A Gamba employee pleats the upper of a ballet shoe: 1966

Henry Grant

 
A Gamba employee pleats the upper of a ballet shoe: 1966
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 22cm

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This Gamba employee is pleating the uppers of ballet shoes. Luigi Gamba founded the company in 1903. He had come to Britain from Italy at the age of 14 and worked as a waiter at the Savoy Hotel. He opened a dance shoe shop in Covent Garden that made pointe ballet shoes among others. Gamba designed and supplied ballet shoes to Anna Pavlova and Nijinsky.

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Artist/Photographer/Maker
 
Date
 
1966 AD - 1966 AD
Image Number
 
004743

© Henry Grant Collection/Museum of London

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