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Corset - 'DebUForm Foundations', Pink Cotton, circa 1950-1965 Object Reg. No: SH 890544

Summary:
Corset of pink cotton with embossed floral pattern, lace covered cups and cotton shoulder straps. Made circa 1950-1965. Collected from Steinberg's Drapery, 140-142 Elgin Street, Carlton, in January 1989.
Description:
Corset of pink cotton with embossed floral pattern and lace covered cups and cotton shoulder straps. Corset has two full length bone panels at back and four half length panels at front. There are two wide elastic panels at sides, and elastic V-inserts at front and back. Inside there is also independent corset panel with boning and elastic which covers stomach. It has its own set of seven hooks and eyes. Corset itself fastens with twenty-two hooks and eyes at front left.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Phyllis Steinberg, 1989
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 52 cm (Width), 65 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: underwear, lacework
Themes this item is part of: Steinberg Drapery Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Female
Tertiary Classification: underwear
Inscriptions: Stamped on inside in black: 'DebUForm Foundations 2352/8 ABDOMINAL Size 44 Exact.'
Date Made: Australia, 1950-1965
Previous Owner: Steinberg Drapery, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950-1989

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