Museum Monday: Slave-made shoes for a child #cw150

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Child’s low quarter, laced boots, made from plantation-produced materials.

Made on plantation for James Madison Lee.  NC Museum of History Accession number 1943.9.13-14. Made on plantation for James Madison Lee. NC Museum of History Accession number 1943.9.13-14.

Curator notes: made by slaves on the Lee Plantation in Johnston County, North Carolina for James Madison Lee, born in 1862 and died in 1866.  Lee was buried in Raleigh at Oakwood Cemetery.  His mother was a member of a prominent Raleigh family and although the Lee family owned a plantation in nearby Johnston County, all of the family is buried together at Oakwood Cemetery.  Click here for the family’s plot list.

Note: A bodice made for James M. Lee was featured on this blog previously: http://wp.me/p1qIB8-1Pl

Source: North Carolina Museum of History, Accession number 1943.9.13-14.

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