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Foot Of An Ancient Chinese Lady ; Foot Of A Modern Chinese Lady.

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Collection

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Shoes -- Regional -- A-Z

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1851
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC SHOE-Reg-(A-Z)
Topics
Shoes
Costumes
Knitting -- United States -- 1910-1919
Costumes -- Chinese
Footbinding -- China
Shoes -- China
Notes
Content : Printed on border: "The appearance of these distorted extremities, which are merely tapering stumps, is most disgusting to an American eye; at a very early age the foot, below the instep, is forced into a line with the leg, the toes are then doubled down under the sole of the foot, the big toe being made to overlap the others; bandages are then applied, with an incredible amount of pressure, which in the Chinese language is termed killing the foot, and for six weeks the child suffers intolerable agony." Includes additional text.

Source note: Pictorial history of China and India : comprising a description of those countries and their inhabitants. (New York : Robert Sears, 1851) Sears, Robert (1810-1892), Author.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Dynix : 1711835
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17657612
Barcode : 33333159388871
UUID: 3e33bdb0-c563-012f-33b5-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1851: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Foot Of An Ancient Chinese Lady ; Foot Of A Modern Chinese Lady." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1851. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-3343-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Foot Of An Ancient Chinese Lady ; Foot Of A Modern Chinese Lady." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 30, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-3343-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1851). Foot Of An Ancient Chinese Lady ; Foot Of A Modern Chinese Lady. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-3343-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Foot Of An Ancient Chinese Lady ; Foot Of A Modern Chinese Lady.