Réjane Ribbon Corset

Brief Item Record

Title: Réjane Ribbon Corset

Date: 1900-1915

Description: Cream silk satin ribbon corset with back lacing and front busk with decorative bow at top. There are two covered elastic garters with decorative bows and two clips on each end attached at center front. Large hook at lower front on one side of the busk. Stamp inside identifies it as "The Réjane" corset, and "Real whalebone". A third stamp is illegible.

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2019037

Title

Réjane Ribbon Corset

Description

Cream silk satin ribbon corset with back lacing and front busk with decorative bow at top. There are two covered elastic garters with decorative bows and two clips on each end attached at center front. Large hook at lower front on one side of the busk. Stamp inside identifies it as "The Réjane" corset, and "Real whalebone". A third stamp is illegible.

Date

1900-1915

Subject

Costume

Extent

31 inches (bust), 20 inches (waist), 11.25 inches (center front), 10 inches (center back), 14 inches (garter length)

Type

Physical Object

Temporal Coverage

Costume Item Type Metadata

Cataloguer with Date

Shanti Fowler-Puja 2019-10-04, 2021-10-01; Mahalia Hunter 2021-09-29

Color Main

Technique

Closure

Waistline

Chest

31

Waist

20

Center Front Length

11.25

Center Back Length

10

Measurements Other

14 inches (garter length)

All Measurements

31 inches (bust), 20 inches (waist), 11.25 inches (center front), 10 inches (center back), 14 inches (garter length)

Label

"The Réjane", inside upper back lacing
"Real whalebone", inside upper back lacing
"6 19" inside lower back lacing

Date Earliest

1900

Date Latest

1920

Gender

Classification

costume

Category

Function

Condition Term

very good

Condition Description

Some folds in the ribbon and wear on the outside of the bone channels. Also slight yellowing, mostly on the garters. Green coloring on back ribbons, probably from metal eyelets.

Storage Location

O5

Work Type

Tags

Citation

“Réjane Ribbon Corset,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed December 4, 2023, http://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/6435.