Wedding slippers | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Wedding Slippers. 1864, American. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. James B. Campbell, 1971 (2009.300.1598a, b) #wedding
Boots | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Starting in 1860, the use of the McKay sewing machine allowed shoe manufacturers to abandon hand-sewing of soles, a difficult process that took a long time, and machine pegging, which produced an uncomfortable, inflexible sole used primarily in work boots. These ladies wool boots benefited from the new technology, sporting a notation on one heel that the patented McKay sewing machine had been used. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.