Corset

American
1903


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Overall (overall open flat measurement for storage): 31.4 x 56.2 cm (12 3/8 x 22 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1974.441

Medium or Technique

Silk satin, silk embroidered satin ribbon, metal bones, busk, and eyelets

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White silk satin-covered boned sectioins joined by satin ribbons embroidered with floral motifs and wreathed initials “MOB.” Steel hook-and eye closure on busk with heart-shaped pad at base; lacing at back. Marked “Bon Ton Model, 825, 19.”

Provenance

Worn by Mary Orvilla Butler (Mrs. Harold) Hinckley with 1974.440-49

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. David P. Wheatland