Pair of woman's shoes

Woman's slippers

American
about 1810


Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 5.1 x 6.4 x 22.9 cm (2 x 2 1/2 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.36a-b

Medium or Technique

Dyed kid leather with plain weave linen lining, plain weave silk ribbon, leather sole

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s shoe, pink kid upper with small white silk ribbon bow, butted side and back seams, round toe, flat leather sole, linen insole and lining with worn paper label

Markings

Printed paper label inside: ". . . ty S/ No. 2, North- . . ./ of the Old S . . .[South]/ BOST . . . [BOSTON]/ Rips mended gratis"

Provenance

Worn by donor's great-aunt Caira Robbins (1794-1881); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone