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Collection Clothing-Children's
Catalog Number 1993.01.04
Object Name Crinoline
Year Range from 1865
Year Range to 1870
Creator Maker Unknown
Place of Origin American
Material Burlap, Wire
Dimensions L-15 Dia-19 inches
Description A child's crinoline hoop in a slight elliptical shape. The hoop is comprised of wire covered in thread attached to wide piece of burlap. The waistband is entirely made out of the burlap with a metal clasp closure.
Provenance Possibly worn by Lydia H. (Alderfer) Ziegler (1861-1942), as a young girl. She was the daughter of Benjamin Z. (1831-1899) and Sarah M. (Harley) Alderfer (1836-1927), of Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County. As an adult, Lydia would go on to marry Horace "J.Horace" R. Ziegler (1857-1928). There is no information about the maker or origin of this piece.
Cataloged by C.Harvey