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1923.412AB (RS241427)

Description

A pair of wool slippers with black fur accents, flannel lining, leather sole, brown laces, and a floral design.

Details

Label
Walk Right In 11/98-3/99 Worn by Rachel Trefant of Bath, Maine, this pair of homemade carpet slippers shows that a variety of matierals, inlcuding carpet scraps, were used as a shoe material in the nineteenth century.
Maker
unknown
Date
1860
Inscriptions
Handwritten note: ""Carpet shoes/ worn by/ Rachel Trefaut Sewall/ Bath Maine"".
Material
flannel
fur
stitching
wool (textile)
Object type
Clothing; Footwear
Descriptive terms
flannel
fur
Shoe
Slipper
slippers (shoes)
stitching
wool (textile)
Dimensions
3 3/4 x 3 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1923.412AB
Credit Line
Gift of the Misses Cutler
GUSN
29918

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