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Souter Johnnie

Pair of Children's Shoes

Description:

These child's shoes were made by John Davidson who was the village souter (shoemaker) of Kirkoswald in the late 18th century. Davidson was the original "Souter Johnnie" on whom Robert Burns based his famous character in Tam O' Shanter.

 

Part of the James McKie Collection.

Place of Production:
Kirkoswald, South Ayrshire
Materials/Media:
leather
Dimensions:
L 120mm
Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
EABN003n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council