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Woman's Drawers
about 1870-1880
Original Owner:Originally owned by Mrs. Alexander
Clothing Maker:Made by Unknown
Machine-stitched cotton with linen torchon lace and mother of pearl button
Primary Dimensions (length x width at waist): 29 x 24in. (73.7 x 61cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Janice Boyd
Description: Woman's white cotton drawers. The bottoms of the legs are decorated with a band of whitework embroidery, a strip of ruching, another band of whitework, and an edging of torchon lace. The crotch is cut very full so that when the drawers are laid flat, the legs splay out. The drawers are gathered into the one-inch-wide waistband, which closes with a single mother of pearl button on the left side.
Object Number: 1964.15.18
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