Irma G. Bowen Historic Clothing Collection
 

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Creator

Unknown

Date Created

1870s

Subject

Costume accessories; Worn costume accessories; Legs; Feet; Stockings

Medium

Cotton

Description

1870s. Black cotton stockings knitted with a plaid pattern of bands made of two narrow yellow stripes flanked by narrow pink stripes. There are nineteen horizontal bands on the leg and three on the foot, and five vertical bands on the leg with only three passing onto the foot. The horizontal bands wrap all the way around the leg while the vertical bands are only present at the front and sides of the leg, not the back. 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. Machine-made.

Extent

Length from welt to heel: 60.3 cm / 23.75 in.
Length of foot: 20.3 cm / 8 in.

Provenance

Gift of Florence Woodward

Museum Number

384

Publisher

University of New Hampshire Library

Contributor

Astrida Schaeffer, photographer/curator

Date Digitized

3-5-2019

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Comments

The Irma G. Bowen Historic Clothing Collection digital catalog was produced by the UNH Library Digital Collection Initiative, supported in part by a grant from the Mooseplate program and New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. Additional funding provided by the E. Ruth Buxton Stephenson Memorial Fund.
Photography copyright, Astrida Schaeffer.

Keywords

Stockings, 1870s, Durham, New Hampshire, United States, Cotton, Black (color), Plaid (pattern), Stripes, Yellow (color), Pink (color), Machine-made

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