|The boots, once stuffed and supported, were in surprisingly good condition.|
Despite the flattened condition the boots were in, in the seller's photos, I knew from the hallmarks that these boots were somewhere around the 1870 date. The square toe, scalloped fly, and shape of the heel made them particularly desirable, and when they finally arrived in the mail, I was even happier.
|These boots are made of textile with leather facings just on the fly and at top, and leather covered heels.|
|Ten white steel-shanked glass buttons are stitched on with strong thread, and pulled through wire-lined buttonholes|
|That is one very square toe, one of the strongest identifier for this period|