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Hoops

Description

Hoop skirt made of 12 graduating cloth bound iron wires suspended from waistband w/ 7 white cloth tapes. 3 lowest hoops are 3/16" straps. Waistband fastened w/ steel buckle. Wires sewn at 1 1/2" interval.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1884-1889
Inscriptions
Stamped w/ red ink on waistband: ""BON-TON Pss(?) June 28 1886/ Est'd(?) April 6(?) 1889/ Est (?) Oct 23, 1884/ 23-78-30""
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
cotton (textile)
iron (metal)
Object type
Clothing--Underwear
Descriptive terms
Cotton
cotton (textile)
hoops (shaping garments)
Iron
iron (metal)
SKIRT, HOOP
skirts (garments)
Dimensions
21 (H), 24.5 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.4536
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
25657

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