Baby shoe

Title:
Baby shoe
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Leather, cotton, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 1 7/8 x 4 1/4 in. ( 7 x 4.8 x 10.8 cm )
Description: 
Single pink leather baby shoe with pink cotton lining and leather sole; metal lacing holes at sides.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Adella "Tiby" Liebenow Wotherspoon
Object Number: 
2004.26.3
Gallery Label: 
This shoe had belonged to the then nearly four year old Anna Liebenow as a baby, sister of the donor, Adella Liebenow Wotherspoon, who was the last survivor of the General Slocum steamer disaster. On June 15, 1904, fire broke out on the ship and 1,021 passengers perished within minutes. Anna's body was recovered in the East River several days after the disaster.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group