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Pair of shoes

Swedish


Dimensions

13.5 x 11 x 24.2 cm (5 5/16 x 4 5/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

12.581a-b

Medium or Technique

Leather

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Made of heavy leather. On the deep pointed flap that lies on the front of the shoes is pressed a design of lines and blacks. The soles are made of layers of leather and layers of thin wood. The very small heel comes under the instep. Peasant's shoes.

Provenance

These shoes were given to Charles Eliot Norton by Henry W. Longfellow, about 1843, with the following description: Delicalian (Swedish) peasant's shoes, given by H. W. Longfellow to Charles Eliot Norton, and referred to in the preface of the original ed

Credit Line

Gift of Misses Sara and Elizabeth Gaskell Norton