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Description

Pair of slippers, tapestry woven cream linen with small blue geometric shapes. Yellow border with stylized red flower with cream, black, and green center. Bound with pale red/pink silk. Trimmed with a large bow of pale yellow dotted and striped silk. Rounded square toe with square throat. Split and laced 4-1/8" vamp with red laces. Center back seam. Sole has a narrow waist and spring heel. White leather and linen lining.

Details

Label
Walk Right In 11/98-3/99 These slippers belonged to Eusebia Sabins Child of Boston. She had them widened at some point and added large bows to hide the split at the top.
Maker
T.E. Moseley & Co. (Maker)
Date
1850-1855
Inscriptions
1. Printed paper label in shoe (A): ""THOMAS E. MOSELEY/ SUCCESSOR TO/ HENRY L. DAGGETT./ FASHIONABLE SHOE STORE/ WASHINGTON ST. BOSTON/ 202/ RIPS MENDED GRATIS."" 2. Handwritten on lining of both shoes: ""3475/ TEM/ (?)"" 3. Sole of shoe (A) embossed: ""F""
Location of origin
Boston, MA, USA
Material
cotton (textile)
leather
linen (material)
silk (textile)
stitching
tapestry (process)
Object type
Clothing; Footwear
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
bedroom slippers
Cotton
cotton (textile)
Hand Stitched
Leather
leather
Linen
linen (material)
Shoe
Silk
silk (textile)
Slipper
slippers (shoes)
stitching
tapestry (process)
Tapestry Weave
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1937.863AB
GUSN
39242

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