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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.
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.
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""
T.E. Moseley & Co. (Maker)
Boston, MA, USA
Massachusetts (United States)