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Record 39/826
Copyright New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, NY
Object ID T0038a-b
Object Name Moccasins
Description Huron Moosehair Embroidered Black-dyed Moccasins - ex Elgin: Pair of black-dyed hide mocassins decorated in a floral design of moose hair embroidery with a red silk lining.; Medium/Materials: Black-dyed hide, moose hair, silk, cotton thread.;
Dimensions H-3 W-3 L-10 inches
Early Date 1838
Late Date 1853
Place of Origin Lorette, Quebec, Canada
People Huron/
Provenance (1) James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin and 12th Earl of Kincardine (1811-1863). Dunfermline, Scotland. Possibly acquired by Lady Lambton (Elgin) in 1838 or believed to have been given as a presentation piece to Lord Elgin, Governor-General of Canada, 1846-1853, during his residency in Canada between 1847 and 1853.; (2) Descended in Elgin family to the 11th Earl of Elgin and 15th Earl of Kincardine.. Sale handled by Richard L. Feigen, St. James's, London, England; (3) Eugene V. Thaw 19 November 1990.;
Used Huron
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