A chopine is a type of womens platform shoe that was popular in the and centuries. Chopines were originally used as a patten, clog, or overshoe to protect the shoes and dress from mud and street soil. Compare to some shoe designs of
Dark brown satin pumps with steel bead buckles, American, 1920-25. Worn by Mrs. Harry Norton Torrey, the granddaughter of Captain John B. Ford, who was the founder of the first plate glass company in America. Label: "B. Siegel and Co., Detroit"