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Pair of men's stockings

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Brown-gray ribbed stocking, saw-tooth top edge, white toe and front part of sole.

Provenance

Worn by donor's great-grandfather Stephen Robbins (1758-1847); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

probably English, exported to America, late 18th century

Place of Manufacture

possibly Nottingham, England

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 80.6 x 15.2 cm (31 3/4 x 6 in.) Other (foot): 22.9 cm (9 in.)

Accession Number

99.842a-b

Medium or Technique

Frame-knitted cotton and silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes