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Baby boots

Object Number: 
Z.1478ab
Date: 
1830-1860
Medium: 
Leather, metal, paper, paint
Dimensions: 
overall a: 2 1/8 x 4 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 5.4 x 10.8 x 4.4 cm ) overall b: 2 x 4 3/8 x 1 5/8 in. ( 5.1 x 11.1 x 4.1 cm
Description: 
Machine-made brown leather ankle-length, slipper-style baby boots; two straps go around the ankles and meet at the front center, where they connect by a loop which fits around metal beads at the ends of the straps; there are bow-shaped pieces of leather with sawtooth edges at the toes, with a metal "buckle" at the center; the soles are made of heavy cardboard, painted buff colored on the outside.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. M. H. Morse, Jr., 1995
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group