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Object Name Shoe sole
Catalog Number 0985.13.00597a
Date ca. 1861-1865
Description One of a pair (2) of wooden soles of pine with metal rims attached with cleats and a recessed groove around top edge for attachment of uppers. No left/right lineage. The bottom of the sole has carved into it "XI" which may be the size of the shoe, 11. The measurements match this size. Also on the bottom is writing in pencil explaining the provenance.
Dimensions H-1.95 W-4.6 L-13 inches
Owned Ben Randolph
Made unidentified slaves of Albemarle County, Virginia, 1861-1865
Provenance Slaves of Dr. Ben Randolph made the pair of wood soles on his farm in Albemarle County, Virginia during the war.

"Wooden shoe soles made by slaves during the war (1861-1895) on the farm of Ben. Randolph in Albermarle county, Virginia.
Presented by Mrs. Van Doran."
People unidentified slaves
unidentified African Americans
Randolph, Ben
Subjects African Americans
slaves
slavery
Footwear
Shoes