Silk brocade slippers   Save
Silk brocade slippers
Description: Light gray quadrafoils and rib brocade silk straight slippers tied with a 2 cm light gray ribbon. The shoes have a small 4 cm gray ribbon rosette on the toes and the lining is muslin with buckram on the insoles. This pair of slippers was worn by Eliza Dana Fearing to accompany her infare dress following her marriage to Henry Fearing in 1824. An infare is a house-warming, reception or party given by a newly married couple, or by the husband upon receiving the wife to his house. From Marietta, Ohio. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04876
Subjects: Women--Ohio; Cultural Ohio--Popular Culture; Wedding costume; Women's shoes
Places: Marietta (Ohio); Washington County (Ohio)