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Bustle

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Accession Number: 2007.64.2

Collection: Textiles & Decorative Arts - Costumes

Object: Bustle

Gender: Female

Maker/Author: Unknown (Manufacturer)

Date Made: 1870s

Description:
Bustle; blue and white cotton tiny houndstooth check, edged in white cotton embroidered lace, lobster tail style. Set in waistband. Center front panel with three mismatched buttons falls at mid-thigh; back panel just above ankle length. Drawstring at center back of waist. Bustle at center back resembles a lobster tail. Structure of bustle consists of horizontal wire ribs and front lacing. Lacing on plain cotton provides shape to bustle. Hem edged in white cotton scalloped lace with embroidered center dot pattern and scalloped edge.

Subject:
Bustles; Costume--Women--Underwear; Costume

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