Baby shoe

Baby shoe
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