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Knitted. Pinkish mauve with white toes and heels. According to an inscription on the envelope containing them, found among the effects of Oliver Wendell Holmes, the Jurist, these stockings were bought in England by his "grandfather Jackson" (the lawyer Charles Jackson, his maternal grandfather)....

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Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes for the Edward Jackson Holmes Collection

English, about 1823

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35 x 22 cm (13 3/4 x 8 11/16 in. )

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Medium or Technique

Silk knit nit


Textiles and Fashion Arts