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Gift of Mrs. Charles K. Kinkade Harley
Undercover Agents, de Young Museum, 1982
Slot and stud front closure, back laced corset with machine lace at top edge.The slot hooks are stamped 'Sirene' and there are two labels."Droit Devant Nouvelle Forme, Made in France", made for Frances(retailer), San Francisco. Large hook center front to prevent petticoats from shifting or to keep a bodice down and in place. See a similar corset in 19th C. Fashion in Detail(Johnston), pp.118-119.