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"Fairy Health Brassiere"

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Two panels of bands of white cotton and machine-made lace crossed with machine-made lace crossed with vertical cotton-encased boning at front, bust, side, back; shoulder straps with silk bows at front. Panels joined by cotton lacing at back; hook-and-eye front closure. Twill tape tab with buckle...

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Gift of Mrs. A. H. Curtis

American, 1915–25

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Overall (measured open and flat with laces closed): 21.5 x 78 cm (8 7/16 x 30 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton; lace


Textiles and Fashion Arts