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"Heel: Unveiling the Enigmatic Mysteries of Footwear and Anatomy" Spring-Heeled Jack: From urban legend to a winged monster, the heel takes flight into our imagination

Background imageHeel Collection: Spring-Heeled Jack winged monster

Spring-Heeled Jack winged monster
Winged man-monster who terrified residents of Blackheath and other London suburbs from 1837 for many years but was never caught Date: 1830s

Background imageHeel Collection: Normal foot, X-ray

Normal foot, X-ray
Normal foot. Coloured X-ray of a healthy human foot seen from the top (antero-posterior or dorso- plantar projection). The foot comprises 26 bones and two sesamoid bones (not seen)

Background imageHeel Collection: Foot anatomy, 19th Century illustration

Foot anatomy, 19th Century illustration

Background imageHeel Collection: SHOES 1899

SHOES 1899
A pair of gentlemens lace-up half-boots or Town Boots and a pair of ladies shoes with a Louis heel complete with shoe trees are left outside a hotel room for boots to polish

Background imageHeel Collection: Holeproof Hosiery 1924

Holeproof Hosiery 1924
A woman, so proud & pleased with her Holeproof stockings, bends down to admire them while she daintily lifts her black see-through shift out of the way

Background imageHeel Collection: Ruptured Achilles tendon, MRI C018 / 0649

Ruptured Achilles tendon, MRI C018 / 0649
Ruptured Achilles tendon. Coloured magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the foot of a 25 year old patient with a ruptured Achilles tendon

Background imageHeel Collection: Guinness is Good for You! O Hanlon Pub, Shannon Bridge, 1970

Guinness is Good for You! O Hanlon Pub, Shannon Bridge, 1970s 1970s

Background imageHeel Collection: Leg in stiletto shoe MRI style, X-ray

Leg in stiletto shoe MRI style, X-ray
Leg in stiletto shoe, coloured MRI style X-ray

Background imageHeel Collection: Outer ankle ligaments, artwork C013 / 4452

Outer ankle ligaments, artwork C013 / 4452
Outer ankle ligaments. Computer artwork of the bones and ligaments (white) of the right foot and ankle seen from the side

Background imageHeel Collection: Hand anatomy, 19th Century illustration

Hand anatomy, 19th Century illustration. Historical hand coloured lithographic print showing the muscles (brown), tendons (white) and blood vessels (red and blue) of the human hand

Background imageHeel Collection: Female Type / Reading Book

Female Type / Reading Book
A lady reads a book, wearing a cloche hat, Louis heel shoes, stockings and either a chemise or a pair of cami-knickers

Background imageHeel Collection: HIGHER

HIGHER
Erik Schottstaedt

Background imageHeel Collection: Cartoon, French soldier and his mother, WW1

Cartoon, French soldier and his mother, WW1
Cartoon, French soldier and his mother, taking a borzoi and a lapdog for a walk. He says that people will think she is his fiancee

Background imageHeel Collection: Inner ankle ligaments, artwork C013 / 4451

Inner ankle ligaments, artwork C013 / 4451
Inner ankle ligaments. Computer artwork of the bones and ligaments (white) of the right foot and ankle seen from the side

Background imageHeel Collection: Pink Court Shoes 1948

Pink Court Shoes 1948
A pink high heeled court shoe with peep toes, punched hole decoration and winged heel detail - hence the name Pegasus

Background imageHeel Collection: Silver Slipper

Silver Slipper
Tom Windeknecht

Background imageHeel Collection: Silver Slipper

Silver Slipper
Tom Windeknecht

Background imageHeel Collection: The International Exhibition: 'The Wounded Achilles', a plaster statue, by Carl Cauer, 1862

The International Exhibition: "The Wounded Achilles", a plaster statue, by Carl Cauer, 1862. The action of Achilles endeavouring to extract the arrow from his heel

Background imageHeel Collection: Silver Slipper

Silver Slipper
Tom Windeknecht

Background imageHeel Collection: Silver Slipper

Silver Slipper
Tom Windeknecht

Background imageHeel Collection: Silver Slipper

Silver Slipper
Tom Windeknecht

Background imageHeel Collection: BONA|SERA

BONA|SERA
Erik Schottstaedt

Background imageHeel Collection: Heartbreak Heels

Heartbreak Heels
Martina Scott

Background imageHeel Collection: Legs B&w

Legs B&w
Pictufy Studio III

Background imageHeel Collection: Womans high-heel shoe design in beige leather

Womans high-heel shoe design in beige leather within abstract art deco border. Chromolithograph from Andre Camys La Chaussure d Art, The Art Shoe, August-September, Paris, 1930

Background imageHeel Collection: A huge crowd enjoys The Oval Pop Festival, Oval Cricket Ground, South London

A huge crowd enjoys The Oval Pop Festival, Oval Cricket Ground, South London, in the late summer of 1972 On the day, Rod Stewart won Best Male Vocalist 1972, Emerson Lake and Palmer won 7 awards

Background imageHeel Collection: Slippers, American, ca. 1892. Creator: Rosenbloom s

