I bought these yesterday at the Antique Fair in Northallerton, Yorkshire.
The sweetest little ankle strap, blue leather shoes with tiny mother of pearl buttons and ribbon insert.
Scuffed on the toes with baby's first steps.....
Leather soles with writing still visible on the bottom.
( I am not sure if it is the original price or a shop guide for the age of the child....." 2 years" perhaps? )
Tucked away inside one shoe....a little note to say,
"Jane McCartney's first slippers
( Granny Robertson ) about 1869"
It always makes me wonder how anyone could possibly part with a piece of family history like this.....