Clog (with Shoe)

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This 18th century woman’s clog pairs with the gold silk damask shoe seen in CS*214253.001. The clog (also known as overshoe or patten) has a reinforced leather sole with mid-step support and ribbons to connect the clog to the shoe across the top of the foot. A shoe like this was made bespoke specifically for the customer, and represented a significant investment for the purchaser. Because of this, many shoes were paired with some sort of protection worn for the sole of the show, allowing it to become a flat to walk over cobblestones and protect the nicer upper from the mud and muck of 18th century streets.
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Mrs. Douglas Hathaway
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National Museum of American History


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