Louisa's Shoe Mending Tool
Around 1910
Louisa Baker lived in West Croydon.
She used this metal last
to mend girls' footwear.

Louisa placed a shoe
over one of the foot-shaped ends.
She was then able
to attach a new shoe sole
or mend a hole in the leather.
The last was attached to a table
to keep it still.
   
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