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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 and long-ladder rib zigzag pattern on boot. Ribbed top; spliced heel and toe. Marked "Louis Hermsdorf, Dyer," "Special Lisle" and "Germany"; labeled "XX, Sample, Style No. 63/11, Qual. Ex Super Lisle, 8.30,...

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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


45 x 23 cm (17 11/16 x 9 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Knitted cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts