- Description (Brief)
- Mr. Lee only wore these slippers in his home or with his traditional Chinese clothes on special occasions. The slipper sole was thick, flat, inelastic, and shorter than the upper sole to give enough spring for walking.
- For much of his early life, the Chinese New Year was Lee’s only day of rest from the Quong Yuen Shing & Co. general store and a time when he might wear these slippers.
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- date made
- ca 1896
- Credit Line
- Gift of James Edgar Mead and Virginia Lee Mead
- Physical Description
- satin (overall material)
- overall: 9 1/4 in x 3 in x 2 3/4 in; 23.495 cm x 7.62 cm x 6.985 cm
- Object Name
- slippers, pair of, man's
- Object Type
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