Historical information

Leather riding boots were worn by the cavalry for their protection and endurance. Gaiters were also added to increase the protection and comfort. See KVHS 0267, KVHS 1365, KVHS 1367


Men from the Kiewa Valley joined the army and some were in the cavalry. See KVHS 0267, KVHS 1365; 1367

Physical description

Brown leather boots with sewn-on thick sole. Covered ankle with 8 eyelets for thin brown laces. This leather piece is sewn onto the upper front leather piece. It has a cotton piece at the heel to enable the wearer to pull the boot onto the foot. It has a soft leather tongue.
Note: an army sock is enclosed in one of the boots.