Keds Sneakers

images for Keds Sneakers
These black canvas high-tops were worn by Jon Provost, the child actor who played Timmy on the television series Lassie (1957-64). Like many young sneaker owners, Provost customized his Keds by doodling on the rubber soles with a marker.
Since their invention in the early 1900s, sneakers have been a mainstay of childhood fashion, valued for their comfortable fit and sturdy construction as well as their style.
Location
Currently not on view
subject
Television
Lassie
Television
National Museum of American History
Credit Line
Jon Provost
Physical Description
black (shoe color)
white (shoe color)
cotton (shoe material)
rubber (sole material)
Measurements
overall: 5 in x 9 in x 3 1/2 in; 12.7 cm x 22.86 cm x 8.89 cm
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
National Treasures exhibit
Clothing & Accessories
Popular Entertainment
1954-1974
1957-1964
Object Name
shoes, pair of
shoes, pair of, worn by Timmy (Jon Provost) on TV show "Lassie"
shoes, pair of,
ID Number
1989.0009.03
accession number
1989.0009
catalog number
1989.0009.03
Related Publication
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
National Museum of American History. Treasures of American History online exhibition
Related Web Publication
http://americanhistory.si.edu/treasures