Register and save your own collections
Show Menu

1926 Gymsuit Ensemble

http://vcomeka.com/vccc/images/1993.002.f.2.jpg
Front View of 1926 Gymsuit Ensemble
Back View of 1926 Gymsuit Ensemble
Side View of 1926 Gymsuit Ensemble
Detail View of 1926 Gymsuit Ensemble

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC1993002

Title

1926 Gymsuit Ensemble

Description

1926 Gymsuit of Dorothy Reid Kittell VC 26, includes 2 white middy blouses with red trim and 1 pair of black bloomers with a red stripe down the side of each leg

Date

1926

Subject

Clothing and dress

Medium

cotton

Type

Physical Object

Spatial Coverage

United States

Temporal Coverage

1920s

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

VC1993002

Color Main

white

Color Secondary

black
red

Wearer

Dorothy Reid Kittell VC'26

Donor

Dorothy Kittell Hesselman

Date Earliest

1926

Date Latest

1926

Culture

American

Gender

womenswear

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Sport

Function

sports clothing

Exhibitions

Vassar Girls and Other Women

Public Information

This gymsuit was worn by Dorothy Reid in 1926 for a variety of sports activities, and specifically for a variety of victories, as evidenced by the headlines 'Vassar on the ''Running Track: Dot Reid Wins the 100- yard Hurdle Race' and 'Vassar Hockeyists Easy Victors Over New Amsterdam 8-0' among clippings from the New York Herald Tribune rotogravure section which were saved by her family. If you recognize this middy, it may be because the donor, who is the daughter of the original wearer, has been known to wear it to her Vassar reunions. In this gymsuit, the legs, arms, and neck are all exposed as they were not in previous periods. According to a theory of the art historian Anne Hollander, as presented in her book Seeing Through Clothes, the development first of still photography and then of the motion picture turned the viewer's focus to the body in motion and away from the body as a static form. The statuesque nineteenth century woman in a full length trained skirt was replaced by a woman with legs that were seen to move.

Condition Term

good

Mannequin

size 8 with legs

Storage Location

F7

Repository

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

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Kittell Hesselman, VC Class of 1951

Donation Date

5/31/1993

Exhibition Notes

from 'Vassar Girls and Other Women: 1854-1925'exhibition, June 1993: 8 1926 gymsuit of Dorothy Reid Kittell '26 1993.2abc Gift of Dorothy Kittell Hesselman '51, 1993 This gymsuit was worn by Dorothy Reid in 1926 for a variety of sports activities, and specifically for a variety of victories, as evidenced by the headlines 'Vassar on the ''Running Track: Dot Reid Wins the 100- yard Hurdle Race' and 'Vassar Hockeyists Easy Victors Over New Amsterdam 8-0' among clippings from the New York Herald Tribune rotogravure section which were saved by her family. If you recognize this middy, it may be because the donor, who is the daughter of the original wearer, has been known to wear it to her Vassar reunions!

Work Type

top
bloomers

Pattern

stripes
Related Items:
http://vcomeka.com/vccc/images/1993.002.f.2.jpg
http://vcomeka.com/vccc/images/1926-1.jpg
http://vcomeka.com/vccc/images/1926-2.jpg
http://vcomeka.com/vccc/images/1926-3.jpg
http://vcomeka.com/vccc/images/1926-4.jpg
http://vcomeka.com/vccc/images/1993.002.z.1.jpg
http://vcomeka.com/vccc/images/1993.002.z.2.jpg
http://vcomeka.com/vccc/images/1993.002.z.3.jpg
http://vcomeka.com/vccc/images/1993.002.z.4.jpg
http://vcomeka.com/vccc/images/1993.002.z.5.jpg
http://vcomeka.com/vccc/images/1993.002.z.6.jpg
http://vcomeka.com/vccc/images/1993.002.mov

Comments

Geolocation