The pattern for these was founded in the Library of Congress. It was printed in ladies magazines during the Civil War, and women who wanted to help out with the war effort would sew them from scraps they had lying around and send them to the United States Sanitary Commission for distribution in hospitals for wounded soldiers. These were made with top grain leather uppers, with 100% wool lining between the sole and insole for comfort. The vegetable tanned leather insole is antimicrobial to cut down on odor, and to reduce waste.
- Based on a Civil War Hospital Slipper
- All leather with vegetable tanned soles and insoles
- 1/8 inch thick wool felt lining for comfort
- Edges hand gummed and burnished
- Handmade in New York