packaging for bone ch...
+ A10730-3 Cardboard box for bone china Do...
+ A11016 Tooth powder jars, set of 8, with...
+ A11127 Tin, 'Powdered Rhubarb Elect', ph...
+ A11131 Collection of 23 cardboard boxes ...
+ 2001/4/1 Figurines (5) and packaging, wo...
+ 2001/70/2-2 Scarf, packaging and informa...



Suede shoes made by the Parker Shoe Company, 1940 - 1945
zoom image

Object statement
Shoes (pair), womens, with original packaging, suede / leather / paper, made by Parker Shoe Company Pty Ltd, Clifton Hill, Victoria, Australia, 1940-1945
This pair of suede shoes manufactured by the Parker Shoe Company, Melbourne exemplifies the most successful period of Australian shoemaking history before tariff reduction began to slowly strangle the Australian shoe manufacturing industry and imports took the place of Australian made shoes.

The Parker Shoe Company was established by Malcolm Parker who manufactured high quality fashion shoes in Australia from 1930 until the late 1960s. Parker shoes receives a mention in a 1954 'The Sun' newspaper article detailing the 'simplified method of shopping' for shoes offered by the David Jones' Shoe Centre which took up the entire fourth floor of the Elizabeth Street store. The concept involved 15 distinct 'shops' where the display of 'every fashion of shoe' including Parker shoes was on offer.

Very little information is available on the Parker Shoe Company, making the acquisition of these shoes particularly significant in terms of the preservation of Australia's material culture in the context of technology, manufacture, structure and function, and change over time.
Handmade pair of suede shoes made by the Parker Shoe Company Pty Ltd in Clifton Hill, Victoria, 1940-1945.

The Parker Shoe Company Pty Ltd is listed in the Australian Manufacturers Directory 1947-48 as being located near Melbourne at Clifton Hill, Victoria. The Parker Shoe Company was established by Malcolm Parker who manufactured high quality fashion shoes in Australia from 1930 until the late 1960s.

 This text content licensed under CC BY-NC.

Description
Shoes (pair), womens, with original packaging, suede / leather / paper, made by Parker Shoe Company Pty Ltd, Clifton Hill, Victoria, Australia, 1940-1945

Pair of womens handmade shoes in black suede, featuring slightly padded decorative stitching on low-cut toe with high slim heel. The shoes come with packaging, consisting of the original box and tissue paper. The lid and sides of the box feature text printed in black, gold and white on a lime green background.

Made: The Parker Shoe Company Pty Ltd; Melbourne, Victoria; 1940 - 1945
Marks
See part records.
2007/102/1
Production date
1940 - 1945

 This text content licensed under CC BY-SA.
Acquisition credit line
Gift of Patricia Hawse, 2007
Subjects
+ Footwear manufacturing
+ Australian fashion
Currently on public display
+ Recollect: Shoes Exhibition
Short persistent URL
Concise link back to this object: http://from.ph/366551
Cite this object in Wikipedia
Copy and paste this wiki-markup:

{{cite web |url=http://from.ph/366551 |title=Suede shoes made by the Parker Shoe Company |author=Powerhouse Museum |accessdate=3 August 2015 |publisher=Powerhouse Museum, Australia}}


Copyright
Images on this site are reproduced for the purposes of research and study only. Whilst every effort has been made to trace the Copyright holders, we would be grateful for any information concerning Copyright of the images and we will withdraw them immediately on Copyright holder's request.
Object viewed 5391 times. Parent IRN: 2101. Master IRN: 2101 Img: 195211 Flv: H:3932px W:5316px SMO:0 RIGHTS:.