The shoes were originally worn by Elizabeth Kortright on her wedding day in February of 1786. They were made in the same fabric as Elizabeth’s wedding gown. This material was originally purchased for Elizabeth’s mother, Hannah Kortright. Mrs. Kortright died in 1774 and the fabric was stored until Elizabeth had it made into her wedding outfit.
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