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On display at the John Brown House Museum
Call #:
1990.36.39
Title:
Pair of Boots
Collection type:
Museum
Author/Creator :
  • maker not researched
  • Date:
    ca. 1835
    Object type:
    3: Personal Artifacts; Clothing; Footwear; Shoe
    Materials:
    leather
    linen
    Place of production/origin:
    United States, Rhode Island, Providence
    Description:
    Two pink boots with no heel. Boot laces on the inside from the instep to the lower ankle bone. Soutache braid at top.
    Dimensions:
    Height:5 in x Width:10 in x Depth:2.5 in
    Research Notes:
    A John Brown family textile
    Provenance:
    Estate of Norman Herreshoff , 1990
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    Not on display. Research Application
    Call #:
    1904.6.1
    Title:
    Hat
    Collection type:
    Costume
    Author/Creator :
  • Voluntown
  • Date:
    1775-1800
    Object type:
    3: Personal Artifacts; Clothing; Headwear; Hat, Cocked
    Materials:
    Leather
    cotton
    brass
    paper
    Medium:
    Sewn, hand
    Place of production/origin:
    United States, Connecticut,
    Description:
    Revolutionary War tri-corner hat. Black cocked hat with a black ribbon cockade with metal disk (copper?) and a paper label torn off of the interior.
    Dimensions:
    Height:4.75 in x Width:7.25 in
    Notes/Special Measurements:4.5 CH
    Subjects:
    American Revolutionary War

    United States of America (USA)
    Research Notes:
    Belonged to J. Kassen of Voluntown, Conn.
    Provenance:
    Gift of Edward D. Morris
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    Not on display. Research Application
    Call #:
    1967.22.3A-B
    Title:
    Pair of women's boots
    Collection type:
    Costume
    Date:
    ca. 1910
    Object type:
    3: Personal Artifacts; Clothing; Footwear; Shoe
    Materials:
    leather
    Medium:
    Leather working
    Place of production/origin:
    United States of America (USA),
    Description:
    Black women's boots with eyelets all the way up sides, very heavy heels.
    Dimensions:
    Height:8.5 in x Width:10.5 in
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    Call #:
    1972.13.46
    Title:
    Woman's Boots
    Collection type:
    Museum
    Author/Creator :
  • maker not researched
  • Object type:
    3: Personal Artifacts; Clothing; Footwear; Shoe
    Materials:
    leather
    Description:
    White leather woman's boots.
    Dimensions:
    Height:7 in x Width:9.5 in
    Provenance:
    Bequest of Susan B. Fuller , 1972
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    Call #:
    1974.33.309
    Title:
    Cloche
    Collection type:
    Costume
    Author/Creator :
  • Reboux, Caroline
  • Date:
    ca. 1925
    Object type:
    3: Personal Artifacts; Clothing; Headwear; Cloche
    Materials:
    broadcloth
    grosgrain
    silk plain weave
    Place of production/origin:
    France, Paris
    Description:
    Brown, tall cloche style hat made of soft pile fabric. A 2" brim is stitched to back and sides and crossed through slash to make bow. The interior is half lined with light brown plain weave silk with tag.
    Dimensions:
    Height:6.5 in
    Circumference:21.5 in
    Notes/Special Measurements:6.5 deep
    Research Notes:
    Belonged to Lucy Aldrich.
    Provenance:
    Bequest of Winthrop W. Aldrich
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    Call #:
    1974.33.310
    Title:
    Cloche
    Collection type:
    Costume
    Author/Creator :
  • Reboux, Caroline
  • Date:
    ca. 1925
    Object type:
    3: Personal Artifacts; Clothing; Headwear; Cloche
    Materials:
    wool felt
    silk velvet
    silk plain weave
    Place of production/origin:
    France, Paris
    Description:
    Dark green wool felt cloche with a short 1.5" pull-down brim and a higher turn-up brim in back. The trim is a velvet bow and the interior is half lined in light brown plain weave silk with a tag.
    Dimensions:
    Height:6 in
    Circumference:22 in
    Notes/Special Measurements:6 deep
    Research Notes:
    Belonged to Lucy Aldrich.
    Provenance:
    Bequest of Winthrop W. Aldrich
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    Call #:
    1974.33.311
    Title:
    Cloche
    Collection type:
    Costume
    Author/Creator :
  • Reboux, Caroline
  • Date:
    ca. 1925
    Object type:
    3: Personal Artifacts; Clothing; Headwear; Cloche
    Materials:
    silk velvet
    felt
    plain weave silk
    Place of production/origin:
    France, Paris
    Description:
    Dark purple/black silk velvet very soft cloche, drawn to point in left back with bright purple velvet brim. Interior totally lined in light brown silk plain weave with a tag.
    Dimensions:
    Height:6 in
    Circumference:21.5 in
    Notes/Special Measurements:6 deep
    Research Notes:
    Belonged to Lucy Aldrich.
    Provenance:
    Bequest of Winthrop W. Aldrich
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    On display at the John Brown House Museum
    Call #:
    1985.2.5
    Title:
    Pair of child's shoes
    Collection type:
    Museum
    Author/Creator :
  • maker not researched
  • Date:
    ca. 1885
    Object type:
    3: Personal Artifacts; Clothing; Footwear; Shoe
    Materials:
    leather
    Description:
    Child's square-toed boots of black leather with uppers of red leather. Pull tabs inside.
    Dimensions:
    Height:8.5 in x Width:6 in
    Research Notes:
    From Bullock and Griswold families of Bristol.
    Provenance:
    Gift of Mrs. Cynthia Sunderland
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    Call #:
    1969.11.28a-b
    Title:
    Pair of childrens' shoes
    Collection type:
    Textiles
    Author/Creator :
  • Anatomik and F. E. Ballou - Cobbler
  • Date:
    ca. 1910
    Object type:
    3: Personal Artifacts; Clothing; Footwear; Shoe
    Materials:
    Leather
    fibre, cotton
    Description:
    Black leather child's high shoes with two inch heels and thirteen eyelets, trim over toe area, lined with off white cotton twill. Makred inside left shoe: "Made in Shelton, Conn. / Anatomick Footwear / Dr. Cole's patents" inside right shoe: "F.E. Ballou Co. / Weybosset and Eddy Sts. / Providence, R.I." bottom of each shoe: "F.E. Ballou"
    Subjects:
    Shoes
    Footwear
    Clothing and dress
    Children's shoes
    Children's clothing

    Providence
    Provenance:
    Gift of Helen L. Fitts
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    Call #:
    1990.36.6A-B
    Title:
    Pair of Shoes
    Collection type:
    Costume
    Author/Creator :
  • Grisham Shoemaker
  • Date:
    ca. 1790
    Object type:
    3: Personal Artifacts; Clothing; Footwear; Shoe
    Materials:
    Leather
    Description:
    Red, white and blue checked pattern on leather women's shoes. Approximately mid-way on the shoe is a string, probably to keep foot in place. On either side is a narrow piece of ribbon starting at the sole and moving diagonally to edge of shoe and becomes a ruffle around front inside edge of shoe. Rosette on toe, which is very pointed. Heel is white and stands about one inch tall. Small tag inside one shoe reads, "Miss Julia Hereshoff."
    Dimensions:
    Height:2.5 in x Width:2.5 in x Length:10.5 in
    --or--
    Height:6.4 cm x Width:6.4 cm x Length:26.7
    Research Notes:
    Labeled in ink on inside of shoe: Mrs. Ives, R + L Shoe. A John Brown family textile
    Provenance:
    Estate of Norman Herreshoff
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