"Fairy Health Brassiere"

American
1915–25


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

Overall (measured open and flat with laces closed): 21.5 x 78 cm (8 7/16 x 30 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1979.449

Medium or Technique

Cotton; lace

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Two panels of bands of white cotton and machine-made lace crossed with machine-made lace crossed with vertical cotton-encased boning at front, bust, side, back; shoulder straps with silk bows at front. Panels joined by cotton lacing at back; hook-and-eye front closure. Twill tape tab with buckle at front and two tabs with herringbone tape tie at back. Labeled “Fairy Health Brassiere.”

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. A. H. Curtis