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Object Name Shoe
Catalog Number 0985.07.00104a
Description One (left) of a pair (2) of boy's shoes/slippers consisting of black leather upper lined with brown leather and linen with a leather insole, hemmed with black ribbon attached with a running stich of black thread; square toe; and a leather outsole stamped with a '2' at the waist on each shoe with no heels. Side seams and heel seams. Sole is attached with two pegs. "Billy Davis" written in ink on the left side of the lining. Possible boy's size 2.

Dimensions H-1.75 W-2.5 L-8 inches
Owned William Howell Davis
Provenance The child's shoes belonged to William Howell Davis, born to Jefferson and Varina Davis during their residency in the White House.
b.1861, d. 1872
People Davis, William Howell
Subjects children
boys
civilians
Footwear
Shoes