Mary Jane: classic children black patent shoes with the thin strap.
This kind of children's shoes appeared in the early 19th century. Originally worn by both sexes, they began to be perceived as being mostly for girls in the 1930s in North America and the 1940s in Europe. They were also popular with women in the 1920s.
Mary Jane was a character created by Richard Felton Outcault 'Father of the Sunday Comic Strip' for his comic strip, Buster Brown, which was first published in 1902. She was the 'sweetheart' of the title character, Buster Brown, and drawn from life as she was also Outcault's daughter of the same name. In Outcault's own words - and his daughter's - she was the only character drawn from life in the Buster Brown strip, although 'Mrs. Brown' did resemble Outcault's wife.
Tige and Richard S. Barker as Buster Brown around 1910
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Mary Janes remain a timeless classic of children's fashion and, for me a symbol of my own girlhood.