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Object Name SLIPPER
Catalog Number 0985.13.01069a
Description One of a pair (2) of slippers, women's. Made of white deer skin upper lined with linen fabric; originally basted together with running stitches; seam binding is missing in its entirety. Brown leather outsole with thicker section for heel; appears to be an applied "spring heel" [thin lift] for which the stitch channel was originally closed over, but wear on the heel has exposed the stitches. Has an interior ink marking; may or may not be a size of some kind. This is not a pair of right/left shoes; made on a straight last.
Dimensions W-3 L-9 inches
Owned Elizabeth C. Barret Toler [Mrs. William F. Toler]
Provenance Wedding slippers of Elizabeth C. Barret (b. after 1815), upon the occasion of her marriage to William F. Toler of Louisa County, Virginia. She was his second wife.

"my step greatgrandmother's wedding slippers- Mrs. Cal. Toberis, nee Elizabeth Barret's."
People Toler, Elizabeth C. Barret [Mrs. William F.]
Barret, Elizabeth C.
Subjects weddings
marriage
Footwear
Shoes
women