Brown Bustle Petticoat

Title

Brown Bustle Petticoat

Creator

Unknown

Date

1870s

Description

Brown, cotton petticoat with horizontal bustle boning, silk hem and one pocket on the right side.

Identifier

2012.45.151

Contributor

Gift from Elizabeth S. Brown

Coverage

Unknown

Extent

Waist: 28.25"

Curator Notes

Fair condition. Pocket beginning to separate from petticoat, cotton fabric torn near waistband. Metal bustle boning has flattened, top boning band is broken and missing a piece, and boning casements have torn at edges where they meet the skirt. The back closures show evidence of being removed and re-sewn.

Textile

Cotton and Silk

Photographer

Shane Patrick Qureshi

Curator

Laura Winslow Rev. 8/2018

Collection

Citation

Unknown, “Brown Bustle Petticoat,” HCC Fashion Archive, accessed December 9, 2018, https://hccfashion.omeka.net/items/show/1193.

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