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Undyed wool boxer shorts with elastic (?) waistband. White and blue label "[drawing of a swan]/ATM/Swan Brand/Guaranteed/unshrinkable/7/Swiss made."


Collection of Ella Spendly McLanahan, PA; 1942, by inheritance to her grandson, Mr. John King McLanahan Stevens, PA; by descent to Stevens' wife, Carol B. Stevens, Hollidaysburg, PA, and Brooks Stevens Stamm, Kenneshaw, GA; gift of Stevens and Stamm to the MFA (Accession date: March 25, 2009)

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Gift of Carol B. Stevens and Brooks Stamm

Man's boxer shorts

American, early 20th century

Place of Use

Philadelphia, Pensylvania, United States


Length: 53.3 cm (21 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool knit; elastic (?)


Textiles and Fashion Arts