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ExhibitionMemorable Shoes

KAMIKS OF THE INUIT
MOCCASINS OF THE FIRST NATIONS
CHANGING STYLES - THE ROLE OF TRADE & VOYAGEURS
SHOES FOR A NEW LAND
CANADIAN FOOTWEAR IN THE AGE OF THE CRAFTSMAN
SHOEMAKING
ITINERANT CRAFTSMAN
CONCEALED SHOES
MASTER CRAFTSMAN
SHOES AND BOOTS FOR OUTDOOR WEAR
SHOES AND BOOTS FOR EVERYDAY WEAR
WHICH SHOES TO WEAR?
SHOES AND BOOTS FOR DRESS WEAR
CANADIAN FOOTWEAR IN THE AGE OF THE MACHINE
Concealed shoe
Concealed shoe

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0 Concealed Shoes

Occasionally homeowners renovating an old house in the Maritimes or Ontario find a battered shoe hidden in a wall or under the floorboards. These shoes - usually those of a woman or child - are always worn out and are beyond repair. Hiding such shoes in the structure of a house was believed to bring good luck to the family that lived there. The tradition dates back for many centuries in Europe.

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