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Woman's petticoat

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Red silk taffeta petticoat with 9.5" pleating at hem. Two hook and eye closures at center back. Interior left waistband has loop for hanging, right loops has been removed/cut.


Collection of Ella Spendly McLanahan, PA; 1942, by inheritance to her grandson, Mr. John King McLanahan Stevens, PA; by descent to Stevens' wife, Carol B. Stevens, Hollidaysburg, PA, and Brooks Stevens Stamm, Kenneshaw, GA; gift of Stevens and Stamm to the MFA (Accession date: March 25, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Carol B. Stevens and Brooks Stamm

American, Late 19th to early 20th century

Place of Use

Philadelphia, Pensylvania, United States


Center back: 100.3 cm (39 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave; metal


Textiles and Fashion Arts