A mid Victorian earthenware boot warmer. The piece is hollow with a hole in the top into which warm water can be poured before the device is inserted into a boot.
Walking Dress, Girl’s Jacket and Plastron; accessories from the August 1887 issue of Peterson’s Magazine
Crochet pattern for child’s beret in afghan stitch, Baby shoe design and pattern for a traveling bag for shoes; Peterson’s Magazine, November 1887.
Studio Portrait, circa 1895.
This image of an unknown African-American lady is only three inches square. Hairstyle, necktie and jewelry indicate this was taken in the 1890s.