Baby boots

Baby boots
Title
Baby boots
Date 
1830-1860
Medium 
Leather, metal, paper, paint
Dimensions 
overall a: 2 1/8 x 4 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 5.4 x 10.8 x 4.4 cm ) overall b: 2 x 4 3/8 x 1 5/8 in. ( 5.1 x 11.1 x 4.1 cm
Description 
Machine-made brown leather ankle-length, slipper-style baby boots; two straps go around the ankles and meet at the front center, where they connect by a loop which fits around metal beads at the ends of the straps; there are bow-shaped pieces of leather with sawtooth edges at the toes, with a metal "buckle" at the center; the soles are made of heavy cardboard, painted buff colored on the outside.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. M. H. Morse, Jr., 1995
Object Number 
Z.1478ab
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group