Cotton 'foot sox'
Socks made to cover just the feet.
Art work details
Described as 'foot sox' when shown with other historic hosiery by J R Allen at the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the International Exhibition of 1862. They probably fulfilled a triple function of protecting fine stockings from shoes, warmth and of absorption during games or strenuous pursuits.
ID Number: NCM 1985-770/5