These white drawers are made of cotton and have a button closure on the back of the waist. There are pintucks and embroidery on the leg openings and the crotch is open. Earlier versions of women's drawers had an open crotch for hygiene purposes. It was possible that once a corset was put on, drawers were unable to be pulled down so the crotch was left unsewn.
Gift Of Mrs. Frank L. DuMond
Mrs. Frank L. DuMond Margaret T. DuMond was born July 24, 1903. She married Frank L. DuMond who, in 1923, became the Museum Director of the Grand Rapids Public Museum (then known as the Kent Scientific Institute). She passed away February 1, 1980 and is buried in Covey Hill Cemetery.