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Man's half hose

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Man's full-fashioned fancy half hose. Knitted black lisle (cotton) with faggot-stitched broken zigzag and long-ladder rib patter on boot. Ribbed top; spliced heel and toe. Marked "Louis Hermsdorf, Dyer"; labeled "XX, Sample, Style No. 63/30, Qual. 8.30, Made in Saxony."

Credit Line

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

German (Chemnitz), 1900–20

Object Place

Chemnitz, Germany


45.5 x 23.5 cm (17 15/16 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Knitted cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts