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Woman's girdle

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Black girdle with lace and metal side zipper. Labeled: "Contessa Di Roma/ style 904/ length 15 + 3/ size 27/ $20.00/ Front panel: 100% nylon/ elastic/ nylon/ rubber/ cotton/ satin/ rayon/ lastex/ Exclusive of decoration/ Made in USA 460"


Gift from Marilyn M. Maxwell (donor's mother) December 25, 1987; 2005 Gift to MFA, September 21, 2005

Credit Line

Gift of Stewart Shillito Maxwell, Jr. in memory of his mother Marilyn M. Maxwell

American, 1945–53

Object Place

United States


Center back: 40.6 x 36.8 cm (16 x 14 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Nylon, elastic, rubber, cotton, satin, rayon, lastex, and machine made lace


Textiles and Fashion Arts