Part of a woman's wedding ensemble (pair of shoes)

about 1835
Labeled Theodore H. Bell


5.3 x 6.5 x 24 cm (2 1/16 x 2 9/16 x 9 7/16 in.) measurements for a

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Medium or Technique

Leather, silk ribbon, linen lining

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



White kid uppers, butted back seams, lapped side seams; white silk binding with drawstrings at front. Square toes. Leather soles. Cream-colored leather quarter linings and insoles; cotton vamp linings. “D” labeled “Theodore H. Bell’s Fashionable Boot and Shoe Store, 155 Washn St, Opposite Old South, Boston.” Worn with 21.265 a-f by Lucy Ann Lane (1816-1916), married to Otis Norcross on 9 December 1835 in Boston.

Credit Line

Gift of the Children of Mrs. Otis Norcross