Wooden Shoe Soles

Item Description

1865. According to the donor, these shoe soles were "used in our late war....They were made fall 1865 by James Kirkland and sold [to] Geo Arterbridge-On his way home he laid the Shoe Soles down to steal a pig, and in doing so, he in haste and hurry left them which Evidenced [sic] preserved." Arterbridge was a former slave." (Tilley's book, page 36)