Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. James B. Campbell, 1971
Not on view
Simple flat cream satin slippers were a common choice of brides throughout the 19th century. If the wearer preferred a more modern appearance, the style could be updated by adopting the current mode of trimming and, after 1850, by the addition of a heel. This pair of classic mid-nineteenth century wedding slippers has been made fashionable the inclusion of a large cockade-style rosette and small heel, which has been nailed onto a finished flat sole. They were worn by Brooklyn bride Mary Annie (Anna) Kimball for her marriage to De Witt Clinton Blair in 1864.