Bustle

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1860-1890

GUSN

GUSN-25655

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

Descriptive Terms

bustles
cotton (textile)
iron (metal)
Iron
Cotton
BUSTLE

Inscription

Pencil on rear cotton panel along eyelets: [Black letters?? illegible]

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

32 (H), 17 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.4534