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Description

Greyish brown leather shoe; stained; pointed toe; tongue; straps with leather tie; bootlike; leather sole and stacked (2 layers) heel.

Details

Label
Walk Right In 11/98-3-99 The practice of concealing a shoe within the walls around windows and chimneys to protect a house from evil spirits dates back to medieval Europe. This tradtion continued in New Enlgand until at least the end of the nineteenth century. Children's shoes, like this one found between the plaster and chimney in the Daniel Green House in Stoneham, Massachusetts, were preferred to adult shoes.
Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1825
Material
leather
stitching
Object type
Clothing--Footwear
Descriptive terms
Children's clothing
footwear
Hand Stitched
leather
Leather
SHOE
shoes (footwear)
stitching
Accession Number
1970.37
GUSN
48124

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