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Boot (s)

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Nom de l'objet : Boot (s)
Type de l'objet : Boot (s)
Catégorie de l'objet : Personal Artifacts
Sous-catégorie de l'objet : Clothing-Footwear
Matériaux : Leather
Numéro de catalogue : GG1606
Numéro d'accession : GG1606
Date de début de production : unknown
Description : Boot(s); leather, wood, metal, brass(?), rubber; toddler sized ankle height pair of boots; black leather uppers; basic design; tongue extends and attaches to soles on either side; sides extend over the front at an angle and faster together (one shoe is missing the fastener); metal oval shaped fastener, embossed around the circumference with a flower head design, hook style, one portion of oval hooks into other portion; each attached to the side flap- slight variation in design between the two parts of the metal fastener; carved wooden soles with squared toes; slight heal made from wood; attached to the original heal is a rubber heal in the shape of an elongated half-circle; three embossed holes (for nails) at end with multiple raised dots, marked "REG. U.S. PAT. OFF./SCHACHT/ (image of a cherub holding an arrow) TRADEMARK/3 (space) DAISY (space) O"; the leather uppers are attached to the wooden sole by multiple handmade tacks/nails; toe area of both shoes have rounded head nails set close together, near the heal they are spaced further apart and have flat heads; no lining on interior of shoe, wooden sole visible
Commentaires : Clogs have been worn as shoes for hundreds of years. Clogs had their hay day in Britain around the time of the industrial revolution. Workers in the mills, mines, iron, steel, and chemical works, workshops and factories needed strong cheap footwear. 1840 to 1920 saw great popularity of the wooden soled shoes. Working class people associated wearing clogs with poverty, and as mass produced boots and shoes became more affordable the clog rapidly disappeared, and people who once looked down on clog wearers as uncouth now look back with fondness to a "simpler" time. The favourite woods for hand cut soles are Alder, Ash, Birch, Willow and Popular. Leather that was traditionally used in clog making was a wax and oil impregnated "kip" inferior leather mainly imported from India. This was split from a thicker cow hide from a young beast or a calf and tumbled in a drum with a mixture of tallow, animal and vegetable oils and waxes. The wax and oils made it almost totally waterproof.
Hauteur : 7.3
Longueur : 15
Largeur : 5.6
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Ville de l'établissement : Montague
Province de l'établissement : Prince Edward Island
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