ca. 1919 Child's Quaint Cotton Undergarment - Antique Size 5T Girls Boys Hickory Waist Underwear with Carved Bone Buttons - 1910s Deadstock

$ 39.99

This waist was made for both boys and girls, meant to attach to elastic garters at the waist tabs. Has an open front neckline, buttons at the waist and a V-neck in back. It's quite a system just to hold up your socks! And imagine every child was wearing such a thing when this garment was made. The 1919 Sears catalog pictures one and describes it as a 'sensible and comfortable child's waist'. It was stocked at a Louisiana drygoods store that opened in 1911.

Child's Size
Marked 5

Waist 23.5; Shoulder to Hem 12.25 Inches (appears short-waisted)


'' MADE IN U.S.A. / HICKORY / WAIST / 5 YRS " at mid-back and center back waist

White fine cotton broadcloth, matching non-stretchy cotton twill trim with a look similar to elastic, bright silvertone metal garter tabs, carved bone buttons

Center back carved bone buttons at waist panel


Condition Detail
Wearable and appears sturdy, never worn, has been washed to brighten, a very subtle beige cast at mid-back just above the upper button, this is essentially imperceptible

Washing Instructions
Cold hand wash, shape and dry flat until damp, press on medium-high setting

Please note: For garments, all measurements (bust - waist - hip) are the maximum body measurements that will fit the item. These measurements already have ease subtracted and they are not actual fabric widths. To get actual fabric widths, add two at the bust, one at the waist, two at the hip.

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