Shoes worn by Joseph Sewell

Description
Joseph Sewell was seven feet four inches (2.2 metres) tall and weighed 37 stone. From an early age he made a living by charging people to see him at fairs and country gatherings. He always received a warm welcome at Taunton and when he died in 1829 he was brought back to the town for burial. His shoes have long been one of the best-known exhibits in the museum.
Accession Loan No.
TTNCM : OS.DD.73
Collection Class
Domestic & Social Life
Common Name
shoes worn by Joseph Sewell
Simple Name
shoes
Period Classification
Modern (AD 1800-Present)
Production Date
1829 (about)
Material
leather

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