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Object Name: Corset
Date: ca. 1865
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Medium: Cotton, ivory grommets
Dimensions: Overall: 19 1/2 x 14 in. ( 49.5 x 35.6 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Sateen woven cotton corset with a square neckline constructed by mostly machine-stitching; decorated with a machine top-stitched quilted design of rectangles, ivy and clover shapes; embroidered in the front with stars, heart filled shields and the inscription, "ETW/ Aug 1842" (possible anniversary date) in copper and blue thread; eleven ivory grommets up each side of the closure (ties not extant); trimmed with cotton twill tape.
Object Number: Z.1208
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Marks: embroidered: lower front of garment: "ETW/ Aug 1842"