Child's shoes (pair)
Leather, silk, cotton
overall (each): 1 1/2 x 2 x 6 1/2 in. ( 3.8 x 5.1 x 16.5 cm )
handwritten: insole, left shoe: "droit" handwritten: insole, right shoe: "Gauch [sic]" handwritten: inside right shoe, at arch: "845"
Pair of dark brown leather slipper-style, square-toed children's shoes; the upper is made in 2 pieces joined with stitching at the arch area, the openings of the slippers follow the shape of the shoe and are trimmed with brown silk fabric tape, left shoe retains a flower decoration at the toe, of 3 rows of ruffled silk ribbon in pink, white and brown with a metal bead at the center; insole is lined with white (now soiled) cotton twill fabric; leather soles.
These shoes belonged to the donor's mother, Angeline Burr Corse (b. 1847). She was the daughter of Israel (1819-1885) and Catharine Ketchum Corse. Angeline married Cadwalader Evans in 1872.
Gift of Miss Lena Cadwalader Evans
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