Martha Washington's Shoes
From bride to first First Lady, learn about how Martha Washington dressed her feet and what was considered fashionable footwear in the 18th century.
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Martha Washington passed away at Mount Vernon on May 22, 1802 at the age of 70 following an illness that lasted several weeks. At the time of her death she was surrounded by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Newspapers around the country eulogized her as "the worthy partner of the worthiest of men." This obituary appeared in the Augusta Herald, published in Georgia, on June 9, 1802.