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Katherine Dunham

Louis Vuitton Shoe Trunk

Louis Vuitton Shoe Trunk

Her Louis Vuitton trunk carried clothing accessories and 18 pairs of shoes. The trunk’s exterior bears
the LV logo Monogram Canvas, with leather tabs and solid brass trim. There is a serial number on
the keyhole plate and inside is a leather manufacturer's label.

Louis Vuitton Trunk, Open

Nine pairs of Dunham’s shoes are in the trunk. (Dimensions: H33” x W28” x D16”)

Louis Vuitton Shoe Trunk Tags

Following World War II, the Dunham Dance Company toured abroad to enthusiastic reviews in Mexico,
London, Paris, South America, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. Assortments of international travel stickers layered on her trunk remind us of Dunham’s own words about her dance company: “Without Europe, we couldn’t have survived.”


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