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woman's corset
  • United States
  • woman's corset, 1870–1889
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, tin, brass, lace, embroidering
  • Object Length/Width: 27.94 x 55.88 cm
    Object Length/Width: 11 x 22 in
  • Gift of Miss Lola Fiske-Stine
  • Not on display
  • 1944.0003

Very small, white cotton woman's corset with bones about one inch apart. Lace down back with tie tapes attached (have tin ferrules) into brass eyelets. Scalloped at top with embroidery down front. Shaped long in front and cut away over hips. Worn by Mrs. Elizabet Fiske-Lee, wife of Col. Samuel Lee of the Union Army, Civil War.