Girl's Corset

Unknown American, American

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1810-1830

Girl's corset made of two layers of sturdy white cotton drill and plain cotton with a center back laced closure. The corset has wide shoulder straps and center front casing for a busk. The lacing holes are bound with bone eyelets on both sides of the fabric. Because there is no pattern shaping for the breasts this corset was made for a pre-adolescent girl.

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gfit of the Estate of Dr. Mather Cleveland

2010.18.14

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Clothing: Underwear

Classification

Textiles and Costumes

Not on view

Provenance

In June 1981 Patience Cleveland offered the corset to the Hood Museum costume collection when she was cleaning out her father's house in New London, NH after his death. It was given an accession number and catalogued in 2010. (M. Spicer 2/2011)

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