Thursday, April 12, 2012
Summary:Single, left shoe, circa 1930, made by Paragon, “The Shoe Beautiful”. Exclusive to the Sydney retailer Mabs McGuirk.Paragon Shoes Pty Ltd was one of the most significant 20th century Australian shoe retailers, and at one time was the largest manufacturer of high quality of women’s shoes in Australia. Its factory was located in Melbourne, and its shoes were sold throughout Australia and New Zealand.Description:Lace-up, leather and patent black leather. Scallop shaping around top of shoe and bottom of front. Closed toe; taps on bottom of soles; 4 eyeletsStatement Of Significance:The Paragon Shoe Collection comprises over 90 objects, including pairs of shoes and single shoes, point-of-sale materials and promotional materials such as business cards and an umbrella bearing the company name. The Collection documents the business and products of Paragon Shoes Pty Ltd, one of the most significant 20th century Australian shoe retailers, and at one time the largest manufacturer of high quality of women’s shoes in Australia. Its factory was located in Melbourne, and its shoes were sold throughout Australia and New Zealand. 

Summary:Single, left shoe, circa 1930, made by Paragon, “The Shoe Beautiful”. Exclusive to the Sydney retailer Mabs McGuirk.

Paragon Shoes Pty Ltd was one of the most significant 20th century Australian shoe retailers, and at one time was the largest manufacturer of high quality of women’s shoes in Australia. Its factory was located in Melbourne, and its shoes were sold throughout Australia and New Zealand.Description:Lace-up, leather and patent black leather. Scallop shaping around top of shoe and bottom of front. Closed toe; taps on bottom of soles; 4 eyeletsStatement Of Significance:The Paragon Shoe Collection comprises over 90 objects, including pairs of shoes and single shoes, point-of-sale materials and promotional materials such as business cards and an umbrella bearing the company name. The Collection documents the business and products of Paragon Shoes Pty Ltd, one of the most significant 20th century Australian shoe retailers, and at one time the largest manufacturer of high quality of women’s shoes in Australia. Its factory was located in Melbourne, and its shoes were sold throughout Australia and New Zealand. 

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