Cotton, ivory grommets
Overall: 19 1/2 x 14 in. ( 49.5 x 35.6 cm )
embroidered: lower front of garment: "ETW/ Aug 1842"
Sateen woven cotton corset with a square neckline constructed by mostly machine-stitching; decorated with a machine top-stitched quilted design of rectangles, ivy and clover shapes; embroidered in the front with stars, heart filled shields and the inscription, "ETW/ Aug 1842" (possible anniversary date) in copper and blue thread; eleven ivory grommets up each side of the closure (ties not extant); trimmed with cotton twill tape.
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