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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 12, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 13

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SPATS AND OPEN WORK COME FROM THE
- EARLY DAYS
Spats and highly ornamented,
stockings for women are vestiges of
a former day.
Did you ever stop to wonder about
the why and wherefore of the fancy
perforations on the tops of your
shoes?
Do you know what first caused
women to put ornamental designs
on their stockngs?
Do you know why ."spat" are
called "spatsf'?
"Perforations on the toes of Bhoes
nowadays serve no useful purpose f
they are merely ornaments," ex
plained EC W.r GifforcC- anthropolo
gist and expert In dress evolution, of
the University of California. "They
are a vestige or remnant of the first
shoe made my man.
"The primitive shoe was a single
piece of hide wrapped around the
foot The man who started this in
novation in footgear" ran into diffi
culty. Incohvenient-and bunglesoma

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