Shoe

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1800-1810

GUSN

GUSN-46312

Description

Single shoe of natural linen embroidered with stylized carnations and a floral trail in pink, blue, and red silk threads.

Details

Descriptive Terms

shoes (footwear)
footwear
embroidering
stitching
homemade
linen (material)
silk (textile)
floral patterns
stylization
Shoe
Women's clothing
Linen
Silk
Homemade
Embroidered
Hand Stitched
Geometric Floral
Shoe

Label

Walk Right In 11/98-3/99 These flat-soled shoes are called slippers because they have no fasteners. The simple slipper form made shoemaking possible for the novice. In 1808, a woman noted in her memoirs, "I begin a new science today--showmaking. It's all the fashion." This single worn shoe became a family heirloom, having been made by Fear Percival of Lenox and soled by her brother-in-law, Captain Alvin Foote.

Maker

Unknown

Accession Number

1960.71

Places

Massachusetts (United States)