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    Scarce Pair of Inspector-Marked Civil War Brogans. Known also as "bootees" or "Jefferson boots," soldier footwear is rarely encountered today and those with inspector markings are found in very few collections. This classic, square-toed pair is in excellent, used condition showing period wear and some scuffing but remaining pliable and resilient. Made from rough-side-out blackened leather, they have ankle height sides and four unreinforced eyelets for laces. One original leather lace remains. The vamp, or front, of the shoe is connected to each side by a double row of stitching reinforced at the top with a rivet. Clearly stamped inside one of the shoes by the eyelets is "W. H. KING/INSP. CIN." The pegged heels and soles show modest wear and one even retains some hardened mud and grass at the instep, perhaps from some 19th Century campsite. A very common item to the Civil War soldier but quite uncommon and desirable today.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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