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Costume: Red trunks

Object Number: 
1933.32f
Date: 
1900-1920
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 x 20 1/2 in. ( 45.7 x 52.1 cm )
Description: 
Maroon silk trunks with a button fly; lined with white silk; elastisized legs; four wooden suspender buttons along the waist.
Gallery Label: 
These trunks were worn as part of a costume worn by Enrico Caruso when he performed the role of Des Grieux in "Manon Lescaut."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edmund B. Child
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group