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Bathing Suit

Description

Black silk dress-like Victorian bathing suit. Has a short skirt, with a belt at the waist, and ties on the front. The sleeves are approximately two inches long. There are buttons down the front of the torso, with blue flowers beside them. The area around the neck and the buttons has a blue braided trim.

Details

Maker
R.H. Stearns & Company (Boston, Mass.) (Retailer)
Date
ca. 1900
Inscriptions
"RH S CO. / RH Stearns Co / Boston"
Location of origin
Massachusetts
Material
silk (textile)
Object type
Clothing -- Outerwear
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
bathing suits
silk (textile)
Suit, Bathing
Accession Number
2002.29.45
Credit Line
Gift of Katharine Richardson
GUSN
248386

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