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Pair of men's shoes

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Pair of red shoes or slippers; pointed and turned up toe; embossed line through center of instep; red insole with white stitching; stiff brown leather sole.


Label glued to beneath sole: "Gift of/ Mrs. Asa Gray/ Turkish shoes, for man, worn as house shoesby Dr. Asa Gray"


Worn as bedroom slippers by donor's husband, Dr. Asa Gray (1810-1888); Mrs. Asa Gray (Jane Lathrop Loring, 1821-1909); Gift to the MFA, March 30, 1897

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Asa Gray

Pair of men's bedroom slipper

Turkish, worn in America, second half of the 19th century

Place of Use

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Origin



7.5 x 9 x 24.7 cm (2 15/16 x 3 9/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Leather with linen stitching


Textiles and Fashion Arts