Child's Stays

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  • England or America, worn in New York
  • 1740-1760
  • Green worsted satin, stitched with linen back stitches, boned and lined with tabby linen.
  • 1964-405

Children as young as three months old were put into stays. This pair laces up the back through hand-worked eyelets. The waist measures about 17 inches.

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