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Shoes

Object Number: 
1937.281ab
Date: 
1810-1850
Medium: 
Leather, cotton, metal, ebony
Dimensions: 
overall (each): 1 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 4 1/4 in. ( 3.8 x 4.4 x 10.8 cm )
Description: 
Pair of dark brown (once black) baby shoes; ballet slipper style with square toes, oval metal buckle at the toes with bow through, 2 straps go around ankle from the back top, straps fasten at the center of the ankle with ebony button; leather sole; inside lined with white cotton.
Gallery Label: 
These baby shoes were used in the Schermerhorn family in the nineteenth century.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Constance Schermerhorn Skillin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group