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Man's half hose

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Man's full-fashioned fancy half hose. Knitted black lisle (cotton) with polychrome embroidered circles on boot. Ribbed top; spliced heel and toe. Marked "LHW, Our Fast Black, 10½, Louis Hermsdorf, Dyer" and "Double Heel and Toe, Germany." Eyelet****.

Credit Line

The Arthur Warren Rayner Hosiery Collection, Gift of Mrs. Frank K. Idell

German (Chemnitz), 1900–07

Object Place

Chemnitz, Germany


44.5 x 23 cm (17 1/2 x 9 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Knitted cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts