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Man's half hose (one of a pair)

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Man's full-fashioned ribbed half hose. Knitted black lisle (cotton) with long-ladder ribs and zigzags on boot. Ribbed top. Marked "Louis Hermsdorf, Dyer, 10 1/2," "Silver Crowns, Fast Black," "Heel Spliced Toe, Germany." Eyelet****.

Credit Line

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

German (Chemnitz), 1900–17

Object Place

Chemnitz, Germany


44.5 x 24.5 cm (17 1/2 x 9 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Knitted cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts