Object Record

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Collection Reuel B. Pritchett Museum Collection
Donor Sappington, LeVerle
Catalog Number 96.8.014
Date c. 1910
Description Pink cotton underbust corset dating to c. 1910. Well-boned with 12 bones and a busk on each side of the corset. The corset is one layer of fabric with a second layer stitched in to create and reinforce the boning channels from the inside. The corset is bound with a matching tape. A strip of bias tape controls the give of the fabric at the top of the corset. No gores or gussets are used for shaping; cut has a gradual flare over the hips. Front busk (8.5 inches) has four closure clips. Beneath the busk are two additional corset hook-and-eyes. The back is laced through metal grommets. The second to last boning channel from the lacing on the left back has "'Miller' Style 295 WON'T RUST" stamped on it. Pink trim edges the top of the corset. Two garter straps hang down from the front of the corset with garter clips. Two garter straps have evidently been cut off from the back of the corset.
Material Cotton, Metal
Dimensions W-40 L-23 inches