Purfylle: Sunday Shot 5 - Shoe Last

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Sunday, 14 December 2014

Sunday Shot 5 - Shoe Last

shoe last

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    1. It is isn't it? That's one of the reasons I love it so much.

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  2. What an interesting photo, where did you find this?

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    1. I've had it so long I don't actually remember but I think I picked it up from an antique shop.

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  3. Is it for making shoes? x
    #MySundayPhoto

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    1. It sure is. You can't see it so well in the photo but it's hinged in the middle so that it can be removed from a shoe.

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  4. Like this as quirky and makes me want to know more

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    1. I'm so glad, it was a last minute, desperate 'I need a photo, and it will have to be a still life, what cool thing do I have I can shoot?' decision.

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  5. This looks quite old, is their a story behind it?

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. I don't know how hold it is, and I don't know what it's original story is either unfortunately. It is stamped with 8B which is a ladies shoe size, I wonder when shoe sizes were standarised because that would give a clue as to how old it is along with the actual style. A good old fashioned shoe maker would probably know.

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  6. ooh i love this photo. i thought it was a shoe last but then i wasn't sure. but i see that it is. it is a lovely object.

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    1. Thanks Sherry :o) People think I'm strange to have a shoe last as a decorative item - but I love it.

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  7. What a clever find. Thanks for linking up to Vintage Beauty!

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  8. I love the name shoe last. It makes me wonder about the origin of the word.

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    1. I love word etymology. OE has this to say about it: "shoemaker's block," from Old English læste, from last "track, footprint, trace," http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=last&searchmode=none

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