Pair of shoes
13.5 x 11 x 24.2 cm (5 5/16 x 4 5/16 x 9 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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
Gift of Misses Sara and Elizabeth Gaskell Norton