|Title||Navy blue wool bodice worn by Jennie E. Proctor c. 1870|
Navy blue wool bodice has a high neckline and collar with squared ends. Long, fitted sleeves are trimmed with three cut tin alloy (?) buttons with a floral motif. The bodice buttons up the front with the same buttons. Two of these buttons are also located at the rear center waist. The front bottom edge of the bodice comes to a point. The rear has a square, pleated peplum. The entire bodice is lined in cotton.
TECHNIQUE: machine and hand sewn
|Year Range from||1880|
|Year Range to||1890|
|Material||Wool, cotton, metal|
|Made||Asay, Mrs. J.F.|
Proctor, Jennie E.
Piper, Joel Alfred, 1851-1942
|Other Name||Bodice, Women's|
|History||This bodice was worn by Jennie E. Proctor c. 1870. Miss Proctor was born in England c. 1852. It is unknown when she came to the United States. She married Joel Alfred Piper February 22, 1877 in a sod house in Alma, Nebraska. The couple lived in Harlan County for many years, but resided in Lincoln, Nebraska later in life. Joel Alfred Piper was Nebraska Secretary of State at the time this was worn.|
|Credit line||Miss Jennie Lou Piper, Lincoln (Lancaster), Nebraska|
|Collection||Piper, Miss Jennie Lou|
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