Bathing Suit

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

ca. 1900

GUSN

GUSN-248386

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

Descriptive Terms

bathing suits
silk (textile)
Suit, Bathing

Inscription

"RH S CO. / RH Stearns Co / Boston"

Maker

R.H. Stearns & Company (Boston, Mass.) (Retailer)

Location of Origin

Massachusetts

Credit Line

Gift of Katharine Richardson

Accession Number

2002.29.45

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)