Suede and mink trimmed shoes

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Suede and mink trimmed shoes

By: admin | Item of the Day | November 16, 2010
Suede and mink trimmed shoes

As the weather cools, the search for warm clothing begins. From the Society’s footwear collection, these dark brown suede booties are lined with sheepskin and trimmed with mink. The donor purchased these boots from Dayton's in St. Paul, 1960-63.