Child's cloth shoes, c.1830
I love the printed cotton with its tiny Xs and vermicular background! These shoes are in remarkably good condition for such an important historical artifact.
The heels and toes are foxed with black leather, and the upper edges are bound with folded ribbon. The hand-stitched shoes close in front with ties. The rounded leather soles are straights and are heelless.
The condition is excellent. The only problem is scuffing on the toes. They have obviously been worn but are structurally sound.
They measure 6 1/4" long.