Women's Shoes

This is a pair of green leather and silk women’s shoes made around 1785-1790. Artisan shoes were often made in the home or in small shops, possibly as secondary income for farmers or fishermen.
Object Name
shoes, pair of
date made
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
silk (overall material)
overall: 9 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in; 23.495 cm x 8.89 cm x 10.795 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Clothing & Accessories
American Enterprise
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Home and Community Life: Costume
American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
From the Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts

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