Cream Corset

Brief Item Record

Title: Cream Corset

Date: 1900-1925

Description: This is a cream cotton underbust corset with attached garters. Along with the back lacing, thee are lacing panels on either side of the busk and at the sides-back. These extra lacing sections are laced with a somewhat elastic braid. All the lacing eyelets are metal. The front busk extends a little over halfway down the center front. The rest of the way down is large hook and eyes. There are panels inside the corset attached at the side seams, with lacing to adjust size and hooks and eyes to fasten the panels together at center front underneath the outer closures. The multiple extra panels of lacing suggest that this was a maternity corset. There is a tag inside which reads "Ideal, Size 26" and a stamp on a boning channel which says "Duplex Boning." There is a strip of eyelet lace around the top edge of the corset.

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2019046

Title

Cream Corset

Description

This is a cream cotton underbust corset with attached garters. Along with the back lacing, thee are lacing panels on either side of the busk and at the sides-back. These extra lacing sections are laced with a somewhat elastic braid. All the lacing eyelets are metal. The front busk extends a little over halfway down the center front. The rest of the way down is large hook and eyes. There are panels inside the corset attached at the side seams, with lacing to adjust size and hooks and eyes to fasten the panels together at center front underneath the outer closures. The multiple extra panels of lacing suggest that this was a maternity corset. There is a tag inside which reads "Ideal, Size 26" and a stamp on a boning channel which says "Duplex Boning." There is a strip of eyelet lace around the top edge of the corset.

Date

1900-1925

Subject

Clothing and Dess

Extent

31" (chest), 27" (waist), 37" (hips), 13.5" (CF length), 15" (CB length), 6.5" (garter length)

Type

Physical Object

Temporal Coverage

Rights

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Rights Holder

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Costume Item Type Metadata

Cataloguer with Date

Shanti Fowler-Puja 2019-10-04

Color Main

Technique

Waistline

Size

26

Chest

31

Waist

27

Hips

37

Center Front Length

13.5

Center Back Length

15

Measurements Other

6.5" (garter length)

All Measurements

31" (chest), 27" (waist), 37" (hips), 13.5" (CF length), 15" (CB length), 6.5" (garter length)

Label

"Ideal Size 26" on lower back lacing edge.
"Duplex Boning" on a boning channel.

Date Earliest

1900

Date Latest

1925

Gender

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Function

Life Stages

Socio-Economic Class

Condition Term

very good

Condition Description

Some light brown stains.

Storage Location

O5

Work Type

Tags

Citation

“Cream Corset,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed May 24, 2024, https://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/6462.