Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Petticoat

Date:
ca. 1865
Culture:
American
Medium:
cotton
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Amelia Beard Hollenback, 1966
Accession Number:
2009.300.3291
Not on view
This petticoat belonged to Amelia Beard Hollenback (1844-1918) who was born and raised in Brooklyn and would eventually marry the prominent financier and philanthropist John Welles Hollenback (1835-1927) in 1874. Following the voluminous skirt silhouette of the period, the touch of embroidery and pintucking at the hem illustrates a great attention to detail in the event that the petticoat edge would have been seen.
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