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Bustle

Description

Bustle constructed of white cotton covered half-circles of iron wire set at 1 1/2" interval. Over hips and backside wires interwoven at 7/8" interval. Back part of bustle (hanging against legs) made of white cotton cloth laced at top and tied w/ tabs at bottom. Held to waist w/ white cotton waistband and steel buckle. Two cotton panels sewn to waist band.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1890
Inscriptions
Pencil on rear cotton panel along eyelets: [Black letters?? illegible]
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
cotton (textile)
iron (metal)
Object type
Clothing--Underwear
Descriptive terms
BUSTLE
bustles
Cotton
cotton (textile)
Iron
iron (metal)
Dimensions
32 (H), 17 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.4534
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
25655

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