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Maker(s):Miss Carolina
Culture:American
Title:stockings
Date Made:1920-1930
Type:Clothing
Materials:textile: knitted silk; lanolin finish
Place Made:United States; North Carolina or South Carolina
Accession Number:  HD 2012.23.11
Credit Line:Gift of Sylvia Smead Gallagher

Description:
Fully fashioned pair of women's silk stockings. Before the 1960s, stockings could not be knitted without a seam to fit them to the legs. "Fully fashioned" refers to the process of "fashioning" the stockings to a fit during manufacture by enclosing the shape using a center back seam. One stocking is marked "Miss Carolina/ Lanolin Treated..." Possibly worn with wedding dress 2012.23.1

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