Navy Blue Wool Gymsuit of F. Stager

Brief Item Record

Title: Navy Blue Wool Gymsuit of F. Stager

Date: 1905-1910

Description: Navy blue wool gymsuit; courtesy of Special Collections, Vassar College Library. Bodice: Navy blue wool (serge?); waistband of black cotton sateen; four rows of black wool braid on collar; three rows of black wool braid on cuffs; neckline and arms-eye finished with cotton sateen bias tape; four 3/8 inch black buttons on center front placate; 8 1/2 inch black buttons on waistband; 2 black metal hooks and bars on each cuff. Middy blouse; square sailor collar; 3 pleats in each shoulder; full front torso; puffed long sleeve; gathered into cuff at sleeve hem; 4 pleats in each side sewn into waistband; small box pleat at center back waist. Bloomers: Navy blue wool (serge?); dark green wool braiding at waist (4 horizontal lines) at intersection with 9 button holes; black cotton waist band; sateen and twill (under); 2 metallic snaps at right side seam and metal hook and bar; sateen at side seam opening (black); low (knee-length) crotch with diamond-shape crotch piece; 18 pleats at waist going in toward center seam; gathering at hem with unoriginal elastic; one box pleat wraps around side seam.

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC9999002

Title

Navy Blue Wool Gymsuit of F. Stager

Description

Navy blue wool gymsuit; courtesy of Special Collections, Vassar College Library. Bodice: Navy blue wool (serge?); waistband of black cotton sateen; four rows of black wool braid on collar; three rows of black wool braid on cuffs; neckline and arms-eye finished with cotton sateen bias tape; four 3/8 inch black buttons on center front placate; 8 1/2 inch black buttons on waistband; 2 black metal hooks and bars on each cuff. Middy blouse; square sailor collar; 3 pleats in each shoulder; full front torso; puffed long sleeve; gathered into cuff at sleeve hem; 4 pleats in each side sewn into waistband; small box pleat at center back waist. Bloomers: Navy blue wool (serge?); dark green wool braiding at waist (4 horizontal lines) at intersection with 9 button holes; black cotton waist band; sateen and twill (under); 2 metallic snaps at right side seam and metal hook and bar; sateen at side seam opening (black); low (knee-length) crotch with diamond-shape crotch piece; 18 pleats at waist going in toward center seam; gathering at hem with unoriginal elastic; one box pleat wraps around side seam.

Date

1905-1910

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

43 inches (chest), 27 inches (waist), 18.5 inches (center front length), 16.25 inches (center back length), other measurements: Across back shoulders: 14.25 inches

Type

Physical Object

Spatial Coverage

Temporal Coverage

Rights

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Rights Holder

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Costume Item Type Metadata

Color Main

Chest

43

Waist

27

Center Front Length

18.5

Center Back Length

16.25

Measurements Other

Across back shoulders: 14.25 inches

All Measurements

43 inches (chest), 27 inches (waist), 18.5 inches (center front length), 16.25 inches (center back length), other measurements: Across back shoulders: 14.25 inches

Label

F. Stager

Worn by

Donor

F. Stager

Date Earliest

1905

Date Latest

1910

Culture

Gender

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Function

Exhibitions

Fashioning an Education

Condition Term

very good

Condition Description

Collar lining on bodice is pieced; bloomer's original elastic at hem is stretched/dead; few petite holes throughout.

Storage Location

Special Collections

Work Type

Citation

“Navy Blue Wool Gymsuit of F. Stager,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed June 12, 2024, https://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/1242.

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