Child's dance clogs (pair)

Object Number: 
1984.126ab
Date: 
1880-1893
Medium: 
Wood, leather, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall (largest): 3 1/2 × 7 3/4 × 2 1/8 in. (8.9 × 19.7 × 5.4 cm)
Marks: 
stamped: inside at heel of each shoe: "ROBERTS / MAKER"
Description: 
Leather child's dance clogs with wooden soles; the toes are narrow and square, the leather is painted gold, with stripes of red around the edges which are tacked to the soles, the tongues are covered with two flaps which lace closed with rows of five eyelets.
Gallery Label: 
These shoes were made by the donor's grandfather. A note found with them says that they are the last pair of dancing clogs William Roberts made, and he intended them as a keepsake.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Henry V. Wells
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group