Years ago my mother gave me two pairs of her alligator shoes and one pair of my grandmother TeeTee’s alligator shoes. Later, Mama gave me a 1940’s -50’s alligator clutch. She told me that the shoes cost $100 way back then. I have had some of them out on antique shoe stands in the back bedroom for years. When we cleaned out her house this summer, I got the other two purses that matched the other pairs of shoes.
When I had gone to Little Rock the other day and shopped at the two antique malls at Crystal Hills I found a tall shoe stand from a department store. It was walnut and needed some tender loving care. I really cleaned it, used a rubbing dark stain on it and wiped it down. After it dried I put it in the back with the other shoes and purse. I think it is kinda neat that it looks like what a department store window would have been in the 1940’s.