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Object Name Last, Shoe
Catalog Number 1990.15.3
Maker Millard, John B. (1858-1937)
Date ca. 1890
Material(s) Wood; cast iron
Dimensions H-19 W-6.25 D-15 inches
Description This is a primitve wooden block base and shoe last. The base is made from a split log, probably beech. The smooth tight bark is partially intact. A hole in middle holds a hardwood shaft. There is a cast iron shoe last on top of the shaft.
Notes Good example of a home-made shoeing outfit. Old card, "From the boyhood home, in Magoffin County, of the late Dr. F.A. Millard. Made by John B. Millard, Dr. Millard's father." Donor is F.A. Millard's daughter. John B. Millard was born December 3, 1858, in KY and died on September 2, 1937. A white farmer listed in the 1880 Magoffin Co. Census, he married Mary Millard(1859-1928).
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Millard, John B.
Subjects Shoe making
Shoemaking
Shoemakers
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS