Lady's camisole with filet crocheted top, drawstrings, and armholes

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Identifier

2020.014

Title

Lady's camisole with filet crocheted top, drawstrings, and armholes

Creator

Cleland, Alice E

Date

1890

Format

41" around, crochet lace 10.5 ", 13" over shoulder

Description

Filet crocheted camisole made by Alice E Cleland (1864-1938) Middletown, Dauphin Co, PA, USA for her own use. The filet crochet contains a Greek Key design, bordered by mesh lace and scallops. The camisole itself is of soft cotton. The edges are held together with drawstring ties, and there are drawstrings around the armholes for a "better" fit. Honestly, I never thought I would inherit my great grandmother's underwear.

Provenance

Yvonne J Milspaw

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