Shoes

Date:
c. 1851, c. 1862

There were three types of shoes found on board the USS Cairo. The storeroom contained an unused style of Navy issue shoes. The Navy shoes were black leather high tops with leather strings; soles were three layered and heels four layered. Hobnails were used on the sole and heel. These shoes were made using lasts for left and right feet.

Description (physical):

Wood. L 27, W 5.6, TH 7 cm; Leather. L 29.8 cm; W (of sole) 9.8 cm; H 12.4 cm; Leather. L 25.4 cm; W (of sole) 8.7 cm; H 9.5 cm; Leather. L 26 cm, Heel Layers: 0.4 cm, Shank: T(2) X 0.5 cm; Leather. L 25.4 cm; W (of sole) 8.7 cm; H 9.5 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0051
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park