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This is a pair of children's slippers from the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum's collection that was crocheted by Ida McKinley. Of the estimated 4000 pairs she made, the museum has 10 pairs in its collection (plus a single slipper that lost its mate before it was donated to us!). We would love to know how many other pairs of her slippers are out there!
Ida Saxton McKinley used this silk bag to hold the yarn and needles she used to crocheted an estimated 4,000 pairs of bedroom slippers. She distributed them to friends, veterans, and orphans or sold them at auction to raise money for charity. Inside is a photograph of her husband, William McKinley (1843-1901). It was most likely taken in the 1880s, while he was serving in the U.S. House of Representatives. This bag is on display at the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum.
Ida Saxton McKinley crocheted these light blue wool bedroom slippers for Dr. Edward O. Morrow, an original staff member of the Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio. They were one of an estimated 4,000 pairs McKinley made and distributed to friends, veterans, and orphans or sold at auction to raise money for charity. These slippers are in the collection of the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum and were pinned from the Ohio Memory Project.
Crochet for Charity Patterns: Comfort Slippers
Cute slippers, freebie pattern. Love all their designs to be fair! Thanks so xox
love this idea! To put on crochet slippers