Costume accessories; Worn costume accessories; Legs; Feet; Stockings
1880s. White cotton stockings with pale blue embroidery covering the front of the leg from the top of the foot to mid-calf. The welt (top) is plain. Each stocking is knitted flat and shaped to follow the contours of the leg, reaching from the welt to the toe and joined at the back of the leg with a single seam that runs from the welt to under the heel. The heel is knitted of a piece with the main stocking and given shape by the seam. The gusset and sole are of one piece with the top of the foot and are seamed to the sides of the heel and down the center of the sole under the foot. The toe is closed with a separate seam. Damage from wear has been darned. Machine-made. Hand-darned.
Length from welt to heel: 55.9 cm / 22 in.
Length of foot: 24.1 cm / 9.5 in.
Length of embroidery: 30.48 cm / 12 in.
Width of embroidery: 6.7 cm / 2.625 in.
Gift of Mary Pepperrell Ffrost Sawyer
University of New Hampshire Library
Astrida Schaeffer, photographer/curator
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Stockings, 1880s, Dover, New Hampshire, United States, Hose, Hosiery, Cotton, White (color), Embroidery, Pale blue, Darning, Machine-made, Hand-darned, Ffrost Sawyer (donor), Ffrost (donor), Frost (donor)