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Title

Slippers

Subject

Marriage of Martha and George Washington

Description

Made of purple and yellow silk, these shoes are believed to have been worn by Martha Dandridge Custis during her wedding to George Washington. They not only reflect Martha’s status as a wealthy widow but also her youthful exuberance. She may have favored this color combination. There are at least two other documented mentions of this combination among her clothing and accessories from the time (image courtesy of Mount Vernon Ladies' Association).

Source

England

Language

eng

Identifier

W-2667 A & B

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Provenance

c. 1750-1760

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Original Format

shoes

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Collection

How to Cite this Item

"Slippers," in Martha Washington, Item #58, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/58 (accessed July 27, 2017).