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Bathing costume

Pink bathing costume with short sleeves and long pants attached. Broad collar in nautical style creates a flap that extends down the center back. White trim sewn around sleeves and collar. Rope cords at collar. Button closures down center front run from neckline to waist.


2012, sold by Leslie Verrinder, Tintin Collectibles, London, England to Frederic A. Sharf, Chesnut Hill, MA; 2013, gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

British, about 1860


Center back: 77.5 cm (30 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts