1795-1805 c.
Gift of Mrs. Alvin Goodmundson

"The Many Mizners", 11-7-1978 to 2-5-1979; "The Right Foot", San Francisco Airport, September - December 1987

Slippers. Description: pair, light blue kid with colored embroidery, tiny heels. History: Belonged to Mrs. Will Parsons of Thomaston, Maine, great grandmother of Louise Adams Easton. They were worn by Mrs. Parsons when she danced with George Washington at a ball given in his honor by General Knox (first U.S. Secretary of State) at the Knox mansion in Thomaston, Maine. Nancy Rexford: 11/7/91: Unusual shoe in that the kid does not go all the way around. Two layers, blue kid over shot dot silk. 1804-5 in French fashion plates one sees loose pointed toe with short vamp. By 1810, toe is oval. 10/26/95,Joan Severa: Agree with date, because of the pointed toe, which was not far into the 19th century.

Used: Mrs. Will Parsons ~ Thomaston, ME | George Washington | General Knox ~ USA ~ Secretary of State

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