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Object Name Cover, Corset
Catalog Number 0985.01.00001
Date pre-1861
Description Corset cover waist of cotton, sawtooth edging around the neck opening, single row of button holes down the center and two tie ropes used as closure. With boning or stays inside.
Material textile (cotton)
Owned Rebecca Warren (tentative)
Made Rebecca Warren (tentative)
Provenance Garment (a corset cover) made several years before the Civil War on the Warren Plantation (Arkansas), (in White or Jefferson County) and worn during the war years.

A corset cover was worn over a corset to protect the outer garments from the busk (rigid element) of the corset, as well as hid the corset under sheerer garments.
People Warren, Rebecca Buska Wright [Mrs. Thomas]
Subjects African Americans (tentative)
slaves (tentative)
slavery (tentative)
women
Underwear