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Pocket

Date:
1796
Culture:
probably American
Medium:
linen
Credit Line:
Gift of The New York Historical Society, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.346.200
Not on view
"Pockets" held a lady’s handkerchief, keys, money, or love letters. A lady put her hands through the side slits in her overdress to reach her pockets, which were worn tied around the waist under her panniers. These bags were made in a variety of sturdy materials, often covered with silk and embroidered in fanciful patterns.
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