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Purple Wool Swimsuit

2011.009-001.JPG
Front View of Purple Wool Swimsuit

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Identifier

VC2011009

Title

Purple Wool Swimsuit

Description

Purple wool swimsuit from the 1910's. Skort style; sleeveless with scoop neck. Slightly dropped waist; loose-fitting; rehearsal length under-shorts. One closure at top right shoulder: two buttons. Machine stitching with white thread all over. Very intact. Holes due to moths all over. Crotch is reinforced with dark wool. White cover stitching.; Purple ribbed wool one-piece swimsuit with skirt over crotch; white cotton threading, large arms eye, black wool crotch piece, hem at center hip

Date

1910-1919

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

32 inches (chest), 33 inches (waist), 36 inches (hips), 29 inches (center front length), 30 inches (center back length), 46.5 inches (hem circumference), 4.5 inches (underarm to waist).

Medium

cotton
wool

Type

Physical Object

Spatial Coverage

United States

Temporal Coverage

1910s

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/

Rights Holder

© Vassar College Costume Collection. Images in this collection may be used for teaching, classroom presentation, and research purposes only. For other reuse, reproduction and publication of these images, contact costumeshop@vassar.edu.

Costume Item Type Metadata

Source Identifier

VC2011009

Cataloguer with Date

Taylor Bowen and Ruby Pierce, 3/24/14

Color Main

purple

Closure Type

buttons

Closure Placement

side closure

Structure Neckline

scoop neck

Structure Sleeves

sleeveless

Structure Waist

dropped

Structure Pants

skort

Structure Hem

mid-thigh length

Dimensions Chest

32

Dimensions Waist

33

Dimensions Hips

36

Dimensions CF Length

29

Dimensions CB Length

30

Hem Circumference

46.5

Underarm to Waist

4.5

Dimensions All

32 inches (chest), 33 inches (waist), 36 inches (hips), 29 inches (center front length), 30 inches (center back length), 46.5 inches (hem circumference), 4.5 inches (underarm to waist).

Date Earliest

1910

Date Latest

1919

Culture

American

Gender

womenswear

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Sport

Function

sports clothing

Condition Term

good

Condition

All parts intact. Structurally sound. Large number of holes due to moths. Overall fading from purple to brown. Both buttons at right shoulder broken.

Storage Location

Q8

Repository

Vassar College Costume Collection, Drama Department, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

Work Type

bathing suit
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