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Object Name Slipper, Bedroom
Catalog Number 0985.07.00029b
Date 1863-1865
Description Left shoe of a pair (2) of men's slippers consisting of leather outsole with a 1/2 inch wooden heel; black velvet upper lined with pink silk and a gold ribbon trim around the top; no toe box; stiff counter. The velvet upper contains green embroidered leaves and embroidered Second National pattern Confederate flags covering the toe. The outsole is attached with one peg at the waist and one at the toe. Men's size 8 or 9.
Dimensions H-3 W-3.25 L-11 inches
Owned Jefferson Davis
Made Paris, France
Provenance Made for Jefferson Davis in Paris. He wore them during his tenure as President of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia.

"Slippers embroidered and presented from Paris to Jefferson Davis."
People Davis, Jefferson
Search Terms flag imagery
Richmond, Virginia
Subjects Footwear
Shoes