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Object Name: Baby booties (pair)
Date: 2003
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Medium: Cotton
Dimensions: Overall: 4 x 3 in. ( 10.2 x 7.6 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Pair of crocheted pair of baby botties in white, yellow, and light blue with tasseled ties.
Credit Line: Purchase
Object Number: 2003.16.6ab
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These booties and other items were purchased from New York Exchange for Woman's Work during the last week of its operation in February, 2003. The Exchange was founded in 1878 by Candace Wheeler and Mary Atwater Choate to provide respectable women who needed to earn living, particularly Civil War widows, a viable means for supporting themselves. The exchange was forced to close in 2003 due to high overhead and a waning market for handmade goods.

Exhibitions:

"Home Sewn: Three Centuries of Stitching History," New-York Historical Society, November 18, 2003-April 18, 2004.