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Description

Black leather (dyed kid); bound w/ black grosgrain; square toe; black grosgrain laces (folded in half); trimmed w/ small black bow & toe is embroidered w/ white chain stitch w/ cutwork back w/ white satin - motif is stylized (symmetrical) flower. Square throat w/ drawstring; 3 1/4" vamp; no center back seam; sole has narrow waist; no heel; white leather & linen lining.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1850
Inscriptions
1. Handwritten on lining of both shoes: ""Ellen A. Robbins/ Lexington"". 2. Also handwritten on soles of both: ""11""
Material
embroidering
leather
linen (material)
stitching
Object type
Clothing--Footwear
Descriptive terms
Embroidered
embroidering
Floral
floral patterns
footwear
Hand Stitched
leather
Leather
Linen
linen (material)
SHOES
shoes (footwear)
stitching
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1917.1350AB
Credit Line
Gift of Ellen A. Robbins Stone
GUSN
3397

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