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Object Name SHOE
Catalog Number 0985.13.00349
Date 1864
Description The single shoe made with two-piece leather construction. Consists of a leather upper tacked to a wooden sole. The leather upper contains eight eyelets: six on the exterior flaps and two on the interior. Leather sole is missing with the exception of one piece on front sole area; unknown if that was a repair, or part of an original larger sole.
Dimensions H-6 W-5 L-12 inches
Owned Augustus Knight Bowles
Made unidentified slave(s) (tentative), A. K. Bowles' plantation, Louisa Co., VA
Provenance The single leather shoe was made and worn on Augustus Knight Bowles' plantation in Louisa County, Virginia in 1864.

People Bowles, Augustus Knight
unidentified slaves (tentative)
unidentified African Americans (tentative)
Subjects African Americans
slaves
slavery
Footwear
Shoes