October 22, 2012
Mass-produced, right and left shoes did not appear in the U.S. until 1865. Before that time, most people’s shoes were designed to be worn on either foot.
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In 1850, the population in the US was 23 million. 3.2 million were black slaves.
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I blog every Monday, Wednesday and Friday about the intersection of history and science. My favorite topics are the history of sanitation, funky fashions, and insects.