Irma G. Bowen Historic Clothing Collection
 

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Creator

Unknown

Date Created

1868-1873

Subject

Costume; Clothing; Underwear; Underwear and accessories for shaping and supporting; Crinolines; Cage crinolines

Medium

Cotton, steel

Description

1868-1873. Cage crinoline with a flaring shape and shoulder straps.

Seven cotton tapes hold thread-covered wire in place to create the supportive shape of this cage crinoline, which has a wire-free area at the top front and is secured with a buckled waist band and shoulder straps. Three tapes merge at center back, creating slightly more fullness in back, and four are spread evenly around the rest of the shape. Nine wire semicircles run from hip to hip around the back at the top. Beneath these, twenty individual round hoops create a widening cone to the hem, flaring toward the bottom for a triangular skirt shape. Machine-made.

Extent

Hem: 207.5 cm / 81.7 in.
Length (straight down center): 61 cm / 24 in.

Provenance

Gift of Mary Sanborn

Museum Number

480

Publisher

University of New Hampshire Library

Contributor

Astrida Schaeffer, photographer/curator

Date Digitized

4-24-2019

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

Hoops, Cage crinolines, 1868-1873, Cotton tape, Thread-covered wire, Buckle, Waistband, Shoulder straps, Triangular shape, Machine-made, Sanborn (donor)

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