Antique Prim 1900 B. Altman Knitted Black Drawstring Woman Long Johns Underwear

$40.00
SKU: WAblkknlj
Weight: 1.50 LBS
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A sensible pair of black knitted wool woman's long johns from the late 1890's or 1900's.  Even with long skirts and several petticoats, 19th century women needed extra warm clothing for those cold blast of winter. 
 
Long johns gave an extra layer of warmth, even though utilitarian, was readily worn, to ward off the chill.  The knitted pair has a drawstring waist to adjust the fit.  Label inside the waist states the garment was sold by the B. Altman Co., New York.  This pair of long johns were de accession from a small museum in Ohio and still have the cataloging number attached.  The wearer's name (Smith) is penned, also, inside the long johns.
 
Measurements:  38" long from the waist to the leg bottom.  24" around the waist.  15" center back from the waist to the crotch.  Condition is nice. 
 
A primitive look for your country home. 
 
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