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A wedding corset

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A wedding corset of white cotton sateen, not boned, but reinforced areas quilted with yellow silk in back stitch through sateen face and heavy cotton twill lining fabric; casing in center front for busk; laced in center back through ivory or bone eyelets, same eyelets for lacing strap extending...

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Credit Line

Gift of Misses Mildred and Margaret Allen

American, 1839

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Overall (measured flat overall for storage, with straps up): 57 x 52.4 cm (22 7/16 x 20 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotten sateen with cording and quilting and bone eyelets


Textiles and Fashion Arts