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Ladies' ankle high, buttoned boot. The model for the 2009 public art project in Haverhill, MA. From the Buttonwoods Museum collection.

The model for the 2009 public art project in Haverhill, MA. From the Buttonwoods Museum collection.

This red silk shoe was originally created in Haverhill, MA to be showcased at the 1893 Chicago's World Fair. Today, it is the model and inspiration for the Soles of Haverhill 2014 public art project, in Haverhill. From the Buttonwoods Museum Collection.

This red silk shoe was originally created in Haverhill, MA to be showcased at the 1893 Chicago's World Fair. Today, it is the model and inspiration for the Soles of Haverhill 2014 public art project, in Haverhill. From the Buttonwoods Museum Collection.

Black leather, steel beads shoe, c. 1884, from the Buttonwoods Museum Collection.

Black leather, steel beads shoe, c. from the Buttonwoods Museum Collection.

These are made of a soft green kid leather and date to 1923-1928. The decorative T-strap takes its design inspiration from the discovery of King Tut's tomb. From the Buttonwoods Museum collection.

These are made of a soft green kid leather and date to The decorative T-strap takes its design inspiration from the discovery of King Tut's tomb. From the Buttonwoods Museum collection.

Beaded Front Lace Shoe Grey suede, steel and glass beads, circa 1915. This shoe was made by Laird, Schober & Co. of Philadelphia. From the Buttonwoods Museum Collection.

Beaded Front Lace Shoe Grey suede, steel and glass beads, circa This shoe was made by Laird, Schober & Co. of Philadelphia. From the Buttonwoods Museum Collection.

Native American Basket and Stone Tools. Split ash wood & various stones. From the Buttonwoods Museum collection.

Native American Basket and Stone Tools. Split ash wood & various stones. From the Buttonwoods Museum collection.

Side Lace White Slipper White leather, satin. circa 1876. From the Buttonwoods Museum collection.

circa From the Buttonwoods Museum collection.

Beaded Purses Cotton, satin, steal beads, from the Buttonwoods Museum collection.

Beaded Purses Cotton, satin, steal beads, from the Buttonwoods Museum collection.

A worn, child's, ankle high, lace-up boot. On exhibit now at the Buttonwoods Museum.

A worn, child's, ankle high, lace-up boot. On exhibit now at the Buttonwoods Museum.

Tall, leather, lace-up boots on exhibit now at the Buttonwoods Museum

Tall, leather, lace-up boots on exhibit now at the Buttonwoods Museum

These beautiful, quilted, red silk boudoir slippers are trimmed with mink. They date to about 1928 - 1940. From the Buttonwoods Museum collection.

These beautiful, quilted, red silk boudoir slippers are trimmed with mink. They date to about 1928 - From the Buttonwoods Museum collection.

It is not unusual for a museum or historical society to lose track of a object in the collection for years or even decades. That is what happened to the Buttonwoods Museum in Haverhill, Massachusetts, until recently when the scarlet cloak of Samuel White was rediscovered...

It is not unusual for a museum or historical society to lose track of a object in the collection for years or even decades. That is what happened to the Buttonwoods Museum in Haverhill,.

1820-1840 France

Slippers -- blue leather flats from France. They had the right idea about footwear!

Leather Walking Boots, circa 1795-1815

Leather boots, European, Although still a minority in women's footwear at the beginning of the century, ankle boots would become the dominant style of daytime footwear by the

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