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Object ID 1959.010.003
Object Name Slippers
Collection Costume and Accessories
Credit line Gift of Mrs. Walter S. Franklin
Date 1851
Description Pair of colorful needlework slippers embroidered with a floral bouquet and trailing ribbons motif along the front and sides. The slippers have flat leather soles, which are inscribed: "Presented / by Mrs. J.R Latimer / Dec 25, 1851."
Dimensions W-3 L-10.5 inches
Dimension Details dimensions of each slipper.
Owned Latimer family
Provenance Belonged to the Latimer family and found in the attic of "Latimeria", the home of the Latimer family on Maryland Avenue in Wilmington. Mrs. J.R. Latimer is likely Elizabeth Caldwell Keppele Latimer (1798-1869), the wife of Wilmington merchant, John Richardson Latimer (1793-1865).
Subjects Clothing & dress
Needlework
Search Terms Latimer Family
Slippers
Needlework
Nineteenth Century
Material Needlepoint with leather soles