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Pair of overshoes

Ribbed wool over shoe with black, brown, purple, red-orange warp and black weft; single piece of cloth raps around foot and is seamed up instep and back of heel; black weft threads make fringe across top of opening, green tape drawstring and inside binding

Provenance

Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

Slippers

Carpet snow shoes

American, 19th century

Place of Manufacture

Massachusetts, United States

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 14.9 x 28.9 cm (5 7/8 x 11 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.17a-b

Medium or Technique

Plain weave warp faced wool with wool twill ties and binding

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes