Moccasin

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1870-1890

GUSN

GUSN-21372

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

moccasins
beading (process)
glass (material)
leather
velvet (fabric weave)
wool (textile)
Shoe
Moccasin
Moccasin

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.

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

3 1/2 x 3 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.5359AB