Irma G. Bowen Historic Clothing Collection
 

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Unknown

Date Created

1895

Subject

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

Medium

Cotton

Description

1895. White cotton stockings patterned with narrow vertical red stripes and occasional black stripes closely flanked by red ones. The welt (top) is white with horizontal black and red stripes. The heels and toes are now missing. 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. Machine-made.

Extent

Length from welt to heel: 58.4 cm / 23 in.
Length of foot: missing

Provenance

Gift of Florence Woodward

Museum Number

383

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, 1895, Durham, New Hampshire, United States, Hose, Hosiery, Cotton, White (color), Stripes, Red (color), Black (color), Machine-made, Woodward (donor)

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