Costume accessories; Worn costume accessories; Legs; Feet; Stockings
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.
Length from welt to heel: 58.4 cm / 23 in.
Length of foot: missing
Gift of Florence Woodward
University of New Hampshire Library
Astrida Schaeffer, photographer/curator
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Stockings, 1895, Durham, New Hampshire, United States, Hose, Hosiery, Cotton, White (color), Stripes, Red (color), Black (color), Machine-made, Woodward (donor)