Irma G. Bowen Historic Clothing Collection
 

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Unknown

Date Created

1880s-1890s

Subject

Costume; Underwear; Underwear and accessories for shaping and supporting; Underwear (lower body); Bustles; Bustle pad; Hip pad

Medium

Cotton twill, horsehair

Description

1880s-1890s. Cream cotton twill pad, either used as bustle pad or hip pad, tied to the waist with cotton twill tape.

A wide crescent-shaped pad, filled with horsehair and sewn to a length of cotton twill tape as a waistband. Its relatively thin profile, flexibility, and shallow curve at the top edge make it fit the body equally well if worn in back as a bustle pad for the slimmer late 19th century styles of skirt support, or as one of a pair of hip pads from the same period. Machine-sewn and hand-sewn.

Extent

Width: 26.7 cm / 10.5 in.
Depth: 10.2 cm / 4 in.

Provenance

Gift of Philip Marston

Museum Number

15.2

Publisher

University of New Hampshire Library

Contributor

Astrida Schaeffer, photographer/curator

Date Digitized

3-7-2019

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.

Marston.pdf (1128 kB)
Marston history

Keywords

Bustles, Bustle pads, Hip pads, 1880s-1890s, Cotton, Twill, Cream (color), Twill tape, Machine-sewn, Hand-sewn, Marston (donor)

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