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Object ID # 1960.019.002
Object Name Boot
Other Name Boot, Child's
Title Child's Boot
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Made Hand-made, by Smith?
Place of Origin Toronto, Ontario
Description Baby's black leather boot. It has a 1.5 cm high, layered leather heel. The leather sole has three stamps on it. One is "2". Another is likely a maker's mark (possibly Smith of Toronto). The third says "HAND MADE". There is a centre back seam and a pierced top cap. There are seven sets of grommettes up the centre front for lacing up. High-top style, with shaped, curved edges and round, short toes. All lined in beige-coloured cotton fabric with a narrow, flat, black tongue.
Makers mark The leather sole has three stamps on it. One is "2". Another is likely a maker's mark (possibly Smith? of Toronto). The third says "HAND MADE".
Provenance Possibly made by a Mr. Smith of Toronto.
The previous owner, Guy Hewitson, did not provide any iformation on who wore these boots in the past. He was an Owen Sound harnessmaker for many years. There is an image of him in the book, BEAUTIFUL STONEY KEPPEL, 1986, p. 172.
Collection Textiles, 20th-c Clothing Collection, Baby Unisex/Unknown
Material Leather/Dye/Metal
Dimensions H-10 W-5.2 L-12 cm
Found Grey County, Ontario
People Hewitson, Guy
Function Footwear for a small child (would have once been part of a pair of boots).