Hoops

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1884-1889

GUSN

GUSN-25657

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

Descriptive Terms

skirts (garments)
hoops (shaping garments)
cotton (textile)
iron (metal)
Cotton
Iron
SKIRT, HOOP

Inscription

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.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Underwear

Dimensions

21 (H), 24.5 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.4536