Leather Shoes/Slippers

Description
These shoes of gray kid leather date from about 1805 to 1815. Likely made by an artisan working on a small scale, they have a beige silk binding around the opening and a pinked edge along the vamp. They have brown leather soles with spring heels and would originally have had gray silk ribbon ties. The interior has beige linen lining and the maker’s paper label affixed inside.
Object Name
shoes, pair of
Object Type
Accessories Worn on the Body
Woman
Shoes
Footwear
date made
1805-1815
maker
Field, John
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
silk (overall material)
linen (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
length: 9 in; 22.86 cm
ID Number
CS*006544
catalog number
006544
accession number
28810
subject
Clothing & Accessories
American Enterprise
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Home and Community Life: Costume
American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of John B. Copp
depicted
Sewer, Andy; Allison, David; Liebhold, Peter; Davis, Nancy; Franz, Kathleen G.. American Enterprise: A History of Business in America
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