Unissued Model 1889 Army Barrack Shoes
Exact shoe as specified in "U.S. Army Uniforms and Equipment, 1889, By the Quartermaster General of the Army". Extremely rare and only the second set of these that I have had in 40 years of gathering. Condition is very strong, duck material is not torn, soles are not scuffed as the shoes have never been worn. Both tongues are present and both original insoles. Missing laces but I have a contemporary set of brown laces that will be included. Marked on the leather sole; 10 Phila Dep QMD. Stamped on the insole; Munroe,Packard and Little (sic), Auburn, Maine. Contract Sept 29, 1899.(sic) Spanish American War issued.