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Shoes

Date:
ca. 1855
Culture:
American
Medium:
leather, silk
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Evelyn Eaves and Emma Eaves Alyea in memory of their mother, Elizabeth Predmore Eaves, 1940
Accession Number:
2009.300.3018
Not on view
Rendered in the classic style, this single baby shoe was once an attractive purple color. While it is not uncommon to find richly colored infant's shoes in this period, this example features an unusual and appealing use of two complimentary striped cotton fabrics for the lining.
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