Shreveport (LA) News, “The Ladies Making Shoes,” April 25, 1862

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    “The Ladies Making Shoes,” Shreveport (LA) News, April 25, 1862, p. 1: 6.
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    Planter’s Banner
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    Shreveport News
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    The Ladies Making Shoes
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    THE LADIES MAKING SHOES. – Quite a number of ladies of this parish have commenced making their own and their children’s shoes, and they do very good work. We have seen several pairs of these home made shoes, and they are not only strong, but they are very well proportioned. The cheapest way that they make them is to take the soles of old shoes, soak them in water until they are very limber, pick out the old stiches, fit them to the last after the cloth is fitted to the same, sew the soles to the cloth with strong waxed thread, and then turn the shoe, nail the heel to its place, and the shoe is done. It is cheap, serviceable and a very good cloth shoe. – Planter’s Banner.

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