Late 19th Century Men's Shoes3D Model
These shoes were discovered while CAP was excavating in the summer of 2016 in an area where the building known as Station Terrace used to stand. Station Terrace was likely built in the 1880s or early 1890s and initially acted as housing for researchers visiting from the MAC experimental stations. It also functioned as bachelor faculty housing, the trolley station, and a tea room.
The heels are large for men’s shoes compared to modern shoes. However, this style was commonplace and was seen on shoe styles such as Madison, Oxford, Derby, and many more. Although the exact date of these shoes is unknown, this the style of shoes that faculty or visiting researchers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries would have worn.
Unfortunately, only the souls and heels have survived - the rest of the leather has since rotted away. The shoes are incredibly fragile and are held together in some parts only by roots that grew after they were buried.
Photogrammetry model created by Jack A. Biggs with Agisoft Metashape
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