Steven
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Steven asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 3 months ago

Did the Saloon girl pre-date WW1?

According to Wikipedia, the high heel took off in WW1 in response to materials available at the time being more compatible with high heels than normal shoes.

However, they really took off in WW2 with pin up Betty Grable.

However was searching for 20's style clothing when i came across black and white photos of US Saloon girls wearing stockings and suspenders.

When i google "Saloon girl" for farther historical information, i see that the modern depiction of Saloon girl included delicate high heels.

So is Wikipedia wrong?

Were Saloon girls from Americas wild West wearing high heels dating all the way back to the beginnings of Saloon culture?

 

Update:

".[7] After the French Revolution in the late 1780s, heels, femininity, and superficiality all became intertwined.[3] In this way, heels became much more associated with a woman's supposed sense of impracticality and extravagance.".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-heeled_shoe#170... .

In fact, the Indians wore them first, and later the French.

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  • Tina
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    You probably misread the article.

    High heels for men and woman go back to before the10th century. What Wiki probably said was that they became more generally popular from WW1 because they became cheaper.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    "So is Wikipedia wrong?"

    That would shatter your whole perception of reality wouldn't it, Steven?

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