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Title:

Eighteenth-Century Footwarmer

Creator:

Jacob F. Wieners, Jr.

Date:

ca. 1896

Description:

An eighteenth-century foot warmer in the collection of St. George's Church is photographed on a pedestal, with the door open to show the metal drawer that held hot coals. During a time when public spaces were poorly heated, women and children often carried foot warmers to church.

Location:

Main Street at Locust Street (now 39th Avenue), Flushing, NY

Type:

glass plate negative; black and white print; digital image Open in Browser 5 KB