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Child's shoes

Object Number: 
1951.528ab
Date: 
1770-1800
Medium: 
Leather
Dimensions: 
overall (largest): 3 x 8 1/8 x 3 5/8 in. ( 7.6 x 20.6 x 9.2 cm )
Description: 
Pair of leather child's shoes; clog-style uppers with two straps on either side which fold over top of foot and buckle.
Gallery Label: 
These shoes were found by New-York Historical Society staff members in the walls of the Curtis-Robinson House at Southington, Connecticut, erected ca. 1766. According to the accession record, the shoes were buried in dirt and were believed to have been dragged into the walls by rats.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group