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Re: Approximate time period of shoe buckle ?
Posted by: woody
Date: July 16, 2019 10:28AM
Really nice find. I have found a two in E. central Ga. on this farm. Farm dates back to late 1700's . None of mine were that nice by a long shot.

Re: Approximate time period of shoe buckle ?
Posted by: FindingHistory
Date: July 17, 2019 08:25PM
Here's something I found online that discusses the history and decline of shoe buckle usage, but still doesn't give an exact date that people stopped using them: http://eighteenthcenturylit.pbworks.com/w/page/102111664/Shoe%20Buckle
Apparently in Europe they started going out of style after the French Revolution and were pretty much done by the 1790's, but in America they held out a few decades longer. I'm guessing they were pretty common in the U.S. up through about early 1820s and then dropped off pretty sharply, but I really don't know.

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