Child's shoes and calf brace, 1944-1945

Dublin Core

Title

Child's shoes and calf brace, 1944-1945

Subject

Self Starters
Shoes
Leg
Braces
Poliomyelitis
Poliovirus

Abstract

Right and left child’s brown leather shoes with orthotic inserts and accompanying left calf metal brace with brown leather strapping. Brace worn to treat left leg paralysis brought on by polio virus. Brace attaches to left shoe with metal peg and buckle strap for ankle.

Creator

Self Starters

Date Created

1944-1945, between

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Warren Anatomical Museum: 21012

Format

object

Extent

2 shoes and 1 calf brace

Medium

Medical Equipment

Type

physical object

Identifier

Warren Anatomical Museum Catalog Number: 21012

Provenance

This pair of orthotic children's shoes and left leg brace were created by Self-Starter, a division of The Kepner-Scott Shoe Company between 1944 and 1945, for use in the treatment of polio. They were donated to the Warren Anatomical Museum by the former user in 2012.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Shoes and brace

Physical Dimensions

Right shoe: 5.75 W x 14.25 D x 6 H cm; Left shoe: 6.5 W x 14.25 D x 7.75 H cm; Brace: 8.75 W x 21.5 D x 5.5 H cm

Files

21012_v2.JPG

Citation

Self Starters, “Child's shoes and calf brace, 1944-1945,” OnView, accessed July 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/17341.