Purple Wool Swimsuit

Brief Item Record

Title: Purple Wool Swimsuit

Date: 1910-1919

Description: Purple wool swimsuit from the 1910's. Skort style; sleeveless with scoop neck. Slightly dropped waist; loose-fitting; rehearsal length under-shorts. One closure at top right shoulder: two buttons. Machine stitching with white thread all over. Very intact. Holes due to moths all over. Crotch is reinforced with dark wool. White cover stitching.; Purple ribbed wool one-piece swimsuit with skirt over crotch; white cotton threading, large arms eye, black wool crotch piece, hem at center hip

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2011009

Title

Purple Wool Swimsuit

Description

Purple wool swimsuit from the 1910's. Skort style; sleeveless with scoop neck. Slightly dropped waist; loose-fitting; rehearsal length under-shorts. One closure at top right shoulder: two buttons. Machine stitching with white thread all over. Very intact. Holes due to moths all over. Crotch is reinforced with dark wool. White cover stitching.; Purple ribbed wool one-piece swimsuit with skirt over crotch; white cotton threading, large arms eye, black wool crotch piece, hem at center hip

Date

1910-1919

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

32 inches (chest), 33 inches (waist), 36 inches (hips), 29 inches (center front length), 30 inches (center back length), 46.5 inches (hem circumference), 4.5 inches (underarm to waist).

Medium

Type

Physical Object

Spatial Coverage

Temporal Coverage

Rights

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Rights Holder

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Costume Item Type Metadata

Cataloguer with Date

Taylor Bowen and Ruby Pierce, 3/24/14

Color Main

Closure

Closure Placement

Neckline

Sleeve Type

Waistline

Pants Type

Chest

32

Waist

33

Hips

36

Center Front Length

29

Center Back Length

30

Hem Circumference

46.5

Underarm to Waist

4.5

All Measurements

32 inches (chest), 33 inches (waist), 36 inches (hips), 29 inches (center front length), 30 inches (center back length), 46.5 inches (hem circumference), 4.5 inches (underarm to waist).

Date Earliest

1910

Date Latest

1919

Culture

Gender

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Function

Condition Term

good

Condition Description

All parts intact. Structurally sound. Large number of holes due to moths. Overall fading from purple to brown. Both buttons at right shoulder broken.

Storage Location

Q8

Work Type

Tags

Citation

“Purple Wool Swimsuit,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed July 13, 2024, http://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/2454.