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Man's half hose

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Man's full-fashioned fancy half hose. Knitted black lisle (cotton) with alternating faggot-stitched zigzags and long-ladder ribs on boot. Ribbed top; spliced heel and toe. Marked "Louis Hermsdorf, Dyer"; labeled "XX, Sample, Style No. 63/27, Qual. Ex Super Lisle, 8.30, Made in...

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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


46.5 x 24 cm (18 5/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Knitted cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts