Lady's overshoe

India rubber overshoe

Brazilian, worn in America
1820s


Place of Creation: Brazil; Place of Use: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

24.5 cm (9 5/8 in.); Legacy dimension: .245 L.

Accession Number

97.160

Medium or Technique

Rubber (unvulcanized), embossed

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Brown overshoe, thistle design stamped on on instep near toe, back of heel flattened

Provenance

About 1820, Anna Pierce Brace (Mrs. Charles Greely) Loring (b. 1797 - d. 1836), Litchfield, Connecticut; to her daughter, Jane Lathrop Loring (Mrs. Asa) Gray (b. 1821 - d. 1909); 1897, gift of Mrs. Asa Gray to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 30, 1897)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Asa Gray