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Object Name Shoe sole
Catalog Number 0985.02.00153b
Date 1862
Description Right sole of a pair (2) of shoe soles carved from one piece of untreated pine. No upper or pegs/nails. The soles show evidence of machine work with no hand work present. The sole appears well constructed. Insole recessed to allow attachment of upper. The heel is an inch high and is not a separate part. Men's size 10.
Dimensions H-1.7 W-3.25 L-11.75 inches
Owned N. C. Miller
Made unidentified slave (tentative), 1862
Provenance "Wooden bottoms, made in 1862 for N.C.Miller, planter, of Pittsylvania County, Va."

Pencil writing on the sole itself "Made in 1862 for N.C.Miller"

Possibly Nathaniel C. Miller, who never married, and left his Pittsylvania County estate, Sharswood, to Charles Edwin Miller.
People Miller, N. C.
unidentified slave
unidentified African American
Subjects African Americans (tentative)
slaves (tentative)