Museum Monday: Wooden shoe with leather upper made for a Johnston County slave #civilwar150

Men’s shoe made for enslaved person

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Wood and leather shoe for a slave

Leather upper and wooden sole. NC Museum of History, Accession number H.1914.107.1 Leather upper and wooden sole. NC Museum of History, Accession number H.1914.107.1

Hand carved wooden sole and leather upper attached with nails.  Iron heel and toe plates attached to bottom of sole with large nails. This shoe was made for a slave in Johnston County in 1864.

Slave shoe, bottom. NC Museum of History, Accession number H.1914.107.1 Slave shoe, bottom. NC Museum of History, Accession number H.1914.107.1

Source: NC Museum of History, Accession number H.1914.107.1

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