Underskirt

Object number
97.38 C
Date
1870s
Description
Underskirt of 97.38. Upper part of skirt is a brown, plain weave cotton. Lower part of skirt is a royal blue silk satin. 4 3/4 in. box pleated hem. Seams machine lock stitched, but seam allowances overcast and box pleats tacked by hand. Inside of hem lined with 4 5/8 in. plain weave blue cotton and bottom edge finished with blue braided trim. Waist closes in back with 2 metal hooks and eyes. Extensive gathering in back of skirt. Pocket on PR. Twill tape ties inside for gathering over a bustle. 
Materials
silk
cotton
Credit Line
Gift of Phyllis Cook
Object Type
underskirts
Related People & Organizations
Stanton, Harriet V. (subject)