Corset

American?
1870-1885


Dimensions

Bust: 29 in (73.7 cm) Waist: 21 in (53.3 cm) Hips: 32 1/2 in (82.6 cm) Center-front length: 14 1/4 in (36.2 cm) Center-back length: 13 in (33 cm)

Accession Number

2013.616

Medium or Technique

silk/cotton satin; cotton sateen lining; silk embroidery; silk ribbon binding

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Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Light blue corset with hook and eye closures up center back and white embroidery.

Provenance

Early-20th century, acquired by Cora E. Richards, Boston, MA; before July 1988, by descent to to her granddaughter Ruth Richards Lovingood; July 1988, gift of Lovingood to her daughter, Mary Finnegan, Evanston, IL; 2013, gift of Finnegan to the MFA. (Accession date: May 29, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Finnegan