Slippers, American, ca. 1892. Creator: Rosenbloom s
Slippers, American, ca. 1892

Background imageHeel Collection: Julie Ring music hall dancer

Julie Ring music hall dancer. In dancing pose holding skirt to reveal petticoats. Black stockings and strap shoes with Cuban heel. Date: circa 1902

Background imageHeel Collection: From head to toe

From head to toe
Kike Balenzategui

Background imageHeel Collection: Pink Picnic #02

Pink Picnic #02
Pictufy Studio III

Background imageHeel Collection: 25 HOURS

25 HOURS
Erik Schottstaedt

Background imageHeel Collection: 25 December

25 December
Erik Schottstaedt

Background imageHeel Collection: Stylish Travels

Stylish Travels
Martina

Background imageHeel Collection: Illustration of fashionable women's shoes and jewellery. Date: 1954

Illustration of fashionable women's shoes and jewellery. Date: 1954

Background imageHeel Collection: Wartime advert for Dolcis shoes, featuring a festive sprig of holly. Date: 1943

Wartime advert for Dolcis shoes, featuring a festive sprig of holly. Date: 1943

Background imageHeel Collection: Advert for Norvic Shoes, promising comfort and elegance. Date: 1943

Advert for Norvic Shoes, promising comfort and elegance. Date: 1943

Background imageHeel Collection: Men and women's rubber heel tips that were easily fixed to the shoe. Date: 1904

Men and women's rubber heel tips that were easily fixed to the shoe. Date: 1904

Background imageHeel Collection: Black gown by Marshall & Snelgrove: raglan sleeves, turn back cuffs

Black gown by Marshall & Snelgrove: raglan sleeves, turn back cuffs, long gored skirt with tiny patch pockets ornamented with tassels, white blouse & Louis heel shoes. Date: 1915

Background imageHeel Collection: Come and see the other one (colour litho)

Come and see the other one (colour litho)
2815977 Come and see the other one (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Come and see the other one. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageHeel Collection: Silk Robe, 1926 (colour etching)

Silk Robe, 1926 (colour etching)
1195044 Silk Robe, 1926 (colour etching) by Icart, Louis (1888-1950); 38x47 cm; Private Collection; Photo © Christies Images

Background imageHeel Collection: Yellow Heel 01

Yellow Heel 01
Pictufy Studio

Background imageHeel Collection: Blue Heel

Blue Heel
Pictufy Studio

Background imageHeel Collection: Yellow Heel 02

Yellow Heel 02
Pictufy Studio

Background imageHeel Collection: Shoe, c. 1936. Creator: Hedwig Emanuel

Shoe, c. 1936. Creator: Hedwig Emanuel
Shoe, c. 1936

Background imageHeel Collection: The Pink Dress, (pastel)

The Pink Dress, (pastel)
657743 The Pink Dress, (pastel) by Roberts, Lancelot (fl.1919-d.1950); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Pink Dress. Lancelot Roberts (fl. 1919-1952). Pastel

Background imageHeel Collection: Preparing for the Ball, 1875 (oil on panel)

Preparing for the Ball, 1875 (oil on panel)
823549 Preparing for the Ball, 1875 (oil on panel) by Ducros, Antoine (19th Century); 50.8x39.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Preparing for the Ball. Antoine Ducros (19th Century)

Background imageHeel Collection: White Underwear, 1925 (colour etching and aquatint)

White Underwear, 1925 (colour etching and aquatint)
991059 White Underwear, 1925 (colour etching and aquatint) by Icart, Louis (1888-1950); 55x65.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: White Underwear. Louis Icart (1888-1950)

Background imageHeel Collection: Shoe, c. 1940. Creator: Mae Szilvasy

Shoe, c. 1940. Creator: Mae Szilvasy
Shoe, c. 1940



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"Heel: Unveiling the Enigmatic Mysteries of Footwear and Anatomy" Spring-Heeled Jack: From urban legend to a winged monster, the heel takes flight into our imagination. The Normal Foot Exposed: X-ray reveals the intricate structure hidden beneath our soles. Step back in time with Holeproof Hosiery 1924 - a fashionable era for heels and stockings. Exploring Foot Anatomy through a 19th Century illustration - unraveling the secrets of our foundation. Peering inside a Stiletto Shoe MRI-style, witness how your leg adapts to stylish heights. Ruptured Achilles Tendon captured by an MRI C018/0649 - reminding us of the importance of caution. Guinness is Good for You. O Hanlon Pub, Shannon Bridge, 1970 - where heels meet good times. Feminine Elegance meets Intellectual Pursuits as she balances her book on one foot's arches. A Cartoon Tale from WW1 featuring a French soldier and his mother - highlighting resilience on uncertain ground. Aim Higher. Discover outer ankle ligaments through captivating artwork C013/4452 that defy gravity's pull. Delicate yet Strong. Inner ankle ligaments showcased in mesmerizing artwork C013/4451. In this captivating journey through history, fashion, anatomy, and folklore – let us delve into the world behind "heel" beyond its mere definition as we uncover intriguing tales woven around this enigmatic part of our body and footwear choices alike.