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Clothing and Accessories
Women's Clothing
Undergarments ➔ Drawers

Identifier:
121451.2
Description:
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. 
Date:
circa 1860
Materials:
Cotton
Source:
Gift Of Mrs. Frank L. DuMond
Currently:
In Storage
Maker/Donor
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. 

Her maiden name is currently unknown. 

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