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Moccasin

1998.5359AB (RS241433)

Description

A pair of brown leather moccasins with a navy blue velvet ankle covering. Red accents that extend into laces. Beaded design throughout.

Details

Label
On exhibit at One Bowdoin Square, Boston Mass. at the "Walk Right In" exhibit 11/98-3/99. Label: Moccasins, 1870-1890 United States Leather, cotton velvet, wool twill, and glass beads 1998.5359ab Gift of Jane Standen Tucker In the last quarter of the nineteenth century, Native Americans sold moccasins as souvenirs. Moccasins, such as this pair from Wiscasset, Maine, were often used by women as overshoes or carriage boots, which were worn while making social calls and would have seen very little wear beyond a few steps from wearer's carriage to the hostess's door.
Maker
unknown
Date
1870-1890
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
beading (process)
glass (material)
leather
velvet (fabric weave)
wool (textile)
Object type
Clothing; Footwear
Descriptive terms
beading (process)
glass (material)
leather
Moccasin
moccasins
Shoe
velvet (fabric weave)
wool (textile)
Dimensions
3 1/2 x 3 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.5359AB
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
21372

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