Shoe

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1800-1825

GUSN

GUSN-48124

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

shoes (footwear)
footwear
stitching
leather
Children's clothing
Leather
Hand Stitched
SHOE

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

Accession Number

1970.37