Wooden shoe last, ca. 1845

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Description

This wooden straight shoe last, or shoe mold, dates from between 1830 and 1860. It is a holdover from when shoes were not made for specifically a left or right foot. Around the mid-19th century, the straight last, or straight shoe, fell out of use.

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About This Item

  • Title: Wooden shoe last, ca. 1845
  • Creation Date: circa 1845
  • Subject Date: circa 1845
  • Location: ME
  • Media: wood, rope
  • Local Code: 1994.42.16.21
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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