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Corset

Object Number: 
Z.1208
Date: 
ca. 1865
Medium: 
Cotton, ivory grommets
Dimensions: 
Overall: 19 1/2 x 14 in. ( 49.5 x 35.6 cm )
Marks: 
embroidered: lower front of garment: "ETW/ Aug 1842"
Description: 
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group