Baby shoe

Object Number: 
2004.26.5
Date: 
ca. 1903
Medium: 
Leather, cotton, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 2 1/8 x 4 in. ( 5.1 x 5.4 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Single brown leather baby shoe with metal lacing holes and brown cotton lining; leather sole.
Gallery Label: 
This shoe belonged to Adella Liebenow Wotherspoon as a baby, who was the last survivor of the General Slocum steamer disaster, which occurred on June 15, 1904 when the ship suddenly caught fire on the East River. Adella pulled the cord to unveil the monument at the dedication ceremony on June 15, 1905, which honored the 1,021 passengers who had perished in the disaster, including Adella's sisters, Anna and Helen, whose body was never recovered.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Adella "Tiby" Liebenow Wotherspoon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group