On Canadian Ground - Stories of Footwear in Early Canada See more of the Virtual Museum of Canada
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
Child's boots
Child's boots
Wellington boots
Wellington boots

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Craftsmanship in Handmade Shoes

Look for the details in boots from the mid-nineteenth century that reveal their hand-craftsmanship

The child's pair of black leather boots has:
• a different number of eyelets on each shoe
• square-headed nails around the heels
• round-headed nails around the soles

The man's pair of Wellington boots has:
• a lift reinforced with many nails
• double layer of leather for the sole
• pegged sole
• stacked leather heel
• piped and stitched side seams


The Shoemakers

Alexander Davidson from Elora made the child's boots.

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