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Wedding shoes belonging to Rebecca Tailer Byles

Wedding shoes belonging to Rebecca Tailer Byles Silk brocade, leather, kidskin, wood, linen thread and bias binding

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    These shoes belonged to Rebecca Tailer Byles (1718-1775) who wore them for her 1747 Boston wedding to Rev. Mather Byles. The London-made green silk damask shoes feature pattern matched toes and heels, stiffener in the pointed toes, white rand and carved wood heels.