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A white cotton skirt

about 1865

Object Place: United States


103 cm (40 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton, bobbin lace

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



A white cotton skirt, fitted bias cut yoke waistband with front and side panels of skirt slightly flared, deep bobbin lace edged gathered flounce set on near bottom of skirt with corded piping, back much longer forming quite long train, very full, finished with three deep gathered ruffles, one bobbin lace edged, in upper half three shorter ruffles, tape in casing at waistline and between short and deep ruffles to give bustle effect; in ink on waistband yoke: Spooner; soiled and stained.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary T. Spooner