Riding Boots

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1835-1855

GUSN

GUSN-53676

Description

A pair of black and brown leather riding boots with square toes and stacked heels.

Details

Descriptive Terms

riding boots
leather
Boot
Boot, Riding
Boot, Riding

Label

Walk Right In 11/98-3/99 About 1800, patent leather--a heavily varnished waterproof leather--was introduced in England. Made in the United States by 1822, this new material was often used for fashionable men's riding boots. These boots are of such high quality that textile historican specualtes that they might been purchased by the owner at the 1853 New York Exhibition.

Additional Identification Number

1944.104

Maker

Dick's Patent Shank Boots & Shoes (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

New York, NY, USA

Object Type

Clothing; Footwear

Dimensions

15 1/2 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Elsie Powell Ingraham

Accession Number

1944.104AB

Places

New York state (United States)