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1969.6300AB (RS242603)

Description

A pair of red leather children's shoes with pink laces, brown soles, white lining, and low heels.

Details

Label
Walk Right In 11/98-3/99 Red was a popular color for children's shoes in the nineteenth century. Children were frequently shown wearing them in portraits of the period.
Maker
unknown
Date
1815-1820
Inscriptions
Printed label on inner sole of A only: 1) ""WARRANTED SHOES, Made particularly for MARTIN CUSHING, No.38, Marlboro St. At the sign of the Blue-Bell, BOSTON. Rips mended gratis."" 2) Sole stamped ""11"" (?)
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
leather
linen (material)
stitching
Object type
Clothing; Footwear
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
footwear
leather
linen (material)
Shoe
shoes (footwear)
stitching
Dimensions
1 1/2 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.6300AB
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
15534

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