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Woman's bodice

early 20th century

Place of Use: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Center front: 48.3 cm (19 in.) Center back: 40.6 cm (16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave, cotton plain weave, cutwork embroidery, embroidered net and crochet insertions, mother-of-pearl buttons

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



White linen cutwork bodice with wide bands of open ovals finished in hem stitch alternating with narrow inserted crocheted bands in geometric pattern; large crocheted blossoms with leaves inserted in yolk, front, and cuffs; high neck of embroidered net with blossom motifs; bloused in front; back closure with fabric-covered buttons; long sleeves puffed at top with mother-of-pearl buttons at cuffs; thread-covered rings sewn to outside of peplum (on which to attach skirt)

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb