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Odd Wisconsin Archive

Famous Footwear


Dateline: Wilmington, Del., Oct. 27, 1938. On this date, the Du Pont corporation announced the invention of nylon, a textile fabric that so widely used for women's stockings that it became synonymous with them. What did people wear on their feet and legs before synthetics? These images from our Museum's online Children's Clothing Collection show some of the choices. Browse elsewhere in the collection to see what children were compelled to wear on their heads during blustery fall days long ago.
:: Posted in Children on October 26, 2004
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