Man's undergarment

Man's boxer shorts

American
early 20th century


Place of Use: Philadelphia, Pensylvania, United States

Dimensions

Length: 53.3 cm (21 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2291

Medium or Technique

Wool knit; elastic (?)

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Undyed wool boxer shorts with elastic (?) waistband. White and blue label “[drawing of a swan]/ATM/Swan Brand/Guaranteed/unshrinkable/7/Swiss made.”

Provenance

Collection of Ella Spendly McLanahan, PA; 1942, by inheritance to her grandson, Mr. John King McLanahan Stevens, PA; by descent to Stevens' wife, Carol B. Stevens, Hollidaysburg, PA, and Brooks Stevens Stamm, Kenneshaw, GA; gift of Stevens and Stamm to the MFA (Accession date: March 25, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Carol B. Stevens and Brooks Stamm