Corset

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

ca. 1830

GUSN

GUSN-34168

Description

Cream-colored cotton twill corset with shoulder straps. Corset front has center front pocket for busk (not extant) with no other shaping visible except for light cords set in center back to stabilize double row of metal grommets for lacing. Flanking the busk and centered over each breast is a slit, now stitched closed. Three sets of thread-bound grommets flank each slit, making it possible for the wearer to open the slits while wearing the corset, possibly to facilitiate breast-feeding an infant.

Details

Descriptive Terms

corsets
cotton (textile)
maternity
Garment, Foundation
Corset
Women's clothing
Maternity
Corset

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing; Underwear

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Anne F. Caryl

Accession Number

1931.1168