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