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Collection Clothing-Women's
Catalog Number 1983.01.37
Object Name Bloomers
Other Name Gym Suit, Cycling Suit
Year Range from 1890.0
Year Range to 1910.0
Creator Maker Unknown
Place of Origin American
Material Cotton, Wool
Dimensions L-28 inches
Description A pair of machine stitched ladies bloomers made out of black wool serge. They were probably part of a gym suit or cycling ensemble. The bloomers are box pleated and cinched at the hem of the leg openings, which creates a wide and full leg. There is a side seam slit pocket on the proper right side. There are two buttons on the proper left side of the waistband allowing some adjustability. The waistband is lined in black cotton sateen but the rest of the bloomers are left unlined.
Provenance There is no information about the maker or origin of this piece.
Cataloged by C.Harvey