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Man's half hose

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Man's full-fashioned fancy half hose. Knitted black lisle (cotton) with tambour stitch embroidered quintuple silk stripes on boot sides, white band at boot top. Ribbed top with two white bands. Marked "Louis Hermsdorf, Dyer," "Extra fine Lisle" and "Extra Spliced Heels and Toes"; labled "XX,...

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Credit Line

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

German (Chemnitz), 1900–20

Object Place

Chemnitz, Germany


46 x 22.5 cm (18 1/8 x 8 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Knitted cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts