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Object Name Petticoat
Object ID # 2004.24.1
Creator Maker Unknown
Place of Origin probably Southeastern Pennsylvania
Year Range from 1875
Year Range to 1900
Material Cotton, Silk, Wool
Dimensions L-34.5 inches
Description A ladies machine made petticoat comprised of a light brown novelty woven wool and cotton blend. The skirt is A-lined and has an attached waistband made out of a brown cotton with brightly colored, fuschia, blue and gold large floral print with matching drawstring ties. There is also some box pleating at the back waistband that fans out and creates more volume to the petticoat. Starting from the waistband to about knee length there are machine quilted horizontal bands circling the entire petticoat. From the knee to almost the hem, there is a machine quilted grid design, made up little squares, that begin as straight, and slowly become angled. Applied near the hem is an overlaid wide brown silk ribbon. The hem is comprised of an attached box pleated self-fabric flounce with the hem lined in brown cotton tape. From the waistband to almost the knee, the interior of the petticoat is lined in the same printed floral cotton.
Provenance The donor records indicate this petticoat belonged to "great grandmother Hagey," and in accordance with the donor's genealogy, the petticoat is attributed to the ownership of either Elizabeth W. (Delp) Hagey (1840-1877), the first wife of Jonas M. Hagey (1839-1911), or his second wife, Barbara N. (Allebach) Hagey (1842-1907), both of Montgomery County.
Source Gift of Naomi Bergey Walter
People Hagey, Barbara M. Nice Allebach, 1842-1907
Hagey, Elizabeth W. Delp, 1840-1877
Collection Clothing-Women's