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Souvenir Miniature Wooden Shoes

Note: This item is currently in storage.

This is one of five items that provide a special peek into the footlocker of a World War I American soldier. 1st Lt. Carroll DeWitt McClung was a pilot with the 28th Aero Squadron, 3rd Pursuit Group. He was trained as a pilot in the Nieuport aircraft and then flew the SPAD XIII in combat.


These souvenir miniature wooden shoes are approximately 7/8 inches high by 1-3/16 inches wide by 3 inches long. The design was both painted onto and burned into each shoe. These souvenir shoes appear to originally have been crafted with an instep strap attached, which was lost prior to their donation in 1996.


Donated by Edgar B. McClung.


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